Embrace the Deliciousness! Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Savory Delight Sweet Potato Gnocchi Infused with Wild Mushrooms, Nutty Brown Butter, and Fragrant Sage

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms and Sage


Ah, the memories of that fateful evening in Florence. I, a young, wide-eyed college student, stumbled upon a quaint trattoria that would forever change my culinary journey. The gnocchi, so light and lovingly handmade, danced on my taste buds like a harmonious symphony. It was comfort on a plate, a culinary embrace that left an indelible mark on my soul.

As fall settles in, I find myself yearning for those comforting flavors once more. It’s time to celebrate the changing seasons with a dish that exudes warmth and coziness: sweet potato gnocchi with brown butter and sage. Whether it’s a quiet weeknight at home or a special gathering with friends, this recipe will envelop you in a cloud of culinary bliss.

Now, let’s address the big question: is making gnocchi by hand a daunting task? Fear not, my fashion-forward foodies! While it’s true that crafting gnocchi from scratch requires time and patience, I’ve got a stylish solution for you. Enter Trader Joe’s frozen sweet potato gnocchi, the savior of time-strapped food enthusiasts. It’s the guilt-free shortcut that allows you to enjoy the indulgence without breaking a sweat.

But for those whimsical weekends when you crave a culinary adventure, let’s dive into the magical world of homemade gnocchi. Picture yourself gathering loved ones in the kitchen, bonding over the joyous act of shaping each precious gnocchi. It’s a glorious spectacle, a masterpiece in the making. So, if time permits, grab your apron and embark on this delightful endeavor, reveling in every moment.


Now that the gnocchi has taken its elegant form, it’s time to unveil the sizzling pan-frying technique. Picture yourself as a master conductor, orchestrating a symphony of flavors. Follow these simple steps to achieve that coveted golden-brown crust, while preserving the pillowy softness within:

  1. Arm yourself with a non-stick skillet – your trusty companion. Its smooth surface and magical powers prevent any undesirable attachment between gnocchi and pan. We’re talking drama-free cooking, my friends!

  2. Get that pan sizzling hot, radiating a heat worthy of envy. Add a heavenly blend of olive oil and butter, creating a luscious stage for the gnocchi to perform. Olive oil’s raised smoke point guarantees the butter won’t go up in flames, allowing the nutty flavors to shine.

  3. Lay your gnocchi with care, ensuring each delicate piece makes contact with the pan. We want to achieve a glorious sear, like a fashion model strutting down the runway. If your batch is a sizeable entourage, fear not! Just perform this act of elegance in multiple batches and witness the magic unfold.

  4. Ah, the moment of truth. After a precise three minutes, observe the first side of your gnocchi. Is it crowned with a majestic golden-brown hue? If the answer is yes, it’s time for a delicate flip. Bring all your finesse into play and ensure each gnocchi dazzles with its glorious “crust.”

  5. Now, let’s exercise restraint and avoid the temptation to overcook. Allow the gnocchi to bask in the warmth of the pan for approximately three more minutes. Witness the transformation as they become golden on both sides, embracing their inner diva. It’s the perfect canvas for your chosen flavors to shine.


Speaking of flavors, let’s dive into the realm of culinary enchantment. Gnocchi welcomes a multitude of companions, from slow-roast tomatoes to basil pesto. But for this fall-inspired masterpiece, let’s celebrate the season with a symphony of taste. Picture a sauté of wild mushrooms, their earthy essence dancing on your palate. Add a delightful crunch with a garnish of fried sage leaves, a delightful touch. And to take it to celestial heights, drizzle the dish with heavenly brown butter. It’s a divine composition that will leave you speechless, craving bite after bite.

But wait, there’s more! Head over to our fall-inspired nature-inspired dinner party, where Casa Zuma, Woven, Martha Stoumen Wines, SriMu Cheese, and Sweet Laurel Bakery joined forces to create a sensory experience like no other. Discover the full table setting, the libations poured with love, and the delectably gluten-free and vegan pies that brought us to gastronomic heaven.

And with that, my dear fashion-forward foodies, I shall bid you adieu. Embrace the deliciousness that awaits you in this recipe, whether you choose the magical realm of homemade gnocchi or the convenient splendor of Trader Joe’s frozen delights. Share your creations, tag @VoiceAngel, and let us revel in the beauty of your culinary triumphs. Happy cooking and bon appétit!