Nutmeg Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Nutmeg Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe

This recipe is a twist on everyone’s favorite Italian dish, Gnocchi! Nutmeg and sweet potatoes give this dish an extra kick, and the end result is a flavorful, healthy meal that you can enjoy guilt-free.

I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a more perfect fall or winter dish than this one. Gnocchi is usually made with potatoes, but sweet potato gnocchi are the best because they’re sweeter and have that perfect fall flavor. It’s also much healthier for you!

Made with sweet potatoes, garlic, ground nutmeg, salt, egg, and all-purpose flour.

Nutmeg adds just enough spice to make the whole thing taste like Thanksgiving dinner without any of the guilt.

What is Gnocchi

Gnocchi is a type of Italian dumpling made from flour, eggs and cheese. It originated in Italy and was traditionally cooked with just potato and semolina but modern variations can include any number of ingredients such as spinach, mushrooms, sausage, bacon or sweet potatoes.

They are a staple food in many regions of Italy, especially in the northern regions.

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Raw Sweet Potato Gnocchi on a baking sheet

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Raw sweet potato gnocchi on a baking sheet.

Nutmeg Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Nesting Lane Indulge
Nutmeg Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe. A classic Italian side dish recipe with a twist. A great Fall recipe to celebrate the season of Sweet Potatoes. Nutmeg adds just enough spice to make the whole thing taste like Thanksgiving dinner without any of the guilt.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet.
  • In preheated oven, bake for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Take out of oven and set on a cooling rack to cool.
  • When cooled enough to handle, take off potato peels , place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a potato masher, mash well.
  • Add nutmeg, garlic, salt, and egg, Mash to combine well.
  • Add in flour a little at a time, mixing in between, until a soft dough forms. You may not need all of the flour, or you may need more.
  • Fill a large pot with water, lightly salt, and place over medium/high heat. Bring to a boil.
  • In the meantime, flour a flat surface, turn out the dough, and divide dough to several sections. Roll dough to cream long ropes.
  • Cut ropes in 1 inch pieces. Lightly press the back of a fork into the top of each piece to create lines.
  • When water is boiling, carefully drop the dough pieces in and cook until they float to the top.
  • Using a slotted spoon, take the gnocchi out of the water and place in a serving dish.
  • To serve, serve with a cream sauce, or butter.


Calories: 364.1kcalCarbohydrates: 71.1gProtein: 9.9gFat: 2.1gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 46.5mgSodium: 372mgPotassium: 470.5mgFiber: 5.2gSugar: 5.1gCalcium: 52.3mgIron: 3.8mg
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