Gnocchi and Sweet Potatoes With Hazelnuts


Thanks to store-bought gnocchi, this dinner looks like something you’d order in a restaurant, but takes a fraction of the time. Though there are just a few ingredients in the recipe, every single step maximizes flavor. For example, the recipe calls for you to cook some garlic and sage in butter until golden. The cooked sage is extra fragrant and irresistibly crispy, as though it’s been fried. Sautéing hearty herbs is a fantastic trick to keep up your sleeve: it takes just a few minutes, but tastes impressive. We recommend toasting your own nuts for extra crunchy and aromatic results.

Gnocchi and Sweet Potatoes With Hazelnuts
Photo: Greg Dupree
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced

  • 4 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, divided

  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon small, fresh sage leaves

  • 1 16-oz. pkg. potato gnocchi

  • ½ cup dry sherry

  • 1 cup vegetable stock

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • cup toasted, chopped hazelnuts


  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high. Add garlic and sage; cook until golden and fragrant, about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel. Add gnocchi to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 3 minutes. Add sherry and cook until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add stock, salt, and pepper and cook until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add sweet potatoes and remaining 3 tablespoons butter, swirling until butter is melted.

  3. Serve gnocchi topped with hazelnuts, garlic, and sage.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

512 Calories
19g Fat
72g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 512
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 1268mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 11g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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