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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions and Pepitos


I have been feeling completely uninspired lately. I’ve been feeling like I make the same old things, and as much as I love food, I wasn’t feeling very excited by anything I have been cooking. Well, inspiration comes at the weirdest times for me.

Picture this…Friday night, worn down by the week, wishing we could go out for pizza but oh, we ate pizza the night before. Feeling guilty because we ate pizza the night before and because of the amount of fresh produce and cooked chicken in the fridge going to waste. Kids are hungry. I’m hungry. Daddy is working late. On the counter lies a package of Gia Russo Sweet Potato Gnocchi that is about to expire (I had taken it out of the pantry earlier that day to remind me I had to do something with it)…

The outcome of this madness: a delicious meal!!

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions and Pepitos

2 TB Olive Oil
2 TB Butter
1 lg Sweet Onion, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup Pepitos (toasted pumpkin seeds)
1 pkg Sweet Potato Gnocchi (I used Gia Russo)
2-3 oz of crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
pinch of freshly ground nutmeg

Heat oil and butter in nonstick skillet. Add sliced onions, salt and pepper (warning: don’t add too much salt…cheese and pepitos are salty so you won’t need much at all) and slowly cook until browned and soft. Add pepitos to onions. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add gnocchi to water. Once gnocchi floats to top (2-3 minutes) they are done. Using a large slotted spoon, add gnocchi and a little pasta water (a few tablespoons) to skillet and toss to combine. Turn off heat and add Gorgonzola cheese and nutmeg. Toss, add fresh ground pepper to taste. You can garnish with additional pepitos if you like.

My daughter gobbled this up! She couldn’t get enough of it!

Coming up tomorrow…Greek Chicken and Vegetable “Fried” Rice (another product of my “madness”!)

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16 comments on “Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions and Pepitos”

  1. I LOVE Gnocchi but am really picky about it. Where do you get the kind you have? Your whole meal looks amazing and I want to make it tonight!

  2. I found the Gia Russo Whole Wheat Gnocchi with Sweet Potato at this little specialty food/meat market. They probably sell them at a store that has a big organic/natural food section like Whole Foods … if anyone has seen them anywhere else let us know!

  3. This looks like a fabulous meal – especially after a long week. I’ve never tried sweet potato gnocchi – it sounds great.

  4. Sounds and looks delicious. I have never had whole wheat gnocchi.I will have to look for them.

  5. I need to find this product! Looks delicious!

  6. oooh nice! never heard of a sweet potato gnocchi… and tell me about lacking inspiration at times… i don’t even bother getting into the kitchen on those days.
    First time here, and I like your blog.

  7. Gnocchi is one of my favs! I have had this brand before and it was pretty good!! Glad you came up with a quick tasty meal!

  8. Angie, you are adorable… SP Gnocchi, that is a rare find!!! I love my pasta Dente…. = )

  9. Wow this combination sounds and looks fabulous! I haven’t ever seen Sweet Potato Gnocchi before. I will have to look for it!

  10. I’ve tried this brand of Gnocci before and it was awesome. I bought it at Publix. It was near the pasta aisle on an end cap. I think I’m going to make this recipe of yours Aggie! –lisa

  11. I know what you mean about feeling like your in a rut…and my kids could seriously eat pizza every night if I let them (sometimes I think I could too!) Your gnocchi looks delicious-I’ll have to look for that brand at the store.

  12. I have those days all the time…they usually don’t end in meals looking like this though! 🙂
    I need to keep my eye out for these gnocchi.

  13. What an amazing meal! I love the gorgonzola! I’ve never seen the whole wheat gnocchi before, only the flavored ones like spinach and tomato. This looks like an elegant and delicious meal.

  14. A delicious dish! Those Gnocchi are interesting!

    Thanks for passing by!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  15. Hi Aggie! I love gnocchi! 🙂

  16. Hi Aggie, I love the whole combination here! It all sounds so good together!