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vegan sweet potato gnocchi with sautéed spinach on a white plate made with sweet potatoes and cassava flour

Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Maren Epstein
This 2 ingredient Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi is also completely grain free! It's easy and fun to make and tastes great with just about any pasta sauce.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Entree, Grainfree Pasta
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Italian, Plantbased
Servings 4 people


  • Bowl
  • Dough Cutter or Knife
  • Spider or Slotted Spoon
  • Frying Pan
  • Tongs


Sweet Potato Gnocchi

  • 1 1/2 C Mashed Sweet Potato 3 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 C Cassava Flour

Sauteed Spinach

  • 3-4 C Raw Spinach
  • 2 tbsp Butter or Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon juiced


  • Microwave sweet potato for 15 minutes. Allow it to cool. Then Scoop out the flesh and mash with a fork until its completly smooth. Meanwhile boil a pot of salted water.
  • To make the dough add a tiny bit of flour at a time and work the dough. When it's no longer sticky, turn it out onto a floured surface. Work the dough until it's smooth. Try not to work it too much!
  • With a knife divide the dough into four quadrents. Roll out each quadrent into logs about 1 inch in diameter. Slice the log into little 1 by 1 inch pieces.
  • Drop the gnocchi into the boiling water. They will automatically sink to the bottom. When they rise up to the top they are ready. Remove them wiht a slotted spoon.

Saute the spinach

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and lemon juice. Rotate with tongs until the spinach is wilted. Add the gnocchi and saute for 4 minutes and serve.
Keyword Gluten Free Gnocchi, Sweet Potato Gnocchi