Homemade Potato and Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

This recipe offers a delightful twist on classic gnocchi by incorporating both regular and sweet potatoes. The combination creates a unique flavor profile and a gorgeous, slightly orange hue. Each gnocchi piece is tender and fluffy, complemented perfectly by the rich and nutty sage brown butter sauce. The addition of garlic, Parmesan, and fresh herbs elevates the dish, making it a comforting yet sophisticated meal.

Why You’ll Love This: If you’re looking for a homemade pasta dish that’s both comforting and a bit fancy, this gnocchi recipe is a great choice. The process of making your own gnocchi is surprisingly simple and quite rewarding. The sweet potato adds a subtle sweetness that pairs wonderfully with the savory brown butter and sage. It’s a perfect dish for impressing guests or for a cozy night in.


  • Potatoes: 2 medium-sized
  • Sweet Potato: 1 medium-sized (425g total for all potatoes)
  • Egg Yolk: 1
  • Salt and Black Pepper: To taste
  • Garlic Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Onion Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Flour: 1 1/4 cup

For the Sauce:

  • Butter: 100g
  • Fresh Sage Leaves
  • Garlic: 1 clove (optional)
  • Black Pepper: 1 tsp
  • Parmesan Cheese: Grated

For Topping:

  • Parmesan Cheese: Grated
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Black Pepper


  1. Cooking Potatoes:
    • Boil or bake the potatoes. For boiling, cook until tender. For baking, preheat the oven to 400°F and bake for 40-45 minutes until fork-tender.
  2. Preparing Gnocchi Dough:
    • Cool the potatoes until they can be handled. Peel and mash them. Let cool for 10-12 minutes. Add egg yolk, salt, pepper, and flour. Fold and press gently to form a dough. Add more flour if sticky.
  3. Shaping Gnocchi:
    • Divide the dough and roll into ropes. Cut into 3/4-inch pieces and shape with a fork or gnocchi board. Rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Making the Sage Brown Butter:
    • Melt butter in a pan. Add sage leaves (and minced garlic, if using). Cook until butter is nutty and browned.
  5. Cooking Gnocchi:
    • Boil in salted water until they float, then simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  6. Combining with Sauce:
    • In a pan, combine brown butter, cooked gnocchi, cooking water, Parmesan, and black pepper. Cook briefly until creamy.
  7. Serving:
    • Serve with additional Parmesan, hot pepper flakes, and fresh herbs.

Enjoy this homemade gnocchi dish that perfectly balances the sweetness of sweet potatoes with the savory depth of a sage brown butter sauce, topped with Parmesan and herbs for an extra flavor punch.

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