Potato Gnocchi with Sweet Potato and Kale

I made this gnocchi a couple of weeks ago when my grandmother was watching Naja because my mom was out of town. I made dinner for everyone, and we all agreed that this was pretty good. It was creamy, and the substitution of squash for sweet potato added a surprisingly desirable subtle sweet flavor. Might I also add that this gnocchi is a heavy, filling pasta - a necessity if you're feeding a hungry man, and/or growing teen!

Potato Gnocchi with Sweet Potato and Kale
Serves 4
Adapted from Food Network Magazine,  October 2011 Issue


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into ½-inch pieces SS: I used sweet potato since I have been using a lot of squash recently
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh sage
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Kosher salt
1¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth or water SS: I used veggie broth
1 bunch kale, stemmed and roughly chopped (about 8 cups)
1 17.5-ounce package potato gnocchi
¾ cup grated parmesan or pecorino romano cheese


1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the squash and cook, stirring, until slightly soft and golden, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic, sage, red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until the garlic is soft, about 2 more minutes.
2. Preheat the broiler. Add the chicken broth to the skillet. When it starts to simmer, stir in the kale and cook until it wilts slightly, about 2 minutes. Add the gnocchi, stirring to coat. Cover and cook untilthe gnocchi are just tender, about 5 minutes. Uncover and stir in ¼ cup parmesan and the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup parmesan; transfer to the broiler and cook until golden and bubbly, about 3 minutes. SS: Since I doubled this, I just transferred it to a 9x13" glass baking dish, which worked out just fine!

One note - I doubled this to get it to stretch for 3 days throughout the week, and things still turned out well!


  1. This looks soooo good! :drooling at the photo:

  2. This looks like another winner!

  3. I WANT THIS NOW!!! What a fab recipe lady. Can't wait to make it :)