You can buy sweet potato gnocchi at Trader Joe's. Quick, quick, and delicious. I service with flavored chicken sausage on the side.
Sweet-Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Spinach
This spectacular main dish may be even more special than a turkey.
Yield: Serves 12
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 364
- Calories from fat: 31%
- Protein: 14g
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated fat: 5.3g
- Carbohydrate: 49g
- Fiber: 4.2g
- Sodium: 1021mg
- Cholesterol: 24mg
- 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
- 3 pounds orange-flesh sweet potatoes (often labeled
- 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- About 3 cups flour
- 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/4 cup sliced shallots
- 1 pound mixed mushrooms such as chanterelle, cremini, king trumpet, matsutake, and oyster*
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 12 ounces baby spinach leaves
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, divided
- 1. Make gnocchi: Drain ricotta in a strainer over sink, stirring occasionally, 1 hour.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine 3 cups sweet- potato purée (save extra for another use), strained ricotta, sugar, cheese, salt, and nutmeg. Gently stir in flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.
- 3. Working on a floured surface, divide dough into 8 portions. Roll each portion with your hands into a 15-in. rope, then cut into 1-in. pieces, sprinkling dough with flour if it gets sticky. Transfer gnocchi to a rimmed tray lightly dusted with flour.
- 4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Working in batches of 15 to 20, drop gnocchi into water, stirring to prevent sticking, and cook until gnocchi are firm and float to top of water, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer gnocchi to a strainer and then to a lightly oiled rimmed pan to cool.
- 5. Assemble gnocchi: Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add gnocchi to pan and cook, stirring often, until browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a large serving dish.
- 6. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tbsp. oil in a second large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook garlic and shallots until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add broth, butter, spinach, salt, and pepper; cover and cook until spinach wilts, about 3 minutes.
- 7. Spoon vegetables over gnocchi and pour in broth. Sprinkle with thyme and half of parmesan. Serve with remaining cheese.
- *Leave whole any soft mushrooms such as oysters and slice or quarter large, dense mushrooms like the cremini and king trumpets.
- Make ahead: Prepare through step 3. Cover and chill up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 weeks.
- Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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