What to Serve with Sweet Potato Gnocchi: 15+ Sides

Wondering what to serve with sweet potato gnocchi? I’ve got you covered with these easy recipes. Guaranteed crowd-pleasing delicious side dishes made with simple ingredients.

The BEST Sweet Potato Gnocchi Side Dishes

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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these sweet potato gnocchi side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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15+ Sides for Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Wondering what to serve with sweet potato gnocchi? I’ve got you covered with these easy recipes. Guaranteed crowd-pleasing delicious side dishes made with simple ingredients. Try a couple of them with this sweet potato gnocchi that's dressed up with a browned butter sage sauce.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Resting time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people


Browned Butter Sage Sauce:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks )
  • 5 Tablespoons chopped fresh sage (plus whole leaves for garnish)
  • Fresh grated parmesan (for serving)


  • Wrap the sweet potatoes in wet paper towels and place on a microwave safe plate. Cook for 5 minutes, per side, 20 minutes total, or until tender, and can be pierced easily with a paring knife. Cut in half and allow to cool completely, at least 2 hours.
  • Alternatively, you can bake the potatoes in a 400-degree oven for about 1 hour.
  • Scoop the sweet potato flesh into a bowl and mash. Transfer 3 cups of the sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Mix in the ricotta, parmesan, egg, and salt until well combined and almost completely smooth. Then, add the flour 1/2 cup at a time, gently kneading after each addition. Work the dough until it’s just smooth, being careful not to overwork it, or it will become tough.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a 24″-long rope about ½” thick. Cut into ½” pieces, dust with flour, and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper..
  • Optional: using a gnocchi board or fork, press grooves into each piece of gnocchi.
  • At this point, the gnocchi can be stored in the fridge for 3 days, the freezer for up to a month, or cooked right away.

To cook the gnocchi:

  • Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil, set aside.
  • Working in batches, add gnocchi to boiling, salted water; cook until gnocchi are tender and float to surface, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 300-degrees. Melt butter in a heavy, large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until butter solids are golden brown, swirling pan occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add chopped sage. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add half of the sage butter and half of the gnocchi. Saute until gnocchi are turning golden and crisping up, 5-6 minutes. Empty skillet onto a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm while you repeat with the remaining gnocchi.
  • Serve gnocchi in bowls drizzled with browned butter sage sauce. Garnish with additional sage leaves and parmesan cheese, if desired.


To freeze: 
Gnocchi can be frozen for up to three months. To freeze fresh gnocchi without them sticking together, place them in the freezer spread out on baking sheets. Once they are frozen, transfer to a freezer bag. You can cook the gnocchi right from frozen in boiling water.
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Large Skillet


Calories: 882kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 820mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 13108IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 7mg

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