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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Wild Garlic and Sage Pesto - Izy Hossack - Top With Cinnamon
Making pasta has always been something that I’ve loved doing. My food tech teacher once said that she thought making pasta was one of those things that just wasn’t worth it, but I disagree. When it comes to making tagliatelle or fettuccine I can understand that if you don’t have a pasta roller it’d be annoying to make; rolling pasta dough out by hand is not the most fun thing! Gnocchi on the other hand fall into the spectrum of pasta-type-things-that-I-like-to-put-sauce-on and are really easy to make. You don’t need a fancy tool for this (you can get a gnocchi board for rolling them on, but I just use a fork) but a food processor does speed things up (Plus you’ll need one for the pesto later)! Since I’m collaborating with Cuisinart this month, gnocchi and pesto seemed like an ideal thing to test out. The dough is quite simple to make – roast the sweet potatoes, blend until smooth, blend in the other ingredients. Done. You can mash the potatoes by hand but when you’re dealing with 2 lbs of potatoes that need to be silky smooth, a machine just does is better and faster. As you go through …