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Summer Sweet Potato and Corn Gnocchi

Serves

4 people

Cooking Time

55 minutes

Total Time

55 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 large sweet potato, mashed (about ½ cup)

  • ½ cup flour

  • ¼ cup Hearthy Foods Sweet Potato Flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese

  • ½ stick butter

  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 ears corn, kernels removed

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ½ cup fresh basil, chiffonade

  • ½ cup parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup reserved pasta water

  • Grated parmesan cheese and cracked pepper for garnish

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    Instructions
    1. In a large bowl, combine mashed sweet potato and ricotta cheese. Stir in flour, Hearthy Foods Sweet Potato Flour, and salt. Mix until the dough becomes soft and comes together into a large ball. 
    2. Transfer dough to a floured work surface and knead for 2 minutes. Divide the dough into four pieces using a pastry cutter. Roll the dough into a rope that is about ½ an inch thick. Then cut into bite-sized pieces. Using the back of a fork, roll the dough along the groves – this creates indents to help the sauce stick to the gnocchi. 
    3. When ready to cook, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop-in gnocchi in batches and cook until they float to the top, about a minute.  
    4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped bacon and cook until fat has rendered and crispy. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
    5. Reduce heat to medium-low, remove all but about two tablespoons of bacon fat, then add butter. Once melted, add minced garlic, corn kernels, and cherry tomatoes. Cook until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add gnocchi and saute for another minute. 
    6. Mix reserved pasta water with parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese melts then add to the gnocchi with bacon and basil. 
    7. To serve, divide among bowls and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper. 

    Pro Tip: You can freeze the gnocchi right after it’s made and just add to boiling water when ready to cook – no thawing necessary!

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