Purple Sweet Potato Vegan Gnocchi with Creamy Avocado Pesto

"🍠Purple sweet potato gnocchi and green pea avocado pesto🍠Thank you my followers for getting me to 300K💜. Let’s celebrate with gnocchi! Much easier to make than they might seem and super yummy! 🌱"
-- @cookingforpeanuts

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These stunning purple colored gnocchi are going to be the star of your dinner tonight! Purple Sweet Potatoes are key in making these pillowy soft dumplings! @cookingforpeanuts goes one step further with another pop of color from the creamy avocado pesto!

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Prep time 33mins
Cook time 30mins

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For the gnocchi


  • 2 medium purple sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

For the Avocado Vegan Pesto


  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/3 cup vegan parmesan, or 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • Salt and pepper, as needed

For the Gnocchi


  • Step 1

    Add potatoes saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook about 15-20 minutes until fork tender.

  • Step 2

    Drain and transfer to mixing bowl with almond milk. Use potato masher to mash until very smooth. Add nutritional yeast, salt, black pepper and mix well. Gradually add flour. Use hands to incorporate flour until dough forms. If too sticky, add a little more flour. Let dough rest about 10-15 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Transfer dough to floured surface and cut into 4 equal parts using pastry cutter or sharp knife. Roll each part into strands about 1/2-inch thick. Cut strands into desired gnocchi-sized pieces. Cook in boiling water and remove with slotted spoon once gnocchi rises to surface. Brush gnocchi with a little olive oil and bake on lined sheet at 400°F until crispy, about 15 minutes.

For the Avocado Vegan Pesto

  • Step 1

    Blend all ingredients until smooth.