Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Spinach & Creamy Tomato (less) Sauce

I made a big batch of tomtato-less sauce this weekend (see my book Radiant for the recipe). It's so easy to make and store in the freezer. I've already used it once to create a pizza base topping, and I'm using it again this evening to make a creamy tomato sauce for dinner. 

I'm also cheating on the gnocchi (recipe in my book too) as I'm using the left over dough from yesterdays sweet potato pizza base for my pasta. It's super easy to do. Once made, add to a pan, stir in the spinach and a pot of creamy tomato-less sauce and that's one delicious, plant powered dinner sorted! 


Here's how to make the creamy sauce. It's essentially soaked cashews and tomatoless sauce blitzed! Mine blended a bit pink this time (depends on how much beetroot is in your sauce) so I added a tiny bit of turmeric to bring the colour back to orange


100g flour ... you might need more (I used gluten free)

1 small sweet potato (peeled and diced)


Boil the sweet potato until soft, allow to cool. Add to a food processor with the flour and combine. It should form a dough. If it's still too soft and sticky keep adding more flour

Once it's a dough, roll out a long sausage shape about 2cm thick. Then slice into lots of little discs. Use the back of a fork to press gently into each disc creating ridges. These hold the pasta sauce better

Boil a pan of water and add each disc one at a time. Boil for about 5 mins until all the discs are floating up. Drain

Add the drained gnocchi to a pan with a little olive oil, let the edges crisp up a little - it should only need 5 mins or so. Then stir through the spinach leaves and as they begin to wilt, add the creamy tomato-less sauce

Serve warm with ground black pepper, fresh lemon juice and basil 

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  • Can I use chickpea flour

  • Hello Rosie,

    I’m so happy you and your boy enjoyed it! It’s one of my favourite things to make! The same dough makes a lovely pizza base too. Thanks so much for taking the time to message. Hanna x

    Hanna Sillitoe
  • Made this tonight for me & my youngest son, it was lovely ☺️ Always wanted to have a go at making gnocchi as it can be hard to find vegan gluten free gnocchi where I live.

    Rosie Holderness

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