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Sweet Potato Gnocci with Beans, Olives & Tomatoes

I was recently sent some Knorr products and asked to create some recipes for the holidays using them.  The first recipe I created was this delicious Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Beans, Olives & Tomatoes.   This is not only delicious, with fresh flavours and textures, but pretty and colourful as well!

I have always wanted to make my own gnocchi from scratch.  I just adore gnocchi.  Today I made Sweet Potato gnocchi . . .  it wasn't all that hard to do and I am wanting to experiment now with other flavours.   You can use store bought ready made gnocchi if you wish however, so never fear.

I accompanied the Gnocci with a fresh sauce, created using crisp green beans, or haricot verts if you want to use that term of phrase.  I used frozen whole beans . . . but you could also use fresh.  You just need to cook them a bit longer.

I cooked the beans in a mix of garlic, thyme, ham stock (made using a Knorr Ham Stock Cube) and a splash of white wine.  This was reduced as they cooked until it was quite syrupy and then I added some cream to loosen it a bit along with garlic and herbed pitted green olives and quartered baby
plum tomatoes.

I also used some Parmesan cheese and black pepper for flavouring.  Once the sauce was finished, and it didn't take longfor that to happen  . . .  I poured it over the sweet potato gnocchi and then scattered more cheese and some parsley on top.  It was delicious!

*Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Breans, Olives and Tomatoes*Serves 6Printable Recipe 
A fabulous entree for the holidays, with fresh flavours, that is not only delicious but bright and colourful!  You can use purchased sweet potato gnocchi or you can make them from scratch. I tell you how.

For the gnocchi:1 1/2 pounds of sweet potatoes75g to 140g of plain flour (3/4 cup to 1 cup)1/2 tsp saltfreshly ground black pepper to taste1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg45g of freshly grated Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup)more flour for rolling, etc.For the dish:three large handfuls of frozen whole green beans (about 1 1/2 cups)1/2 cup ham stock1 clove of garlic, peeled and mincedsplash of white winefinely grated zest of one unwaxed lemon1 TBS lemon juice120ml of double cream (1/2 cup)1/2 tsp dried thymeabout 12 dry cured green pitted olives (I used the ones with garlic and herbs)12 baby plum tomatoes, quartered90g of finely grated Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup), dividedFreshly ground black pepperfinely chopped fresh parsley

To make the Sweet Potato Gnocchi, take a really large sweet potato, or several smaller ones to  equal the weight required.  Prick them all over with a fork.   Place them on a plate and cover with paper toweling.  Microwave on high until tender.  This will take six to eight minutes.  Once they are tender, remove and let sit for about a minute or so, then cut in half lengthwise and scoop out all of the flesh into a bowl.  Mash comp...
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