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  • Writer's pictureRosangela Atte

Yam and Potato Gnocchi With Sausage, Mushroom and Broccolini Cream Sauce

Updated: Dec 5, 2021


The sweetness of the yam works so well with the spicy sausage and the white wine. The cream mellows everything out and gives the whole dish a beautiful richness.


๐Ÿ 650g yams

๐Ÿ 450g yellow potatoes

๐Ÿ 350g A.P. flour

๐Ÿ 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

๐Ÿ 6 Italian sausages

๐Ÿ 250g mushrooms of your choice

๐Ÿ 1/4 cup caramelized onions or a large sliced sweet onion

๐Ÿ 1/2 cup white wine

๐Ÿ 1 L cream

๐Ÿ 2 cups broccolini

๐Ÿ 1/4 cup EVOO

๐Ÿ Salt to taste

๐Ÿ 2-3 thyme sprigs

๐Ÿ Sliced toasted almonds

๐Ÿ Parmigiano Reggiano


Poke the potatoes with a fork and roast until tender at 400F. Roasting time depends on the size of the potatoes, at least 30-45 minutes.

While the potatoes are still warm, peel them and press them through a ricer or a food mill in a bowl. Add the nutmeg and flour and mix with your hands until a nice dough forms.

Flour your work surface and form the dough into a log, cut the log in 4 and each 4th in 4 again, so that you have 16 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and cut in 1/2 inch pieces. Shape the gnocchi by rolling on a fork, grater or a gnocchi board.

Place the gnocchi on a baking sheet lined with a clean kitchen towel and freeze.

Place a pot of water on the stove for the gnocchi. Heat a cast iron skillet, take casing off sausages. Add the EVOO to the pan and add the sausages. Brake up the sausages with a wooden spoon. If you are using raw onion, add the onion now and cook until tender, then add mushrooms. When sausages are almost cooked add the sliced mushrooms and thyme. Once mushrooms are cooked add the white wine and once alcohol has evaporated, add the caramelized onions if using. Add the cream, let it reduce, then add the broccolini. Adjust seasoning. Cook gnocchi in batches and add to sauce. Add Parmigiano, stir gently, and serve topped with sliced, toasted almonds.

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