A quick & easy  dinner recipe to fit your  lifestyle and diet!

This Sweet Potato Gnocchi in Bacon Sage Sauce is paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free which fits perfectly into a paleo diet. It is also super quick and easy to put together, making it perfect for dinner on weeknights.

INGREDIENTS 4 large sweet potatoes 1 cup cassava flour + more for dusting 1 tsp sea salt

Making Sweet Potato Gnocchi takes a little bit of time, but it's well worth it. I like to make a big batch and freeze it. That way, I only have to put in the effort once in awhile, but reap the benefits for many weeks.

How To Make Sweet Potato Gnocchi

It's made from the cassava plant which is a starchy, high-carbohydrate tuber, similar to yam, taro or plantains. Cassava flour is gluten-free, grain-free and nut-free - a great substitute for wheat flour for us Paleo or gluten-free dieters!

What Is Cassava Flour?

This recipe calls for about 4 pounds of sweet potatoes. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks then cover with cool water in a large stockpot.

Bring to a boil and continue boiling until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork or knife. Drain then mash the potatoes with either a potato masher or a fork.

Add in the cassava flour and form into a dough. You can add in more flour, if needed, or if your potatoes were very large. You want to form a dough, not too sticky, but not too dry either.

Once you have a ball of dough, cut it into 4 relatively equal parts and one at a time, roll out into long tubes, about an inch thick in diameter,

The gnocchi needs to be boiled for a few minutes. In a very large stockpot, boil water then carefully place a handful or so of the gnocchi in at a time.

Start by dicing some bacon and cooking it until crispy. Reserve the drippings - this is one of the most important and tasty parts to this recipe.

After the gnocchi has been crisped, add more of those flavorful bacon drippings and sauté the onions.

Next, melt the ghee and add the sage and nutmeg. I like to grate in some fresh nutmeg, but dried works perfectly well here too.

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Enjoy This Easy Weeknight Healthy Meal!