Gnocchi with Caramelized Onions and Sweet Potatoes

What is sweet, savory, and deliciously fall? This awesome (and easy) Gnocchi recipe from Jackie! To us, gnocchi is a year round treat – but the fresh sage, sweet potato, and toasted walnuts bring a subtle flavor of fall to every bite.


  • 1 package of gnocchi, cooked per package instructions
  • 2 small, peeled, diced sweet potatoes
  • 2 thinly sliced onions
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar, divided
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • kosher salt + pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 10-15 fresh sage leaves, divided
  • fresh walnuts, toasted at 350 degrees for 5 minutes, optional but kind of not (if you know what I mean)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 
  2. Peel and dice a sweet potato, toss in olive oil + kosher salt & pepper, sprinkle with 2 tbsp brown sugar
  3. Roast in oven for 25-30 minutes, shaking the pan halfway
  4.  Grab a very large frying pan, place it over medium low heat
  5. Melt 2 tbsp butter, peel and thinly slice two onions
  6. Place the onions in the pan, along with 2tbsp brown sugar, a heavy pinch of kosher salt + allow to cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally
  7. Toast + chop a handful of walnuts
  8. In another small pan, melt 3-4 tbsp of unsalted butter along with – handful of fresh sage leaves. Allow to brown on low, remove from the heat
  9. When potatoes are roasted, toss them in the pan with the onions
  10. Optional but recommended- lightly fry some fresh sage. Have the heat on low and fry the leaves for 2-3 seconds and remove before they brown- this can happen quick. Drain on paper towels
  11.  Cook gnocchi per package instructions, Drain, toss into the large pan with sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, and add the brown butter sage sauce. Heat on low until warmed through. Sprinkle freshly grated parmesan, the chopped roasted walnuts, and finish with the crispy sage

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