We have pasta at least once a week; which means I'm always on the look out for new weeknight friendly recipes to try.
I found the recipe below online and just happened to have sweet potato gnocchi in the pantry. I know it's an odd thing to just happen to have...but it's true.
This sauce is a keeper. Quick, easy and delicious. If you don't happen to have sweet potato gnocchi laying around I think the sauce would go equally well with just about any pasta. Try it for yourself and let me know.
I'm sending this in to Ruth at Once Upon a Feast for this week's Presto Pasta Night round up.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Capers, Tomatoes, and Italian Sausage
Adapted from Pasta Sfoglia - Serves 2
2 cups of sweet potato gnocchi
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 clove of garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 tablespoon of capers, washed
1 link of mild Italian sausage, cut into small pieces
1 cup of diced tomatoes
splash of white wine
salt and pepper
1/4 cup of pasta water
1. olive oil to skillet and heat. Add garlic, sausage, and capers and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and wine. Cook for 2 minutes. Take off heat and cover.
2. Bring a pot of well salted water to a boil. Add the gnocchi. They will sink to the bottom. After the gnocchi rise to the surface, let them cook a minute more. Scoop them out with a wire mesh skimmer or what-have-you and put on plates or bowls.
3. Add pasta water to the tomato mixture and stir. Pour over hot gnocchi and serve.