In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the mashed sweet potato, egg, sea salt, almond flour and tapioca flour. The dough should be slightly sticky but not so sticky that you can't roll it into balls in your floured hands.
Lay a sheet of parchment paper down to work on and sprinkle it with tapioca or arrowroot starch, and sprinkle some tapioca on your work surface, as well as your hands.
Gather the dough into balls (about 1 1/2 inches or so), and feel free to sprinkle with more tapioca flour as needed.
Roll it out into long logs, sprinkling with more tapioca as needed to prevent sticking and cut into desired gnocchi sizes.
Place your fork lightly into each piece to get an indent (see note).
Cover a medium pot with water and bring to a boil.
Work in batches to drop gnocchi into the boiling water. Do not overcrowd the pot.
Your gnocchi is done cooking when they float to the top and stay there for 20 seconds or more.
After gnocchi is cooked though we preferred to pan fry it to give it a slightly crisp exterior before garnishing with either sauce. To do this heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter or coconut oil and drop in gnocchi (working in batches, as necessary). Let gnocchi sauce until lightly golden about 3-5 minutes. Flip and lightly brown on the other side.
For Tomato Sauce:
For tomato sauce: In a skillet combine all ingredients- bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer for 7-10 minutes, pour over gnocchi and serve.
For Spinach and Butter Sauce:
For spinach and butter sauce: In a skillet heat butter until it browns slightly- add in spinach, sea salt, and pepper and cook until spinach wilts, pour over gnocchi and serve.
Indents work better when the pasta is coated lightly with flour
This recipe was updated on 4/15/2018. The previous recipe called for 1/4 cup coconut flour that we removed and then added in 1/4 cup additional almond flour. Many of you loved the original recipe, so we're including this information here in case you are looking for it. We preferred the texture of the update recipe, and the addition of baking the sweet potatoes instead of boiling. We've also added instructions to sauté the gnocchi after it has come out of the hot water as we really liked that added texture as well.