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Sex with Your Pants On Gnocchi

Last modified on November 6th, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Light, pillowy and smothered in a a tomato and roasted red pepper sauce, these gnocchi are dreamy and irresistible. And, if this gnocchi recipe is sex with your pants on, we don’t want to take our pants off.

Have you ever had sex with your pants on? Yes, we did just go there, and no we’re not that kind of blog. The term SWYPO first hit our radar a couple weeks ago when we guest blogged on the Whole30 Recipes Instagram and Facebook account. We were instructed to avoid recipe recreations of traditional junk foods or SWYPO, including all baked goods, pizza, waffles, cakes and pudding.

Read our whole30 Meal Plan Tips, Recipes and Recap here.

Close up of Whole30 Gnocchi in a white bowl with black charger

Based on the Whole30 construct, eating these kinds of foods is just like having sex with your pants on. It’s good, but it’s not that good, and all it makes you think about is how mundane the dish is, and how delicious the other version would be (just like… well, you know).

Whole30 believes that if you continue to have sex with your pants on, at some point you’re gonna want to take your pants off and give in to the comfort foods you’ve been trying to ween off of.


Whole ingredients for Gnocchi next to Bowl of finished Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce
During our Whole30 Recipes takeover, our Gluten Free | Dairy Free Whole30 Gnocchi recipe was considered SWYPO. And while it was a compliment to our sexy pasta dish, it unfortunately didn’t make the cut.

Light, pillowy and smothered in a tomato and roasted red pepper sauce, these gnocchi are dreamy and irresistible. And, if this gnocchi recipe is sex with your pants on, we don’t want to take our pants off.

Bon appetit,

Chef Sous Chef

PS: If you’re not on Whole30 and craving gnocchi, our Baked Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce is a must-try!

Uncooked Gnocchi Next to Bowl of Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce

 

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Sex with Your Pants On Gnocchi

Close up of Whole30 Gnocchi in a white bowl with black charger

If this gluten-free, dairy-free gnocchi recipe is sex with your pants on, we don’t want to take our pants off.

  • Author: Chef Sous Chef
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Food + Drink, Main, Whole30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

Tomato Sauce

  • 2 small shallots diced
  • 1 small red pepper diced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 can whole Italian tomatoes (746ml)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5-6 basil leaves

Gnocchi

  • 4 large white potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 large eggs beeten
  • 3/4 cup potato starch
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

No. 1 | Peel and dice the potatoes and place in a pot with salted cold water. Bring to a boil and cook the potatoes until fork tender, about 10-12 minutes. Strain the potatoes and process through a ricer, into a large bowl and set aside to cool.

No. 2 | Meanwhile, heat a saucepan on medium-high and add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Sauté the shallots for 1 minute, then add the red pepper and garlic and continue to cook for 5 minutes stirring a few times. Add the canned tomatoes and basil. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer.

No. 3 | Once, potatoes are cooled, season with fresh ground black pepper, salt, and nutmeg. Stir the beaten eggs into the potatoes, mix in until well incorporated, then add potato starch. Give a light kneading until all the starch is absorbed. Turn out onto your countertop and roll the dough unto a 1/2 inch ribbons. Cut each ribbon into 1/2 inch portions of gnocchi. If you have a gnocchi board, then shape each piece and place onto a plate to dry out for 10-15 minutes.

No. 4 | Start a large pot of salted water to boil. At this point, you can blend the tomato sauce with an immersion blender, taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary. Cover and continue to simmer until ready to use.

No. 5 | Once the water begins to boil, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil on medium-high in a large sauté pan. Add gnocchi to the boiling water and cook until they float to the surface, about 60-90 seconds. Remove with slotted pan and shake off excess water. Place the gnocchi directly in the hot pan and shake vigorously to ensure they don’t stick. Cook until golden brown, and then gently stir in the tomato sauce and a few extra leaves of basil.

Keywords: Real Food, Pasta, Whole30, Gnocchi

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Light, pillowy and smothered in a a tomato and roasted red pepper sauce, these gnocchi are dreamy and irresistible. And, if this gnocchi recipe is sex with your pants on, we don't want to take our pants off. #BeautifulFood #Gnocchi #Whole30 #SWYPO

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Maggie
    November 28, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Wow, wow, wow. This is so good. I know you’re not really supposed to eat gnocchi during Whole30 but this is a great recipe for once you finished Whole30 but are continuing with the lifestyle. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Nysha
    October 14, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Looks good but the gnocchi didn’t form a dough even with more potato starch. .
    I will try again – I wonder if cooking the pottin a pressure cooker made them wetter than boiling and that threw off the dough.
    I ended up adding more egg and a little water and making pancakes And they were yummy.

    • Reply
      Chef Sous Chef
      October 21, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      Hi Nysha,

      We’re glad you tried the recipe and shared your experience. We haven’t tried cooking the potatoes in a pressure cooker so I couldn’t say confidently what the issue was. We have made this several times without issue, so we are hopeful it will turn out better for you next time. Glad you were able to repurpose them into something delicious.

  • Reply
    Dottie
    January 19, 2019 at 1:08 am

    I made my own sauce, but made the gnocchi and they were fabulous! I am on Whole30 and all the ingredients are compliant. I like to cook. I like to eat, and I am eating better–i really don’t see a problem. I’ll make these again, both my picky kids loved them!!!

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