Homemade Vegan Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Carbonara Sauce

Want to make homemade gnocchi? Try this cozy Christmas recipe for vegan potato gnocchi made from scratch with creamy cashew carbonara sauce.


Prep Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Yields: 2-4


  • For the Gnocchi:
  • 3 medium white potatoes
  • 1-2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the Vegan Carbonara Sauce:
  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked in warm water for 15 minutes)
  • 3/4 cup oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • grated dairy-free cheese, for garnishing
  • fresh parsley, for serving


  1. Make the Carbonara sauce. Drain cashews and place into a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Pulse until creamy and smooth, adding more milk if the sauce is too thick.
  2. Cook potatoes with skin on in a large pot of boiling water. Once cooked, drain and let cool slightly. Peel the skin off.
  3. In a mixing bowl using a potato masher, mash potatoes, then add in flour and season to taste. Mix everything to combine until soft dough forms. Lightly sprinkle the surface with flour and divide the dough into 8 even sizes. Roll each piece into a long rope (about 2.5 cm thick) and cut out small 2 cm pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Repeat until all the dough has been used. Pan fry gnocchi on both sides until slightly golden. Add in Carbonara sauce and stir to combine. Cook for another 5 minutes until warmed through. Serve and enjoy immediately!

Nutrition Facts

Per serving: 499 KCALS | 20G FAT | 3.8G SAT FAT | 68.2G CARBS | 7.4G SUGAR | 7.6G FIBRE | 14.4G PROTEIN

4 Replies to "Homemade Vegan Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Carbonara Sauce"

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    Sky December 27, 2019 (12:41 am)

    Took way longer than prep time. Cooking potatoes and making them into gnocchi takes way longer than 35 minutes.

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      luba January 16, 2020 (4:19 am)

      Thanks for your comment Sky. The preparation time was adjusted.

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    Breann October 14, 2021 (5:28 pm)

    How many serving does this make? What is the serving size?

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      luba October 22, 2021 (2:32 am)

      4 medium size servings

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