Beetroot and Thyme Gnocchi – The Best of Ireland | Dinner ideas

Grá (pronounced Grawwwww) – This is the Irish word for Love. It is also a new brand of Irish Herbs that I am totally in love with and is perfect for those Patricks Day dinner ideas! Besides the bright bold packaging, it really stands for something special. You see the company is actually a group of proud Irish growers from the island of Ireland who have a whole lot of passion for growing vegetables, fruit and herbs. All local, all Irish and the best part is that it creates local jobs.

For this recipe I used a mix of Irish beetroot, Irish Spuds (of course) all mixed with Irish flour and seasoned with fresh Grá Thyme. The beetroot is a great source of iron and is such a great addition to your children’s diets (if they don’t already eat it). It also has the highest amount of sugar of any vegetable (including sweet potato) so these little gnocchi are sweet and yummy. Maybe that is why my kids loved them so much 🙂

It is a messy dish to make as you will see from the video, but get stuck in there! Let the kids help and don’t worry hands under the tap will totally wash it all away. Oscar and I had so much fun making these and I hope you love this recipe as much as we did. It is:

Fun to make
and uses the best of Irish produce!

This recipe uses delicious Grá herbs which bring so much flavour to your meals. You can find the brand in your local Dunnes Stores. This post is not sponsored! It is the week of great Irish produce and I am happy to support my favourite Irish brands!

If you want to see more healthy dinner recipes you can check out these other recipes on my site: Moroccan Turkey Meatballs, Butternut Squash Vegan Pasta, Parsley Pesto Courgetti Spaghetti.

If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #babyledfeeding on Instagram or Facebook. Happy St.Patricks Day. Hope you are all doing something super fun with your families!

Aileen xo

      • PREP TIME
      • 20 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 35 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 2 Adults and 2 Children

What goes in...

  • 1/2 egg
  • 200g roasted beetroot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 500g mashed potato
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour + extra for sprinkling on the worktop
  • Pot of boiling water to cook
  • To serve
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh thyme

How to make it...

  1. Add the egg and beetroot to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Sprinkle a little flour on your worktop then add the potato making a well in the centre. Pour the beetroot mixture into along with the 2 tablespoons of flour and the finely chopped thyme.
  3. Using your hands work the mixture into a dough. You can add more flour if needed.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4, then roll into long strips. Cut into evenly sized pieces then mark each one with a fork. Do this until all of the mixture has been shaped into little gnocchi’s.
  5. Heat the water in a pot then place the gnocchi in, just add in about 10 at a time. You want to give them space to cook and not be on top of each other. When they float to the top they are cooked, then just remove with a slotted spoon.
  6. When all of the gnocchi have been cooked and you are ready to serve, heat a little olive oil in a frying pan, add the sprigs of fresh thyme and gnocchi and fry until both sides brown slightly.
  7. Serve warm.