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

Recipe By Aileen Cox Blundell

For this recipe I used a mix of Irish beetroot, Irish Spuds (of course) all mixed with Irish flour and seasoned with fresh 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:

Easy
Nutritious
Fun to make
Colourful
and uses the best of Irish produce!

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

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

Prep time

20 minutes

Cook time

15 minutes

Servings

2 adults + 2 children

Freeze me BLW Friendly Vegetarian Quick

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Ingredients

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

Method

  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.

Recipe Notes

Freeze with parchment paper in-between each layer. Pop frozen gnocchi into hot water and cook until each one floats to the top. No need to defrost :)

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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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