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6 Recipes You Can Make with Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi

We’ve rounded up our six favorite recipes that use Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi because we love you. (And because we’re obsessed with them, too.)


Six recipes of cauliflower gnocchi in various ceramic bowls

Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi—You’re Obsessed, and So Are We.

Let’s get this out of the way—this is NOT a sponsored post! We’re just really, really into the new(ish) frozen cauliflower gnocchi from Trader Joe’s. They’re frozen, made in Italy and they’re a near-perfect dupe for potato gnocchi—tender, pillowy, fluffy, carb-y (but without the carbs!). Gluten-free, Whole30-approved, keto-friendly, nutritious and delicious, we are way, way into these perfect little gnocchi. So! We’ve rounded up our six favorite recipes that use cauliflower gnocchi. From gnocchi soup, to a cozy simmered gnocchi with vodka sauce, let’s get cooking!

ingredients for cauliflower gnocchi zuppa toscana
cauliflower gnocchi zuppa toscana in a black ceramic bowl

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1. Cauliflower Gnocchi Zuppa Toscana

It’s hard to say what people are more crazy for—Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi, or the Olive Garden’s ‘Zuppa Toscana’. And really, why pick just one? Trader Joe's cauliflower gnocchi stands in for the usual potato gnocchi—this low-carb soup recipe has all of the cozyness and heft that you crave, minus the post-meal carb crash.

ingredients for mushroom alfredo cauliflower gnocchi
bowl of gnocchi alfredo with mushroom sauce

2. Mushroom Alfredo Cauliflower Gnocchi

Mushroom alfredo cauliflower gnocchi—sounds like a mouthful, but it comes together in minutes thanks to a recipe that relies on just three Trader Joe’s ingredients! Cooking the cauliflower gnocchi and the mushrooms at the same time is a particularly genius move, if we do say so ourselves.

ingredients for cauliflower gnocchi with bruschetta, sausage and wild arugula
trader joe's cauliflower gnocchi with bruschetta sauce  topped with fresh arugula

3. Cauliflower Gnocchi with Bruschetta Sauce and Sausage

Inspired by classic Italian bruschetta topping—fresh, salted tomatoes, garlic, basil and lots of extra virgin olive oil—this bruschetta sauce is really fresh-tasting and delicious. We always grab a jar when we make a TJ’s run (along with about 10,000 bags of their frozen cauliflower gnocchi) and so this dinner recipe basically wrote itself. Finished with chicken sausage and fresh arugula, it’s a stunner of a 10-minute Trader Joe’s meal.

ingredients for vodka sauce and green bean cauliflower gnocchi
vegetarian vodka sauce and green bean cauliflower gnocchi

4. Vodka Sauce and Green Bean Cauliflower Gnocchi

The only thing more luxurious than gnocchi with vodka sauce for dinner is gnocchi with vodka sauce that comes together super quick! Three ingredients from Trader Joe’s and about ten minutes are all you need to get this simple, one-pan dinner on the table.

ingredients for brown butter sage cauliflower gnocchi with butternut squash
brown butter sage cauliflower gnocchi with butternut squash

5. Brown Butter Sage Cauliflower Gnocchi

The heavenly combination of nutty brown butter and fresh sage is a classic gnocchi sauce that tastes absolutely divine on Trader Joe’s frozen cauliflower gnocchi. Cubed butternut squash adds autumnal color and a little extra nutrition, too.

ingredients for vegan cauliflower gnocchi with kale cashew pesto
vegan Cauliflower gnocchi with kale-cashew pesto topped with toasted walnuts in a white bowl

6. Vegan Cauliflower Gnocchi with Kale-Cashew Pesto

Hearty, healthy and vegan, this ten minute vegan cauliflower gnocchi with Trader Joe's cashew-kale pesto is almost too good to be true. Almost.

six bowls of trader joe's cauliflower gnocchi pasta

If You Gnocchi, You Gnocchi.

There are two kinds of people in this world—people who love cauliflower gnocchi and people who haven’t tried it yet. Whichever type of person you are, we hope you give these recipes a try! Snap a photo of your cauliflower gnocchi soup, or cauliflower gnocchi skillet dinner, and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper so we can see how it all turned out! Happy eating!

6 Recipes You Can Make with Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi

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  • Jenn

    I made the gnocchi zuppa, wow that was so good. I ate 3 bowls!

    We love that one too!