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Cauliflower Gnocchi with Bruschetta Sauce and Sausage

April 25, 2024

Cauliflower gnocchi with bruschetta sauce and sausage is a low-carb supper that bursts with bright, bold flavors and comes together in under ten minutes.


cauliflower gnocchi with bruschetta sauce and sausage

Not A Sponsored Post—We’re Just Really Into TJ’s Cauliflower Gnocchi!

Fellow Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi lovers, please make yourself right at home! We cannot get enough of these tender little pillows of low-carb goodness. We like to pair them with TJ’s bruschetta sauce, which claims to be a “topping”—but we think actually makes a really nice pasta sauce. Loaded with fresh basil and garlic, it makes a super fresh, bright-tasting sauce for a big, easy skillet dinner of cauliflower gnocchi with sausage and arugula.

ingredients for cauliflower gnocchi with bruschetta, sausage and wild arugula

Trader Joe’s Bruschetta Sauce to the Rescue!

Inspired by the classic Italian bruschetta topping—fresh, salted tomatoes, garlic, basil and lots of extra virgin olive oil—this sauce is fresh 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—they were a no-brainer pairing. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Sauté the frozen gnocchi in a skillet along with the sliced Italian chicken sausage. Both should brown at roughly the same rate.
  2. When the gnocchi is warmed through, add the bruscetta!
  3. Simmer a little and then fold in the arugula. It’ll get a little wilty, and that’s exactly what you want!
  4. Done! That’s it, my friends. Time to dig in.
trader joe's cauliflower gnocchi with bruschetta sauce  topped with fresh arugula

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Any of these could be made with regular potato gnocchi. But then again, now that cauliflower gnocchi exists (and is delicious) we’re not sure why you would want to.

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Cauliflower Gnocchi with Bruschetta Sauce and Sausage

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  10 min
  • Calories: 699


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (12-ounce) package Italian chicken sausage, 4 links, cut into ½-inch rounds
  • 1 (12-ounce) package Trader Joe's cauliflower gnocchi (frozen)
  • 1 (9-12-ounce) jar bruschetta
  • 2 cups arugula
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, for serving (optional)


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is glistening, add the sliced chicken sausage and frozen cauliflower gnocchi and cook until both begin to brown, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in the bruschetta and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the gnocchi is tender and warmed through, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in arugula.

  3. Divide between bowls and serve topped with Parmesan and pepper, if using.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories699
  • Protein21 g
  • Carbohydrates37 g
  • Total Fat48 g
  • Dietary Fiber8 g
  • Cholesterol55 mg
  • sodium2080 mg
  • Total Sugars9 g

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Bruschetta Sauce and Sausage

Questions & Reviews

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  • Alyssa

    My gnocchi was pretty mushy/doughy, any tips to get a better texture or is that the texture?

    Gnocchi is a soft texture.

  • Alicia

    Really enjoyed this dish! I had andouille chicken sausage that gave it a nice kick

    Thanks Alicia, we are so glad you enjoyed it!

  • Michelle

    My husband and I tried this last night and it was AMAZING!!! We’re already planning to make it again next week. This is one of the best dinners we’ve ever made — the flavors are to die for!!!

    Thank you SO MUCH Michelle! We are so glad that you both loved it so much and are already planning to make it again!

  • Gabe

    This dish was the perfect weeknight meal - one pan, 30 minutes start to finish (and only because we liked the gnocchi a little crisp), almost no prep. We will be making this again soon!

    Happy other that Gabe! Glad you enjoyed it!