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Mushroom Alfredo Cauliflower Gnocchi

Mushroom alfredo cauliflower gnocchi—sounds like a mouthful, but it comes together in minutes thanks to a recipe that relies simply on three Trader Joe’s ingredients!


white bowl of mushroom alfredo cauliflower gnocchi

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Shiitake, oyster, and porcini mushrooms, plus a hint of truffle-infused olive oil swirl with salty Parmesan and Gruyère cheeses plus plenty of cream in Trader Joe’s ‘Mushroom Medley’ alfredo sauce. Bursting with umami, this little tub of greatness ensures that just about any pasta dish you make with it goes to 11. Pair it with TJ’s equally-amazing frozen cauliflower gnocchi and you’ll be positively over the moon. This is not a sponsored post (we swear!) we just adore this easy dinner that’s made 100% with ingredients from Trader Joe’s.

ingredients for mushroom alfredo cauliflower gnocchi

How To Make Gnocchi Alfredo with Mushrooms

Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi comes frozen, but is really quick to cook—no defrosting required. This easy cauliflower gnocchi recipe comes together in about ten minutes. Here’s how it works:

  1. Sauté the mushrooms and the frozen cauliflower gnocchi together in a little olive oil until they're warmed through and both beginning to brown a bit.
  2. Pour in the sauce! Stir Mushroom Medley Alfredo Sauce, and let the whole pan simmer gently to meld the flavors.
  3. Eat up! That's it! Dinner is done.
bowl of gnocchi alfredo with mushroom sauce

Tools You’ll Need:

  • A big skillet.
  • A sturdy spoon for stirring.

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Mushroom Alfredo Cauliflower Gnocchi

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  15 min
  • Calories: 555


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 12 ounces cauliflower gnocchi, we like Trader Joe’s
  • 1 (15 ounce) jar mushroom alfredo sauce (or regular alfredo sauce)
  • 2 to 3 cups fresh baby spinach


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is glistening, add the mushrooms and gnocchi and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms have softened and started to brown and the gnocchi is warmed through and starting to crisp, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Stir in the alfredo sauce and bring to a low simmer. Once simmering, add the spinach and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 4-5 minutes, serve warm.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories555
  • Protein14 g
  • Carbohydrates43 g
  • Total Fat35 g
  • Dietary Fiber11 g
  • Cholesterol73 mg
  • sodium1510 mg
  • Total Sugars9 g

Mushroom Alfredo Cauliflower Gnocchi

Questions & Reviews

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  • Lisa

    I'm not a big fan of TJ's cauliflower gnocchi (sorry!) - it is just too gummy. If I wanted to use regular gnocchi instead, how would the preparation change?

    We haven't tested with regular gnocchi, it should work the same though. Hope you enjoy Lisa!

  • Thomas

    Could you put fettuccini noodles to this recipe? Would that be a good idea?

    Do you mean instead of Gnocchi? That would be fine.

  • Jenn

    This was fast, easy and tasty! I am so glad I have this recipe up my sleeve now!

    Yay! Happy you loved it!