These 8 Cauliflower Gnocchi Recipes Will up Your Gluten-Free Dinner Game

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Is there a better pinch hitter than Trader Joe's when you're in a bind for dinner? Walking down the freezer section is pure easy meal heaven: There's the cauliflower (and now broccoli and kale) pre-made pizza crusts, an insane amount of wholesome microwavable meals, and—maybe the most popular of them all—the beloved cauliflower gnocchi.

While traditional gnocchi is made from potatoes, flour, and egg, these better-for-you morsels give you the same taste and texture the low-carb and vegan way, with only a few ingredients. In fact, cauliflower makes up 75 percent of the final product. But that standby cauli-gnocchi and red sauce dish can get old, fast. So the next time you stock up (by like, buying 20 bags at once...only me?), try one of these dishes for inspo.

1. Cauliflower gnocchi with pesto

You can't go wrong with plain old pesto on your gnocchi—and a sprinkle of vegan mozzarella on top.

2. Cauliflower gnocchi soup

This meal adds in lentil soup, kale, and riced cauliflower for a hearty winter meal.

3. Cauliflower gnocchi mac and cheese

Who needs noodles when you have cauliflower gnocchi for all your mac and cheese needs?

4. Cauliflower gnocchi with mushrooms

You don't need to make anything fancy with your gnocchi. Just toss in what's already in your fridge, like in this mix of mushrooms, pomegranate seeds, and baby kale.

5. Cauliflower gnocchi casserole

For an easy casserole idea, combine gnocchi with tahini and a pesto sauce made from kale, cashews, and basil. A dash of everyone's fave Everything But the Bagel spice next-levels this one-dish meal.

6. Cauliflower gnocchi hash browns

Yep, this super-versatile gnocchi works for breakfast, too. With some seasoning, you can quickly turn it into a hash brown-like side for a morning as sunny as your eggs.

7. Cauliflower gnocchi taco bowl

To add substance and flavor to your veggie-loaded bowl, cook up some gnocchi with taco seasoning.

8. Cauliflower gnocchi alfredo

Switch things up by slathering your gnocchi in a hearty vegan alfredo sauce made from cashews, almond milk, garlic, onion, and nutritional yeast.

Try these blogger-approved ways to use Trader Joe's cauliflower pizza crust. Or, go for these simple ways to use the grocer's "Everything But the Bagel" seasoning.

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