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

Tehrene Firman

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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.

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Today, I’m grateful to live in a world where frozen cauliflower gnocchi exists🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ im including my instructions for cauliflower gnocchi here because it’s a common question I get. Anyway, this is my famous cream-cheese pesto over @traderjoes cauliflower gnocchi topped with @miyokoscreamery mozzarella! I hope you’re all having a fabulous Monday. BTW has anyone tried intermittent fasting? I’m thinking about trying it out to help with my digestion and wanted your thoughts! _______ Cauliflower gnocchi instructions: DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON BAG. Turns out mush. 1. Heat 1-2 tbs oil on a NONSTICK pan (so important that it’s nonstick). (I also spray coconut oil) 2. When hot, add 1 clove minced garlic. 3. When garlic is slightly golden brown, add frozen gnocchi stir for 4-5 mins on medium/ high heat 4. Add one tbs water and steam for about 2 minutes. Mix halfway. 5. Sauté again for 2-3 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy!!! ——- 🍝 _____ Cream cheese pesto! 1.5 cup fresh basil .5 cup kale (or just do 2 cups basil) 1/4 cup @miyokoscreamery cream cheese 1/2 lemon squeezed (optional) 1 tbs pumpkin seeds 2 tbs nutritional yeast 3 tbs sunflower (or any) oil Salt to taste 🍝

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2. Cauliflower gnocchi soup

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

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Rainy day eats ☔️ There’s just something about eating a warm comforting meal when it’s cold and rainy out— especially if it involves @traderjoes cauliflower gnocchi 😉 I’ve been obsessed with it lately and I just really can’t go a day without it haha! So I’ve been trying to find new ways to eat it and I think I’ve found the best way ever… in SOUP! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I just combined @traderjoes lentil soup with ancient grains + kale + cauliflower gnocchi & riced cauliflower in a pot and cooked it until it was nice and bubbly! I do like the gnocchi to be crispy, but in this dish it’s so good soft 🙌🏼 Happy Sunday sweet friends! || #HannahHarvestingHealth ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just a reminder…. “YOU are loved. YOU are wonderfully made. YOU are beautiful. YOU have purpose. YOU are a masterpiece. And God has a great plan for YOU.” 💕

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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.

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My new FAVORITE breakfast 🍳🥑🙌🏻 Seriously, I’m SO excited about this one 🕺🏼You may be thinking “cauli gnocchi for breakfast???” GUYS don’t knock it ‘til you try it 👏🏻 I followed the tutorial by @sara.haven to make them extra crispy so they turn out like little tater tots 🤤 Hope you have the best Thursday! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Ingredients: – 1/2 bag of @traderjoes cauliflower gnocchi – 1 teaspoon ghee—you can try butter too – 1/2 avocado – 1 egg – @traderjoes EBTB seasoning ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Directions: – microwave the cauliflower gnocchi to defrost for 1 minute – heat up the ghee in a skillet over low-medium heat, then add the cauliflower making sure to separate them – cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown – cook the egg sunny side up – serve the egg & gnocchi with 1/2 avocado sliced and EBTB seasoning . . . #healthy #healthyfood #glutenfree #vegetarian #easyrecipes #nomnom #eeeeeats #breakfast #healthybreakfast #goodmorning #plantbased #veggies #savory #delicious #goodeats #eatclean #realfood #protein #food #nutrition #college #collegeeats #avocado #eggs #traderjoes #cauliflowergnocchi #cauliflower

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7. Cauliflower gnocchi taco bowl

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

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TACO 🌮 Tuesday bowl with SPICY CAULIFLOWER GNOCCHI and CBD CILANTRO PESTO shrimp! I’ve shared this recipe but I altered it this time so I’ll post below. One thing I don’t talk a lot about is my supplements, because I think it’s unique to everyone. That being said, CBD has been a GAME CHANGER for me personally…it helped me throughout my eating disorder recovery dealing with anxiety/sleep issues, it has helped me with sports injuries (swelling/pain) and it relaxes me after a stressful day. No, it doesn’t get you “high” and it’s effects are subtle but so helpful. I recently tried @santacruzmedicinals and it is great…I’ve had wonderful effects from it and it is tasteless! They also offer free shipping! If you have any questions feel free to comment or DM me. Happy Tuesday loves! • • • Deets: arugula, cabbage, avocado, Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi sautéed from frozen then seasoned with taco seasoning and baked on 450 then tossed in some hot sauce (or sub with salsa), tomatoes and boiled wild Argentinian shrimp tossed in my cilantro lemon pesto. Pesto: 1/2 head cilantro, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, 1 clove of garlic, 1 tablespoon @santacruzmedicinals CBD oil, 2 tablespoons olive oil…blended in my immersion blender. #sponsored • • • #mexicanfood #tacos #makesmewhole #kaylaitsines #simplemeals #tacotuesday #foodblogger #cauliflowergnocchi #iamwellandgood #cuisinesworld #wholesome #glutenfree #wholefoods #feedfeed #goodmoodfood #dairyfree #avocado #foodphotography #chefsofinstagram #tastingtable #cleaneating #mealprep #healthyrecipes #shrimp #healthylunch #cbd #pesto

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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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