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Making Your Own Kale Gnocchi Is Easy With This Healthy 6-Ingredient Recipe

Tehrene Firman

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It's no secret that Trader Joe's gnocchi is a versatile favorite among at-home cooks. You can use it in a casserole or turn it into a dessert. While the cauliflower gnocchi is great, the kale version is just as delicious. And you don't even need to go to the store to get it. Following a kale gnocchi recipe is easier than you think.

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"If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, want to have some fun making your own, or just have some kale to use up, give this recipe a shot."

While Trader Joe's kale gnocchi is made with whole-food ingredients, Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, says there's one downside: "If you eat the whole package, that’s more than half the daily value of sodium. So stick with just a serving if you can," she says. With Felicia's recipe, that isn't a problem. She also uses simple ingredients—just kale, potato starch, chickpea flour, olive oil, and water—but there's only a tiny teaspoon of salt.

Try making a batch for yourself using the kale gnocchi recipe below. And pro tip: If you need a great sauce, these options will pair flawlessly.


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Kale gnocchi recipe

2 cups packed kale leaves
2/3 cup potato starch
2/3 cup chickpea flour (plus more for rolling)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
1 tsp salt
1. Combine kale, olive oil, and water in a blender. Blend until very smooth.
2. In a bowl, mix potato starch, chickpea flour, and salt. Pour in blender mixture and mix until dough is formed.
3. Divide the dough and roll into logs on a lightly floured surface.
4. Slice into gnocchi-sized pieces.
5. Optional: Roll with a fork to create ridges.
6. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place gnocchi in and boil until it floats to the surface, about 4 to 5 minutes.
7. Strain and rinse with cold water.
8. Optional: Pan fry or bake at 425°F until golden brown, around 30 minutes.
9. Serve with sauce/seasonings of choice. Enjoy!

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