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Easy Homemade Cauliflower Gnocchi

Sautéed with a little bacon and basil, our Easy Homemade Cauliflower Gnocchi is four simple ingredients that will have your mouth watering. After trying the frozen kind, I just wasn’t a huge fan of how it tasted gummy and sticky when reheated but I loved the concept so I set out on a mission to create a better version. Lightly sweet and nutty notes, this gnocchi is calling your name!

Easy Homemade Cauliflower Gnocchi
Easy Homemade Cauliflower Gnocchi

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Easy Homemade Cauliflower Gnocchi
Easy Homemade Cauliflower Gnocchi

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin cooking deliciousness!

Easy Homemade Cauliflower Gnocchi
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Homemade Cauliflower Gnocchi

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2


  • 3 cups Cauliflower Florets
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 2 tsp. Batistini Farms 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 tsp. Salt


  • Bring a large pot of water over medium high heat to a boil, then add the cauliflower to cook until tender, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Drain the cauliflower, then transfer to a kitchen towel to cool for 5-10 minutes. Over a bowl or the sink, wrap the cauliflower up in the kitchen towel to squeeze as much excess water out as possible.
  • Add the cauliflower to a high speed blender or food processor to pulse 2-3 times until fine crumbles, then add in the flour, salt, and olive oil to pulse 2-3 more times until combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a floured surface, then knead until the dough is soft and pliable. (If the dough feels too wet, add more flour. If the dough feels too dry, add a little water.)
  • Section the dough into two pieces, roll each section into a rope, then cut into bite-sized gnocchi pieces.
  • Sauté the cauliflower gnocchi in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. To ensure that the gnocchi is tender completely through, add a splash of water at the end to steam cook them. (Serve with pasta sauce, pesto, sautéed vegetables, etc.)

I truly hope you all enjoy this copycat Trader Joes cauliflower gnocchi recipe that has nestled its way into our hearts here in the ABM kitchen! ’till next time… xxL

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4 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Cauliflower Gnocchi

  1. 5 stars
    You’re right, it’s not gummy like the frozen kind! The gnocchi is has a very similar taste to homemade pasta but lighter on your digestion.

    1. Exactly! 😉 I never liked the frozen kind for the exact reason that it was gummy and never seemed to sauté properly so this recipe has definitely made me a fan now!

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