10 Crazy-Delicious Ways to Turn Cauliflower Gnocchi into Dinner

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Cauliflower gnocchi
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Updated Aug 21, 2019 @ 12:33 pm

By Lauren Paige

The cauliflower gnocchi craze is here and it’s not going away anytime soon. This healthier take on the classic hearty pasta (made popular by the Trader Joe’s version that hit shelves in spring of 2018) is great for conscious carb lovers all over. Get your pasta dinner fix with these fun ways to make this satisfying Italian dish.

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Green Bean Pesto from Laura Lee Balanced

The star of this cauliflower gnocchi recipe is its brilliant twist on traditional pesto. A hand full of crunchy green beans and slightly salty pistachios create a fantastic nutrient and fiber rich sauce that adds a hint of seasonal sophistication to this healthy pasta dish.

Creamy spicy sausage cauliflower gnocchi
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Creamy Spicy Sausage Cauliflower Gnocchi from A Dash of Dolly

This one-skillet creamy cauliflower gnocchi is a quick and easy meal that proves something that tastes this good can be good for you. The flavors of the spicy Italian sausage mixed with the creamy coconut milk and tomato sauce are so rich, you’ll forget you’re eating a plant-based dish!

Grilled Salmon with Cauliflower Gnocchi Puttanesca from Food Life Love by Rachel

Take a tour of coastal Italy with this simple yet elegant fish and cauliflower gnocchi plate. The garlicky puttanesca sauce comes together with juicy tomatoes, capers, and olives and gets spooned over buttery salmon and a bed of crispy gnocchi. Buon appetito!

Spinach artichoke sausage cauliflower gnocchi
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Spinach Artichoke Cauliflower Gnocchi from Eating Well

Channel your favorite party dip with this creamy spinach and artichoke cauliflower gnocchi recipe. Mixed with turkey sausage and tender artichoke hearts it’s the perfect quick and comforting dinner.

Cacio E Pepe Cauliflower Gnocchi from I am a Food Blog

With just two ingredients you can make this classic pasta recipe. Take some parmesan, butter, and fluffy cauliflower gnocchi, sprinkle with pepper and you got a low carb version of this traditional Italian dish in minutes.

Cauliflower gnocchi with grapefruit pesto
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Cauliflower Gnocchi with Grapefruit Pesto from Hunger Thirst Play

Upgrade your cauliflower gnocchi to an elegant new level with this crispy prosciutto, creamy burrata and grapefruit pesto pasta recipe. These dynamic flavors come together to make a restaurant-quality meal that’s simple enough for a weeknight.

Brown Butter and Sage Cauliflower Gnocchi from Mary’s Whole Life

Brown butter and sage pairs well with any pasta so it’s no surprise it’s perfect for cauliflower gnocchi. The chicken and mushrooms are coated in a buttery herb sauce and add a delicious boost of protein.

Crispy cauliflower mac and cheese
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Crispy Cauliflower Vegan Mac and Cheese from RachLMansfield

This vegan cauliflower gnocchi mac and cheese takes this childhood favorite dish into a healthier adult entree. It uses nutritional yeast and coconut milk to make a creamy and “cheesy” pasta upgrade that’s hard to resist.

Cauliflower Gnocchi Paleo Casserole from Paleo Gluten Free

Perfect for dinner or a quick lunch, this cauliflower gnocchi casserole is not your typical baked pasta. Covered in a décident rosemary sage cream sauce, it’s hard to believe this dish is paleo, gluten and dairy free.

Cauliflower gnocchi with pumpkin sauce and beets
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Cauliflower Gnocchi with Pumpkin Sauce & Balsamic Beets from Love Beets

This recipe is packed with veggies in the best way possible. Balsamic and white wine soaked beets and crispy cauliflower gnocchi wrapped in a pumpkin coconut cream sauce create a dreamy combo, simply pouring over with unbelievable flavors.

10 Crazy-Delicious Ways to Turn Cauliflower Gnocchi into Dinner