This is my favorite way to make crispy Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi in an air fryer in under 15 minutes! This gnocchi recipe makes the perfect easy and quick weekday dinner paired with pesto, vegan cheese sauce, or your favorite red sauce.
Have you heard the raving reviews of the Trader Joe’s Gnocchi? Well, I am here to confirm that rumor. They really are that good!
With that being said, don’t follow the instructions on the bag. It will most likely make them soggy.
I am about to share my favorite quick and easy way to prepare for the crispiest gnocchi ever. All you need is a store-bought bag of gnocchi and an Air-fryer.
What is Cauliflower Gnocchi Made of?
Traditionally, gnocchi is made with potatoes, eggs, and wheat flour.
Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi is made with very minimal ingredients, mainly being cauliflower and cassava flour. It is healthier than the traditional gnocchi since it’s basically only made with vegetables.
There is no gluten, eggs, or dairy.
How to Cook Cauliflower Gnocchi
There are so many ways you can cook Trader Joe’s Cauliflower gnocchi, some of them being:
- Air fryer
- Skillet on your kitchen stove
- In the oven
But today, we are only going to focus on the one that takes minimal effort and have the best result.
First, place a bag of frozen Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi on a plate, with some space in between each gnocchi. Microwave for 1 minute. Flip halfway to ensure the gnocchi is thawed evenly.
Second, preheat the air fryer to 400 F. If your air fryer does not require preheating, you can just place gnocchi in the frying basket.
Then, air fry for 13 – 15 minutes depending on preferred crispiness.
Voila! Now serve with your favorite protein and/or sauce.
How to Serve Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi
I can pretty much eat cauliflower gnocchi with just about anything. This crispy air fryer gnocchi is extremely versatile.
Vegan Cheese Sauce for the Best Gnocchi Dish
My favorite way to serve the gnocchi is to make a “Mac and Cheese” (or we should call it Gnocchi-eese?) with my favorite vegan cheese sauce.
This healthy version of the “cheese” sauce is dairy-free, made with butternut squash and raw cashews. It is sweet, cheesy, and creamy, and it pairs so well with the air fried gnocchi.
You can find the recipe in This Post.
Other great ways to serve cauliflower gnocchi:
- Marinara sauce with mozzarella cheese
- Vegan Basil pesto
- Dip in your favorite condiments as a snacking option.
Finally, jump on this Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi Train, but make sure to get that crispy texture in your air fryer. Dip them in your favorite sauce for an easy, healthy, and delicious dinner.
Here are some more suggestions on what you can sauce up these crispy air fryer cauliflower gnocchi with, or just about anything that needs some dipping action:
- 1 bag Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi
- Cooking oil spray
1. Spread the frozen Trader Joe's Cauliflower gnocchi on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 1 minute (if using the whole bag). Flip halfway to make sure they are thawed evenly.
2. Toss the cauliflower gnocchi in the air fryer basket. Lightly spray with cooking oil.
3. Cook 400 F for 13 - 15 minutes.
4. Pair with your favorite sauce or sides. Enjoy!
1. If after microwaving for a minute, the cauliflower gnocchi is still a little frozen, it is okay. No need to have it completely thawed.
2. For more serving ideas, see the "How to serve cauliflower gnocchi" in this post
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.