Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi

Crispy air fryer cauliflower gnocchi on a parchment paper lined pan with ketchup

Sharing my favorite and easiest way to make crispy Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi in an air fryer under 15 minutes in the Air Fryer. This gnocchi recipe makes the perfect quick weekday dinner paired with pesto, vegan cheese sauce, and more.


If have heard about the rave of Trader Joe’s gnocchi. I am here to affirm that rumor. Yes, it is that good. However, if you have made soggy gnocchi per the instruction on the bag, I am going to share my favorite quick and easy way for the crispiest factor. Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi!


What is Cauliflower Gnocchi Made of


Trader Joe's Cauliflower gnocchi in a bag


Traditionally, gnocchi is made with potatoes, eggs and wheat flour.

The Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi is made with very minimal ingredients, mainly being cauliflower and cassava flour. It is healthier than the traditional gnocchi, given that it produces some vegetables and is gluten, and dairy free.


How to Cook Cauliflower Gnocchi?


Crispy air fryer cauliflower gnocchi fresh out of the air fryer.


There are so many ways you can cook Trader Joe’s Cauliflower gnocchi

  • Air fryer
  • Skillet on your kitchen stove
  • In the oven


But today, we are just 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 the gnocchi. Microwave for 1 minute. Flip half way to ensure the gnocchi is thawed evenly.


Trader Joe's Cauliflower gnocchi frozen on a plate.


Second, preheat 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 how crispy you would like it to be.


Crispy air fryer cauliflower gnocchi on a parchment paper lined pan with ketchup

Voila! Now serve with your favorite main dish or sauce.


How to Serve Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi

I pretty much can eat cauliflower gnocchi with just about anything. This crispy air fryer gnocchi is extremely versatile.


Vegan Cheese Sauce for the Best Gnocchi Dish


butternut squash cashew vegan cheese sauce


My favorite is to make a “Mac and Cheese” or we should call it Gnocch-eese with favorite vegan cheese sauce.

The healthy version “cheese” sauce is dairy free, made with butternut squash and raw cashews. It is sweet, cheesy and creamy. It pairs so well with the air fried gnocchi. You can find the recipe in This Post.


Crispy air fryer cauliflower gnocchi on a parchment paper lined pan with vegan butternut squash cheese sauce. Paired with crispy sunny side up egg and sliced avocado and trader joes everything but bagle seasoning, this is the best breakfast combination.


Other great options to serve cauliflower gnocchi:

  • Marinara sauce with mozzarella cheese
  • Vegan Basil pesto
  • Dip you favorite condiments for a snacking option.


Finally, jump on this Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi Train. Get that crispy texture in your air fryer and dip in your favorite sauce for the an easy, healthy and delicious dinner.

If you are into sauce and dips, here are more options to spice up this crispy Air Fried Cauliflower Gnocchi or just about anything:

1. Vegan Cheese Queso Dip

2. Vegan Basil Pesto

3. Butternut Squash “Cheese” Sauce

4. Tahini Dressing (Whole 30 Recipe)



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Yield: 4 servings

Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi

Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi

The most easy and crispy trader joe’s cauliflower gnocchi made in air fryer in just under 15 minutes.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 bag Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi


1. Spread the frozen Trader Joe's Cauliflower gnocchi on a microwave safe plate. Microwave for 1 minute (if using the whole bag). Flip half way to make sure they are thawed evenly.

2. Toss the the cauliflower gnocchi in the air fryer basket.

3. Cook 400 F for 13 - 14 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: 97 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 26mg Carbohydrates: 19g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

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