The Best Ways to Doctor Up Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi

updated Jan 9, 2020
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Recently, during my weekly Trader Joe’s run, I witnessed something so pure. In fact, it may have been the most pure thing I’ve ever seen. I was strolling through my favorite aisle (the frozen aisle), when suddenly I heard a man singing at the top of his lungs about how happy he was to see cauliflower gnocchi in stock, all while filling up his basket with at least seven bags.

I had heard rave reviews about this cult-favorite TJ’s frozen item, but never before had I felt a strong enough urge to try it. That is, until I witnessed this heartfelt performance. When I returned home to put my groceries away, something about having cauliflower gnocchi in my possession felt so covetable — so much so that I almost had the urge to start singing. After experimenting, here are a few of my favorite ways to cook and serve it:

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1. Serve with a simple sauce.

All that this gnocchi needs is a quick and easy sauce to transform it into a dish. Try using butter and herbs, jarred tomato sauce, or any pesto you have on hand. Here are a few Instagram posts to get you inspired.

2. Add even more veggies.

These gnocchi might technically be made out of a vegetable, but that doesn’t mean they don’t pair well with even more! Serve these over greens or sauté them with whatever greens or veggies you have hanging out in your crisper drawer.

3. Pack with a punch of protein.

These TJ’s fans decided to kick their cauliflower gnocchi up with a side of protein. Examples include chicken, tempeh, bacon, and ground turkey. As you can see, the sky is the limit here.

How to do like to doctor up Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi?