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pan seared gnocchi sitting on marinara with a ball of burrata

How to Make Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi

  • Author: Lauren
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 to 3 servings 1x


No more squishy soggy stuck-to-the-pan cauliflower gnocchi!  The super popular Trader Joe’s veggie pasta gets perfectly cooked with crisp outside while keeping the inside tender and fluffy.


  • 1 bag Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 1/2 cup pasta sauce
  • 2 4-ounce balls burrata cheese
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • red pepper flakes


  1. In a large non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until it shimmers.  Add the frozen cauliflower gnocchi to the oil and immediately give the pan a little shake so the frozen pasta doesn’t stick.  Do not thaw the gnocchi before cooking.
  2. Cook the gnocchi for 4 minutes, turn each piece of pasta over using a pair of tongs and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the pasta sauce to the pan until it simmers.  Divide into 2 to 3 bowls and top with burrata, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper.  For a spicier flavor, sprinkle with red pepper flakes.  Alternatively: You can heat the sauce in a seperate pan and pour into serving bowls then top with gnocchi, burrata and seasoning (as seen in the photos).
  • Category: pasta
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: american

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