green kale gnocchi over spicy red tomato sauce

Trader Joe’s Kale Gnocchi with Arrabbiata

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 2 to 3 servings 1x


Tender inside and crispy pan-fried outside, kale gnocchi is super fast and makes for the tastiest veggie pasta in a classic spicy arrabbiata sauce.



  • 1 package Trader Joe’s Kale Gnocchi
  • 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cup marinara sauce


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a non stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the frozen gnocchi to the hot oil and shake the pan slightly so the gnocchi doesn’t stick.  Alternatively, you can move the gnocchi around with tongs or a spatula.
  2. Cook the gnocchi on one side for 3 minutes then stir or flip to cook the other side.  Cook for 7 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a seperate medium skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.  Brown the thinly sliced garlic in the hot oil, about 1 minute.  Add the red pepper flakes and cook for 20 to 30 seconds before adding the white wine and marinara sauce.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the cooked gnocchi to the sauce and sauté to coat.


  • For moderate heat, use 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.  For intense heat, use 2 teaspoons.
  • Do not defrost the kale gnocchi, cook it frozen directly from the package.
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian

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