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Cauliflower Gnocchi look like regular gnocchi but are less filling and easily take on the flavor of most sauces. Delicious and simple to cook. Highly customizable.

Cauliflower Gnocchi Pesto Pasta

I've recently read that Cauliflower Gnocchi has become all the rage. I don't know about that, but I do know that they are insanely delicious. And I love finding ways to include cauliflower gnocchi into our dinner rotation whenever possible.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword Gluten Free, Trader Joe's
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 113kcal
Author Maike


  • 4 ounces penne pasta Trader Joe's Organic Brown Rice Penne
  • 1 bag cauliflower gnocchi Trader Joe's
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 onion yellow
  • 1-3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tub Trader Joe's basil pesto other store-bought or homemade pesto will work just as well
  • 1-2 ounces parmesan cheese finely grated, optional | skip and it's a vegan meal option


  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake the frozen Cauliflower gnocchi for 12-14 minutes (no oil or spray needed).
  • Cook your pasta (I used gluten-free penne) according to the instructions.
  • In the meantime dice the yellow onion and garlic cloves
  • In a deep dish skillet (preferably one with a lid) gently heat your olive oil and begin to sauté your onions and garlic over medium heat.
  • After a couple of minutes add the sun-dried tomatoes. Simmer for about 5 minutes. 
  • Add the Trader Joe's Marinated Antipasto tomatoes and the Trader Joe's Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto to the onion, garlic, and sun-dried tomato mixture. Continue to simmer for a few minutes until everything is thoroughly heated.
  • When your pasta is done; drain, rinse, and set aside.
  • Take your cauliflower gnocchi out of the oven and set aside.
  • Once the pesto-tomato sauce is thoroughly heated start adding your cooked pasta and gnocchi. Keep your stove on low heat and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Time to serve. At this point, you can add some grated Parmesan. And if you'd like to keep the dish vegan, simply skip that step.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 26mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.3mg