Cauliflower Gnocchi with Parmesan, Asparagus and Chicken Sausage

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Gnocchi: pasta’s delicious, yet sometimes, underrated cousin. Gnocchi are small dough dumplings typically made from a combination of flour, potato, egg and cheese. I’ll admit this is a dish I often overlook myself but when my friend Julia told me about the cauliflower gnocchi at Trader Joe’s I knew I just had to try it (despite the Trader Joe’s line on a Sunday in New York City).

I decided to make this dish time-friendly and used ingredients that would cook quickly together on a busy Sunday night. When making a gnocchi dish, you can really use any ingredients you would use in a typical pasta dish. Feel free to get creative and the next time you think about having pasta for dinner, maybe try gnocchi (or cauliflower gnocchi for a lighter take) instead!


  • Preparation Time: 1-2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 13-20 minutes


  • 1 Package of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • 1/2 Bunch of Asparagus, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Chicken Sausage Links, sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


Pour 1/4 cup of water into a non-stick frying pan with the cauliflower gnocchi, cover with a lid and steam for about 6 minutes, or until the water has evaporated.

Add in the asparagus, sausage, cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Sauté together for about 5-7 minutes, until asparagus is tender. I used pre-cooked sausage but if you are using sausage that is not pre-cooked, cook it separately in another pan and add to the mixture once it’s cooked. 

Serve hot and enjoy!

Final gnocchi 2





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