I cannot believe it’s taken me this long to find Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi. I mean, I guess I can since I haven’t been in months, but holy pillows of deliciousness! This recipe is simple and easy enough to whip together on a busy weeknight!
I’ve been digging the easy meal prep lately. Hence the one skillet/pot/pan options. I’m human and just like you, I go through waves of motivation. This time of year, my motivation for doing long meal preps is low. I think this happens because the sun goes down early and I’m all like let’s curl up on the couch and do nothing at all.
That being said, just because I don’t do longer meal preps does not mean I don’t prep at all. It just means I find ways to cut back on my meal prep and planning time. It may mean relying more on frozen/canned goods but if you look at ingredients you can be pretty savvy with real food that is also real fast to make. Win-win.
I have recently rekindled my love for Trader Joe’s. I used to go to Trader Joe’s all the time when I lived in Chicago because it was close and they have a ton of pre-prepped food options. While, sure, you can get some pretty unhealthy foods at Trader Joe’s (where can’t you these days?!) they have some pretty excellent real food options. In some states, you can even buy wine there, oh New York, why you gotta be so regulated.
I highly recommend going to Trader Joe’s during the week and avoiding it at all costs on weekends. It’s always so crowded and makes the shopping experience way less enjoyable. That being said, don’t go there hungry but do go with an open mind. They have a ton of low-ingredient, high nutrient foods and I’m going to do more investigating into foods that I like from there. Hoping you will be interested in that!
Speaking of foods from Trader Joe’s that are #sassyapproved the cauliflower gnocchi from TJ’s are a new go-to for me. They have minimal ingredients and maximal flavor.
They are a little tricky to cook so follow directions! Otherwise, they are these little pillows of joy. The best part? They are wayyyyy lower in carbs than regular gnocchi so you can eat more 🙂 I mean, I won’t judge you if you eat more normal gnocchi but sometimes you want a starch to leave you full, but not sluggish and bloated. Once again, these are a win-win.
So, grab the following items on your grocery trip this week and hey, maybe even double it since all will stay good for quite some time. Nothing like being prepared for a few weeks down the road when things get busy!
- Cauliflower Gnocchi x 2 bags
- 32-ounce No-Sugar added Marinara Sauce of choice
- 10 oz. pre-cooked sausage of choice
- 2 cups frozen spinach
Pro Tip: stock your freezer/pantry with goods that you can fall back on, I will write a post to help you stock up soon!Print
Easy Weeknight Cauliflower Gnocchi with sausage & frozen veggies
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 10 oz. fully cooked sausage (like this), sliced
- 1 Tbsp butter/ghee
- 2 (12 ounce each) bags Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi
- 2 cups frozen spinach (or frozen veggies of choice)
- 32 ounce marinara (like this one)
- In a large skillet, heat sausage over medium heat. Saute for 5 minutes until warmed through, remove from skillet, set aside.
- Add skillet back to heat with 1/2 of the butter/ghee and both bags of gnocchi. Saute for 5 minutes.
- Add 2 Tbsp water to skillet and cover for 5 minutes until all water is evaporated.
- Add in the rest of the butter/ghee, spinach, sausage, & marinara, cover and allow all flavors to mix for 5 minutes making sure frozen spinach cooked through.
Ps. I’ve actually heard the gnocchi is amazing in the air fryer. Has anyone else found that?! And do I need an air fryer?! Putting it on my wishlist (along with a bigger kitchen to store all this stuff, ha!).
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