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Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi (Air Fryer)

This Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi (Air Fryer) is the easiest appetizer or pasta swap. It's delicious served on its own with dipping sauce or you can use it in place of pasta tossed with your favorite sauce. The air fryer cooks this cauliflower gnocchi perfectly ensuring it is crispy on the outside and soft and pillowy in the center.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Brianna May


  • 1 12 ounce bag Trader Joe’s frozen cauliflower gnocchi*
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil*
  • 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • fresh chopped herbs
  • more grated parmesan


  • Review all recipe notes and instructions before beginning.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss the gnocchi, olive oil, parmesan, garlic, and salt together.
  • Arrange the gnocchi in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry at 400 for 14-16 minutes or until browned, shaking the air fryer basket 2-3 during the cooking process.
  • Top with chopped herbs, more grated parmesan, and serve with your favorite pasta sauce.


Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi: Since this item has become so popular, I have seen other grocery stores, like Whole Foods come out with their brand of cauliflower gnocchi. Other brands should work for this recipe, but I have only tested this with the TJ’s one. Do not thaw before cooking. 
Olive Oil: Swap for avocado oil.
The gnocchi is best served fresh. I recommend only preparing as much as you need at a time to avoid leftovers. You can easily half the recipe and only use half of the bag.
Shake the basket. This ensures every side of gnocchi browns and becomes crispy.
Every air fryer cooks differently. This is why most of my air fryer recipes instruct you to check the food at least once during the cooking process. My air fryer seems to be pretty powerful (compared to others) so if at the end of the cooking time, you find the gnocchi is not brown enough, you can cook it for another 2-3 minutes. 


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 955mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g