Cauliflower Gnocchi with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Recipe

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Recipe

How To Make Cauliflower Gnocchi with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Recipe

Unlike the usual carb-loaded recipes, this cauliflower gnocchi is healthier. It’s also served with a rich tomato sauce that gives this dish a rustic flair.

Preparation: 35 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1batchcauliflower gnocchi,See recipe notes for recipe
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • ¼cupshallots,finely chopped
  • 1tbspminced garlic
  • cupsun-dried tomatoes,julienned, oil drained
  • ½cupunsalted vegetable stock
  • 1cuphalf-and-half
  • ½tspsea salt
  • tspfresh oregano,plus more for garnish
  • tbspbasil,roughly chopped, plus more for garnish
  • Black pepper for garnish
  • ¼cupPecorino Romano cheese,shaved


  1. Bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil. While this comes to a boil, make the sauce.

  2. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Once the oil is hot, add in shallots and garlic, sauté until fragrant and shallots are softened.

  3. Add in half a cup of the sun-dried tomatoes, and sauté for 30 seconds. Pour in the vegetable stock, half-and-half, and sea salt. Stir to combine.

  4. Turn heat to medium-high. Simmer and stir occasionally until the sauce reduces and thickens.

  5. Carefully add the gnocchi to the boiling water and cook until they float to the surface. Use a slotted spoon to drain the gnocchi and transfer directly to the skillet with the sauce.

  6. Stir the cooked gnocchi, oregano, and basil into the sauce. If needed, continue to simmer and the sauce for a few additional minutes until it coats the gnocchi.

  7. Season gnocchi with black pepper, and top with the remaining sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, basil, and Pecorino Romano cheese.


  • Calories: 689.23kcal
  • Fat: 27.59g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 91.01g
  • Fiber: 8.65g
  • Sugar: 15.22g
  • Protein: 22.67g
  • Cholesterol: 105.74mg
  • Sodium: 1102.06mg
  • Calcium: 395.86mg
  • Potassium: 1657.46mg
  • Iron: 6.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 168.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 43.17mg
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