Now that I am a Trader Joe’s devotee, I’m always on the lookout for little hacks and shortcuts to other recipes when I’m shopping in their store. I bought this one time this winter…
…and we cannot get enough of it.
It’s cauliflower gnocchi and I legit think it tastes like regular gnocchi. Not only the taste, but the texture too. It’s such a simple little swap and my peeps didn’t even notice (probably because my yummy meat sauce was on top!). One package is typically enough for all of us, but seriously, buy more than one. You will be adding this to every pasta dish you make!!
This is one of those easy little recipes perfect for busy weeknight when you’re running from dance to baseball and back again.
This recipe serves four to six.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 pound of ground beef
1 onion, chopped
salt and pepper
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 (28 oz) can of peeled tomatoes (I love San Marzano tomatoes!)
1 (12 oz) package of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi, cooked per package directions
Grated Parmesan cheese to garnish
In a large pot over medium-high heat, brown up your ground beef in a drizzle of EVOO. Once browned and crumbly, stir in your chopped onion along with a big pinch of both salt and pepper. Let your onion saute a few minutes and then add in your chopped garlic followed by your can of tomatoes. Bring everything up to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low and allow everything to simmer together about 15 minutes. With your spoon, gently break up the tomatoes as it simmers. Add in another pinch of salt and pepper.
When you’re ready to serve, ladle this mixture down over your cooked gnocchi and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.
That’s it. Dinner is done.