Keto Cauliflower Gnocchi

Keto Cauliflower Gnocchi

If you're following a keto diet and craving some comforting Italian food, this Keto Cauliflower Gnocchi recipe is a must-try! These pillowy soft gnocchi are made with cauliflower instead of traditional potatoes, making them low in carbs and perfect for a keto-friendly meal. Tossed in a flavorful sauce of your choice, they are sure to satisfy your pasta cravings without breaking your diet. Let's get cooking!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
20 mins 20 mins 40 mins 4 servings


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • Your favorite low-carb sauce (marinara, pesto, or alfredo)
  • Fresh basil or parsley, for garnish

Note: Feel free to customize the seasoning and add herbs or spices of your choice to the gnocchi dough.

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower florets until they resemble fine rice-like grains.
  2. Transfer the cauliflower rice to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Let it cool slightly.
  3. Place the cooked cauliflower rice in a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. This step is crucial to prevent the gnocchi from becoming mushy.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower rice, almond flour, grated Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined and a dough forms.
  5. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Roll each portion into a long rope about 1/2 inch in diameter.
  6. Cut the ropes into bite-sized pieces, about 1 inch long. You can leave them as is or use a fork to create ridges on the gnocchi for a traditional look.
  7. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the gnocchi in batches and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until they float to the surface. Remove them with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate.
  8. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the cooked gnocchi and sauté for 2-3 minutes until lightly golden.
  9. Pour your favorite low-carb sauce over the gnocchi and toss gently to coat. Cook for an additional minute until heated through.
  10. Serve the cauliflower gnocchi hot, garnished with fresh basil or parsley. Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

This Keto Cauliflower Gnocchi is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed on its own as a main course or paired with a side salad for a complete meal. It's also a great option for gatherings or potlucks, as it caters to various dietary preferences. Whether you're following a keto diet or simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional gnocchi, this recipe is sure to impress your taste buds. So go ahead and indulge guilt-free!

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