The lighter alternative to traditional gnocchi is already going viral after an employee shared a photo of it. 

By Grace Elkus
Updated April 24, 2018

Just when you thought we'd seen cauliflower transformed into every possible carb, Trader Joe's has presented us with Cauliflower Gnocchi. We first caught wind of the product on Instagram, where a Trader Joe's employee in Houston shared a photo of the gnocchi, explaining it's been in stores for less than a week. The gnocchi uses cauliflower in place of potato and flour, making it a lightened-up, gluten-free alternative to traditional gnocchi.

Cauliflower is packed with vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, giving this gnocchi a nutritional boost. Other ingredients include cassava flour, potato starch, extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt. 

If you're in a rush, you can prepare the gnocchi in the microwave. But if you have a few extra minutes, Trader Joe's suggests emptying the gnocchi into a skillet, adding 1/4 cup water, and cooking until the gnocchi is heated through. Throw in a tablespoon of olive oil, butter, or ghee, sauté until browned, and season to taste. Toss with sauce or simply cover in cheese.

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Excited by the new product? You're not alone. The Instagram account Trader Joe's List <a href="

/?hl=en&taken-by=traderjoeslist">recently re-grammed the photo, and it already has more than 3,000 comments. Find it in the freezer aisle of your nearest Trader Joe's—or, in the meantime, try your hand at homemade gnocchi.

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This article originally appeared on REALSIMPLE.com by Grace Elkus

Source: This article originally appeared on realsimple.com by Grace Elkus

Comments (4)

britwhit0716
May 15, 2018
If it's considered SO "healthy," why does is it 22g of carbs per serving, with potato as an ingredient? I'll pass, thanks.
britwhit0716
May 15, 2018
thanks autocorrect. now I look like an idiot. -_-
aliymichigang
May 14, 2018
I will definitely try this!
halfnelson79079
May 14, 2018
I recently tried a sample of TJ's cauliflower gnocchi, I was not impressed! Unless they were simply over cooked, they were too soft/gummy. I truly could not taste the cauliflower, so if you are trying to get more veggies in children, this would be perfect! I will save this post, checking back for, other comments! Thanx for sharing!raf