Potato And Cauliflower Gnocchi

Potato And Cauliflower Gnocchi

Potato and Cauliflower Gnocchi

Gnocchi (pronounced No-chee) is a classic Italian dish. This vegan and gluten free Gnocchi is made with potato and Cauliflower. I have topped it off with a pear sauce to add my own twist to the recipe. This is Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, this recipe is absolutely mouth-watering. This dish was a request from my granddaughter and I’m so glad I gave it a try.
4.43 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
boiling time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 6 people


For Gnocchi

  • 2 cup cauliflower florets approximately
  • 1 cup potatoes boiled, peeled and shredded
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch arrow root
  • 2 Tbsp rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp oil

For Pear Sauce

  • 1 pear peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp black paper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ginger paste


To make the Pear Sauce

  • Heat the pan on low medium heat, I prefer nonstick pan, cook all the sauce ingredients together, olive oil, pear, sugar, black pepper, salt, lemon juice, ginger, mix it well and cook over medium high heat.
  • Keep stirring until sugar is melted and start caramelizing while stirring keep scraping the sides. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
  • Caramelize sugar has nice aroma and gives sauce a good golden color. Transfer to small bowl and mash it. 

To make Gnocchi (NOK-EE)

  • Make sure remove the stems, boiled them till they are tender, drain the water squeeze the cauliflower to remove the access water, and pat dry.
  • In a bowl add the cauliflower and potatoes and mash it well, add corn starch, rice flour, salt, black pepper, and ginger paste, mix it well, and knead to make a smooth dough.
  • Divide the dough in 2 equal parts and roll them in one-inch calendar shape, if it is sticking to surface sprinkle some rice flour this will help rolling.
  • Take the sharp knife and slice them about half inch thick
  • Heat the non-stick flat frying pan over medium heat and oil it generously. Spread the Gnocchi do not overcrowd them it will be hard to flip, wait for about two minutes and turn them over, they should be light golden brown, and cook from other side same, Gnocchi should be golden brown both sides.
  • Serve them pear sauce, 


It is important to pat dry the cauliflower or air dry.
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11 thoughts on “Potato And Cauliflower Gnocchi

  1. Hello Manjula,
    I’m loving your site and recipes. Thank you,
    I tried your gnocci but found it a little too wet. I’m sure it was my fault for not drying the cauliflower well enough, so I will try again. Still, it was a delicious mess. I made double the pear chutney recipe, and am eating it like a dessert…. Mmmmmm. Have a wonderful day.


  2. Interesting sauce…the gnocchi are unusual but knowing they were made by Manjula, they are bound to taste good.
    Manjula, you should try gorgonzola cheese with pears.

    1. I agree, gorgonzola goes beautifully with pears (BTW I love your recipes Manjula, and normally I wouldn’t comment about such a fine point) but gorgonzola isn’t vegetarian. It’s a listed European cheese and therefore to be called “gorgonzola” it must be made using animal rennet rather than vegetarian rennet. Ultimately, eating gorgonzola would come down to your reasons for vegetarianism…The same goes for many cheeses – including Parmesan and Roquefort. Am I being picky? Yes probably, but I think there’s a lot of vegetarians who aren’t aware that many cheeses are not actually vegetarian.

      1. Oh I should point out it’s quite easy to find vegetarian alternatives to cheeses like gorgonzola – they just can’t be called “gorgonzola” – and these will all go beautifully with pear too!

      2. The issue is just like with parmesan. Technically only parmesan made with animal rennet can be called parmesan, but you can use the equivalent made with microbic rennet.
        Gorgonzola with microbic rennet exists, it just can’t be called “gorgonzola” on the cover. You can find it in some supermarkets in Italy.

  3. 5 stars
    Was always intrigued at exactly what a gnocchi was !. flour dumplings floating in a stew?Thanks for a simple recipe I will be attempting one of these days .Never miss your recipes. Learnt a lot from you and recommend your channel to all friends.

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