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Pesto gnocchi

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi

  • Author: vibingvegansblog
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


It’s rich, flavorful, and made with only four main ingredients! This creamy pesto gnocchi is the best kind of meal – easy, delicious, and comforting. You’ll be dreaming of Italy and saying MMPH after each bite. Enjoy!


Units Scale
  • 112oz package of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • 1 plant based sausage (we used Field Roast)
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup Savory Cashew Cream
  • 1/2 cup of pesto (half of the Trader Joe’s 8 oz container)


  1. Cook the Gnocchi – Preheat the oven to 425. Place the cauliflower gnocchi on a parchment lined tray. Bake for 20 minutes, tossing halfway through. (If you aren’t using Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi, just cook it according to the instructions)
  2. Cook the Sausage – Cut the sausage into round slices. In a large pan on medium-low heat, add the sausage, balsamic vinegar, and the tamari. Toss them all together and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, mixing occasionally. Remove the sausage from the pan.
  3. Make the Creamy Pesto – Add the pesto and cashew cream to the pan on medium-low heat. Whisk them together. Add in the cooked gnocchi and sausage. Heat for about 5 minutes until everything is warm
  4. Serve it up – Optional toppings include: vegan parmesan, extra cashew cream, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Enjoy!


* For extra smooth pesto sauce, add the pesto and cashew cream to a blender first. Blend until smooth, then add into the pan to heat. 

* If you don’t have tamari or balsamic vinegar, you can omit. They just add that little extra flavor boost.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: vegan, pasta, creamy, pesto, gnocchi