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White Bean Gnocchi with Cauliflower and Cream Sauce


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At least as soon as every week, I shoot for having a date-night-in sort of dinner. Most evenings we eat with Mack however often I wait till he’s in mattress and cook dinner a non-toddler pleasant recipe. I pour myself a glass of wine (on this case, La Crema Monterey Chardonnay) and begin to unwind. Typically I select one thing that can also be pretty fingers on like selfmade pasta or pizza. This white bean gnocchi can also be on the rotation. I like a comforting bowl of gnocchi and whereas I sometimes use a ricotta model, this white bean is a enjoyable approach to sneak protein right into a meal. Plus, the flavour isn’t too bean-heavy which suggests it’s nice for even those that aren’t a giant fan of beans.

White Bean Gnocchi with Cauliflower | Naturally Ella


An ideal date-night in meal with white bean gnocchi (produced from pureed white beans and flour) topped with a straightforward cauliflower pan-sauce with chili flakes.


Main Course

Servings: four servings

Calories: 456 kcal


  • 1
    nice northern beans
    drained and liquid reserved
  • 1
  • 1/four
  • half of to 1
    white complete wheat flour

Cauliflower Pan Sauce

  • 2
    unsalted butter
  • three
    minced shallots
  • 2
    cauliflower florets
  • half of
    heavy cream
  • 1
    recent thyme
  • 1/four to half of
    chili flakes
  • 1/four
    shredded vegetarian-friendly parmesan
  • salt
    to style
  • pepper
    to style
  1. In a meals processor, mix the white beans in a meals processor with 2 tablespoons of the reserved liquid. Puree, including extra liquid, till the white beans are clean. Add within the egg and salt, pulsing till the egg is effectively integrated. 

  2. Continue to pulse and add ½ cup of flour. Add extra flour as wanted till the combination kinds a delicate dough (the dough ought to nonetheless really feel be cheesy, simply use extra flour in your fingers and floor). Place onto a floor coated in flour. Divide dough into three balls and roll every out into 1″ ropes and lower gnocchi 1″ at a time. 

  3. Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil. Place half the gnocchi within the boiling water and let cook dinner for 5-6 minutes. Gnocchi ought to be tender and cooked by means of.

  4. While the gnocchi are cooking, make the cauliflower sauce. In a big skillet, soften the butter over medium-low warmth. Add the minced shallots and cauliflower to the pan. Cook till the cauliflower begins to brown, eight to 10 minutes. Stir solely a pair instances to make sure a pleasant caramelization. 

  5. Once cauliflower is tender, scale back the warmth to low and measure within the cream, thyme, and chili flakes. Simmer till the cream thickens barely, three to four minutes. Stir within the parmesan, salt, and pepper to style.

  6. Divide the gnocchi into 4 bowls and prime with further thyme and chili flakes as desired.  

Tips & Tricks: Getting the best consistency for the gnocchi is key- further flour means a denser chunk. You need the dough to return collectively however nonetheless have a bit stickiness to it.

Look for vegetarian-friendly parmesan that makes use of microbial or vegetarian rennet.

Stock up: get the pantry substances you have to: white beans, wheat flour, cauliflower

Nutrition: see the information.

White Bean Gnocchi


I like this white bean gnocchi as a result of the core of the recipe is a number of easy substances. From there you may swap up the sauce and the greens and have limitless meal combos. A couple of of my favourite embrace roasted brussels sprouts and a cream sauce, a selfmade roasted tomato sauce, or a butter sauce with grilled zucchini.

Mushrooms: I’m not a giant mushroom eater however my husband loves them. So I created a mushroom variation for the La Crema weblog. You can pop over to their website to see the mushroom sauce.

Vegan: A bit difficult however could possibly be achieved. Leave the egg out of the beans and easy use the bean combine with flour- the consequence might be a bit denser gnocchi. For the sauce, I like to recommend roasting the cauliflower and making this almond sauce.

Gluten-free: Use your favourite mix of flours or a pre-mixed 1:1 flour mix.

White Bean Gnocchi with Cauliflower | Naturally Ella

Disclosure: This recipe was created in partnership with La Crema. All ideas and opinions are my very own. It’s content material like this that helps me hold this website working to supply the vegetarian recipes you see each week. |

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