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Creamy Gnocchi with Greens

Creamy Gnocchi with Greens

We found a way to get you to eat your greens that will make it a bit easier and a whole lot yummier! This vegan gnocchi recipe is what dreams are made of and a whole meal in a single bowl! What more can we ask for? 

If you've been around with us for a bit, you know I am always preaching about how important it is to eat your greens. Therefore, I'm always creating new recipes that make your life easier a whole lot easier so you don't have to break your head trying to incorporate green veggies into your diet.

Just remember that balance and variety are key. We need our greens as much as we need all the other colours. We need our veggies just as much as we need any other group of foods. Even though green veggies are the bomb, we can't rely on green veggies and only green veggies forever and ever! 

Creamy Gnocchi with Greens ingredients

Green vegetables are loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals,  and phytonutrients that work together to deliver some great health benefits. Here are just a few to give you an idea:

  • Protects your brain
  • Makes you skip glow
  • Relieves certain pains 
  • Supports bone health 
  • Boost immune and digestive system 
  • Improves inflammation response 
  • Supports gut health 

There are many more, however, let's get back to our vegan gnocchi recipe!  

We are using spinach this time, one of my favourite leafy green vegetables. I usually have it at home, either fresh or frozen. So it's really easy for me to just throw a few handfuls in whatever dish I'm making on any given day!

cauliflower in a blender

This recipe is a treat and absolute comfort food. We have potato gnocchi, delicious fluffy clouds of goodness, spinach, because…you gotta eat your greens and a creamy and flavourful sauce made with cauliflower and some spices. 

The sauce is probably my favourite part of this recipe. It's really flavourful and easy to make. First, I pan-fried cauliflower, with some onion and garlic, then I blended everything together with a bit of vegetable broth. To adjust the consistency and the taste we are using coconut milk, garden herbs, and nutritional yeast.

Nutritional yeast adds a bit of a cheesy taste to this vegan gnocchi recipe. And the beauty of nutritional yeast is that it is a complete protein. In other words, it has 18 amino acids, nine of which are essential amino acids that the body cannot produce. And we really need these for a handful of reasons, from tissue growth to energy production, nutrient absorption, etc.   

As you can see,  this recipe has it all! And you can whip it together in less than half an hour. The perfect way to keep your belly full and your body healthy. You get to eat your greens while having a delicious bowl of goodness! How good is life? 

Creamy Gnocchi with Greens top down

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Coconut, Gluten


  • ½ cup almond flour (toasted)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups frozen cauliflower (unthawed and chopped)
  • ½ cup frozen garden herbs (unthaw)
  • 2 cups frozen spinach (unthawed and chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb potato gnocchi
  • 1 medium red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth


  1. Heat up a big pot of water and boil the gnocchi until the start floating on the top.
  2. Take them out and add them to a frying pan together with some of the oil and roast them from all sides until golden brown for about 10 minutes.
  3. Set the gnocchi aside and use the same frying pan, add the rest of the oil and stir fry the onion, garlic and cauliflower for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the cauliflower stir fry and vegetable broth to a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Use the frying pan again and combine the gnocchi with the sauce from the blender together with the spinach, nutritional yeast, herbs and coconut milk.
  6. Heat everything up properly and adjust taste, sprinkle with the toasted almond flour before serving, enjoy!

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