It’s kind of funny how an idea will strike you randomly. Out of nowhere, something will trigger a thought about something else and bam – you have a starting line for a story, the overall concept for a piece of art, or maybe even a recipe just staring at you right in the face! That was me this morning when the kid and I nanny for were talking about what to have for dinner. I was aiming to make something that wasn’t pasta, but close – so I thought of gnocchi. I asked her a bunch of question such as, do you like ____, have you ever had ____, and so on. Does she like cauliflower? ✓ A fan of Alfredo? “Can’t remember but it sounds good.” Therefore, ✓. Ever had gnocchi? “I don’t think so!” Worth a shot to try it, ✓.

Here is a simple, minimal ingredient recipe for a
Creamy Gnocchi and Cauliflower Bake


  • 1 package of gnocchi
  • 1 jar of alfredo sauce
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2/3 cup of panko or standard bread crumbs
  • pinch of s+p
  • 1/2 tbsp of oil
  • 1/2 tbsp of water
  • 1/2 tbsp of chopped dried basil leaves
    • Italian seasoning works fine too!


  • Preheat oven to 355° and begin water for gnocchi.
  • Begin chopping cauliflower into smaller bite size pieces.
  • Add in gnocchi into boiling water and drain once they float to the surface.
  • In a saucepan, add in cauliflower, salt and pepper, basil leaves, oil and water. Let simmer with a lid for 5-7 minutes or until softened. Drain remaining water from pan after the cauliflower is done.
  • Add cauliflower and drained gnocchi into a baking dish and mix thoroughly with alfredo sauce.
  • Top with breadcrumbs and bake for 18-22 minutes or until sauce begins to bubble.
  • Serve alongside some steamed green beans, a salad, or whatever your heart desires!

    * For extra goodness, broil on low for an additional two minutes.

If you make this recipe, feel free to share on Instagram by tagging me @savoryservingswithsav or #savoryservingswithsav

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Published by Savannah Perico

I am a 22 year old aspiring food maker, lover, and recipe creator. I am always whipping meals up in my little well lit kitchen in southern Maine. I am always trying to improve my culinary craft and do a better job at keeping track of my intuitive process while cooking so I can share recipes with those who are interested!

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