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Keto Cauliflower Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce

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To help you come up with those kinds of food to get you through your keto journey, here is one of my favorite Italian cuisines with a low-carb version: the keto gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce.

Gnocchi is practically an Italian dumpling, most commonly in the form of an oval. It is basically made up of wheat flour, eggs, bread crumbs, potatoes, spinach, semolina, ricotta, and cheese. Most of these ingredients are not so keto-friendly. So to make it edible for keto- dieters, I changed it up a bit.

Losing weight and going on a diet should not be an unpleasant phase in your life. Trying to live the keto lifestyle should mean that you can still enjoy delicious foods.

Low carb dishes should not be so bland that you lose your appetite altogether. The food should still be tasty enough to make you want more. Most importantly, the food you eat on a keto diet should certainly satiate you until your next meal.

Don’t worry, because this keto gnocchi recipe is still as tasty as before. The new ingredients include the almond flour and cauliflower rice. Together with the eggs and assorted cheeses, they make up this low carb gnocchi. For the sauce, I have heavy cream and Gorgonzola.

low carb cauliflower gnocchi

Cauliflower is commonly used in the keto diet as it is a great source of healthy vitamins and minerals. It helps with digestion and detoxification of the body as well. It’s a great low carb substitute for rice.

You can make many keto dishes with cauliflower such as cauliflower fried rice, and hash brown.

Almond flour, on the other hand, is a nice substitute to the regular flour as it is gluten-free, high in various nutrients like fiber, fat, and protein, and most importantly, low carb.

Cheese is also rich in minerals and vitamins to complement the dish. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love cheese?

This dish can be an independent meal on itself, but can also be an excellent side dish for your meat and fish.

It doesn’t take much time to prepare and the outcome will surely make you crave for more. It is great for beginner cooks since the recipe is pretty simple and straightforward.

How to Make Low Carb Gnocchi

Place the mozzarella in a heat-safe bowl and let it melt in the microwave for a minute.

Whisk the almond flour in a bowl together with the cauliflower rice, eggs, Grana Padano, and cottage cheese. Mix in the melted mozzarella cheese as well.

mix almond flour cauliflower rice eggs

Make 2 balls out of the mixture and refrigerate them to make them hard enough. Leave for 20 minutes.

refrigerate gnocchi dough

Afterward, roll the balls to form a long cylinder with approximately 1 inch diameter. Cut the long roll to make the gnocchi.

roll gnocchi dough

Boil the gnocchi in water with salt for a minute only. Remove from the water right away.

Prepare the sauce for the gnocchi. Simmer the cream in a saucepan. Mix well with some nutmeg and Gorgonzola. Wait until the mixture melts.

making gorgonzola sauce

Add a spoonful of the sauce on the gnocchi. Sprinkle with more Grana Padano or grated Parmesan cheese then serve immediately.

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Keto Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce

This low carb gnocchi is made of almond flour, cauliflower and assorted cheeses. Served with creamy Gorgonzola sauce, this dish will be a great keto meal.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Italian, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword cauliflower gnocchi, keto gnocchi, low carb gnocchi
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 336kcal
Author Tanya K.


For gnocchi:

  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1 egg lightly beaten (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Grana Padano cheese grated (plus more for serving)
  • 4 tbsp almond flour
  • sea salt

For sauce:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 oz Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 pinch nutmeg grated


  • Microwave mozzarella for 1 minute.
  • Add cottage cheese, egg (if using), almond flour and Grana Padano to cauliflower rice, season with salt. Stir in melted mozzarella.
  • Divide the dough into 2 balls and refrigerate for 20 minutes until firm.
  • Form each ball into a long roll about 1 inch in diameter and slice and form gnocchi.
  • Cook gnocchi in salted boiling water for 1 minute, drain immediately.
  • In a saucepan bring the cream to simmer. Add Gorgonzola, a pinch of nutmeg and whisk until melted.
  • Spoon sauce over gnocchi, sprinkle with Grana Padano and serve.



*Nutrition info includes the sauce.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 619mg26%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 840IU17%
Vitamin C 19.3mg23%
Calcium 328mg33%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Is gnocchi high in carbs?

Yes, traditional gnocchi is high in carbs as it is typically made from potatoes, flour, and eggs. However, there are low-carb versions of gnocchi made with alternative ingredients like cauliflower or almond flour for those following a low-carb diet. My keto gnocchi recipe contains only 5 grams of net carbs per serving.

Does cauliflower gnocchi taste the same?

Cauliflower gnocchi does not taste exactly the same as traditional potato gnocchi. While it aims to mimic the texture and flavor, cauliflower gnocchi has a lighter, slightly different taste due to the cauliflower base. The overall flavor can be more vegetable-like and less starchy compared to traditional gnocchi.

How do you know when cauliflower gnocchi is done?

You can tell cauliflower gnocchi is done when it floats to the top of boiling water, which typically takes about 1-2 minutes. Additionally, the gnocchi should have a soft, pillowy texture. If pan-frying, they’re done when they turn golden brown and have a slightly crisp exterior. It’s important to avoid overcooking to maintain their desired texture.

How do I replace almond flour with coconut flour in low carb gnocchi recipe?

To replace almond flour with coconut flour in a low-carb gnocchi recipe, use about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of coconut flour for every cup of almond flour. Coconut flour is more absorbent, so you’ll need less of it. Additionally, you may need to adjust the amount of liquid ingredients or egg to achieve the right dough consistency, as coconut flour tends to make mixtures drier.

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