I don’t know who winter thinks he is but this whole game he’s playing with snowing in the winter is RUDE. It’s pretty much pitch black outside this morning and it’s put me in one hell of a mood. It could have to do with how sore I am, but I’m going to go with snow-blaming instead. Do I want to shovel? No. Do I want to have cold toes throughout the entire day? No. Do I want to scrape my car with a credit card because I can continue to ignore the fact that I need an ice scraper? No. But I probably should get one. I’ve lived in Colorado for 30 years at this point.

PaleOMG Easy Air Fryer Gnocchi Three Ways

But who cares about my annoying needs. Let’s talk about cauliflower gnocchi. Because you probably know at this point that it’s the best thing ever. And if you don’t since you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, I recommend that you move. It will be worth it. Then you can make my cauliflower gnocchi recipes all the time and life will be grand. Especially if you have an air fryer. I was recently making my Instant Pot Creamy Gnocchi Soup on instagram stories and a woman reached out and told me that she makes her gnocchi in her air fryer and then told me how simple it is. So this really isn’t a recipe at all. This is a way to cook gnocchi that an instagram follower showed me. And I thank her. And love her with all my heart. Now instead of having to pay attention to the gnocchi in a pan to make sure it doesn’t stick or turn in to goo balls, all you have to do close your air fryer and pay attention to the rest of your meal. It’s lovely. And they come out perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside!

PaleOMG Easy Air Fryer Gnocchi Three Ways

PaleOMG Easy Air Fryer Gnocchi Three Ways

But enough about gnocchi. I’ve had enough. Just kidding, I want to eat it everyday. Anywho, I’ve had a couple people reach out to ask if I’m going to share Bachelor recaps this year and I’ve been really torn about it. Ok, not REALLY torn. But slightly. Sometimes it’s tough to gage…or gauge? Sometimes it’s tough to ga(u)ge what people want since complainers are much louder than appreciaters. When I would share Bachelor recaps in the past, I would get emails from people saying they couldn’t stand The Bachelor so it ruined the post they were trying to look at. So since this year has Colton, who is a virgin and 12 years old, it’s slightly less interesting for me to watch and actually recap, especially with the complainers out there coming in hot.

PaleOMG Easy Air Fryer Gnocchi Three Ways

Complainers are just the pits. They ruin the fun in everything. When I came out with fitted shorts a while back in my activewear line, a woman complained that I was out of touch, body negative and it not a good look. For coming out with shorts. Shorts. And you know what? You guys have totally rocked those shorts and looked amazing in them. So I think I need to remember that people just like being angry about something. Even gnocchi. Someone will be angry about this gnocchi if they don’t have an air fryer. All that being said…I haven’t watched much of The Bachelor. Virgin jokes aren’t that interesting to me. Nor are the innuendos that the editors have made throughout each episode. We get it. He hasn’t had sex by the age of 26. He’s had a tough life as a good-looking white male who made it to the NFL. It’s a true sob story. Cinderella right there. Now, what do YOU think of The Bachelor this year? Are you in love with Demi who said she hasn’t dated a virgin since age 12? Or are you in to one of the fourteen beauty queens? Vast array of people this year. Bravo, NBC. You’ve outdone yourself with lookalikes this year.

Now excuse me. I have leftover gnocchi to consume.

PaleOMG Easy Air Fryer Gnocchi Three Ways

PaleOMG Easy Air Fryer Gnocchi Three Ways

PaleOMG Easy Air Fryer Gnocchi Three Ways

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Easy Air Fryer Gnocchi Three Ways

  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 package of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • coconut oil spray
  • marinara (I used Rao’s Arrabbiata Sauce)
  • pesto sauce (I used Seggiano Pesto)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, black pepper
  • parsley, for garnish


  1. Place frozen cauliflower gnocchi in the basket of a 6qt air fryer. Spray with coconut oil spray. Turn temperature up to 400 degrees F and time to 10 minutes.
  2. Once 10 minutes is up, use tongs to flip each piece of gnocchi over, spray with coconut oil once more and cook for another 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. 
  3. Once cooked through, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, eat plain OR toss in your preferred sauce – marinara, pesto or lemon butter! Garnish with parsley and eat up!

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  1. Yves Trang says:

    Yum thank you! Am I able to use olive oil spray if I dont have coconut?

    1. juli says:


  2. Nadine B. Griffith says:

    For those debating between an air fryer and an instant pot – we have both, but our air fryer is built in to the best contraption ever invented: the Breville Smart Oven-Air. If you’re a smaller family of 1-3 and you have an electric stove/oven, then it’ll save you a ton of of time and money in the long run because it heats up in no time. It has a fan oven option, pizza, bagel, toast, roast, broil, AIR FRY, reheat, warm, cookie, proof settings and it is my favourite appliance ever. Bakes beautifully, roasts a large chicken, and does a great job all around. I can not recommend it enough.

  3. Darcie says:

    Is there another option to cook the gnocchi if you don’t have an air fryer? Would the oven work just the same?

  4. Tara says:

    The Seggiano pesto looks amazing where do you buy in the US?

    1. juli says:

      i get mine at whole foods and natural grocers

  5. Karen Ann says:

    Thank you for sharing this!! TJ cauliflower gnocchi is already amazing and putting it in the air fryer takes it to another level!!

  6. Kelly McDermott says:

    Genius to cook in the air fryer but 20 minutes in mine burnt them — they looked perfect at 10 minutes, should have taken out. Something to keep in mind if you have a Ninja!

    1. juli says:

      thanks for letting us know!! i now how the philips air fryer and it only takes about 15 minutes. every air fryer is so different!

    2. Kim says:

      Same with mine! And mine is not a Ninja 😉

      1. Kim says:

        Or a Phillips! I will try 15 next time!