Instant Pot Creamy Gnocchi Soup (video!)
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I don’t care what you’re doing right now, even if you’re at work or giving birth to a human or driving your uber to the airpot – I need you to stop what you’re doing and go to Trader Joe’s to get their Cauliflower Gnocchi. Because it is LIFE CHANGING. Trader Joe’s has some of the best snacks around, but they have cruuuuuushed it by creating this gnocchi. I love it so damn much.
But can we also just rewind a bit and take a second to really think about all the people we trust in uber to drive us somewhere and not kill us? My uber drivers have been sketch AF lately. And they all smell really bad. I may not wash my hair for weeks at a time, but I wash my damn armpits. People should take notes from me. Actually, washing your hair weekly is important. Only take my notes when they include details about gnocchi.
So let’s talk about this gnocchi for a sec. Because, as I said before, it’s life changing. When you hit up Trader Joe’s, do yourself a favor and buy 4-5 bags. You can thank me later because you’ll probably want to eat the gnocchi every single night and going to the store is annoying. And then I’ll be pissed because I won’t be able to find the gnocchi anywhere. But you know what? It’s worth it if you’re making my recipes. And I promise you, you won’t be disappointed with this one.
But just a heads up – DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT follow the directions on the packaging. They are bullsh*t directions and you will end up with balls of goo for dinner and a dirty ass pan. And sure, the goo still tastes good, but it’s not quite the aesthetic appeal you’re looking for. I failed about 23879238i0 times trying to make these little gnocchi balls and it wasn’t until Michelle Tam from Nom Nom Paleo shared on her IG stories how to make it, that I was finally able to make the perfect gnocchi. I share all the helpful tips in this video above!
Speaking of grocery shopping, I finally made the grown up decision to start getting with the times and grocery shopping online. I already use Thrive Market monthly, but I normally grocery shop 4-5x per week, depending on how much I’m cooking for the blog that week. So cutting that down to maybe 1-2x per week would be lovely. I tried instacart last week when my face looked like I put it through a wood chipper after a profractional treatment, but it was hella expensive. Luckily many of my friends and PaleOMG readers recommended Amazon Prime Now which delivers groceries from Whole Foods for FREE!! And after hearing about my friend who has done it for 9 months and LOVES IT, I finally bit the bullet, downloaded the app and had my groceries delivered 2 hours later. I even told them to ring the doorbell and leave the groceries, Home Alone style, so I didn’t have to interact with the kind human at my doorstep. It even sends you step-by-step updates on your order and it’s delivery. It was magical. And I got an hour of my life back. And I’m sure everyone out there can agree that an extra hour in their day is pretty much the best. I got so much done in that one extra hour!!
I feel like grocery delivery services are a huge life hack for me. It saves me so much time and it’s actually saving me money but I’m not purchasing a ton of last minute impulse buys like cookies I’ve never seen or a dip that will make me gain 14 pounds in a week. So I have two questions for you –
- Have you tried grocery delivery services and what do you think of them?
- What other life hacks have you figured out lately that are saving you time and money?
Let’s life hack together!!
And my life hack tip for you today is to stop what you’re doing and go get 15 packs of gnocchi. Do it now!!
Instant Pot Creamy Gnocchi Soup
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
1 package of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi
3 tablespoons ghee
1lb hot ground Italian sausage
32 ounces of chicken bone broth
1 (16 ounce) bag of frozen cauliflower
1 (14 ounce) can of garlic herb diced tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, diced
salt, to taste
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 bundle of kale, roughly chopped
salt and black pepper
fresh basil, for garnish
- Place the frozen gnocchi on a plate and into the microwave for 3 minutes, until soft. Pat with a paper towel to dry. Place a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add ghee and gnocchi. Cook for about 15 or so minutes, flipping halfway through. Once finished cooking and brown on both sides, sprinkle with salt.
- While the gnocchi cooks, place the basin in the 8 quart instant pot then press the sauté button on high. Add hot Italian sausage, break into pieces and cook until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- Add broth, cauliflower, tomatoes, garlic cloves and salt. Secure the lid of the instant pot, close off the pressure valve then press soup and press the down button to 10 minutes.
- Once the time goes off, release the pressure then remove the lid and use an immersion blender to blend all ingredients until creamy and smooth.
- Then add bell pepper and kale along with some salt and pepper. Seal the lid again, close off the pressure valve then press soup button and down to 10 minutes. Once finished, release the pressure valve then remove lid and add Italian sausage and gnocchi and mix to warm through.
- Top with extra black pepper and basil before serving.
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