Cauliflower Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce Recipe


For the Cauliflower Gnocchi:

  • 1 package (16 oz) cauliflower gnocchi (store-bought or homemade)
  • Salt, for boiling

For the Brown Butter Sage Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 8-10 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)

Optional Garnish:

  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions to make Cauliflower Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce:

  1. Cook the Cauliflower Gnocchi:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
    • Add the cauliflower gnocchi and cook according to the package instructions or until they float to the surface. If using homemade gnocchi, it may take about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Brown Butter Sage Sauce:
    • In a large skillet, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
    • Add the fresh sage leaves and let them crisp up in the butter for about 1-2 minutes, being careful not to burn them.
    • Add the minced garlic to the skillet and continue to cook until the butter turns golden brown and has a nutty aroma. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Combine Gnocchi and Sauce:
    • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked cauliflower gnocchi directly from the pot to the skillet with the brown butter sage sauce. Toss gently to coat the gnocchi evenly.
  4. Serve:
    • Plate the cauliflower gnocchi with brown butter sage sauce on a serving dish.
    • Optionally, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the top.
  5. Garnish:
    • Garnish with fresh parsley and crushed red pepper flakes for added flavor and visual appeal.
  6. Enjoy:
    • Serve the cauliflower gnocchi with brown butter sage sauce immediately while the gnocchi are still hot and the sauce is rich and flavorful.

This dish is a delightful and flavorful alternative to traditional potato gnocchi, and the brown butter sage sauce adds a nutty, aromatic touch. Feel free to customize the recipe by adding your favorite herbs or additional toppings.

Jayanth Dev

Jayanth Dev

Jayanth Dev was born on 1st April 1989 in Bangalore, India. He developed an early interest in writing as a result of his fascination as a child with the stories that appeared to him in his dreams. As most of his writings are typically reflections of his dreams, many people refer to him as a dream writer. His passion for the Old Scriptures sparked creative insights that helped him craft lovely tales that are present in all of his novels.