Instant Pot Cauliflower Gnocchi Mac N Cheese is about to happen in your life. And you are SO welcome. 😉
As most of you are well aware... cauliflower is basically and can be transformed into almost anything. From pizza to rice to now GNOCCHI?! While I am in food freedom, and I choose cauli rice if it sounds super delicious or the occasional pizza crusts. They are usually just ok.
But the cauli gnocchi from Trader Joe's is OUT OF THIS WORLD delicious. Plus the ingredients are pretty clean (not the cleanest - but good!).
As I have stated before, in my food freedom journey and to break away from the restrict-binge-restrict-binge lifestlye that WAS diet culture. I HAD to pick a sustainable way to take "bad" food and "good" food labels off the table and to never restrict but substitute to fulfill my cravings. Because if you don't fulfill your physiological hunger... it will haunt you and instead of having the one cookie at the office. You turned it down for being "good" today. Then later after mindlessly grazing (still thinking about that cookie). You probably consumed just as much calories (usually more) than just that stupid cookie. Just sayin.
That's where this recipe comes in. It satisfies my mac n cheese cravings but in a healthier way! I actually serve a portion over greens to make it a complete meal!
It checks all the boxes for what I need :
- It's gooey
- The pillow-y texture of gnocchi
- Pancetta (for bacon crisp crunch)
- Gluten Free
- And has a dairy free option in the instructions below!
- DONE in 3 minutes!
Simply crisp the pancetta and set it aside on paper towels to absorb the grease.
Dump the rest of the ingredients in the Instant Pot and set for 3 minutes on manual mode. Stir.
Add the pancetta back in and DONE.
HOW EASY IS THIS?!
Jake even loved it and he has SWORN to me that he hates cauliflower forever and ever. <3
Other easy Instant Pot recipes to try:Print