Sheet-Pan Loaded Cauliflower Gnocchi

Inspired by the flavors of a loaded baked potato, this easy sheet-pan meal features roasted cauliflower florets and cauliflower gnocchi topped with crispy bacon, shredded Cheddar, sour cream and chives. Serve with a simple side salad.

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Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets (8 cups)

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen cauliflower gnocchi

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon smoked paprika

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 slices thick-cut low-sodium bacon

  • cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • ½ cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Combine cauliflower florets and gnocchi in a large bowl. Add oil, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and salt; toss to coat. Spread in an even layer on 1 side of a large rimmed baking sheet. Arrange bacon on the other half of the baking sheet.

  3. Roast until the bacon is cooked through and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven; transfer the bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Stir the cauliflower and gnocchi; return to the oven. Roast until the cauliflower is browned on edges and the gnocchi are crisp and golden, about 15 minutes more.

  4. Meanwhile, chop the bacon into 1/2-inch pieces; set aside. Whisk sour cream and water in a small bowl.

  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Stir the cauliflower and gnocchi; push them together so they are closely packed. Sprinkle with cheese and the chopped bacon. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Drizzle with the sour cream mixture and sprinkle with chives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
21g Fat
33g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Vitamin A 348IU 7%
Vitamin C 104mg 116%
Vitamin D 6IU 2%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 128mcg 32%
Vitamin K 41mcg 34%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Calcium 187mg 14%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 40mg 10%
Potassium 871mg 19%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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