Homemade Kale Gnocchi (Trader Joe’s Copycat)

Trader Joe’s Kale Gnocchi has quickly become a popular freezer staple along with their Cauliflower Gnocchi. This copycat version only uses 6 ingredients — one of them being water! I chose to make mine a lighter green than Trader Joe’s and also added some ridges.

So if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, want to have some fun making your own gnocchi from scratch, or just have some kale to use up, give this a shot! So simple and so delicious.

Pan fried Kale Gnocchi served with a homemade pesto and roasted red cabbage steaks.

Note: I boiled and pan fried my gnocchi, but feel free to cook it how you like (after boiling of course).

Homemade Kale Gnocchi (Trader Joe’s Copycat)

A copycat version of Trader Joe's popular freezer staple.


  • 2 cup loosely packed fresh kale
  • cup potato starch
  • cup chickpea flour (or sub quinoa flour)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a good blender or food processor. Be sure to put the kale in first so it gets fully blended.
  • Remove from the blender and knead until a dough is formed.
  • Divide the dough and roll into logs on a lightly floured surface.
  • Slice into gnocchi sized pieces.
  • Using the back of a fork, roll the gnocchi to create ridges.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the gnocchi in and boil until it floats to the surface (about 4-5 mins).
  • Strain and rinse with cold water.
  • Optional: Pan fry or bake until golden brown.
  • Serve with sauce of choice and enjoy!