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Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Gnocchi Casserole

This easy dinner comes together in just twenty minutes and is bringing the heat! Transform Trader Joe's cauliflower gnocchi into this delicious casserole with a homemade buffalo sauce and shredded rotisserie chicken.
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Buffalo Sauce

  • 2/3 cup Frank's Red Hot Original Sauce
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water

Casserole

  • 2 pckgs Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • 1 ½ cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Monterry Jack cheese shredded
  • green onions sliced
  • hot sauce for serving
  • ranch for serving

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add both bags of cauliflower gnocchi and saute until golden brown on each side, approx 10 minutes. ***DO NOT COOK ACCORDING TO PACKAGE! Adding water causes the gnocchi to become soggy.
  • While gnocchi is cooking, make your homemade buffalo sauce. In a medium pot combine the hot sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Add butter and whisk while it's melting. When butter is incorporated, stir in cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbsp water. Whisk until sauce thickens, about 30 seconds. Turn off heat.
  • Once gnocchi is cooked add shredded chicken and ½ cup of cheese. Carefully pour buffalo sauce over gnocchi and chicken, gently stirring to evenly coat.
  • Transfer to a baking dish and sprinkle more cheese on top.
  • Turn on broiler to high. Place casserole dish in the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and add sliced green onions. Drizzle with ranch dressing and hot sauce for serving.
Keyword 20 minute meal, buffalo chicken, gnocchi, trader joes
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