5 Ingredient Pepperoni Pizza Baked Cauliflower Gnocchi

5 Ingredient Pepperoni Pizza Baked Cauliflower Gnocchi!! A super easy, minimal ingredient, and incredibly delicious weeknight dinner.

pepperoni pizza baked cauliflower gnocchi with cheese and fresh basil in a cast iron skillet on a striped napkin

Ingredients You’ll Need:

Only 5 simple ingredients needed and very minimal prep work!  You are going to absolutely love this dish. 

  • Frozen cauliflower gnocchi. I buy mine at Trader Joe’s.
  • Marinara. (or pizza sauce).
  • Shredded cheese. (I used a pizza cheese blend)
  • Pepperoni.
  • Italian seasoning, optional.
  • Fresh basil, for serving, optional.  
baked cauliflower gnocchi skillet with cheese and pepperoni topped with fresh basil

Why you are going to LOVE this healthified pepperoni pizza bake!

  • Only 5 ingredients needed. What’s better than a super simple dinner after a long day? This one is a keeper!
  • 6 Minutes of prep time. Yep. You heard me– 6 short minutes!! Quickly prep in a cast iron or oven safe skillet and then pop in the oven to bake. Dinner will be ready on the table in no time!
  • Family friendly! Both of my boys loved this recipe. They think they are pizza tater tots and no one needs to tell them otherwise!
  • DELICIOUS. This is a given but

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5 Ingredient Pepperoni Pizza Baked Cauliflower Gnocchi

baked cauliflower gnocchi skillet with cheese and pepperoni topped with fresh basil
  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 6
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove-top, oven
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 212 oz bags frozen cauliflower gnocchi from trader joes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ¾ jar of marinara (24 oz jar)
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded cheese (I used a pizza cheese blend)
  • 1214 pepperonis
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning, optional
  • Fresh basil, for serving, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  
  2. Grease a large cast iron skillet with 2-3 T olive oil.  Heat over medium high heat then add frozen cauliflower gnocchi.  Let crisp up on each side for 1-2 minutes, trying to keep from sticking to the bottom of the pan too much (a little bit is normal).  Add more oil if neccessary.  
  3. Reduce heat to medium low, add minced garlic and toss to combine.  Cook for 30 seconds or so until fragrant.  
  4. Remove from heat, pour in marinara and toss to combine.  Sprinkle on cheese and then arrange pepperoni’s on top.  Sprinkle italian seasoning over everything if you are using.  
  5. Transfer to the oven to bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is golden and bubbly.  
  6. Option to garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!! I love serving with a big salad and a vegetable.  

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