Gnocchi with White Beans Recipe
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Gnocchi with White Beans Recipe

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Here’s one of those no-fuss recipes you can toss together and cook in one skillet. Ideal for a busy weeknight, it’s also good with crumbled Italian chicken sausage if you need to please meat-lovers. —Julianne Meyers, Hinesville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 307 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 789mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 13g protein


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add gnocchi; cook and stir 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in beans, tomatoes, spinach and pepper; heat through.
  2. Sprinkle with cheeses; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for potato gnocchi in the pasta or frozen foods section.
Originally published as Gnocchi with White Beans in Healthy Cooking December/January 2011, p51

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jun. 27, 2016

"Very tasty and filling. I did add Italian sausage for the

Meat lovers in the family. The only other addition I made was to add fresh basil and oregano from my garden. Even my teenage son and his friend raved about it."

Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"A little on the dry side and my husband felt like the beans made it appear gritty."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2016

"We really enjoy this. Made it for the 2nd time last night. I added jalape?o chicken sausage and that gave it a nice kick. I also added a cup of stock for the gnocchi and some fresh mushrooms I needed to use up. I couldn't imagine this without the sausage; that makes it for us."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"I really wanted to be blown away by this recipe...but in the end, was not. I read the other reviews, and agree you need to add some stock to the cooking gnocchi. I also did add a few extra spices to jazz it up. My husband's first reaction was that he thought some sliced spicy turkey sausage would go a long way in this dish. I agree. We all had a bowl, but none of us had seconds. Loved the concept, but the final dish wasn't a crowd pleaser."

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"We loved this, as written, for a quick and easy meatless meal with ingredients I always have on hand. I added a few tablespoons of water as needed to keep the mixture from sticking and used Delallo potato gnocchi, found in the grocery aisle. It's vacuum-packed and shelf stable, which makes it great to keep in the pantry for a quick meal."

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