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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 equals 307 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 789 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 13 g 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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 Oct. 29, 2015

"This is a great "basic" recipe! You can make exactly as written, or easily add what your family likes or just what you have on hand. I usually use this as a side dish and serve with Italian sausage or a spicy meatloaf."

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"Super quick and easy. Delicious! Will definitely make thus again."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2015

"This was very easy and delicious. I added chicken sausage to it. The whole family loved it. I am always looking for new ways to cook gnocchi! Thanks for sharing"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

"We love this meal! It's fast, easy, beautiful to look at and different. I add one can of Rotel in place of the Italian tomatoes and 1 tsp. Italian seasoning to pep up the flavors. I also add about 1/2 to 1 cup of water to make a bit more sauce. I don't feel it's necessary to add any meat at all, as this is filling and satisfying all by itself. I use the chilled, packaged gnocchi and don't find the texture is mushy as others have mentioned. I make this often and my husband lights up when he sees it's on the menu."

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"Delicious! Simple and fresh. Great if you add zucchini or sausage."

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