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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  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 Aug. 15, 2014

This was great. I added Italian sausage and some extra basil /oregano. I will definitely be making this again.

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Reviewed May. 5, 2014

I added venison sausage to this, fresh basil, and used fresh mozzarella. So, perhaps I can't review the recipe accurately, but what I ended up with was great! I will likely make this again.

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

Very easy to make, and tastes good, a little bland. Might try adding white wine as others have suggested, and more garlic.. I did have to add chicken broth for the gnocchi to cook as it didn't cook in the 5-6 min. Added about 1/4 chicken broth with the tomatoes, beans and pepper. Let that cook for about 4 minutes and then added spinach. Yummy!

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

This was great, but I agree with another reviewer that it could use a little extra white wine or chicken broth. Other than that wonderful flavor.

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

The only change I made was to add a little white wine to the sauce. We thought the flavors really came out the next day. Overall good recipe. We will make it again.

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