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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hunter6295 249848
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."

crouchcrew 248522
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

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

murrworm88 246770
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."

JGa2595176 246601
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."

res1046 245863
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."

Chewy81 245802
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"I changed this up quite a bit. Added 2 cups of chicken stock and 1 cup low-fat milk to make it more of a creamy soup. Tripled the amount of onion, added diced carrots and celery, doubled the spinach and added a jar of roasted red peppers and a couple tablespoons of italian seasoning. I didn't use any mozzarella but sprinkled a little bit of parmesan on top. These modifications made it a delicious and very filling soup."

Kdorfman 245781
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"Would not make again"

nicki1966 244644
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"Very tasty....great for an entire meal!"

lorbells 242725
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"Very good but wouldn't say it has a soup consistency. I followed the directions and also added two eight ounce cans of tomato sauce as well as a little salt and oregano. This will be put in my meal rotation."

Javafox 241134
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"I made this soup tonight and it was delicious! I gave it 5 stars even though I added a box of low sodium beef broth as I thought it needed liquid to make it "soup-ready". I did add some italian seasonings but that was my own personal preference. All- in- all, I followed the recipe as written. It is now a new favorite of mine and I plan to make it for my daughter since she also appreciates a hearty, tasty bowl of soup."

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