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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 Galbani® 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. 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."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"We loved it! Try with turjey sausage and add extra cayenne pepper, it is very easy tasty meal to prepare! My husband took leftovers to work and asked to cook more as everyone wanted to try them. We did use dry packaged type. Great inexpensive recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"Found the recipe to be a bit bland. Next time I would add more diced tomatoes and Italian turkey sausage."

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