Gnocchi with White Beans Recipe

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Gnocchi with White Beans Recipe
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Gnocchi with White Beans Recipe

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4.5 98 108
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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
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 1 can (15 ounces) 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

Directions

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

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 1 can (15 ounces) 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
  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

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Rhoni347 User ID: 6294550 264399
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2017

"Pretty good. I learned a new way to make gnocchi too, I didn't realize it didn't need to be boiled! I did add chicken sausage and liked that. Also added some salt too."

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hyettk User ID: 8299176 259467
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2017

"Pretty bland and the gnocchi ends up really mushy. Ended up throwing the leftovers away. Won't make again"

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Theresa User ID: 9019963 259283
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2017

"This dish was outstanding exceeded my expectations. I followed the recipes almost exact. One difference was in a separate skillet I put a tablespoon of olive oil and started cooking the gnocchi by themselves ( about 5 min ) while at the same time in the main skillet I was cooking the onions/garlic. This allowed more room in the skillet for the gnocchis to get nice and brown on all sides. I then added them to main skillet with the onions/ garlic and continue to follow the recipe . The pack of gnocchi I used was almost 18oz so I used 1 1/2 cans of diced tomatoes . I remove the casing from my sausage cut into little chunks and separated it with my fingers and added it at the same time as the spinach , beans and tomatoes.

My husband and I loved this dish.
I am including a list of my ingredients do to the fact that it turned out so good!
FRESH gnocchi from Trader Joes Brand pasta Emporium
Cannellini white kidney beans Trader Joes ( the firmer the bean the better)
Hunts fire roasted diced tomatoes.
Pepper jack shredded cheese Trader Joes ( instead of mozzarella )
Fresh grated imported Parmesan cheese.
All Natural smoked turkey sausage ( kielbasa ) already cooked.
Brand Garrett Valley at Sprouts comes in 12oz BUT only used 6 oz"

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dkuglin User ID: 7994611 257679
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016

"This recipe made it to one of our regular dinner recipes. easy & delicious."

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flipperpie User ID: 7104866 257135
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2016

"This was okay but I only gave it three stars because although I liked the idea of browning the gnocchi I always boil it, I felt it needed something more. First of all I don't like putting garlic in after onions and then the gnocchi because till the gnocchi is browned so is the garlic. Next time I make this I will add more garlic than recipe calls for and I will add it much later. Also I will add basil, some parsley at end."

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lidjzl0 User ID: 3723782 255499
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"Made for vegan daughtet so did not use cheese. Substituted vegetable broth for the canned tomatoes . Added some italian seasoning. It was realy good. Thanks for the recipe."

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patscooking User ID: 1069729 255332
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

"I will be trying this recipe soon, but I had to write a comment...if you change the recipe then you are NOT reviewing THIS recipe, it is YOUR recipe you are reviewing. And no where does it say it is soup. Cooking macaroni products is a personal preference..soft or al dente, TASTE IT!!! If you don't like mushy, don't put the gnocchi in right away. Macaroni products have a tendency to soak up all juices and sauces so it will get softer if left over. Just takes common sense. If you taste something before it's served to see if it needs any added flavors, then you add them."

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hunter6295 User ID: 1021074 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."

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crouchcrew User ID: 7531123 248522
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

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

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murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 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."

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