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Skillet Gnocchi with White Beans and Diced Tomatoes

Gnocchi is one of my all time favorite comfort foods.  I’ve used it in a variety of recipes in the past but nothing you would ever consider healthy – mostly cream-based sauces and lots of cheese and butter.  Needless to say I was super excited when I stumbled upon this healthier version of gnocchi. It combines some really great ingredients including diced tomatoes, garlic, white beans and spinach that create quite a flavorful dish.  The recipe is really simple and can all be cooked in one pan making cleanup a breeze.  Start to finish I was done in 30 minutes.  The results were awesome.  The dish tasted like gnocchi from some of our favorite local Italian restaurants. I even ate some leftovers for lunch today and they still tasted awesome.  I highly recommend this recipe.



Recipe adapted from EatingWell


1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil plus 1 tsp – divided

1 16 ounce package shelf-gnocchi (found near the pasta/Italian food)

1 yellow onion, sliced

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 cup water

6 cups chopped spinach or chard

1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning

1 15 ounce can white beans, rinsed (we used large butter beans)

1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

1/2 cup shredded park-skim mozzarella cheese


1. Heat 1 Tbs oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add gnocchi and cook 5-7 minutes, stirring often until plumped and starting to brown.  Transfer to bowl.

2. Add 1 tsp oil to skill with onions. Cook over medium heat 2-4 minutes until onions start to become transparent. Add water and garlic, cover and cooking 4-6 minutes until onions fully soft. Add spinach/chard and cook 1-2 minutes, until starting to wilt.  Stir in tomatoes, beans and pepper. Bring to a simmer.  Add the gnocchi and mozzarella cheese.  Cook until cheese is melted and sauce bubbles.


Serves 6

Calories: 325

Fat: 7 g

Protein: 14 g


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