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You are going to love this gnocchi recipe for gnocchi with white beans! It’s one of my favorite vegetarian recipes! We are definitely meat eaters in my home, but every now and then, we like to have meatless meals to keep our budget under control. Since beans are high in fiber, they really help fill you up which is why this makes a great meal.
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Gnocchi with White Beans
This is a super easy vegetarian meal to make. Everything is cooked in one pan and it can be ready in about 15 minutes. If you’re running late for dinner, this is a great choice. This is the first gnocchi recipe I’ve tried and it was really easy. I started with fresh gnocchi found in the grocery store near the fresh pasta. If you like to make your own, you could certainly do that as well.
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What you’ll need to make this Gnocchi recipe
Large covered skillet – You’ll want a large covered skillet to make this. I love one-pan meals because they are easy to clean up after. If you get a non-stick skillet, the cleanup process is even easier.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
- 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
- 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed & drained
- 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the garlic; cook one minute longer.
- Add gnocchi; cook and stir for 5 or 6 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in spinach; cook until wilted.
- Add the beans, tomatoes and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
If you have fresh spinach growing in the garden, you can grab a handful of baby spinach from there. Otherwise, you can pick some up at the farmer’s market or buy a bag of baby spinach at the grocery store. I prefer baby spinach in this recipe rather than full grown because the taste is more mellow. You can go ahead and toss in some chopped mushrooms too if you like.
Gnocchi are basically small dumplings that are made from flour, potatoes, egg, cheese, breadcrumbs, etc. There are quite a few different varieties you can find in the store. I would really love to try making my own from scratch someday when I have more time. Thankfully, I can buy them ready made at the store.
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