This is my version of a recipe I found on EatingWell and tweaked to our liking. We like ours very thick. See options for a slightly saucier version see *optional version* it adds a 1/2 cup of water and changes how the onion is cooked.
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
- 16 ounces gnocchi, shelf-stable (used sweet potato wheat)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes
- 15 ounces white beans, rinsed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plumped and starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm.
- Add the remaining oil and onion the pan and cook over medium heat for about 7 to 10 minutes, till soft and lightly caramelized. Stir in garlic and cook 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the spinach, tomatoes, beans, pepper to the onions and garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in gnocchi and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover just till cheese melts about 1 minute.
- *optional version* Add reaming oil and onion to the pan and cook, stirring, over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook until the onion is soft about 4 minutes.
We enjoyed this hearty all-in-one dish. Great combination of ingredients -- next time, I might cut the spinach by half and add some red pepper flakes to give it a little "kick". I will definitely make this dish again. Thanks for the post! Made for the Everyday is a Holiday tag game.
What a wonderful and healthy one-pan dish! I used less onion and fresh spinach, otherwise made just as directed. I didn't drain my tomatoes and thought that the amount of liquid was just right to make a nice sauce for the gnocchi. Loved this dish - thanks for sharing the recipe!
We found this a too heavy on the beans and light on the tomato for our taste. Loved the preparation of the gnocchi though. I've never sauteed them before.