Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

360 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine January/February 2009

In this one-skillet supper, we toss dark leafy greens, diced tomatoes and white beans with gnocchi and top it all with gooey mozzarella. Serve with a mixed green salad with vinaigrette.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 16-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi, (see Tip)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 cups chopped chard leaves, (about 1 small bunch) or spinach
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings
  • 1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation

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  1. 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.
  2. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and onion to the pan and cook, stirring, over medium heat, for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and water. Cover and cook until the onion is soft, 4 to 6 minutes. Add chard (or spinach) and cook, stirring, until starting to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, beans and pepper and bring to a simmer. Stir in the gnocchi and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling, about 3 minutes.
  • Tip: Look for shelf-stable gnocchi near other pasta in the Italian section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 326 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 6 g fiber; 56 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 60 mcg folate; 9 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2724 IU vitamin A; 28 mg vitamin C; 191 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 610 mg sodium; 366 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (54% daily value), Vitamin C (47% dv), Calcium (20% dv), Iron (20% dv).
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3 1/2
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 360

May 23, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Amazing mid-week meal! One of the best and easiest-to-prepare one-skillet meals I've ever found. Such a diverse mixture of flavors, textures, and colors, this dish is perfect for two people (with leftovers for the next day) or feeding a family. Reheats the next day very well. I use spinach instead of chard (I like the flavor). I don't even miss the meat, the gnocchi is heavy and the beans protein-rich enough without added meat. Pros: Tasty, quick, colorful, nutritious, versatile Cons: None
February 06, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
One of the best 1 Pot meals ever! This is a great recipe. It is very flavorful and easy to make. My husband likes it, but he misses meat in a no-meat dish. I can quickly thaw frozen shrimp or use leftover cooked chicken and everyone is happy. It turns boring chicken into just the opposite! This recipe is easy to vary - you can use different types of greens, beans, and or cheese depending on what you like. Don't leave out the tomatoes. They add lots of flavor. I'm making this again this week. Pros: Flavorful, filling, attractive, can use all fresh ingredients, easy to make Cons: No meat, but easy to add cooked chicken, shrimp, etc
January 20, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Easy and delicious! Really enjoyed this recipe - I didn't find it to be bland at all but instead thought it was delicious and full of great flavors! Pros: Easy, quick, filling, warm, yummy Cons: None
January 15, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Very tasty. Very delicious recipe. Great for having in the cold weather months of Fall and Winter. Was my first time eating gnocchi. Highly recommend. Pros: Easy and quick to make. Healthy. Cons: N/A
June 17, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Loved this meal Recently, I was put on a low fat high fiber diet with lots of leafy greens. I have been struggling to find recipes that are quick and easy. This one is perfect. Beans for fiber, leafy greens and I substituted reduced fat mozzarella to make it even lower in fat. Loved it and as other comments suggest it is very easy to substitute other foods in and out. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
June 17, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
really yummy! I used spinach instead of chard, and added my own Italian spice mix (pretty generously) to plain diced tomatoes instead of finding flavored tomatoes, and it came out great Pros: Tasty even for meat-eaters, pretty quick Cons: NULL
April 01, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious. Love one pot meals! My family really liked this dish. Very tasty with a lot of flavors and textures going on. Used potato gnocchi with basil in it and spinach instead of chard. No leftovers for me for work. Oh well.... Will definitely make again Pros: Healthy, quick Cons: NULL
February 24, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Great start of a recipe I made the recipe as followed, and found it horribly bland. It just did not taste much of anything, and I couldn't tell there were any spices at all in the dish. Not surprising as this recipe relies on all the spices from your canned tomatoes. Also, there is no salt in this recipe -- probably relying on the canned tomatoes and cheese but my tomatoes had no salt added. So, the quick fix was to simply add spices! I added some salt and more pepper. I then generously sprinkled Dried Oregano, Basil, and Thyme and mixed it until the flavor got where I wanted it spice wise. I topped the dish with fresh basil as well for an added burst of freshness. In the end after adding the additional spices, it was a good and very filling meal. The gnocchi and beans fill you up fast! I did not miss the meat in this dish at all. Pros: Quick, Easy, Mostly shelf stable Cons: Very Bland
February 09, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Nutritious comfort food! this is a meatless-Monday staple for us. Easy to swap out greens, beans or other veggies you have on hand. Meat-eating husband forgets it's vegetarian, and my babies ages 2 and 1 love it, too. Pros: quick dinner option Cons: NULL