White Bean and Spinach Gnocchi

Lesley Baradel
White Bean and Spinach Gnocchi is a fast weeknight vegetarian meal the whole family will love
White Bean and Spinach Gnocchi is a fast weeknight vegetarian meal the whole family will love

White Bean and Spinach Gnocchi

This is a fast meal for a busy weeknight and can be modified with different vegetables or cheese that you may have on hand.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Pasta, Vegetarian & Vegan
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 324 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 16-oz package shelf-stable gnocchi
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced (about 1 medium onion)
  • 2 tsp garlic minced, about 4 cloves
  • 6 cups spinach leaves torn
  • 15-oz can diced tomatoes no salt added
  • 15-oz can white beans drained and rinsed (Cannellini or Great Northern)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese finely shredded

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the gnocchi and cook about 5 minutes, stirring often, until starting to brown. Put the gnocchi to the side in a bowl.
  • Return the pan to medium heat with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook until it begins to wilt, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, black pepper and Italian seasoning. Bring to a simmer and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the gnocchi and sprinkle with the feta and Parmesan cheeses. Cover and cook about 3 more minutes or until the cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.

Notes

Mix It Up: Use mozzarella cheese or goat cheese in place of the feta. Other greens such as Swiss chard or kale could be used in place of the spinach. If a family member insists on meat in their meal, try chicken sausage that is sliced, pan-cooked and added in with the rest.   
Nutrition Nugget: Did you know that by draining and rinsing canned beans, you can decrease the amount of sodium by about forty percent? Canned foods are just as nutritious as their fresh and frozen counterparts.

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 13gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 639mgFiber: 9gSugar: 5g
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Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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