Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

364 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


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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 364

October 09, 2016
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By: cdcn714
I've made it several times.
October 08, 2016
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By: Toni-Rose
Simple and delicious recipe. The entire family loved it!! I used some low sodium vegetable broth and a bit of Locatelli cheese for some added flavor. It was a very cost effective and filling meal as well.
October 06, 2016
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By: Linbar
My family loves this dish. No changes needed,
August 27, 2016
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By: dora
Delicious meal! Even my kids are enjoying the break from old heavy foods! I used thinly sliced chicken breast which I added in with the onion to simmer. The broth makes liquid so that water isn't even needed for garlic. So much flavor! Paired with an Olive Garden style salad.
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.