This just did not turn out as I expected. Apparently, 7 minutes was too long to cook the gnocchi, so mine were extremely mushy. There was far too much liquid, so the whole thing was soupy. And, because I used swiss chard, the whole dish had an appalling pink color that made it look like vomit. The taste wasn't bad, but between the looks and the texture, most of it went into the trash. And I did make the recipe exactly as listed.
Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans
From EatingWell: 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.
418 Reviews for Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans
I was disappointed, since the ingredients sounded great; but this was a mushy mess. I used Trader Joe's whole-wheat gnocchi and wondered if using traditional would have made a difference, but this was nearly inedible. I ended up composting most of it.
Great recipe to incorporate loads of vitamin A and potassium into your diet, while still tasting good. I do however have a few suggestions. First, use Vegetable Broth instead of water. This makes this recipe at least twice as good compared to plain water. Choose to lowered sodium variety to stay within the healthy realm. Second, use your senses to decide when the Kale has been wilted down enough. From my experience the cook times were at least twice as long to get the right texture and consistency needed in a proper vegetarian dish. Third, try the Whole Wheat with Sweet Potato gnocchi for an added degree of complexity coupled with extra health benefits. So would I cook this again? You betcha!
Made this tonight for the first time. I followed the recipe exactly as written (using spinach instead of chard), and It was delicious! Low ratings for this recipe are from spammers and people who didn't follow the recipe. I hate it when people don't follow a recipe as it is written, and then give it a low rating. This was fast, easy, and delicious!
This is one of the best recipes ever! The favors really come together.
My edits include 1. More garlic, 2. Used Tuscan kale, 3. 2 pinches of cayenne, and 4. additional Italian seasoning