Yum! My husband and I had this for dinner on New Year's Eve and were not disspointed!
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.
407 Reviews for Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans
This is a great dish that can be easily customized for different eating-styles. For my man, I made the meal pretty much by the recipe (I had kale and fresh tomatoes and prefer whole-wheat/potato gnocchi, so I used those) and added a couple ounces of Italian sausage (we had it left over from another meal). For me, I nixed the cheese (I'm allergic to milk) and threw in some artichoke hearts (he hates 'em, I love 'em!). De-freakin'-licious! A smattering of roughly chopped fresh herbs tossed over it at the end (parsley, thyme and chervil) made it really special. Yum!
My husband and I really enjoyed this meal as did one of my kids! My husband actually suggested making as a starter to christmas dinner. I agree frying the perogies makes a mess they just stick to the pan. I used spinach in place of chard and placed it in a casserole dish and bakes it for the cheese to melt!
This recipe is a keeper! I have only had gnocchi once before and didn't care for it. However, I trust Eating Well and decided to give it a try. What great flavors and even better the next day in our lunches for work! We are reducing meat-based meals to only 1-2 times per week and this is a great vegetarian option. Pair it with a Caesar salad with homemade dressing and there's no way you can't go away from the dinner table satisfied.
I've made this a few times now and have modified it just a little to kick up the flavors a bit. Try using (canned) fire roasted diced tomatoes and smoked mozzarella. For a non-vegetarian version, add chorizo. Definitely a crowd pleaser!