Simple gnocchi spinach and cannellini beans

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Simple gnocchi spinach and cannellini beans
This one-skillet supper, combined lovely Italian ingredients and flavours for a satisfying easy dish.

1 ½ tbsp olive oil

500g fresh gnocchi

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

115ml water

400g spinach

400g tinned chopped tomatoes

400g tinned cannellini beans, rinsed

100g green beans, tipped and tailed then halved

100g mozzarella cheese, grated

50g Parmesan cheese, grated

Fresh basil, garnish

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat.

Add the gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plump and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Add the remaining oil and the onion to the pan and cook, stirring, over medium heat, for 2 minutes.

Add the garlic and water.

Cover and cook until the onion is soft, 4 to 6 minutes.

Toss in the spinach and cook, stirring, until starting to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir in the chopped tomatoes with their juices, beans, green beans and a generous grind of black pepper.

Bring to a simmer.

Stir in the gnocchi and sprinkle with the mozzarella and Parmesan.

Cover and cook until the cheese is melted, the beans are tender and the sauce is bubbling then serve witrh a scattering of fresh basil.


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Cheese, Pasta & Noodles, Vegetables, Stock/Broth

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy, Family Dinners, Pasta/Noodles, One Pot


Level of Difficulty


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