every Thursday, Market Square by my work turns into a farmer’s market. i went down last week and after a recommendation by a coworker, i bought some fresh frozen pasta from this guy’s pasta stand. gnocchi is one of my favorite things to eat so i bought the whole wheat gnocchi. i could have taken the easy road by cooking the gnocchi and dumping some pasta sauce on it but i decided to take an easier road to flavor town and made it with spinach and white beans. you will need:
- olive oil
- one package of gnocchi, cooked
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 cups chopped spinach leaves, fresh not frozen!
- 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings
- 1 15-ounce can of white kidney beans, rinsed
- cup of chopped zucchini
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. add the garlic and zucchini. cook until the zucchini cooks down. add the spinach and stir until it starts to wilt. stir in the tomatoes, beans and ground pepper. bring to a simmer. stir in the gnocchi and turn the heat down. simmer for another 5-10 minutes. serve with parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
i can’t believe how stinking simple this was. and how stinking DELICIOUS. and it’s even better the next day for lunch. i love those kind of meals. and i really enjoyed cooking with spinach. it’s so simple and tasty, i might make it a point to start cooking with it more. i highly recommend this for a quick weeknight meal with some flavor. yum and YUM!