Here's a meatless dish that comes together in about 20 minutes! It's easy to make and very heart-healthy. You won't even miss the meat in this simple meal. Add other quick-cooking fresh vegetables to change up the flavor.
Gnocchi e Fagioli
1 package (14 ounces) frozen gnocchi
1 TBL olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups fresh spinach
1 can (14 ounces) small white beans, drained
1 can (14 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, drained OR 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup mozzarella or provolone cheese, shredded
Prepare gnocchi as directed on package. While it cooks, heat olive oil in a heavy skillet. Saute onion about 5 minutes, then add garlic and saute until fragrant and lightly browned. Stir in spinach, beans, tomatoes and seasonings and cook until spinach is wilted and the beans are heated through (about 5 minutes). Drain gnocchi and add to vegetables in skillet. Toss until well blended. Serve immediately with cheese sprinkled on top.
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Barb Szyszkiewicz, editor at CatholicMom.com, is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information at Cook and Count. Barb is the author of The Handy Little Guide to Prayer and The Handy Little Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours, available from Our Sunday Visitor.