Make this easy and delicious meal when chard is in season locally to make sure the greens bring their buttery best to this combination of bite-sized pasta and simple beans.
- 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. olive oil, divided
- 1 (16 oz.) pkg. gnocchi
- 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup water
- 6 cups chopped chard leaves
- 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings
- 1 (15 oz.) can white beans, drained and rinsed
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plumped and starting to brown (5-7 minutes). Transfer to a bowl.
- Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and onion to the pan and cook, stirring, over medium heat, until onion begins to soften (3-4 minutes). Stir in garlic and water. Cover and cook until the onion is soft (4-6 minutes). Add chard and stir until starting to wilt (1-2 minutes).
- Stir in tomatoes, beans, and pepper and bring to a simmer. Stir in the gnocchi and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling (3-4 minutes).
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Total Carbohydrate 42g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||18%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Includes 0g Added Sugars||0%|
|Sugar Alcohol 0g|
|Other Carbohydrate 10g|
|Vitamin D 0.1mcg||0%|
|Vitamin A 160.3mcg||20%|
|Vitamin C 24.2mg||25%|
|Vitamin E 1.5mg||15%|
|Vitamin K 302.3mcg||250%|
|Vitamin B6 0.1mg||6%|
|Vitamin B12 0.2mcg||8%|
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Potato Gnocchi (mashed Potatoes (water, Dehydrated Potato Flake (potatoes, Emulsifier: Mono And Diglycerides Of Fatty Acid, Natural Flavors), Wheat Flour, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Salt, Acidity Regulator: Lactic Acid, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Spices), Tomatoes With Italian Herbs (tomatoes, Tomato Juice, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Salt, Garlic Powder, Spices, Onion Powder, Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid), White Beans (cannellini Beans, Water, Salt And Calcium Chloride. Disodium Edta), Swiss Chard, Water, Onion, Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese (pasteurized Part-skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt And Enzymes, Potato Starch, Corn Starch And Calcium Sulfate Added To Prevent Caking, Natamycin (a Natural Mold Inhibitor), Parmesan Cheese (milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Olive Oil, Garlic, Black Pepper.
The French have what I consider an ingenious tradition called “Le Goûter.” Le Goûter consists of a cup of tea/coffee and a snack, typically a chocolatey one. It is consumed in the late afternoon/early evening to get you through the rest of the day, tiding you over until dinner. I am a chocolate lover and need no additional reason to consume chocolate other than the fact I like it, but this is a tradition I embraced while in France and was happy to continue here in the States.