Pair pasta-like potato gnocchi with spinach and Parmesan for a light and flavor-packed dish in minutes.

Jackie Mills, MS, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2009

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup gnocchi mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook gnocchi according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

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  • Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts to pan; cook 3 minutes or until butter and nuts are lightly browned, stirring constantly. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute. Add gnocchi and spinach to pan; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts, stirring constantly. Stir in salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Chef's Notes

Prepare a quick salad to accompany the gnocchi: Combine 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add 6 cups gourmet salad mix to bowl; toss gently to coat. Sauvignon blanc will pair enticingly with this dish.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; calories from fat%; fat 10.8g; saturated fat 5.1g; mono fat 2.9g; poly fat 1.8g; protein 9.5g; carbohydrates 40.3g; fiber 1.8g; cholesterol 20mg; iron 2.2mg; sodium 877mg; calcium 164mg.