Skillet Gnocchi with Spinach and Chickpeas

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Recipes that only require one pot automatically get brownie points with me. There’s nothing more irritating than looking around your kitchen after fixing dinner and realizing you’ve dirtied up 4 or 5 pots. If a recipe is a one pot meal and it’s quick, double brownie points. Gnocchi is one those things everyone should keep in their pantry. For one thing, it’s a carb-aholics dream but more importantly it can be mixed with 2 or 3 ingredients and bam, you have a meal.


Skillet Gnocchi with Spinach and Chickpeas


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 16-ounce package gnocchi
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic diced fine
  • 1/2 dry white wine
  • 6 cups spinach
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded smoked gouda


  1. Heat skillet over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Saute gnocchi in skillet until lightly brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add remaining olive oil to skillet. Add onion a stir for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and wine. Cover and cook until the onion is soft, 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, chickpeas, and pepper. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Stir in the spinach and gnocchi and sprinkle with smoked gouda. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling and spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes.



  1. Jennifer
    March 24, 2011

    I love Olive Garden’s Gnocchi Soup! I’ve never cooked with gnocchi before and have been looking for a recipe to try. I think I’ll save this one. Thanks for sharing at Chic on a Shoestring!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  2. Natasha
    March 24, 2011

    Wow, that looks so delicious and so healthy. Thank you so much for posting this. I will keep this in mind for Meatless Mondays!

    Best wishes,

  3. Holli
    March 26, 2011

    I love gnocchi. I also have a pile of one pot recipes and gnocchi is on my list too.

  4. Katerina
    March 26, 2011

    I agree with you, some recipes are so fuzzy, you end up cleaning a total mess before you are able to enjoy your meal. This meal is easy and looks absolutely delicious!

  5. Miriam
    March 28, 2011

    What a fabulously delicious and filling meal! Thanks! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  6. Sarah
    May 10, 2011

    Hi Janet! It’s Sarah from RecipeLion, I wanted to let you know I added this to our site and the readers so far love it!

    Also I made the dish last night and I think I’m in love. 🙂
    I love some good gnocchi! So thanks for sharing this recipe with us at RecipeLion.

    Sarah @ RecipeLion


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