Mediterranean Morsels: White Bean & Sun-Dried Tomato Gnocchi

Mouthwatering Description: Step into a sun-kissed Italian village with our White Bean & Sun-Dried Tomato Gnocchi. Pillowy gnocchi mingles with creamy white beans, sun-drenched tomatoes, and aromatic herbs. Each bite encapsulates the essence of the Mediterranean, with a symphony of textures and flavors that soothe the soul.

A tantalizing close-up that beautifully captures the White Bean & Sun-Dried Tomato Gnocchi, highlighting the pillowy gnocchi, vibrant sun-dried tomatoes, creamy white beans, all garnished with fresh basil and a sprinkle of Parmesan.

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4 servings 
Ideal Serving Size: 250 grams per serving

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calorie Count: 320 kcal per serving
  • Macronutrient Breakdown:
    • Carbohydrates: 58g
    • Proteins: 12g
    • Fats: 6g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Gnocchi - 500 grams
  • White beans (cannellini or navy beans), drained and rinsed - 200 grams
  • Sun-dried tomatoes, chopped - 100 grams
  • Fresh garlic, minced - 10 grams
  • Olive oil - 20 grams
  • Fresh basil, chopped - 10 grams
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan for garnish - 50 grams
An overhead perspective that artfully showcases the preparation process, with raw gnocchi, sun-dried tomatoes, white beans, and fresh basil laid out, inviting you into the culinary journey.

Method of Preparation

  1. Cook the gnocchi as per package instructions until they float to the surface, then drain.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until aromatic.
  3. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes and cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the white beans, mixing gently to combine.
  5. Introduce the cooked gnocchi to the skillet, tossing them gently to coat with the tomato and bean mixture.
  6. Season with salt, pepper, and fresh basil.
  7. Serve in bowls, garnished with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For an added depth of flavor, incorporate a splash of white wine while sautéing the sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Spinach or arugula can be added for an extra touch of green and nutrition.
  • Pair with a glass of Chianti for a classic Italian experience.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I make my own gnocchi? Absolutely! Homemade gnocchi often has a softer, more delicate texture.
  • How can I store leftovers? Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.