Pesto Gnocchi with White Beans and Broccoli

  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American, Italian


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (16 oz) package gnocchi, gluten free if necessary
  • 1 (15 oz) can white beans, rinsed and drained (or 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup pesto sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 46 cups of your favorite greens, I used baby spinach leaves.
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon olive oil and the broccoli florets.  Sauté broccoli for 2 minutes then pour water into the pan and cover.  Let broccoli steam until fork tender, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add gnocchi plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, stir and then cover until gnocchi has softened, about 7 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  3. Add the white beans and pesto, mix until everything is combined and heated through, 2-3 minutes.  Serve pesto gnocchi over a big handful of your favorite greens and season with salt and pepper.