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Gnocchi with Fava Beans

Happily, gnocchi are now widely available in vacuum-packed bags, which is all the more reason to use these small, oval Italian dumplings in place of pasta. If you can’t find fava beans, just substitute red kidney beans.



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2 Tbs. olive oil
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1 Tbs. minced garlic
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1 19-oz. can fava beans, drained and rinsed
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1 cup prepared roasted red peppers, drained and cut into strips
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1 13.75-oz. can water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and halved
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1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
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¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
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1 1-lb. pkg. vacuum-packed gnocchi


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Add fava beans, red peppers and artichoke hearts, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and sun-dried tomatoes. Cook 2 minutes more, or until heated through.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare gnocchi according to package directions. Drain. Transfer gnocchi to large serving bowl, and spoon fava bean mixture over top. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information: 

8 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
4 g
38 g
14 mg
745 mg
8 g
3 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

This is soooo good! I agree that pasta sauce may be better than the tomato sauce cuz I used more garlic and basil/oregano to give it more flavor. I used a lot of roasted red peppers and left out the sun-dried ones. I think using both may be a bit overkill. Great over broccoli too!

I made this yesterday and it was really good. I just used a jar of pasta sauce and omitted the roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes.