White Bean Gnocchi with Forest Mushroom Sauce

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Preparation Time 40 minutes Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $1.71
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Gnocchi Ingredients
2 cupsWhite Beans
1 cupFlour (any flour will work)
2 tbspParmesan Cheese
1/4 cupFresh Herbs, finely chopped (parsley, basil, mint etc.)
Mushroom Sauce
2 cupsMixed Fresh Mushrooms, roughly chopped
2 clovesGarlic
1/2Lemon, juice and zest
1/2Bell Pepper, sliced
2 tbspOlive Oil
1/2 tspSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Mash the beans with a fork, or potato masher until as smooth as possible.
  2. Put into a bowl with flour, crack in an egg, add parmesan cheese and fresh herbs.
  3. Mix well until you get a soft ball of dough. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  4. Roll out on a floured surface until about ½ inch thick. Cut strips lengthwise, and then cross those strips to create small squares (about ¾ inch).
  5. (optional) to get those signature gnocchi grooves, using one finger, gently roll each gnocchi up the grooves of a fork and let it drop.
  6. Place all the gnocchi on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze until use.
  7. To cook gnocchi, add to boiling water for 3 minutes or until they start to float.
  8. For a quick mushroom sauce, in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add olive. Add mushrooms, making sure not to overcrowd them. Let them sit and cook for 5 minutes, until you see the water evaporate. Add the garlic and peppers. Stir and cook another 5 minutes. Finish with salt, pepper, lemon juice and lemon zest. Add the gnocchi, toss and serve.


  • ​When you’re cooking a large number of servings of a recipe, keep the recipe plain and encourage your loved one to add sauces, herbs and other flavours to each individual portion. If your loved one goes through taste changes or has a low appetite, he or she can adjust the flavours at a given meal to meet their needs.
  • If some members of your household need lower calorie options and others need to boost their calorie intake, start with a healthy base for your meal and add calorie and protein “boosters” to individual portions.
  • Add extra calories to meals with olive oil, butter, homo milk or cream, dried fruit, gravy and sauces. To help boost protein and calories in this dish, add extra olive oil to the sauce, add eggs, ground meat or chicken to the sauce and top with grated cheese. You can help by making sure their fridge and pantry are stocked with these items to enhance meals.