Meatless Monday–Black Bean & Gnocchi One Pot Meal


Going meatless is a great way to save on your food budget.`  It also makes for a quick 15 minute meal that was relatively health.`  In this case it was a one pot meal too which made my daughter who washes the dishes very happy.


So the meal is Black Bean & Gnocchi using items I picked up at Aldi.

  • Black Beans – 59`¢ per can
  • Whole Wheat Gnocchi — just $1.49 per 16 oz package so it’s pretty frugal and definitely faster then cooking rice.
  • Frozen Broccoli
  • Garlic and Onion Seasoning

The other items I had picked up on Coupon “High” trip to Giant Eagle.`  These included:

  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese $2 with sale at Giant Eagle versus $2.49 at Aldis
  • Red Pack Petite Diced Tomatoes 28 oz — 60 cents with sale and coupon
Black Bean & Gnocchi One Pot Skillet Recipe
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Quick and frugal one skillet meatless meal
Recipe type: Meatless Recipe
Serves: 8
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 16 oz packs Whole Wheat Gnocchi
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Bag Frozen Broccoli - 12 oz
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 can (28 oz) Diced Tomatoes with juice
  • 2 Cans Black Beans (Drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and Peper to taste
  1. Cover bottom of pan in thin layer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heat
  2. Add Gnocchi to heated Oil and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until they start to brown. Make sure to stir frequently.
  3. While cooking Gnocchi sprinkle with Onion Powder
  4. Place cooked Gnocchi in bowl.
  5. Add a bit more oil to the pot.
  6. Add in Minced Garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  7. Add water and broccoli. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Add in Black Beans and Diced Tomatoes. Stir and add pepper and garlic and onion powder to desired taste. I just sprinkled it over the top.
  9. Bring to simmer and add Gnocchi back in. It will begin to thicken.
  10. Top with cheese. Cover for 2-3 minutes until cheese melts and serve

The meal went over fairly well with the family.`  The one complaint was from my husband who is a meat-lover.`  He thought it needed something more — namely meat. ` I hve to figure some way to get him past that.

Recipe adapted from Mozzarella Gnocchi and Blackbeans here.

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