Foodie Tuesday – You can’t survive on apples alone…

This week for Foodie Tuesday, we share a recipe from one of our fav Lane Cove businesses, Apple Dental. They are very generous with their support of local schools, sporting teams, & charities, and we can highly recommend their dental services too!

Skillet Gnocchi with White Beans and Chard

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This heart healthy dish will provide 50% of your Vitamin A, 40% of your Vitamin C and 19% of your calcium and iron requirements and it tastes great.


1tbs plus 1tsp extra virgin olive oil

16oz packet of gnocchi

1 thinly sliced medium yellow onion

4 minced cloves garlic

6 cups chard leaves or you can use spinach

15oz can diced Italian tomatoes

15oz can white beans (rinsed)

½ cup water

¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese

½ cup shredded partly skimmed mozzarella cheese

1/4tsp freshly ground pepper


  1. Warm 1tbs olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add gnocchi and cook until just beginning to turn golden for about 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add the remaining oil to the skillet and cook the onion over a medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the water and garlic and cover and cook until the onion has softened. This should take about 5 minutes or so.
  4. Add the chard and cook until it begins to wilt, for about 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the beans, tomatoes and pepper and bring to a gentle simmer.
  6. Return the gnocchi to the pan and sprinkle with both cheeses. Cook for about 3 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is melted.Serves 3

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