When you need a one pot dish that’s ready in less than half an hour, this makes a great candidate. The ingredients are fairly flexible. I’ve made this with both chard and spinach with equally good results. Spinach gives a more mild flavor than the kale and chard is a much sharper green flavor.
You can also use canned tomatoes with other flavors mixed in if that’s what you have you have on hand. If you don’t have gnocchi, cook a box of pasta and stir it in – rotini works quite well.
This plate of noodles and vegetables is filling and quick to prepare. To save extra time, buy cubed squash instead of a whole squash. you can swap the broccoli for cauliflower in the dish and get equally delicious results. Fresh ginger would pump up the flavor, but I didn’t have any on hand when I made this.
The sauce for these vegetable pancakes completely changes the flavor. They can be made ahead and held in a warm oven for up to an hour. If holding longer than 15 minutes, only heat the oven to 250F.
Other toppings can be added, including mayonnaise or chopped scallions.