Cannellini Beans with Grilled Italian Sausage

Cannellini Beans with Grilled Italian Sausage Recipe


4 Servings

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 845
Fat 51 g
Satfat 14 g
Protein 34 g
Carbohydrate 58 g
Fiber 15 g
Cholesterol 97 mg
Sodium 3 mg


2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 (28 oz.) can whole plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped, with
1/2 cup juice reserved
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
Cooking spray
6 sweet or hot Italian sausages
1 bunch arugula or
1/2 bunch escarole, washed and stemmed
1 tablespoon minced fresh sage


In a large nonstick pan, heat 1 1/2 Tbsp. oil and garlic over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add onion; cook until it's translucent, about 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, juice and crushed red pepper, and simmer for 2 minutes. Add beans and salt, stir, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Add sausages and cook on all sides until nicely grilled, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and slice in half lengthwise. Return sausages to pan, cut side down and cook through, 5 minutes.

Just before serving, add arugula to beans, stir to combine, cover and cook for 3 minutes, or until arugula wilts. Add sage and remaining 1 Tbsp. oil. Serve with sausage.


January 2006
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