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Italian Sausage and White Beans

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Savory Italian sausage and beans combine for a quick and easy weeknight meal. If you're lucky, you'll have some leftovers for next day's lunch.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced Italian-style tomatoes, undrained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 266
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 8.5 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 3.1 g
  • polyfat 2.8 g
  • protein 21.4 g
  • carbohydrate 24.9 g
  • fiber 6.7 g
  • cholesterol 72 mg
  • iron 4.3 mg
  • sodium 851 mg
  • calcium 85 mg

How to Make It

  1. Remove casings from sausage.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add sausage, and cook 8 minutes, or until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in oregano and remaining ingredients; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.