Italian Sausage and White Beans

Italian Sausage and White Beans Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
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.


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional 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


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


Remove casings from sausage.

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.

January 2002
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