Italian Sausage and White Beans

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 266
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 8.5g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Protein: 21.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.9g
  • Fiber: 6.7g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Iron: 4.3mg
  • Sodium: 851mg
  • Calcium: 85mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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