Warm stew, crunchy bread, fresh salad—all the elements for a great weeknight meal. (Serves 4)

White Bean and Sausage Ragout with Tomatoes, Kale, and Zucchini

Credit: Randy Mayor

Garlic-rosemary bruschetta Cut a 4-ounce baguette into (1/4-inch) slices; broil 3 minutes or until golden brown. Cut 1 peeled garlic clove in half; rub cut sides of garlic clove and a sprig of rosemary over bread. Brush with 2 teaspoons olive oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

Green salad with bottled low-fat vinaigrette 


Total time: 35 minutes

1. Chop vegetables and sausage for ragout.

2. While ragout simmers:
• Prepare bruschetta.
• Toss salad.