There are few things as lovely in my eyes as a good one-skillet meal! The preparation and clean up of easy dinners are priceless! As a busy mom of three, I find it is important to offer delicious and healthy dinners, but the time I spend cooking them takes away from the time I spend with my family.
I have a recipe that I turn to on long days when I crave the quality time with my children and not time in the kitchen that I think you are going to want to check out. It combines the spicy goodness of sausage with the comforting nutrition of white beans to create a filling dinner everyone will love!
One skillet white bean and spicy sausage stew is hearty enough to fuel growing boys but easy enough to make at any given moment! This is one of the recipes you can’t go wrong with and you will enjoy the ease of clean up to allow more time with the family!
- 1 pound bulk spicy pork sausage, crumbled
- 2 stalks celery, cleaned and finely chopped
- 2 large carrots, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 small white onion, finely chopped
- 3 T. olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
- 3 c. chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 t. oregano, dried
- 2 t. rosemary, dried
- 1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 can (15 oz.) cannellini beans, pureed with liquid from can
- 2 cans (15 oz.) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 large kale leaves, tough stems removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a pan over medium-high heat add olive oil.
- Add chopped celery, carrots, onions, and garlic to the pan and sauté until tender.
- Add crumbled bulk pork sausage and cook until brown.
- Add broth or stock to the pan with sausage.
- Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low.
- Sprinkle rosemary, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes.
- Pour whole and pureed white beans to skillet.
- Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add kale and simmer another 15-20 minutes.
- Top with Parmesan cheese, shaved, and 1/4 c. fresh parsley flakes.
- Serve with Italian Bread or bread of choice.
Tip: If soup is too thick, add more stock to thin. If it is too thin, continue cooking until desired consistency is reached.