Italian Sausage and White Beans Skillet

Katie Jasiewicz | Katie's Cucina

Italian sausage and white beans skillet simplifies your family dinner! Everyone will love this flavorful one-pot meal.

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One of our favorite family meals is Italian sausage with white beans. For years, I’ve been grilling Italian sausage and making my white beans with fennel. Two separate dishes, for honestly a few years now. And then it came to me that I should try making a cassoulet of sorts and cook it all in one pan!

To say it turned out amazing is an understatement. This one pot meal for Italian sausage and white beans skillet is my new go-to dinner!

My toddler loves beans. It’s about one of the few things I can get him to actually eat. He really likes sausage too, so I knew he would like my one-pot meal. Just as I suspected he gobbled up this meal. Always makes me feel good when he takes more than 3-4 bites at a meal! And because I caramelized the fennel he even ate some of the fennel mixed in with bites of beans and sausage. I call that a big win!

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Fennel can be a very strong and pungent root vegetable to eat. You will only cut the white bulb portion of the fennel. The green stalks will take much longer to cook and are much stronger in flavor. I like to thinly slice the bulb of fennel before I caramelize the fresh fennel while the sausage cooks in the skillet. Once the sausage is just about cooked you’ll add in the garlic and the fresh grape tomatoes. 

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You’ll cook the tomatoes down for a little bit and then add in the white beans and seasoning.  Just a few more minutes of cooking and dinner is served! When I make this dinner I always serve it with a salad and whatever fresh vegetables I have on hand like a steamed green bean or asparagus, and you have to serve this meal with a crusty bread to sop up all the sauce from the sausage and beans!

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If you’re looking for a new recipe to make for your family I challenge you to try my one-pot Italian Sausage and White Beans Skillet for your family tonight.

Italian Sausage and White Beans Skillet Recipe

    5 Servings


  • 5 Mild Italian Sausage Links
  • 1 Fennel Bulb, Sliced thin
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans Cannellini Beans, Rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Basil, Chiffonade
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese, Grated


  1. In a large skillet, add 1 cup of water and the Italian sausage links. Place lid on top and cook for 10 minutes on medium-high heat. Then add in the thinly sliced fennel.
  2. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the internal temperature of the sausage has reached 165°F.
  3. Remove the lid off the skillet, add the garlic and tomatoes and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Add the drained beans, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Mix well, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for an additional 10 minutes with the lid on.
  5. Mix in the fresh basil, parsley, and pecorino romano cheese. Divide evenly among plates. Enjoy immediately. 


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Katie Jasiewicz

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Katie is our resident one-pot meal fanatic, but you'll find that she's passionate about every kind of food, from dinners to desserts, on her blog Katie's Cucina.