Sausage and White Bean Skillet Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks Updated

Sausage and White Bean Skillet brings comfort and ease to a busy winter's evening. An amazing one pot meal.

The holidays are over and all my decorations are put away. January and February are here for a while and I am not thrilled about it.

These months always seem the longest for me, especially since the last few years have been tough winters.

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We were stuck in the house quite a bit last year, but there were also the cold nights where I am chauffeuring my kids around to their activities. When this occurs, everyone wants a warm comforting meal, and they want it quick.  

An easy skillet of spicy sausage and white beans served over rice is just the thing to make for dinner.

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Since I overindulged during the holidays, January is the time to start eating better. So I lightened this recipe up by using spicy chicken sausage.

You can use any type of smoked sausage that you like, but a lean chicken or turkey sausage is always my choice.

The beans and tomatoes make it hearty, but they are ingredients that are good for you. I love the nuttiness of brown rice, and I always keep several boxes of frozen brown rice in my freezer.

It’s healthy, and I love the fact that it can be ready in a few minutes with just the push of a microwave button.

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This simple dish can be served with a salad to complete your dinner. When I am really feeling healthy, I make a detox kale salad but I also love my spinach salad with grapes, blue cheese and almonds in the winter too.

This recipe is very adaptable, and while I used white beans, kidney beans or black beans would work in this recipe.

Comfort food doesn’t have to pack on the calories! You can have a hearty meal that is also quite healthy.

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Sausage and White Bean Skillet Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Peppers, Chopped (red, green, or yellow work)
  • 12 ounces Smoked Turkey Sausage, Or chicken sausage
  • 1 14.5 ounce can Diced Tomatoes with Chilies
  • 1 15 ounce can White Beans, Rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  • Salt, To taste
  • Hot Sauce, To taste
  • 3 cups Cooked Rice, Hot (brown or white)

Directions

  1. In a large skillet pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add peppers and cook until wilted.
  2. Add the sausage and cook for 5 minutes or until it starts to brown.
  3. Add the tomatoes, beans, paprika, onion powder and broth to the pan. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes on low heat. Remove cover and simmer for another 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  4. Mix in the chopped parsley right before it is done cooking. Save a little to garnish the serving plate.
  5. Season with salt and hot sauce to taste. Serve with rice and garnish with remaining parsley.

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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 256
Calories 596

% Daily Value*
49%
Total Fat 32g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
53%
Sodium 1277mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate 54g
12%
  Dietary Fiber 9g
  Sugars 2g
41%
Protein 20g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.