Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Skillet


We love one-skillet, easy-to-make, easy-to-clean-up dishes around here! Bonus: when it takes 30 minutes or less before it is on the table. Double bonus: when it includes beans (which my boys would eat everyday if it was up to them).

This Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Skillet meets all criteria listed above. Score!

What you will need:

1 tbsp olive oil
½ pkg of turkey kielbasa (or your preferred sausage), sliced fairly thin
½ yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans cannelini beans, rinsed & drained
½ can fire-roasted diced tomatoes (Muir Glen is my fave brand)
4-5 cups fresh spinach leaves
¼ tsp each dried basil, thyme, rosemary (use fresh herbs if you have them on hand)
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp salt (optional as you will also get salt flavoring from the chicken broth)
Dash of red pepper flakes (also optional if you want an extra kick)
2 cups (or more/less depending on how "saucy" you want it) reduced sodium chicken broth

Recipe serves about 4 people (2 adults + 2 kids for us, with some leftover).

Directions:
Step One
In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Saute onion and sausage for about 4-5 minutes, or until onions are translucent and sausage is slightly browned. Add in garlic, herbs & spices and saute an additional minute.

Step Two
Add in spinach and continue cooking/stirring for 2-3 minutes, or until spinach has wilted down. Pour in beans, tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.

Step Three
Let mixture boil for a couple minutes and then turn down to medium heat. Cook about 5-7 more minutes, or until mixture has thickened. Lower to medium-low or low setting and simmer until ready to eat.

Serve in a bowl with some warm crusty bread and enjoy this 20-minute dish full of protein, greens and flavor!

xoxo, y'all --

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