Recipe: Italian Sausage Skillet with Spinach and Beans


Italian Sausage Skillet, Courtesy: Food Mingle Blog
Italian Sausage Skillet, Courtesy: Food Mingle Blog

This original recipe is a result of a lazy Saturday afternoon. I didn’t feel like grocery shopping, so I want shopping in my own kitchen and pantry. I started with some frozen, bulk Italian sausage, which I defrosted in my microwave. Then, I looked for some flavorful additions, and found frozen spinach, canned beans and leftover bread stuffing cubes.  I hope you like the result it as much as I do.  Try adding what you have on hand and see what you can create.

Ingredients:
1/2 stick butter
16 oz. mild Italian Sausage, bulk
8 oz. cubed bread (stuffing)
1/4 cup water
8 oz. frozen spinach (not thawed)
16 oz. cannellini beans
pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add crumbled sausage to pan; cook until browned through.
  3. Add half of the bread cubes, stir until well combined.
  4. Add water and other half of the bread crumbs, stir until combined.
  5. Cook over medium heat 15 minutes, or until sausage is fully cooked.
  6. Add frozen spinach, cook 10 minutes until spinach is cooked through and liquid from it evaporates.
  7. Stir in beans and cook until warmed through.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutes:

  • For even more flavor, substitute low-salt chicken broth for the water.
  • Serve as is, or pour over elbow macaroni, rice or egg noodles.
  • I did not add extra salt because of the high salt content of the sausage, but you can season to taste.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Source:  Food Mingle Blog

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