Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pasta with Turkey Sausage and Beans

Ok, I never would have thought to but beans and sausage as a combo, but let me tell you, it was a hit! It came together in no time and it is REALLY good for you. The flavors were excellent and it would be perfect for company or on a chilly day. This is a great fall dinner!


1 lb. sweet Italian turkey sausage or hot turkey sausage
( I used hot because that is what they had at the store but it isn't
hot, more spicy but good! Hubbies will love it)
1 tablespoon olive oil
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
1 small white onion, chopped
1 can (14 oz.) diced petite tomatoes
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped or torn ( i used 1 tbsp. dried basil and it was great)
1 can (15oz.) cannellini beans (little white beans)
1/2 lb of pasta, cooked (any shape, I used bow ties for fun)
1. I a skilled brown and crumble sausage over medium high hear. Remove from pan to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
2. Return the pan to heat, reducing heat to medium low. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, onion and cook 5 minutes, until onion is soft. Add tomatoes, basil, and beans. Heat through. Return sausage to sauce.
3. Drain pasta and combine with sauce. Serve with plenty of grated Parmesan cheese, a green salad or steamed broccoli and big slices of french bread!

1 comment:

  1. I made this one a few nights ago and it was delicious! It does sound like a funny combo but it works!! Thanks Brit!