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Cannellini Beans and Italian Sausage

Cannellini Beans and Italian Sausage

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The great flavors and healthy qualities of this beloved Italian bean are made even more delicious with this Johnsonville recipe. The vegetables in this hearty dish make it healthy, the Johnsonville Italian Sausages, make it to die for

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  • Calories:
  • 640 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 51.3 g
  • 79%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 2071 mg
  • 83%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, pour the beans, add water to a level of 3 inches above beans and soak for 6 hours or overnight. Drain. Place beans in a soup kettle or Dutch oven; add 7 cups of water, 5 sage leaves and tomato. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 1-1/2 hours or until beans are almost tender. Drain and reserve beans; discard liquid, sage and tomato.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, remaining sage, onions, carrots, celery, red pepper flakes and saute until tender. Add beans, crushed tomatoes, stock, salt and pepper. Cover, reduce heat to low, continue to cook for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, prepared sausages according to package directions. Drain. Cut sausage links into thirds. Just before serving, gently stir mascarpone cheese into beans. Spoon prepared beans into individual bowls and top with sausage pieces. Garnish with additional fresh sage. Serve.
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wenwyck
2
1/12/2013

This was a great recipe! I made a couple of changes. First, I could not find dried cannelini beans in my grocery store, so I bought canned. This cut out a step, and cut out some time. Secondly, I added some white wine while it simmered, and thirdly, I completely left out the marscapone cheese, as I felt it tasted wonderful without it.

Daisy
1
1/16/2014

Everybody in my family loved it. The cream cheese and the chopped sage is really what brings everything together at the end.

JamiFrank
0
10/14/2014

Great comfort food. Easy, too. I subbed kale for the celery and added a bunch more carrot.