Cannellini Beans & Italian Sausage is a hearty dish that is really tasty! This is a very flavorful recipe! If you use dried beans, it is a great way to stretch your family budget.
Cannellini Beans & Italian Sausage
- 2 packages 19 oz. each Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausages
- 2 cups dried cannellini beans
- 10 whole fresh sage leaves separated, & more for garnish
- 1 medium tomato cored and halved
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup onion finely chopped
- 2/3 cup carrots finely chopped
- 2/3 cup celery finely chopped
- 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2 cups crushed canned plum tomatoes
- 1-1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1-1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1/3 cup Mascarpone cheese* can substitute with cream cheese
- Place the beans in a large bowl with water, using your hand swirl the beans around to rinse them and discard any small stones or beans that look brown.
- Drain the beans in a colander, rinse and refill the bowl with beans and a generous amount of water (at least 2-3 inches above the beans) and let soak overnight or for at least 6 hours.
- Drain the beans, rinse well and place in a Dutch oven or large pot. Add 7 cups water, 5 of the sage leaves, the tomato halves and bring to a boil uncovered over med-high heat.
- Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cook uncovered until the beans are tender 1 ½ - 2 hours, be sure to test for doneness.
- Drain and reserve the beans, discard the sage and tomato halves.
- In a large sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, 5 remaining sage leaves, onions, carrots, celery, red pepper flakes and sauté for 8-10 minutes until the ingredients are soft and translucent.
- Stir in the cooked beans and crushed tomatoes. Add the salt, pepper and the chicken stock.
- Stir together and simmer gently, when all ingredients are combined and warmed, stir in the mascarpone cheese until melted and evenly folded into the tomato and bean mixture.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cover saucepan to keep warm and turn off heat until ready to serve.
- Cook the sausage by braising or grilling.
- Once the sausages are cooked, transfer them to a cutting board and cut into halves or thirds.
- Transfer the warm beans to individual bowls and arrange sausage pieces on top.
- Garnish with a sprig of fresh sage.
Hope your family enjoys this Cannellini Beans & Italian Sausage recipe as much as we do! We enjoy it because it is just something different for our menu plan.
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