Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Italian Sausage with Spicy Beans.

I'm finally getting a recipe on here.  I've been blogging about my growing kiddos and makeup a lot recently so I'm sorry if that has been a bore to some of you.  This is a wonderful dinner for these cold winter nights.  Also a stand by recipe in my house, we all love.  Well, minus the littles a tad because of the red chili flakes.  Gia does enjoy the beans, which are my favorite as well because they sort of melt in your mouth.  Slather them on some crusty French bread and this mama is in carbohydrate heaven!
As you know we love Italian food.  There is very few ingredients in the recipe so you should try this one out.  You could also swap out the hearty sausage if you're a vegetarian and use a meatless one, or skip that ingredient all together.  Here is what you'll need.

Italian Sausage with Spicy Beans

8 Hot Turkey Sausages (I've used Sweet Turkey ones too, just as tasty)
2 cans of drained Cannellini Beans
2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
5 thinly sliced garlic cloves
1 10 oz. pack of Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 can diced tomatoes
1 Teaspoon of Chili Flakes (or whatever speaks to you)
4 Dried Bay Leaves
Chopped fresh Parsley if you wish
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 loaf of French bread
Heat large pan, add olive oil and cook your sausages.  Remove them from pan and set aside.  Add your garlic, chili flakes, and tomatoes.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Let the mix simmer for about 10 minutes, also when the tomatoes are soft and bursting.  Add your sausages back, drained Cannellini beans, and put Bay Leaves on top.  Simmer for another 10 minutes.  Here you can garnish with chopped Parsley.  I slice up my French bread and toast just slightly.

Our favorite way to eat this dish is by ladling some spicy beans and hot garlicky tomato on top of the bread and kind of smushing it in . This bite is so delicious my mouth is watering!  Add a fresh salad and dinner is complete!  I hope you enjoy one of my family favorites.

Much Love, Linzi


  1. This looks delicious! I can't wait to make it!

  2. You always have the best recipes!!

  3. Easy and delicious! The best kind of recipes. I was looking for your email address to ask you something, but can't seem to find it?

    1. Thank you! Itty is very yummy. My email is I thought I added it on my blog but I guess it didn't work. I'm still learning, lol!