Five Point Friday: Italian Sausage and White Beans

This is my first time participating in Five Point Friday. I pulled this recipe out of my “greatest hits” recipe book. It’s been a while since I made it; it may have to be on next week’s menu! I love it because it’s an easy, healthy, tasty, one-pot weeknight meal. What’s not to love?

It’s from Cooking Light magazine; here’s the link.

Italian Sausage and White Beans

Italian Sausage and White Beans

Italian Sausage and White Beans


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


  • 12  ounces  sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2  cup  chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion
  • 1/2  teaspoon  bottled minced garlic
  • 1  teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1  teaspoon  dried basil
  • 1  (19-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, drained
  • 1  (14.5-ounce) can diced Italian-style tomatoes, undrained


Remove casings from sausage.

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add sausage, and cook 8 minutes, or until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in oregano and remaining ingredients; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Nutritional Information

266 (29% from fat)
8.5g (sat 2.4g,mono 3.1g,poly 2.8g)

Cooking Light, JANUARY 2002

Thanks to Mel at A Box of Chocolates for hosting this carnival! Stop by for more great 5 Point recipes.

About Kathleen

Kathleen Heuer is a serial arts advocate and volunteer. She is the mom of two beautiful girls, wife to a brilliant nuclear engineer, and referee between her golden retriever and her hissy 18-year-old cat. For more, go to
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2 Responses to Five Point Friday: Italian Sausage and White Beans

  1. Beq says:

    This Italian White Bean dish gets LOTS of attention at my house. I fix this almost once a week sometimes. This is one dish you MUST try at least once. I adjust the ingredients slightly b/c I don’t like peppers. Enjoy!!!

  2. wow, looks great. think i will try this with vegetarian sausage as a substitute.

    making me hungry…

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