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Sausages with Kale and White Beans


Combine vitamin-packed leafy greens with fiber-rich beans for a nutritional one-two punch. To lighten up the meal, substitute chicken sausages for pork.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, September 2007


  • 1 large bunch kale (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausages (about 8 links)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar


In the Morning

  1. Prep kale and garlic: Remove thick stems from kale and discard. Coarsely chop kale; wash and dry. Peel and thinly slice garlic.

At Dinnertime

  1. Cook sausages: Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. With a fork, pierce sausages all over; place on a broilerproof rimmed baking sheet. Broil, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Cook kale and beans: While sausages are cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add kale, garlic, and 1/2 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Cover skillet and cook, tossing occasionally, until kale is wilted and tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and rinse beans; add to skillet along with vinegar. Cook uncovered, tossing gently, until beans are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Serve: Cut sausages, and serve on a bed of kale and white beans.

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  • clurindatis
    23 SEP, 2011
    I want to print this recipe without printing the entire page including ads, etc. I wish there was a "Print" option.
  • phibaloo
    20 JAN, 2011
    This was so tasty as well as quick and easy! Highly recommend it.
  • Eleanorga1
    1 DEC, 2010
    I wish MS would list the nutritional information as well. I like the recipes but most often I can't use them 'cause I have no idea how to judge. Even if she wanted to join the Weight Watchers program it would be so much healther and much more people would benefit.
  • ddrogers69
    1 DEC, 2010
    looking for better meals as I'm a diabetic-this sounds good and low carb...never have had kale-but I like spinach and collard greens-any ideas on this site where to find nutritional info on these recipes?
  • superversatile
    3 SEP, 2010
    This was a great meal! I am a vegetarian so I substituted the sausage for fake Italian sausages. It was simple but very filling.
  • holliver
    16 JUL, 2010
    As I was cooking this I was feeling pretty disappointed by my choice for dinner that night. It's hard to get excited about kale. But it is actually a darn tasty meal! I went back for seconds. Oh- and I substituted sweet Italian turkey sausage and it was great. I got bagged pre-chopped kale which saved a bunch of time. Very easy to make!