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Sausage with Kale & Beans

Sausage with Kale & Beans


Sausage with Kale & Beans

This is a fantastic one-pot dinner. Get some high quality Italian sausage since it really shines through here. But you can use the cheap red wine!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 lb Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • red wine (about a half cup or so)
  • 1 lb kale
  • 1 can cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • smoked paprika (optional)
  • salt
  • lemon wedges for serving
  • parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium pot.

  2. Add sausage, crumbling while it starts to brown.

  3. When sausage is fully browned, add onion and garlic.

  4. Splash in some of the red wine, and sprinkle a little salt and smoked paprika if desired.

  5. Cook until onions start to brown a bit at the edges. Splash some additional red wine as they finish cooking if you'd like.

  6. Add the kale and mix well. Add a final splash of red wine.

  7. When the kale just starts to wilt, after about 3-5 minutes, add the beans.

  8. Stir together and cook for another 5 minutes or so. Taste and add additional salt, smoked paprika, or pepper as desired.

  9. For serving, add parmesan cheese and a squeeze of lemon.

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