This Sausage White Bean and Kale Skillet is the perfect quick and healthy weeknight dinner. Make a comforting family meal in just 30 minutes.
How should you serve this sausage, white beans, and kale in tomato sauce dish?
I got this inspiration for this skillet meal from my dad. If you follow me on Instagram, you might know him as Dad About Food. He is a wonderful cook and is really good at throwing meals together.
His favorite ingredient to use in a throw together dinner is canned beans. I used to think it was so odd to add beans to a meal with meat, but it is THE MOVE. They add extra fiber, protein, texture and flavor.
You can serve this sausage skillet on its own or on top of pasta or rice. I first enjoyed this skillet by itself then served leftovers on a bed of penne pasta!
What kitchen tools will I need to make this Sausage Kale and White Bean Skillet?
What ingredients will I need to make this simple 30-minute meal?
You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this healthy comforting meal with just a few basic ingredients. I like to use hot Italian pork sausage for this skillet, but you can use mild sausage, chicken sausage, or even a plant-based sausage.
- Hot Italian Sausage
- Tomato puree or sauce (not pasta sauce)
- Fresh kale
- Cannellini beans (or any other white beans)
- Dried oregano
- Dried Basil
Let’s make a Sausage Kale and White Bean Skillet!
Step 1: Sear Sausage
First, preheat oven to 350F. Drain and rinse can of white beans, open the can of tomato sauce, and mince the garlic. Then, heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
When skillet is hot, add sausage to the skillet and sear on all sides flipping every 2 minutes for 8 minutes total. Then, remove the sausage from the skillet and the skillet from heat.
Step 2: Mix in other ingredients
Allow the skillet to cool slightly, then return to low heat and add the oil garlic, and seasonings to the pan. Allow them to cook for about 1 minute stirring constantly.
Step 3: Bake it all together
Next, add the sausage links back to the skillet and place the skillet in the oven.
Finally, bake the whole skillet at 350F for 20 minutes or until the sausages are fully cooked through (internal temp of 165F).
Remove the skillet from the oven, allow to cool slightly, and enjoy.
Step 4: Enjoy!
How long will this healthy one-pan meal keep in the fridge?
Once prepared, allow this dish to cool completely. Place in an airtight container to store. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!Print
A simple and comforting sausage, white bean, and kale skillet
- 4 hot Italian pork sausages
- 2 tbsp oil
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt (you can add more to taste once the dish is done)
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 15 oz can of tomato sauce or tomato puree (not pasta sauce)
- 15oz can of cannellini beans (or any white bean)
- 2 large handfuls of fresh kale leaves
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Drain and rinse can of white beans, open the can of tomato sauce, and mince the garlic
- Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat
- When skillet is hot, add sausage to the skillet and sear on all sides flipping every 2 minutes for 8 minutes total
- Remove the sausage from the skillet and the skillet from heat
- Allow the skillet to cool slightly then return to low heat and add the oil garlic and seasonings to the pan
- Allow them to cook for about 1 minute stirring constantly
- Pour the tomato sauce, beans, and 2 large handfuls of kale to the skillet and toss with tongs to combine evenly – make sure the kale gets coated in the tomato sauce
- Add the sausage links back to the skillet and place the skillet in the oven
- Bake the whole skillet at 350F for 20 minutes or until the sausages are fully cooked through (internal temp of 165F)
- Remove the skillet from the oven, allow to cool slightly, and enjoy
Keywords: sausage kale and white bean skillet, healthy comfort food, one pan meal