Three quarter view of sausage, kale, white beans, and tomato sauce in a cast iron skillet

Sausage White Bean and Kale Skillet

A simple and comforting sausage, white bean, and kale skillet

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings 1x


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Drain and rinse can of white beans, open the can of tomato sauce, and mince the garlic
  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat
  4. When skillet is hot, add sausage to the skillet and sear on all sides flipping every 2 minutes for 8 minutes total
  5. Remove the sausage from the skillet and the skillet from heat
  6. Allow the skillet to cool slightly then return to low heat and add the oil garlic and seasonings to the pan
  7. Allow them to cook for about 1 minute stirring constantly 
  8. 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
  9. Add the sausage links back to the skillet and place the skillet in the oven
  10. Bake the whole skillet at 350F for 20 minutes or until the sausages are fully cooked through (internal temp of 165F)
  11. Remove the skillet from the oven, allow to cool slightly, and enjoy
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