Sausage and White Bean Skillet Recipe


The holidays are over and all my decorations are put away. January and February are here for a while and I am not thrilled about it.

These months always seem the longest for me, especially since the last few years have been tough winters.

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We were stuck in the house quite a bit last year, but there were also the cold nights where I am chauffeuring my kids around to their activities. When this occurs, everyone wants a warm comforting meal, and they want it quick.  

An easy skillet of spicy sausage and white beans served over rice is just the thing to make for dinner.

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Since I overindulged during the holidays, January is the time to start eating better. So I lightened this recipe up by using spicy chicken sausage.

You can use any type of smoked sausage that you like, but a lean chicken or turkey sausage is always my choice.

The beans and tomatoes make it hearty, but they are ingredients that are good for you. I love the nuttiness of brown rice, and I always keep several boxes of frozen brown rice in my freezer.

It’s healthy, and I love the fact that it can be ready in a few minutes with just the push of a microwave button.

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This simple dish can be served with a salad to complete your dinner. When I am really feeling healthy, I make a detox kale salad but I also love my spinach salad with grapes, blue cheese and almonds in the winter too.

This recipe is very adaptable, and while I used white beans, kidney beans or black beans would work in this recipe.

Comfort food doesn’t have to pack on the calories! You can have a hearty meal that is also quite healthy.

For more healthy comfort food dinner ideas, check out these recipes:

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What is your favorite healthy comfort food dish?

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Sausage and White Bean Skillet Recipe

Lisa Grant
Sausage and White Bean Skillet brings comfort and ease to a busy winter’s evening. An amazing one pot meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cuisine Beans
Servings 4
Calories 595.63 kcal


  • 2 Olive Oil
  • 0.5 Sweet Peppers Chopped (red, green, or yellow work)
  • 12 Smoked Turkey Sausage Or chicken sausage
  • 1 Diced Tomatoes with Chilies
  • 1 White Beans Rinsed and drained
  • 0.5 Smoked Paprika
  • 0.5 Onion Powder
  • 1 Chicken Broth
  • 0.25 Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • Salt To taste
  • Hot Sauce To taste
  • 3 Cooked Rice Hot (brown or white)


  • In a large skillet pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add peppers and cook until wilted.
  • Add the sausage and cook for 5 minutes or until it starts to brown.
  • Add the tomatoes, beans, paprika, onion powder and broth to the pan. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes on low heat. Remove cover and simmer for another 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  • Mix in the chopped parsley right before it is done cooking. Save a little to garnish the serving plate.
  • Season with salt and hot sauce to taste. Serve with rice and garnish with remaining parsley.


Calories: 595.63kcalCarbohydrates: 54.31gProtein: 20.44gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 1276.88mgFiber: 9.25gSugar: 1.5g
Keyword Beans, Chicken Sausage, Dinners, Easy Dinners, One Pot Meals, Sausage, Simmered, Spicy, Winter
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