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White Bean, Sausage and Spinach Casserole

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White Bean, Sausage and Spinach Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 6
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White beans, Italian sausage, spinach and tomatoes make a flavorful and surprisingly sophisticated casserole. Casseroles might have a humble reputation, but this one is special enough to serve at your next dinner party.
Updated Jan 14, 2018

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb bulk mild Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag (5 oz) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (19 oz) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Add onion, garlic, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes; continue to cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables have softened slightly. Sprinkle flour over top, and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 3
    Add half of the spinach to sausage mixture; cook and stir about 1 minute or until wilted. Add remaining half of the spinach; continue to cook and stir about 1 minute or until wilted. Add tomatoes and beans; cook about 1 minute, stirring and scraping bottom of pan, until combined. Remove from heat; transfer to baking dish.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle over top. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly around edges and brown on top.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If preferred, spicy Italian sausage can be substituted for the mild Italian sausage.
  • tip 2
    A crusty loaf of bread is all this hearty casserole needs to complete the meal.

Nutrition

420 Calories, 22g Total Fat, 18g Protein, 35g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
200
Total Fat
22g
35%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
1030mg
43%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
7g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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