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White Bean, Sausage and Spinach Casserole

white bean, sausage and spinach casserole Entree
White Bean, Sausage and Spinach Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 6

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. MORE+ LESS-

January 14, 2018
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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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
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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