Growing up we had Italian sausage and baked beans every Thursday night. And, while I like sausage and I like beans, I cringe slightly when I am offered sausage and beans. Yet after I cringe, I find myself thinking – “mmm, that doesn’t sound too bad” then I find myself making it for dinner and now it is becoming a regular part of my meal rotation. I’m not serving sausage and baked beans every Thursday night, I’m not even serving sausage and baked beans, but I am serving a variation of this classic at least once a month.
One of our favorite variations is sausage, white beans and spinach. I like to use Italian sausage, but any type of sausage can be used. Same for the greens, I often use spinach but kale or arugula are just as tasty.
The dish comes together super quickly making it perfect for the weeknight dinner dash. Simply take the sausage out of it’s casing or cut into slices and put into a hot saute pan.
Once the sausage is cooked through add a little white wine, or liquid of your choice, the beans and spinach.
Continue cooking until spinach is wilted and beans are warm. Serve with a crusty bread, or whatever you have on hand.