Italian Sausage Pasta and White Beans

Friday, October 15, 2021
Italian Sausage Pasta with White Beans is an easy, hearty dinner to make for the whole family.

Just choose your favorite style of Italian sausage whether sweet of hot and enjoy this all-in-one pan meal.

The pot simmers quickly with a fresh tomato sauce with just the right spice, garlic, and sliced bell peppers to make a delicious fresh tasting sauce.

This meal reminds me of a thick chili mac but Italian-style with a hint of Cabernet or Merlot in the sauce it makes this easy meal turn into gourmet flavors.

Just cook your favorite pasta to go along with the sauce like ditalini, baby shells, or another small macaroni you prefer to go along with this favorite meal that the kids ask for often.

Not a sausage lover? No problem just check out our suggestions for substitutions you can use in this delicious one-pan meal.

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Scroll down to get this easily printable recipe with step-by-step instructions.


this is white beans, Italian sausage in a wine sauce over ditalini pasta




Easy Weeknight Meals



This meal is super easy to make in less than 30 minutes with all the right ingredients on hand.


The meal can also be prepared with jarred sauces your family prefers instead of fresh tomatoes.


Also if you prefer to not to use any alcohol in this recipe, chicken broth is a great substitution.


red wine sauce with white beans and sausage


Other Substitutions and Sauce Additions

  • any kind of pasta you like can be used
  • any other vegetables to substitute, sauteed mushrooms, spinach, escarole, onions, eggplant, zucchini slices
  • roasted red, bell peppers, or hot peppers
  • meatballs, sliced of cooked steak, pork or lamb, prosciutto, or capicola instead of sausage
  • shrimp or another seafood you like
  • always sauteed the meats using first to make sure they are flavored with garlic before adding them to the sauce


this is a homemade tomato sauce


Pasta Suggestions

  1. ditalini
  2. baby bowties
  3. mostaccioli
  4. fusilli
  5. baby seashells
  6. elbows


beans and pasta with sausage


Ingredients You Will Need(for exact measurements scroll down to the recipe card)

  1. pasta of your choice cooked to package instructions
  2. fresh tomatoes, your favorite  homemade sauce,  or a favorite marinara store-bought jarred
  3. Italian sausage or another meat you prefer (boneless chicken, pork, ground sirloin)
  4. bell peppers
  5. granulated garlic
  6. fresh basil
  7. cabernet, merlot of chicken broth
  8. salt, pepper
  9. Pecorino Romano cheese
  10. oregano
  11. olive oil
  12. white beans IE navy or cannellini beans
  13. Optional Garnish: red pepper flakes and more Pecorino Romano cheese



this is white beans, sausage, tomato sauce and pasta


Tips

  • cook any kind of pasta you like to package instructions
  • to save time use a jarred marinara sauce
  • if you're not a sausage lover add another boneless meat preferred
  • to save time, air fry the sausage then slice it
  • use a medley of vegetables and omit the meat for vegetarian
  • use jarred roasted peppers to save time
  • for a healthier version use turkey sausage, wheat or a low carb pasta of your choice
  • if not fond of bell peppers add mushrooms or omit completely
  • always use Pecorino Romano freshly grated for best results in a pinch use the jarred kind
  • this dish tastes great topped with shredded melted mozzarella for a bit of a twist
  • substitute chicken broth for the wine for a non-alcohol dish



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If you have never tried the Italian version, it's time to make this down-home comfort food!


I just love this dish especially on cooler days in the fall and all winter long.


It sure does the trick and feeds a large family on a budget!


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Yield: 10
Author: Claudia1 Lamascolo
Italian Sausage and White Bean Pasta

Italian Sausage and White Bean Pasta

This Italian Sausage Pasta and White Beans is a hearty tomato-based 30 minutes meal, similar to a chili mac but Italian-Style
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min

Ingredients

  • 2-pounds link sausage sliced or use another boneless meat you prefer like chicken, pork or ground sirloin
  • 1 pound cooked  small pasta like shells or ditalini
  • (to package instructions and drained)
  • 1 can navy or  cannellini beans 
  • 1  chopped bell pepper 
  • 2 pounds fresh plum tomatoes put through a food processor
  •  3 cloves minced garlic 
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  •  1/3 cup grated  Pecorino Romanor cheese 
  • salt, pepper
  • 2 fresh  basil  leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 cup Merlot or Cabernet wine
  • oil for frying (I use olive oil)
  • Garnish with more grated cheese and red pepper flakes if desired

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan add 3 tablespoons olive oil and saute the sliced sausage links. 
  2. Add the garlic, and pepper and stir fry for 1 minute. 
  3. Add beans and the tomatoes if using fresh or (canned use whole plum tomatoes).
  4.  Cook until the liquid evaporates for around 30 minutes. 
  5. Add the granulated garlic, cheese, and spices, 
  6. Continue to simmer until sauce is thickened for around 25 more minutes adding the cabernet or merlot wine. 
  7. Boil the pasta to package instructions, drain and stir into the sauce. 
  8. Serve topped with more cheese and red pepper flakes if desired.

Notes:

Tips

  • cook any kind of pasta you like to package instructions
  • to save time use a jarred marinara sauce
  • if you're not a sausage lover add another boneless meat preferred
  • to save time, air fry the sausage then slice it
  • use a medley of vegetables and omit the meat for vegetarian
  • use jarred roasted peppers to save time
  • for a healthier version use turkey sausage, wheat or a low carb pasta of your choice
  • if not fond of bell peppers add mushrooms or omit completely
  • always use Pecorino Romano freshly grated for best results in a pinch use the jarred kind
  • this dish tastes great topped with shredded melted mozzarella for a bit of a twist
  • substitute chicken broth for the wine for a non-alcohol dish

Other Substitutions and Sauce Additions

  • any kind of pasta you like can be used
  • any other vegetables to substitute, sauteed mushrooms, spinach, escarole, onions, eggplant, zucchini
  • roasted red, bell peppers, or hot peppers
  • meatballs, sliced of cooked steak, pork or lamb, prosciutto, or capicola instead of sausage
  • shrimp or another seafood you like
  • always saute the meats using first to make sure they are flavored with garlic before adding them to the sauce


Nutrition Facts

Calories

536.56

Fat (grams)

29.67

Sat. Fat (grams)

9.79

Carbs (grams)

34.77

Fiber (grams)

4.28

Net carbs

30.49

Sugar (grams)

4.36

Protein (grams)

26.44

Sodium (milligrams)

879.80

Cholesterol (grams)

86.33



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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2021.

6 comments

  1. Oh boy do I have a soft spot for Italian food and this recipe pretty lady, looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.
    Pinning it.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  2. This is the ultimate comfort dinner, fabulous recipe!

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  3. This is such a lovely hearty dinner! The red wine and sausage combination is perfection fo a cozy Sunday meal.

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  4. Love the combination of beautiful flvaous and aromas in this pasta!

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  5. It's time for pasta, that's for sure. I love this recipe - it's so simple to follow!

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  6. This pasta is pure delicious comfort food. It's perfect for a weeknight meal.

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