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Cannellini Beans and Italian Sausage

Rated as 4.93 out of 5 Stars

"The great flavors and healthy qualities of this beloved Italian bean are made even more delicious with this Johnsonville recipe. The vegetables in this hearty dish make it healthy, the Johnsonville Italian Sausages, make it to die for"
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8 h 45 m servings 640 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. In a large bowl, pour the beans, add water to a level of 3 inches above beans and soak for 6 hours or overnight. Drain. Place beans in a soup kettle or Dutch oven; add 7 cups of water, 5 sage leaves and tomato. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 1-1/2 hours or until beans are almost tender. Drain and reserve beans; discard liquid, sage and tomato.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, remaining sage, onions, carrots, celery, red pepper flakes and saute until tender. Add beans, crushed tomatoes, stock, salt and pepper. Cover, reduce heat to low, continue to cook for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, prepared sausages according to package directions. Drain. Cut sausage links into thirds. Just before serving, gently stir mascarpone cheese into beans. Spoon prepared beans into individual bowls and top with sausage pieces. Garnish with additional fresh sage. Serve.


  • *1/3 cup cream cheese, cubed, may be substituted for mascarpone cheese.
  • To serve 4-5, prepare the same recipe with 1 package of Johnsonville Italian sausage.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 640 calories; 51.3 g fat; 17.3 g carbohydrates; 26.5 g protein; 115 mg cholesterol; 2071 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was a great recipe! I made a couple of changes. First, I could not find dried cannelini beans in my grocery store, so I bought canned. This cut out a step, and cut out some time. Second...

Everybody in my family loved it. The cream cheese and the chopped sage is really what brings everything together at the end.

I love anything with beans. And tomatoes. And sausage. This recipe has all of the above. Hearty, delicious comfort food. Sweet beans mixed with juicy tomatoes, savory spices, and delicious ...

Fantastic! I used real spicy Italian sausage and couldn't stop eating until this was finito! I added extra chili powder to spice it up. My husband loved it too. Thanks!

Great comfort food. Easy, too. I subbed kale for the celery and added a bunch more carrot.

This was delicious! Be sure to have a loaf of really good bread to sop up the juices. Fantastic!

I came to AllRecipes looking to duplicate a dish I had in Italy, one of those memorably simple meals that satisfy every comfort food bone in your body. This is as close as I've found. The only...

This was really really good. I did change a couple things but not anything drastic. I did use canned beans simply because I needed this to go faster. I cut bratwursts (thats what I had on hand) ...

I loved this! Thank you for sharing!