Sausage with Beans and Greens


I’m always looking for really easy meals that are healthy and packed with nutrients. So, when I walked into Trader Joe’s the other day I was browsing the veggie section…. but not exactly sure of what I wanted to make for dinner. I noticed that with their packaged salad/greens they had a mix of greens complete with some recipes on he back. The first recipe called for an onion, sausage, chicken stock and this bag of greens containing mustard, turnip, collards and spinach. Perfect.

The recipe suggested a cooked sausage but I bought Italian sweet sausage that needed to be cooked. I already had chicken broth and onions at home, in addition to the salt and pepper. At home I chopped the onion, added it to the olive oil already in the saucepan, and then thought that the can of cannelloni beans in my pantry might go well with this dish. In they went, with the sausage, greens, and chicken broth. About 35 minutes later…..dinner was served!

Now, I didn’t expect my 3 year-old to even touch this dinner so I was prepared with yogurt, watermelon, and Cheerios. But my 4 year-old ate the sausage and believe it or not, my 13 month old at the sausage AND the greens! I thought it was delicious. Thank you Trader Joe’s!

Sausage with Beans and Greens

1 package southern greens from Trader Joe’s
1 package sweet Italian sausage or any sausage
1 can cannelloni beans
2 cups chicken broth
1 onion
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil

Heat some olive oil over medium heat in large shallow saucepan.
Add diced onion and sausage.
Cook for a few minutes.
Add 1 can cannelloni beans, chicken broth, and greens, salt and pepper.
Cover and simmer over low for about 35 minutes.

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  1. Man I have to get into Trader Joes! What a creative recipe 🙂

  2. I may live in the South, but I don’t really care for greens. I imagine that is pretty darn healthy, though.

  3. I have never had Collard Greens. Sounds good!

  4. This would be my husbands dream meal

  5. Interesting recipe. thanks for sharing.

  6. I have never been able to make good greens.

  7. Sounds yummy to me!

  8. healthy and Yum!!

  9. Looks pretty good!

  10. I love beans and sausage, but have never been one for greens. Looks yummy though.

  11. I shop there weekly, they really do have great stuff and great ideas.

  12. My husband would gobble this up!

  13. Beans & greens are favorite foods of mine 😀

  14. I don’t think I’ve ever tried those beans before

  15. This is one of my husband’s FAVORITE meals.

  16. I love greens! This sounds delish!

  17. This is something my husband would LOVE. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I can’t believe the little ones were won over too! That’s awesome!

  19. Sounds yummy!

  20. Look good!

  21. I miss Trader Joes.

  22. This looks very good – hearty and wholesome.