Sausage, Tomato, & White Bean Pasta

This is my idea of comfort food.

Mac & Cheese, according to the foodies on Facebook, is the perfect comfort food for most in the U.S….. It’s good, but a bit bland.

This is also my idea of the perfect breakfast.

Sadly, a long time ago, in a place far, far away I promised mon mari I would not eat this type of food for breakfast…. no cold leftover pizza (if we ever had leftover pizza) no SpaghettiO’s, no chili. Actually, I only agreed not eat this stuff for my breakfast while he was eating his breakfast….

Fortunately, he’s perfectly happy to eat all of my favorites for dinner as often as I like.

This is another pantry dinner – except for the sausages.

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Sausage, Tomato, & White Bean Pasta

I like bite-size pasta for this. Use whatever shape you have on hand.

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta

Ingredients

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  • 12oz (360gr) sausages, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika, (smoked)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs Dijon_style mustard
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 3/4 cup (15oz, 450gr) whole tomatoes, chopped, with all juices
  • 1 3/4 cup (15oz, 450 gr) cannellini (white beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/4 cup (4oz, 120gr) curly pasta 

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, and sauté 1 minute.
  • Add onion and sauté 5 minutes.
  • Add sausage, garlic, and sauté until sausage is browned, 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, their juices, and the cannellini, turn heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  • When pasta is done, drain and add to skillet, stir to combine and serve.

Notes

For an extra kick you could add some hot peppers.

Keywords: sausage, white beans, pasta

Sausage and White Bean Pasta

Summer is in full swing here. We’ve had over a week of warm sunny days. It’s light until almost 10pm. The pool is getting to swimming temperature.

My potager is planted and starting to grow.

I’ve started my evening strolls around the property – chasing bunnies and admiring the sunsets.

We didn’t get to the garden centers to buy flowers – they weren’t open and we weren’t out anyway. Some of the lavender in the boxes around the pool survived and are growing. In the rest I planted some leftover herb seeds.

Sunsets last awhile this time of year. It’s peaceful sitting and watching until the end.

We all need peaceful moments – they seem to be harder to find lately.

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