Have you heard of The Secret Recipe Club? Each month, participating bloggers are assigned another blog from the group. You choose a recipe from your assigned blog to make and post about. Until reveal day, you have to keep secret which blog you’re assigned. It’s a great way to find a new blog and try a new recipe. This month I was assigned the blog Mostly Food and Crafts, which has some great easy recipes and fun crafts too.
After reading quite a few recipes, I chose to make Mostly Food and Crafts’ White Bean and Sausage Saute. I love cooking with chicken sausage, and the combination of sausage, white beans, spinach, and tomatoes sounded delicious. I served my sausage and bean mixture on top of some cooked orzo, and we enjoyed a healthy and tasty meal.
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Orzo with Sausage, White Beans, and Spinach
Makes 4 servings
- 4 Italian sausages (I used sweet Italian chicken sausages)
- 8 oz. orzo pasta
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, with juices
- 1 can (15 oz.) cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place sausages in a baking dish and bake until cooked through, about 40 minutes, turning once halfway through baking time. Set aside to cool for a few minutes and then slice into 1/4-inch thick round slices.
- Cook orzo according to package directions for al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and saute onion until soft, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute more. Add sliced sausage to skillet along with broth and tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the beans and spinach and cook until the spinach wilts, about 2 minutes. Gently stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
- Serve sausage and bean mixture over the cooked orzo.
Recipe adapted from Mostly Food and Crafts