Friday, September 02, 2005

Sausage, Escarole and White Bean Ragout

Source: Cooking Light

The flavorful sausage and bold escarole are filling additions to this French-accented stew. Substitute mustard greens to mimic the bitter flavor of escarole, or use spinach for milder flavor. Serve with a crusty baguette or rolls.

12 ounces sweet turkey Italian sausage
Cooking spray
1 cup prechopped onion
1 cup cubed peeled red potatoes (about 6 ounces)
1/3 cup chardonnay or other dry white wine
1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
4 cups sliced escarole (about 4 ounces)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Remove casings from sausage.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add Italian sausage and onion to pan, and cook for 4 minutes or until sausage browns, stirring to crumble. Drain sausage mixture well; return to pan. Stir in potatoes, wine, garlic, beans, and chicken broth; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook 7 minutes. Stir in escarole and rosemary, and cook for 4 minutes or until the escarole wilts, stirring occasionally. Ladle 1 1/4 cups soup into each of 4 shallow bowls, and sprinkle each serving evenly with 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups soup and 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese)

NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 254(33% from fat); FAT 9.2g (sat 2.9g,mono 3.2g,poly 2.7g); PROTEIN 21g; CHOLESTEROL 74mg; CALCIUM 86mg; SODIUM 929mg; FIBER 4.9g; IRON 2.6mg; CARBOHYDRATE 21.2g

Melanie Barnard
Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2006

I talked about this recipe HERE.

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