Sausage and Bean Casserole

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This is a flavor packed meal that doesn’t take too long to make. I also tell the kids that it has hot dogs in it, so that makes them dig right in. We tend to eat more recipes with beans in the fall/winter time. Comfort food!

Sausage and Bean Casserole
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1 (16-ounce) package light smoked turkey sausage (such as Hillshire Farm), cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 (16-ounce) cans cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ⅛ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 3 (1-ounce) slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and turkey sausage to pan; sauté for 5 minutes or until browned. Add garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in 2 tablespoons brown sugar, tomato paste, dried thyme, freshly ground black pepper, cannellini beans, and bay leaf. Add ground red pepper, if desired. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Place bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1½ cups.
  4. Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over bean mixture, and lightly coat with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until browned. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 205 Fat: 3.3 g Saturated fat: 1.1 g Unsaturated fat: 0.6 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 30 g Sodium: 823 mg Fiber: 4.4 g Protein: 12.1 g Cholesterol: 25 mg
7 Weight Watchers Smart Points per serving

Preheat oven to 375°. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and turkey sausage to pan; sauté for 5 minutes or until browned.

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Add garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.

Stir in 2 tablespoons brown sugar, tomato paste, dried thyme, freshly ground black pepper, cannellini beans, and bay leaf. Add ground red pepper, if desired. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

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Place bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1 1/2 cups.

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Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over bean mixture, and lightly coat with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until browned. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with parsley.

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