Greens and Bean with Sausage

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Wonderful supper dish. This is served in all the Italian restaurants and many homes in Western New York.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean and separate escarole.
  2. Gently simmer in water until leaves are wilted.
  3. Drain.
  4. Saute garlic in hot oil about 30 seconds.
  5. Add escarole, turning frequently to coat with garlic and oil.
  6. Add cannelini beans, sausage, salt and pepper, and red pepper.
  7. Simmer gently until heated through.
  8. Serve in soup bowls, and pass the Parmesan.


Most Helpful

So easy and so delicious. The beans are so creamy, and the escarole lends subtle spice and flavor. We used Italian turkey sausage. We'll make this again for sure.

MrsMM December 06, 2006

Great comfort food. I grew up on this. The only thing I do different is wilt the escarole in olive oil and garlic rather than boil it. My mom cooks the sausage first in the pan with oil and garlic then adds the escarole to the pan (without draining the grease!) to wilt. She also sometimes cooks potato cubes with the sausage. Thanks for posting this.

Ilysse November 28, 2006

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