Monday, June 24, 2024

Italian Sausage, Artichoke, and White Bean Skillet: A Delicious and Easy One-Pan Meal

 Welcome to my West Virginia Kitchen!  No matter what time of year it is, I am all about quick and easy cooking.  I just have one requirement, that it's good.  REAL GOOD.  My Italian Sausage, Artichoke, and White Bean Skillet is just that, a quick and hearty meal that's packed with flavor!  

This Italian Sausage, Artichoke, and White Bean Skillet is a delightful blend of savory sausage, tender artichokes, and creamy white beans, all cooked to perfection in one pan.  Perfect for busy weeknights or a cozy weekend dinner, this dish is sure to become a family favorite.  I can't wait to share it with you so...

Let's Get Started!


  • Quick and Easy:  Ready in under 30 minutes, this dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner. 
  • One-Pan meal:  Minimal Cleanup required, making your life easier. 
  • Healthy and Nutritious:  Packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins. 
  • Bursting with Flavor:  The Combination of Italian Sausage, artichokes, and white beans is simply irresistible. 

  • 1 lb Italian Sausage (sweet or spicy, depending on your preference)
  • 1 can (14 oz) Quartered Artichoke Hearts, drained 
  • 1 can (15 oz) White Beans (cannellini or Great Northern), drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups Curly Kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 can(14.5 oz) Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano 
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar or Maple Syrup
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish 

  1. Cook the Sausage:  Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the Italian Sausage and cook until browned, breaking it up into smaller pieces with a spatula, about 5-7 minutes. 
  2. Sauté the Vegetables:  Add the chopped onion to the skillet and sauté until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.  Stir in the minced garlic and cook for additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.  
  3. Add Artichokes, Tomatoes, and Kale:  Add the drained artichoke hearts canned tomatoes to the skillet.  Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
  4. Incorporate the White Beans and Seasonings:  Stir in the white beans, chicken broth, dried oregano, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper.  Add the sugar to cut the acid if desired. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. 
  5. Finish and Serve:  Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top of the skillet.  Remove from the heat and garnish with fresh parsley.  Serve hot and enjoy!


  • Use Quality Sausage:  The sausage is the star of the dish, so choose a quality Italian Sausage for the best flavor. 
  • Adjust the Heat:  If you like a bit of spice, opt for spicy Italian Sausage and include the red pepper flakes.  For a milder dish, stick with sweet Italian sausage.  
  • Fresh vs Canned Artichokes:  While canned artichokes are convenient, fresh or frozen artichokes can also be used for a more robust flavor. 
  • Customize Your Veggies:  Feel Free to add other vegetables like spinach, bell peppers, or zucchini to the skillet for added nutrition and variety.  


This Italian Sausage, Artichoke, and White Bean Skillet is not just delicious but also packed with nutrients:
  • Protein:  The Italian Sausage and white beans provide a great source of protein. 
  • Fiber:  White beans are rich in dietary fiber, promoting healthy digestion.  
  • Vitamins:  Artichokes are loaded with Vitamin C and K, as well as antioxidants.  
  • Low Carb Options:  For those watching their carb intake, this skillet is a satisfying low-carb meal.

  • Wine:  Pair this dish with a glass of Chianti or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. 
  • Base:  Serve with a side of crusty Italian bread to soak up the delicious sauce.  Or serve over a bed of rice or pasta. 
  • Salad:  A simple green salad with lemon vinaigrette compliments the richness of the skillet. 

The Italian sausage, Artichoke, and White Bean Skillet is a versatile, easy-to-make dish that's perfect for any occasion.  With it's rich flavors and wholesome ingredients, it's sure to be a hit with your family and friends.  Try this recipe tonight and enjoy the taste of Italy in the comfort of your home!  

And as always...

Happy Eatin' Y'all
~The Kitchen Wife~


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