Easy Chicken Sausage with Cannellini Beans & Kale

Chicken sausage, fiber rich cannellini beans & vitamin packed fresh kale make this a deliciously, hearty, cold weather dish. We tweaked the amateur gourmet recipe adding Villa Gabriella Organic 8 year aged Balsamic Vinegar for a flavorful finish. 

Serves 4-6

Simple Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds organic chicken sausage about 8 links
  • 1 ½ pounds fresh kale
  • 1 15 ounce can of cannellini beans drained
  • ¼ cup Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olio Nuovo olive oil, plus extra to flavor
  • 3 tablespoons Villa Gabriella Organic 8 year aged Balsamic Vinegar, plus extra to flavor
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion
  • 1 ½ cups chopped celery
  • 1 ½ cups chopped or shredded carrots
  • ½ cup water or chicken stock
  • 3 garlic gloves peeled & chopped removing the green inner center
  • Sea salt & cracked pepper 

Easy Directions

  1. Remove the thick stems from kale, chop coarsely, wash, dry & set aside.
  2. Cut sausage links into thick rings, cook in olive oil in a large pan or skillet. Brown on both sides for about 8-10 minutes.  
  3. Remove sausages from pan & set aside. 
  4. Add onions, carrots & celery to pan, lower heat & cook through until onion is golden brown. 
  5. Add garlic to pan & cook for about 2 minutes over low heat.
  6. Add drained cannellini beans & kale with ½ cup of water to pan, season with salt & pepper.
  7. Cover pan, cook over medium heat until kale is wilted & beans are tender about 10 minutes.
  8. Add sausage back to pan sprinkle with vinegar & cook uncovered, tossing gently about 3-4 minutes. 
  9. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  10. Serve & enjoy with Villa Graziella artisan crafted wine made with organic grapes.


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