Pasta with Cannellini Beans and Sausage

posted: 02/21/12
by: Buddy Valastro
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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 ounces orchiette pasta
  • 8 ounces hot Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary leaves
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2-15 ounce cans Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bunch baby spinach, trimmed and well washed
  • Salt and pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add salt and pasta. Cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until tender according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion, garlic, and rosemary and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add white wine, chicken stock, and beans, bring to a simmer, then add spinach and heat until wilted. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Stir in cooked pasta.
  3. Ladle into bowls and serve with grated cheese, if desired.

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