Pasta Shells With Beans, Greens, and Sausage

Pasta Shells With Beans, Greens, and Sausage

Time: 35 mins


  • 3 cups small shell pasta
  • 8 ounces sweet Italian sausage or 8 ounces hot Italian sausage
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 (19 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups torn spinach leaves
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)


  • 1 Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  • 2 Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add in the sausage; brown the sausage, breaking it apart with a spoon; drain browned sausage on a paper-towel lined plate.
  • 3 Add garlic and sage to the same skillet; stir/saute for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • 4 Add in the beans, spinach, and broth; bring to a boil.
  • 5 Lower heat and simmer about 5 minutes or until the spinach is just tender.
  • 6 Add in drained pasta, sausage, salt, and pepper; simmer until well heated; adjust seasoning to taste.
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