Cannellini Bean & Italian Sausage Stew

This British weather has taken a turn for the worse and on this particular Saturday night I needed to eat something that would bring be some serious warmth.

During the day, I had discovered a new Italian delicatessen, Monte’s Deli in Islington who held an impressive selection of antipasti, cheeses & charcuterie. On this particulat visit, I bought some fresh Italian sausages and jars of pre-cooked cannellini beans (great cupboard staple).

I based this dish on a Salentino recipe, (beans with pork) but this quick & easy recipe gives similar flavours but with half the cooking time.

Cannellini Bean & Italian sausage stew
Cannellini Bean & Italian sausage stew

 Ingredients 2-3 people

400g Cannellini Beans (pre-cooked)

1 celery stalk, chopped into cubes

1 carrot, chopped into cubes

1 garlic clove, chopped

Salt & Pepper

300g Italian Sausage

125g Spinach (or Kale, cavolo nero)

Dry Thyme

Olive oil

  • In a pan, drizzle olive oil, add the garlic, celery & carrot and cook until softened.
Add garlic, celery & carrot to pan
Add garlic, celery & carrot to pan
  • Cut the sausages into quarters and add to the pan. Sprinkle half a teaspoon of dry thyme. Pan fry the sausage with the veg.
Add sausage and thyme
Add sausage and thyme


  • Stir in the cannellini beans and add the spinach. Cover the pan, until the spinach has wilted and the beans have warmed up.
Add Cannellini beans and spinach
Add Cannellini beans and spinach


  • Season with salt and Pepper
  • Serve up. That’s it.



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