Sausage and White Bean Pasta

Good afternoon! I hope everyone is doing well. SO happy that tomorrow is Friday! The pool opens this weekend and there are only 2 weeks left until summer vacation!

Last night I made this yummy pasta. I had a package of ground sausage, so I was thinking pasta sauce or a meatloaf.  Pasta always wins in my family, so I wanted to come up with something different! I  spied some white beans in the cabinet, so I thought I would throw those in there. Something different and unexpected!  My girls love beans,  so I was hopeful that this would work.

 

Sausage and White Bean Pasta

Ingredients

1 pound pasta- I used spaghetti
1 onion, diced
1 pound ground pork (use ground turkey or chicken to make this healthier)
1 container jarred pasta sauce
1 can cannellini beans (white beans), drained and rinsed
about 1/2 cup of red wine (or stock)
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta one minute shy of the directions. Save some starchy cooking water.

In a large dutch oven, brown your seasoned pork and onions in a few tablespoons of olive oil. I did this to save time; normally I would brown the pork, take it out, then add in the olive oil and onions to saute.

Add in then red wine and reduce a few minutes. Pour in your pasta sauce, beans, and Worcestershire. Stir in all together and cook until the pasta is ready.

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Add the pasta to the sauce. Stir together and coat pasta evenly with all the sauce. Add in a bit of your pasta liquid if needed. Add as much Parmesan as possible =)   It turned out amazing! A quick and easy dinner for a busy family!620

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