Sausage, Beans, and Olives Skillet


Use leftover green beans to make a hearty, easy skillet dinner on a chilly fall night. Perfect for using up Thanksgiving leftovers, toss your green beans in a skillet with Italian sausage, plum tomatoes, cannellini beans, and Kalamata olives for a comforting autumn meal.

Sausage, Beans, and Olives Skillet
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups


  • 1 ½ pound spicy or sweet Italian sausage, casings removed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup red onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1 28 ounce can plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cup cooked green beans, halved crosswise

  • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. In a 12-inch skillet heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high. Add sausage in a single layer. Cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Drain sausage, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Return sausage to skillet. Stir in onion and garlic. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 6 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add undrained tomatoes and the cannellini beans. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Stir in green beans and olives. Cover; simmer 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through. Stir in basil. Serves 6.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
16g Fat
40g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 1293mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 26.8mg 134%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Potassium 470mg 10%
Folate, total 81.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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