This Healthy Sausage, Bean, and Kale Skillet is so incredibly simple, you can have dinner on the table in WAY less than 30 minutes- and with only one pan to wash! It’s Gluten free, 21 Day Fix Approved, and also perfect for Weight Watchers. If kale isn’t your thing, this can easily be made with spinach!
Confession #75 – I’m freezing.
The weather here in PA has been nutty. Is it spring where you are? Because we seem to be confused here.
Anyway, I was going to share a beautiful spring-like salad today, but when it’s cold, I like my comfort food.
This 21 Day Fix Sausage, Bean, and Kale Skillet is pretty awesome, anyway. Comfort food all the way, and it has totally become one of my husband’s favorite meals.
It’s inspired by a recipe from a great blog I found called Budget Bytes. I love how her recipes are healthy, but simple and inexpensive. I have a new blogger crush! Check it out!
This Healthy Sausage, Bean, and Kale Skillet has SO much going for it.
And ready in about 20.
Oh – and, of course, it’s FIX approved!
There’s not much to even chop – especially if you are buying the bagged kale that is already washed and cut for you (which is totally a no brainer).
My son will eat this without the cheese, but the rest of us enjoy it with some delicious melty mozzarella. And it’s not a full blue, so if you want to also top this with some good parmesan, then go for it!
I don’t like Kale, can I sub spinach?
Totally! Use whatever greens you like or have on hand for this!
What kind of Italian Chicken Sausage should I buy for this?
You can actually use chicken OR turkey sausage for this and you are looking for a low sodium brand – I try to get it as close to 400mg of sodium as I can without being much over. If you are having trouble finding something, I have this easy homemade Italian Poultry Sausage Recipe!
Healthy Sausage, Bean, and Kale Skillet
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 1 package Italian chicken or turkey sausage or make your own
- 3 cups kale
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella
- Remove the sausage from the casings into a large skillet coated with cooking spray. Cook the sausage over medium heat until fully brown.
- While the sausage is cooking, remove the stems from the kale, chop it into strips, and add it to the skillet. Stir it into the sausage and continue to cook until it is fully wilted (this happens within a few minutes).
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Add the chickpeas to the skillet and stir to combine. Pour the crushed tomatoes over the skillet, along with the spices and cook for 2-3 minutes before topping with cheese.
- Lower the heat to simmer and place a lid on the skillet until the cheese is melted (about 5-10 minutes).
Tracy Simmons says
Holy cow…that was delicious.
This made my day, Tracy! So, so glad ! ❤️
Currently waiting for the cheese to melt so we can dig into this dish! It is one of my faves! ♥️
Oooh thanks for the comment and recipe rating, Jamye! This is an oldie but a goodie, for sure!
Erin Patrick says
Obsessed with this dish. I will make it again. I would add to the nutrition that there is 9 grams of fiber which is amazing!!
Thank you for that info! Glad you loved the skillet!
Do you use chickpeas in a can or dry?
How do you think white beans instead of chick peas would go with it?
They wouold be great!
Heather Baum says
This turned out AMAZING!! I had some Italian Turkey Sausage to use up and wasn’t too sure if the hubby and oldest would eat this but it was a hit.
YES! So happy to hear this, thank you for the comment and review! It’s such a quick dinner and go-to!
What brand chicken sausage do you use or recommend?? This sounds delish!
I love Wegman’s poultry sausage or I make my own – https://confessionsofafitfoodie.com/how-to-make-homemade-italian-sausage-with-ground-chicken-or-turkey/
Could I add more veggies to this? Maybe carrots and zucchini?
Do you think regular Pork Italian Sausage could work for this??
This is totally my new go to meal!
YAY!! It’s so insanely easy, right?
Do you use the ground sausage or sausage links? Can’t wait to try!
Hi! Sorry it took me so long to see this – I use sausage remove from the casing!
HI! how many servings do you think this makes? I just started the 21 day fix and was wondering what a serving size would be! Thanks so much…I’m using a lot of your recipes for meal planning and loving them!
Hi! This makes 4 servings – just divide your skillet into quarters before serving :).
Cara S says
This was tonight’s dinner and it was delicious!!! Love how simple it is….just a few ingredients and one pan. Perfect for a weeknight! Thank you. 🙂
Right? Yay! Thanks for letting me know!
Anne Gideon says
I am assuming the ‘one package of Italian chicken sausage’ is one pound?
Anne Gideon says
Ended up finding Italian Turkey Sausage-made up a batch and did a taste test-YUM.
What is serving size if you do a x2 recipe
If you x2 the recipe, then simply divide entire recipe into 8 equal portions! 🙂