Thursday, March 12, 2015

White Beans and Savoy Cabbage with Chicken Sausage


The first time I prepared this dish was about 4 years ago after receiving Heidi Swanson’s cookbook in the mail “Super Natural Every Day". I followed the directions and ingredient list to the letter. It was simple to make, somewhat hearty and perfect for the cold winter day. As time went on I began making simple changes to this dish depending on what I had on hand and what was available seasonally. As with most of her recipes the ingredients used are mainly whole and natural and many of her recipes can be used as a sort of template or as she states in her introduction as “starting points”.

This time I stir fried the potatoes, removed them from the skillet and then added back the potatoes and the chicken sausage at the end. This step made for a more crispy potato (crouton) atop the beans and cabbage. Also I used savoy cabbage instead of the regular and sliced it a little thicker. You could also swap out kale or chard for the cabbage and add quinoa or farro for even more flavor. Have fun with this dish.

This recipe has been adapted from Heidi Swanson’s book, "Super Natural Every Day".

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large russet potato (peeled and diced small)
Sea salt
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 - 15 ounce can white beans (rinsed and drained).
1 medium savoy cabbage (sliced 1/4 inch)
1/4 pound chicken sausage (sliced 1/4 inch thin)
Grated Parmesan, for garnish

To prepare:

Preheat oven to warm.

Add canola oil to a large skillet over medium high heat, place diced potatoes in pan and let sit. Saute; stirring every few of minutes, about 8 to 10 total. Remove potatoes from skillet and place in a heat proof dish in the oven on warm until the rest of the dish is done.


Add sausage and cook one to two minutes until lightly browned, remove from the pan, set aside in a separate dish. Now back to the skillet; add the beans and let cook until just browned; about 3 to 4 minutes, add in garlic and stir another minute longer.


Place cabbage in skillet over the beans and with a pair on tongs, gently mix together; cook until wilted. Serve with potatoes and sausage in the center family style. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!










Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

45 comments:

  1. i do like potatoes, sausage and cabbage together - my family made a 'boiled dinner' using those things plus onions and carrots and caraway seed for flavor.

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  2. What a nice simple dish that's sure to satisfy on a cold winters day.

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  3. I love this Cheri...so simple and yet so tasty...it sure makes a great weekday meal.
    Hope you are having a great week :)

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  4. I love this kind of simple dishes! Looks delicious!

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  5. This one pot dish looks delicious! I love sausage + cabbage together.

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  6. Hi Cheri,
    This is so yummy. I used to just stir-fry cabbage + sausage or bacon. Adding potatoes and white beans makes this dish so delicious ! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Karen, I bet bacon would be delicious, thanks!

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  7. I love the simple dishes with fresh ingredients - and this looks wonderful! Hope you have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Tricia, I love simple meals too. Take care!

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  8. Hi Cheri!
    This dish reminds me of Colcannon with chicken sausage added. I bet it tastes delicious! Thanks for sharing, Cheri...

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    1. Thanks Louise, it was very simple and delicious......hope you had a great week-end!

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  9. This looks really delicious. I love recipes that are flexible enough to create something new with the season or the ingredients on hand. Your idea of potato "croutons" is excellent. Perfect weekend fare. Thanks again for another wonderful recipe, Cheri. D

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    1. Hi Dena, when I first starting cooking I prepared everything exactly as written, maybe that's why it was more of a chore. Thanks again for stopping by.

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  10. Hi Cheri! This looks like a real nice dish, and I like your substitutions and additions. The chicken sausage looks like a tasty match with the cabbage.

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    1. Thanks Peggy, it's nice and simple, surely in a month or two here in Arizona I won't want to turn the stove on.

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  11. I love this! It would make a nice supper that's both quick and delicious. :)

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  12. I love dishes like this that can be adapted so easily :)

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  13. I love the combo of flavours. It must be very tasty, Cheri.

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  14. What a great stir-fry! I love the combination of flavors and textures. Maybe even the textures most! Hope you are having less wind in Phoenix today... :)

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    1. Hi David, not sure what's blowing in I think it's the heat early....anyway next week looks to be the same. Take care!

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  15. This looks like a lovely one-pot meal. I do love simple family dishes that have flavours everyone will love. I'm a big fan of savoy cabbage xx

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    1. Me too Charlie, I adore savoy, always looking for new recipes. Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Great combination, Cheri. I am always cooking "regular" cabbage and beans and I often buy chicken sausage. Been wanting to cook with savoy cabbage so thank you!

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    1. Hi Monica, savoy is my favorite of them all. Love the taste and texture.

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful combination of ingredients! I bet the sausage imparts some delicious flavor to the beans, potatoes and cabbage.

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    1. Hi Liz, your right, it gives each ingredient a little something. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. This sounds like a delicious side dish! Love the white beans you've included.

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    1. Thanks Beth, I could eat white beans with most anything lol!

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  19. I have that same cookbook and you've inspired me to take it off the shelf again for another look. I love cabbage and the modifications you've made to the recipe.

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    1. Hi Susan, I go back to the same cookbooks time and time again and am always finding something I have not seen before. Take care!

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  20. Shoot! Just realized I sent messages on your last 2 posts instead of commenting! Okay. So round two. Applause applause for your artful approach to savoy cabbage. Growing up in Japan, fresh cabbage (of any sort) and I are on friendly terms =) Love, too, your gourmetish creative approach to potatoes.

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    1. Hi Kim, love the word gourmetish.........you are the best. Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. Cheri, sausage and cabbage go so well together - add some white beans and you have a real winner of a recipe!
    Sounds delicius!
    Andrea

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  22. Lovely and comforting. Scrumptious!
    Have a super day.
    :-) Mandy xo

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  23. This is my kind of food. Comforting and delicious. And I love that you used Napa cabbage. It's so gorgeous. Hope you're doing well!

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