There are so many reasons I love the fall – brilliantly colored leaves, apple orchards (and cider), football, pumpkin patches, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc. Plus there’s the fact that everyone else seems a little happier (because they love fall too!).

This Sausage, Spinach and White Beans dish epitomizes the perfect fall dinner for me. It’s hearty and healthy and is sure to warm you up on a cool fall day.

Sausage, Spinach & White Beans with Goat Cheese

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
4 links of hot or sweet Italian sausage, sliced on the bias
1 can of cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of diced tomatoes (14 oz)
1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
4 cups of spinach, rough chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 of a cup of crumbled goat cheese, for topping

Directions

Start by heating your olive oil in a large skillet pan. Add sausage pieces and brown on both sides. Remove from pan.

Add the onion to the pan and cook until translucent. Add garlic, cooking just until fragrant. Add can of diced tomatoes (with juice). Add sausage back to pan. Add white beans. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add chopped spinach and cook until just wilted. Serve in shallow bowls with goat cheese sprinkled on top. Enjoy with some fresh bread!

Sausage, Spinach & White Beans