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Sausage, Bean and Spinach Ragoût

The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous this week.  I don’t want to jinx anything, but I’m afraid the weather wont last.  Every year for the last three years the midwest experiences their Spring thaw while Colorado gets hit hard with late-season snow storms.  I thought I would get one last “winter-esque” recipe in before our thaw hits.  Here’s hoping that Spring is just around the corner – I’m so excited to plant my fresh herb garden again this year!

Ragoût is a the French version of thick, hearty stew.  Like any stew you can put just about whatever you want into the pot.   I had some chicken sausage and leftover kidney beans so I threw those in here.  The result was super satisfying and relatively low in fat content, which is always a nice bonus.  Plus this is a perfect weeknight meal seeing that it only takes 30 minutes to complete.

Now I wonder if Mr. Magoo liked ragoût too?  🙂

Sausage, Bean and Spinach Ragoût

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yields: Serves 6

Sausage, Bean and Spinach Ragoût


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound shredded chicken (cooked) or ground beef (optional)
  • 1 pound sausage (I used basil and tomato chicken sausage)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes (seasoned with garlic and basil is nice)
  • 1 (16-ounce) can white or red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup uncooked pasta (elbow macaroni, spiral. acini de pepe, etc.)
  • 1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach, washed
  • 1/3 cup grated Romano cheese


  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium-high heat and add your meat(s) and onion. Cooked until the meat(s) are browned. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Add broth, basil, tomatoes and beans. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pasta and cook until pasta is done, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add spinach and cook just until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese. Serve and sprinkle a bit more cheese on top.

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