Budget-Friendly Kale and Sausage Sauté

Budget-Friendly Kale and Sausage Sauté
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Peter Papoulakos.
This simple, low carb entree is packed with protein, fiber, and vegetables. Best of all, it can be ready in under 30 minutes!
  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    15 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 170

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 1.4g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 410mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Total Sugars 2g
  • Protein 14g
  • Potassium 560mg
  • Phosphorus 195mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch exchanges, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 2 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat



  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • Italian style chicken sausage (diced)
    3 links (about 3 oz each)
  • onion (diced)
  • chopped kale
    1 (10-oz) bag
  • low sodium chicken broth
    1/2 cup
  • cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
    1 (15-oz) can
  • crushed red pepper flakes
    1/4 tsp
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/2 tsp


  1. Add olive oil to a large sauté pan over medium heat.

  2. Add diced sausage and onion and sauté until onions begin to turn golden brown.

  3. Add the kale and chicken broth and sauté until kale softens.

  4. Add remaining ingredients and sauté 3-4 more minutes to heat the beans through.

  5. Serving Suggestion: Serve with a side of brown rice to round out the meal.