14ouncesfully-cooked smoked sausage, sliced into 1/2" rounds
1 1/2cupslow sodium chicken broth
2(15 ounce) canscannellini beans, rinsed and drained
15ouncespetite diced tomatoes (fire-roasted diced tomatoes work very well too!)
1/4teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
1(6 ounce) bagfresh baby spinach
fresh ground black pepper,to taste
1/4cupgrated Parmesan,or to taste
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring, until nicely browned. Add garlic and cook for just another minute or two until garlic is fragrant. Add chicken broth, cannellini beans, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and let it simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes to allow broth to reduce a little.
Stir in fresh baby spinach and remove from heat. Continue to stir until spinach is wilted. Garnish with fresh ground black pepper and Parmesan. Ladle into bowls and serve with a hunk of crusty bread.
Can substitute any type of sausage you prefer - Andoullie sausage to add some heat - turkey or chicken sausage to reduce the fat and calories.