Italian Sausage and White Bean SoupĀ 

Adapted from A Dash of Sass Blog & Cooking Light

12 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage (or you can use sweet for a more mild flavor)

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

1/2 cup diced onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 (19 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed or stewed tomatoes

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon Italian blend spices

Olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

Heat a large saucepan or high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil to coat the pan. Add green peppers and onion. Saute until soft. Add minced garlic and quickly saute. Be careful to continue stirring to avoid burning the garlic. Remove sausage casing and tear sausage into small pieces. Add sausage to pepper and onion mixture. Cook until browned and crumbled, approximately 5 to 8 minutes. Add beans and tomatoes. Add spices. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly warmed and thickened.