Quick Sausage, Kale, and Crouton Sauté Recipe

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Elijah Bailey Modified: March 25, 2022
Quick Sausage, Kale, and Crouton Sauté Recipe

How To Make Quick Sausage, Kale, and Crouton Sauté from Smitten Kitchen Every Day

Everything you want in a meal in one pan with this recipe for kale, sausage, and crouton saute. It cooks in half an hour, making it a great weeknight dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • olive oil
  • 2cupscube of sturdy white bread,(such as sourdough or ciabatta)
  • ½lbfresh sweet Italian sausages,casings removed
  • 1clovegarlic,minced or pressed
  • ¾cupwhite beans,(about half a 15.5 oz can, 200 g), cooked
  • 2handfulscurly kale leaves,or more, to taste, torn
  • kosher salt,and freshly ground black pepper
  • red pepper flakes,to taste
  • 2tbspred wine vinegar
  • grated parmesan,optional


  1. Heat two glugs of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bread cubes and toast for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring, until lightly browned and mostly crisp.

  2. Push the croutons aside and add another glug to the pan, then the garlic and sausage meat. Cook, breaking up sausage into small bits, until browned all over.

  3. Add the greens and cook until they begin to wilt, then add the beans and warm through. Season well with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes

  4. Add vinegar to the pan and use it to scrape up any stuck bits.

  5. Scrape the sauté into bowls, finish with cheese if desired, and inhale.


  • Calories: 281.91kcal
  • Fat: 7.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.32g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.44g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.11g
  • Fiber: 6.61g
  • Sugar: 2.01g
  • Protein: 20.23g
  • Cholesterol: 17.01mg
  • Sodium: 431.98mg
  • Calcium: 135.00mg
  • Potassium: 836.09mg
  • Iron: 5.40mg
  • Vitamin A: 5.00µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.62mg
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