This isn't a side dish, it's a main dish, but it uses a lot of green beans and it is fabulous.
Spicy Green Beans with Sausage
- 16 oz turkey sausage
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 16 oz green beans
- 10 oz carrots (or an additional 16 oz green beans, if you really like beans)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- leaves from 2 sprigs of fresh sage
- 1/4 tsp chile flakes or crushed red pepper
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 3/4 cup fat free chicken broth
- 16 oz tomato sauce
Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium. Remove casings from sausage and add to skillet. Saute until browned.
Add olive oil, beans and carrots to skillet and saute until just tender.
Add garlic, sage, and chile flakes and saute a few minutes more.
Add white wine and chicken broth, scraping up an browned bits on the bottom of the skillet. Cook until the wine and broth evaporates almost entirely.
Add tomato sauce, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until beans reach desired tenderness.
This makes 4 servings at about 300 calories each.