Saving Spoons: Amazingly Easy Italian

I am currently enjoying the day at the Zoo celebrating my daughter’s birthday so I am thankful that Kate from The Guavalicious Life is here guest posting a super-easy and delicious Italian recipe! Thank you Kate for sharing a spoon-saving recipe with! Make sure and hop over to her blog for a visit after checking out the yumminess!


So I have always dreamed of being the classic Italian mother who spoils her family with fabulous home cooked meal. And though I love my family and love to cook, those loves don’t transcend the bonds of time. As in, I have no time. Time has made me it’s bitch. So too often I rely on quick cook or the old reliable, fried rice. When I do find a recipe that is both quick and easy and on top of that super awesomely delicious, it makes me want to put on an apron and fan myself while saying “magnia, magnia!” This Italian chili will have you feeling the love too. Just don’t tell anyone how easy it is.


two 14oz cans cannellini beans
one 28oz can diced tomatoes with Italian spices
one pound Italian sausage
minced garlic
olive oil

Execution: Coat a large saucepan with olive oil and cook sausage. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, add the two cans of beans and minced garlic and oregano to taste (I use about a tbsp each). Saute until softened. Add tomatoes and sausage and simmer for as long as you can before you find yourself eating it all out of the pan with a spoon.

Kate Canterbury is a localvore who spends most of her time writing about her small city of Columbia, MO. But she also shares her non-Missouri centered thoughts on her personal blog The Guavalicious Life. There she writes about social media, food, wine, decor, and the foibles of modern parenting. Follow her on Twitter @guavalicious.

3 comments on “Saving Spoons: Amazingly Easy Italian

  1. HealingWell says:

    Sounds delicious!

  2. Heather says:

    That sounds awesome!

  3. Jessica says:

    Great tips!

    We are doing our annual week at Disney soon….should be fun…and painful in every way! Ugh! I tried to come up with a different vacation idea…but the boys weren’t into it. I figure there will only be a few more years where they’ll really be into Disney anyways.


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