White Beans & Chorizo

For an elevated twist on traditional pork and beans, this dish pairs sweet Italian sausage with white beans and a turnip for added texture and complexity. Makes for a hearty lunch or dinner on a cold day.



Prep time

15 minutes

Cook time

30 minutes




  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped in large chunks
  • 1 medium turnip, peeled and chopped
  • 1, 14.5-ounce can cannellini beans
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 links sweet Italian sausage
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix together ¼ cup oil, onion, turnip, beans, lemon juice, tarragon, onion powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Transfer to an 8 x 8 baking dish. Set aside.
  3. Heat remaining oil in a large sauté pan and sear sausage to a deep golden brown color, 4 minutes per side. Add the sausage links in the baking dish and roast until vegetables are tender, 20 minutes.
  4. Garnish with chopped tarragon and serve in baking dish.

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