It's no surprise that I, along with the rest of the country am looking for smart ideas to save money--and especially on food! So when I recently read a Bon Appetit article about the greatness and versatility of cannellini beans, I was sold. There are so many amazing things one could do with this bean--its gentle yet satisfying flavor is a great way to fill your belly during fall and winter months.
You could use Bon Appetit's recipe here. I substituted the regular sausage with chicken sausage (flavored with Italian spices) and made it more stew-like than what the recipe called for. Serving it with a side of rosemary flat bread from my beloved Artopolis Bakery made this meal complete. Both Dan and I had no room for seconds, our first helping was that filling. I strongly encourage it, and hope to make one of their other white bean suggestions such as the white bean and pasta soup.
Price-wise this couldn't be more wallet-friendly with about $4.00 per person, including all ingredients.