3/4 pound fresh Italian sausage links
2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1 15-ounce can Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 small red onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup evaporated skim milk
1/2 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons margarine or butter, melted

Cut sausage into bite size pieces, cook in a skillet until brown.

In a large bowl combine cooked sausage, spinach, beans, onion, milk, 1/4 cup of the Romano or Parmesan cheese, lemon peel, lemon juice, nutmeg, and pepper.

Pour into greased 2-quart oval or square baking dish.

Combine bread crumbs, remaining Romano or Parmesan cheese, garlic, & melted margarine or butter; sprinkle atop casserole.

Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degrees oven for 35 minutes or until heated through.