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with Italian sausage / zucchini / white beans

Active: 30 minTotal: 45 min
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This hearty French-inspired dish of sausage, white beans, and veggies is the perfect way to warm-up your weeknight. Topped with buttery panko breadcrumbs and served with a toasted baguette, this dinner is sure to please everyone!
Smarts: We start the cassoulet on the stove-top and finish in the oven, so be sure to use a Dutch oven or skillet that's oven proof.



  • Carrots - 8 oz, diced
  • Celery - 2 ribs, diced
  • Zucchini - 12 oz, diced
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Beans, cannellini (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Italian sausage, loose and raw - 8 oz
  • Tomato paste - 3 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 1 cup
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 3/4 cups
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Baguette, small - for serving

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Carrots / Celery / Zucchini / Garlic - Prep as directed. Combine carrots and celery in one container. Combine zucchini and garlic in a separate container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Beans - Drain and rinse.


  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C.
  2. While oven is heating, heat a Dutch oven or large skillet with olive oil over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking apart, until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Set cooked sausage aside and return pan to heat. (Note: if there is more than ~1 Tbsp / 15 ml of oil in the pan for 4 servings, drain off excess; adjust amount if customizing).
  4. Increase heat to medium-high. Add carrots and celery to heated pan. Saute until soft and starting to caramelize in some places, 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Stir in tomato paste, zucchini, garlic, Italian sausage, and stock. Add bay leaves and bring to a simmer.
  6. While cassoulet is coming to a simmer, melt butter. Combine with panko and dried thyme.
  7. Stir beans into cassoulet and sprinkle panko over top.
  8. Transfer cassoulet to heated oven and bake, uncovered, until panko topping is golden brown, ~15 minutes.
  9. Toast baguette during the last few minutes of cooking.
  10. Spoon cassoulet into shallow bowls and serve with baguette on the side. Enjoy!

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This meal has 48 reviews

Don’t forget to add some salt! This was quite tasty and paired well with the baguette. I love how healthy and comforting it is!

By: Lynn
Posted: Nov 04, 2018
Diet: Original

Used turkey kielbasa and a pre made mirepoix, which added onions to the mix. It was delicious!!

By: Brittany
Posted: Nov 03, 2018
Diet: Original

Used spicy sausage, herbs de Provence. Good cold weather meal, came together quickly

By: Christine
Posted: Nov 02, 2018
Diet: Gluten-free

Used Soyrizo in place of meat. Tasty.

By: Emily
Posted: Oct 30, 2018
Diet: Original

Liked this but didn't love it. Accidentally used more sausage than needed, but I don't think it altered the recipe too much. I skipped the bread because it was filling enough without the extra.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Oct 27, 2018
Diet: Original

So good! I wasn't sure what to expect from this after reading the reviews, but this had a great flavor and was super comforting on a cold day.

By: Melissa
Posted: Oct 26, 2018
Diet: Original