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Cassoulet
with Italian sausage / zucchini / white beans

Active: 30 min Total: 45 min
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.
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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Cassoulet:
  • Carrots - 8 oz, diced
  • Celery - 2 stalks, 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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Prep

  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.

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Make

  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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Reviews

Ratings

Original (81)
Gluten-free (12)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (19)

Most Helpful

Very easy to throw together and really tasty. I used spicy Italian sausage and would definitely recommend that.

By: Barbie
Posted: Oct 19, 2018
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

60 reviews

Delish - every dish I make that calls for beans I will add a second can of beans. Otherwise good stuff.

By: Janet
Posted: Jan 26, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Used chicken apple sausage from Costco and sliced. Also used shredded carrots. Subbed olive oil for butter with panko and it worked out perfectly. Flavors were delicious!

By: Alyssa
Posted: Jan 26, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Loved the flavor, and combination of ingredients. Partner thought it had "too much stuff". *eye roll*

By: Seren
Posted: Jan 25, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Kind of bland

By: Maria
Posted: Jan 24, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So so tasty. And easy to make. Will definitely be in the rotation.

By: Jayna
Posted: Jan 23, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So flavorful. Will make again.

By: Helen
Posted: Mar 26, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
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