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Sausage Cassoulet Recipe (Sausage and White Beans Casserole)

Simple to put together, Sausage Cassoulet is a classic French comfort food made with slow roasted sausages, tomatoes and white beans.

A bowl of polenta, sausage, tomatoes, and beans next to the movie Beauty and the Beast

Did you know that the setting of many fairy tales is in France? Beauty and the Beast has always been a favorite with our family and like many other popular Disney movies, it is set in France.

We often do family movie nights and I thought it would be fun to make themed dishes to go along with those movies. It’s just another way to help introduce children to new areas of the world!

You could also try making Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin or Easy Beef Ragu!

For more ways to encourage your children to become world food explorers see this guide for tons of resources to help you.

A bowl of sausage cassoulet with polenta next to sprigs of rosemary and a napkin

What is cassoulet?

Cassoulet is a French casserole dish that is named for the specific style of pan it is cooked in. You don’t need the pan to enjoy the wonderful flavors of this slow cooked dish. Any large pan with lower sides will work like a roasting pan or a low sided cast iron pan. The pan I used is this one from Swiss Diamond.

 

Ingredients you’ll need to make this sausage cassoulet:

  • Italian sausages
  • cherry tomatoes
  • onion
  • garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • cannellini beans

You can substitute Great Northern beans  or any other white bean for the cannellini beans.

A before and after photo of the sausage and tomatoes in a pot

How to make sausage cassoulet:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a roasting pan or large low sided cast iron pot, combine tomatoes, olive oil, onion, garlic, and spices together. Arrange cut sausages over the tomato mixture.
  • Bake for 45 minutes until the tomatoes have burst and created a sauce and sausages are brown and cooked through.
  • Add beans and stir to combine. Cook for an additional 5- 10 minutes until heated through.
  • Remove bay leaves before serving.

Although this is very delicious on its own, we like to serve it over creamy polenta.

 

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A pot of sausage cassoulet next to a tea towel

What to serve with this?

Sausage Cassoulet Recipe (Sausage and White Beans Casserole)

A bowl of sausage cassoulet with polenta next to sprigs of rosemary and a napkin

Sausage Cassoulet Recipe (Sausage and White Beans Casserole)

Simple to put together, Sausage Cassoulet is a classic French comfort food made with slow roasted sausages, tomatoes and white beans.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: French
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 lbs Italian Sausages cut into thirds
  • 3 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large onion diced into chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly cracked
  • 48 ounces canned cannellini beans drained

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a roasting pan or large low sided cast iron pot, combine tomatoes, olive oil, onion, garlic, and spices together.  Arrange cut sausages over the tomato mixture.
  • Bake for 45 minutes until the tomatoes have burst and created a sauce and sausages are brown and cooked through.
  • Add beans and stir to combine.  Cook for an additional 5- 10 minutes until heated through.
  • Remove bay leaves before serving.  

Notes

Although this is very delicious on its own, we like to serve it over creamy polenta.
You can substitute Great Northern beans  or any other white bean for the cannellini beans.
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