White Bean And Sausage Cassoulet

Elevate your dinner with this Rustic White Bean and Sausage Cassoulet, a dish that combines simplicity with heartiness for a truly satisfying meal. This recipe is an excellent choice for those who enjoy comfort food with a gourmet twist. It’s easy to make, taking less than an hour from start to finish.

Additionally, it’s a versatile dish, perfect for a cozy family dinner or a casual get-together with friends. Pair it with a light salad or some steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal. This bake is sure to be a hit, offering both robust flavors and a homely appeal.

Why You’ll Love This Cassoulet

  • Hearty and Fulfilling: The combination of sausages and white beans in a rich tomato sauce creates a satisfying and fulfilling meal, ideal for those chilly evenings.
  • Effortless Preparation: With a preparation time of about 45-60 minutes, this bake is simpler and quicker than many traditional casseroles.
  • Rustic Charm: The dish has a delightful rustic charm, with its hearty ingredients and breadcrumb topping, making it both appealing to the eye and the palate.

Ingredients Needed To Make Rustic White Bean and Sausage Cassoulet

Ingredients for the Breadcrumb Topping:

  • 1/4 baguette, cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, and sage)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Ingredients for the Cassoulet:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 sausages (combination of mild Italian and chorizo)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ can (or 2 cups) 28 ounces Tuttorosso San Marzano Hand Crushed Tomatoes
  • 3 cans cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bouquet garni (sage, thyme, and rosemary)

How To Make Rustic White Bean and Sausage Cassoulet

  1. Prepare Oven and Topping: Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a food processor, combine all ingredients for the breadcrumb mixture and pulse a few times. Set aside.
  2. Cook Sausages: In a skillet or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown sausages on both sides, then set them aside.
  3. Sauté Vegetables: In the same pan, sauté the onion until translucent, then add garlic.
  4. Combine Beans and Tomatoes: Add beans and crushed tomatoes to the pan.
  5. Season: Season with salt, pepper, and fresh herbs. Add a cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes until the liquid starts to reduce.
  6. Assemble and Bake: Arrange the sausages in the pan and top with the breadcrumb mixture. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the breadcrumbs are toasted.
  7. Serve: Enjoy hot with crusty bread.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use different types of beans?

Yes, feel free to use other beans like kidney beans or navy beans as per your preference.

Is it possible to make this dish vegetarian?

Yes. You can substitute the sausages with a vegetarian alternative and use vegetable stock for extra flavor.

Can the bake be prepared in advance?

Absolutely, you can assemble the dish in advance and bake it when you’re ready to eat.

How can I add more flavor to this dish?

Consider adding a splash of red wine or smoked paprika for extra depth and a smoky flavor.

White Bean And Sausage Cassoulet

This comforting dish is one of those recipes that you want to be passed down to other generations. Easy, nourishing, and delicious made with Tuttorosso Tomatoes, this take on a classic Cassoulet is packed with flavors. Cook it together with your family and friends, and create memories and traditions.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

BREADCRUMB TOPPING

  • 1/4 baguette cubed
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs rosemary, thyme and sage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

CASSOULET

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 sausages combination of mild Italian and chorizo
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ can or 2 cups 28 ounces Tuttorosso San Marzano Hand Crushed Tomatoes
  • 3 cans cannellini beans drained
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bouquet garni sage, thyme, and rosemary

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a food processor add all ingredients for the breadcrumbs mixture. Pulse a few times to combine. Set aside.
  • Preheat on a skillet or Dutch oven pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and sausages into the pan. Brown sausages on both sides. Take the sausages out of the pan and set aside.
  • Lower the heat and into the same pan add the onion. Saute for a few minutes until translucent. Add minced garlic and keep stirring.
  • Add the beans and the Tuttorosso San Marzano Hand Crushed Tomatoes into the pan.
  • Season with salt and black pepper and add the fresh herbs. Rinse the can with one cup of water and pour it into the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes until the liquids starts to reduce. Remove from the heat.
  • Arrange the sausages into the pan, and top with breadcrumb mixture. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the breadcrumbs are toasted.
  • Serve hot with crusty bread.
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