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Classic French Cassoulet

This Classic French Cassoulet is a classic and simple yet delicious casserole with beans, pork sausage and chicken breast. Served with a french baguette and salad? Oui Oui!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: french cassoulet, french recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 430kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 links Italian pork sausages or similar, whole or cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 pound chicken breasts boneless and skinless, cut into bite size pieces
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 1 leek chopped (white and green part)
  • ½ cup white wine such as a sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio
  • 2 small shallots chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 19 ounce cannellini beans (1 can), drained
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary dried
  • ½ teaspoon herbes de provence
  • cup water
  • 2 tablespoon parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 325 F degrees.
  • Brown the sausage: In a dutch oven or heavy bottomed sauce pan, brown the sausages whole. I prefer a smaller bite so I dice them up in pieces. Remove them once browned. 
  • Cook the chicken: Add the chicken breasts to the Dutch oven next, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the chicken is no longer pink and cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  • Saute veggies: Add onion, carrot, and leeks to the pot in the residual sausage fat and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Then add the shallots and garlic and saute for an additional minute.
  • Deglaze pot: Add the white wine to deglaze the pot, scraping any brown bits from the bottom.
  • Finish the cassoulet: Return the protein to the pot and add beans, herbs, water and seasoning. Bring to a simmer then cover and transfer to the oven to bake for 2 hours. 
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.

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Notes

Leftovers: If refrigerated in an airtight container it should last up to 4 days, with its flavor peaking around the third day.
Freezing: To freeze, transfer the casserole to an air tight container and allow to fully cool before freezing to ensure it lasts up to 3 months.
Nutrition: Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2130IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 3.9mg