Sausage cassoulet

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

Use up any cans of beans you have in the cupboard for this classic French sausage casserole. Made in a slow cooker, it’s a great batch-cook for the freezer

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:6 hrs 25 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 501
  • fat 29g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 27g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 10g
  • protein 24g
  • salt 2.5g


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 12 Toulouse-style sausages
  • 200g bacon lardons
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • ½ bunch of thyme, leaves picked and roughly chopped
  • 200ml white wine
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200ml chicken or veg stock (fresh or ½ a stock cube crumbled in 200ml water)
  • 400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400g can haricot beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • crusty bread, to serve (optional)


  1. Set the slow cooker to low (ours had a 5-litre capacity). Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat and brown the sausages on each side – you don’t have to cook them all the way through. Set aside on a plate. Put the lardons, onion and celery in the pan and cook over a medium heat for 8-10 mins until the onion is translucent and the lardons crisp. Stir in the garlic, paprika and thyme, and fry for 3 mins.

  2. Pour in the wine and simmer until reduced by half, around 5-10 mins. Tip in the chopped tomatoes, stock, both lots of beans, the sugar and vinegar. Stir until combined and bring to the boil. Pour into the slow cooker with the sausages. Cover and cook for 6-8 hrs. Serve with crusty bread.

Suggested recipes from this collection...