Quick and Easy Cassoulet

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Recipe: #320

October 08, 2011

"This is pure comfort food - hearty and rich, and is done in about 45 minutes (start to table). A mix of chicken, pork, and sausage, a few "veggies," beans, wine and broth is all you need. But, I do admit, a drizzle of olive oil for a garnish and some toasted baguettes with melted cheese is a nice way to finish it off. Serve with a salad for a nice weekday or weekend dinner."

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (276.8 g)
  • Calories 542.1
  • Total Fat - 44.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 186.7 mg
  • Sodium - 714.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 3.1 g
  • Protein - 24.2 g
  • Calcium - 88 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Meats ... Add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil to a large pot on medium heat. Then, add in the sausage and break it up a bit as it cooks. Cook 4-5 minutes until it begins to brown. Don't break it up too much, you want it to be very rustic. Then add in the chicken (seasoned with salt and pepper) and pork (also seasoned) a little at a time, so they continue to brown. Over crowding the pan will cause them to steam vs browning. Once all the meats have been added, cook another 5 minutes until they are cooked through.

Step 2

Vegetables and Sauce ... Still on medium high heat, add the remaining olive oil along with the celery, onion and garlic and stir well. Reduce to medium and cook 5 minutes until the onions and celery begin to soften. Add in the tomato paste and mix well. Next, add in the wine and make sure to scape up all the bits off the bottom of the pot. Then add in the broth, beans, bay leaves, thyme, and season with salt and pepper. Go easy on the seasoning, you can always a bit more later. Mix well and bring to medium high heat until it boils. Then reduce to a simmer and cook 8-10 minutes.

Step 3

Finish ... Add the parsley and check for any additional salt and pepper if necessary.

Step 4

Serve ... I prefer to serve mine with a toasty baguette topped with melted cheese (mozzarella or provolone are my favorites), but feel free to use your favorite cheese. And, don't forget to drizzle a little olive oil, it really makes a difference. DELISH!


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


This was very good, thank you KChurchill5!


review by:
(20 Oct 2012)


As good as this is right off the stove top, you'll love it reheated just as much when the flavors melt together. For that first serving, though, just combine sausage, chicken, and pork, and you'll have everyone's attention from the start. Add white beans, wine, and tomato paste with celery, onions, and garlic, and the aromas will fill the house, bringing folks to the kitchen to see what's cooking. Perfect for cool Autumn weather. We've tried chicken thighs and breasts successfully so far and will soon try pork tenderloin for the chops. This is so quick to put together that it makes a time consuming dish like cassoulet a weeknight favorite.


review by:
(16 Oct 2011)

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