Hearty Cassoulet

Hearty Cassoulet

Hearty Cassoulet

Cassoulet, a stew of beans baked with high-fat, high-sodium meats such as sausage and pork rind, is a French country classic. This version gets low-fat countryside flavor from turkey sausage and skinless chicken thighs.


Makes 6 servings


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound), chopped
1/4 pound smoked turkey sausage, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cans (about 15 ounces each) Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
4 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup bread crumbs
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  1. Heat oil in ovenproof Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in chicken, sausage and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until chicken and sausage are browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir beans, 1/4 cup water, tomato paste, thyme and pepper into Dutch oven. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 15 minutes or until mixture is bubbly.
  3. Preheat broiler. Combine bread crumbs and parsley in small bowl; sprinkle over top of cassoulet. Broil, 4 inches from heat, 3 minutes or until bread crumbs are lightly browned.

Nutritional Information

Calories 432
Calories from Fat 18 %
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Carbohydrate 59 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 31 g
Sodium 365 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 3-1/2
Vegetable 1
Meat 3

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