Italian Sausage and White Bean Cassoulet

Loads of Italian sausages, tomatoes, herbs and white beans give full flavor to this hearty and delicious stew – Italian Sausage and White Bean Cassoulet! Fall and winter-perfect stew. Gluten-free and so good!


Loads of Italian sausages, tomatoes, herbs and white beans give full flavor to this hearty and delicious stew - Italian Sausage and White Bean Cassoulet! Fall and winter-perfect stew.


The winter this year, much like last year has been pretty harsh. The kids have had so many snow days already and if this trend continues, they may have to pay later on with extra school days tucked in into the school calendar.

We really hope not as we want our kids to enjoy a longer summer season. Am hoping that there’ll be some signs of spring pretty soon.



I know it’s pretty hard to imagine it when there are piles and piles of snow everywhere. So, what do you do when winter days and nights are extremely cold and uncomfortable?

For us, there’s one perfectly good answer – a steamy hot bowl of a hearty winter stew! Guess what it is?



What can be more satisfying than a delicious bowl of stew made with sausages and beans? The best thing about it you don’t need to wait extra long hours to produce a tasty stew. The recipe is easy and simple to make and the combination of all the ingredients guarantee a perfectly flavorful stew that looks like you fussed over it a lot when the truth is – you actually did not and certainly don’t have to.

This is great with some french bread or any dense roll to mop up all that yummy sauce! But for our family, we simply love it with rice! So pick your choice! It would delicious either way!



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Italian Sausage and White Bean Cassoulet

By:Manila Spoon

Loads of Italian sausages, tomatoes, herbs and white beans give full flavor to this hearty and delicious stew.

Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour



  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil, plus more if needed
  • 2 lbs Italian Sausage links
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 4-6 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lb Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried Thyme
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 3 (16 oz) cans White Beans, undrained
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


Heat a little olive oil in a Dutch oven or a large pan. Brown the sausages. You don’t have to cook them all the way, just allow the skin to turn brownish. Remove the sausages and place them in a platter in the meantime.

Add the garlic and onions and saute for about 2-3 minutes or until the onions have softened a little. Return the sausages to the pan.

Add the rest of the ingredients except for the beans and stir. Cover the Dutch oven and let simmer for about 30 minutes. It will produce its own sauce as it cooks.

After 30 minutes or so add the beans and continue to cook until fully heated through about 10 minutes or so. Correct the seasoning if desired. Enjoy with some bread or rice!




  1. April 8, 2015 / 4:32 am

    This is a hearty and comforting meal – lotsa garlic and a generous amount of Italian sausage – fantastic! 🙂

    • April 8, 2015 / 1:29 pm

      Thanks, Cristina! This has become our new favorite winter stew. 🙂

  2. April 8, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    This is a great recipe for a comfort soup! I will be making these even in the summer!

    • April 8, 2015 / 1:30 pm

      That's right Jennifer – it surely can be made anytime, too. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. April 8, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    Mmmmm, this looks amazing – comfort food at it's finest. I'm typing this with frozen fingers, so I could use a bowl to warm me up.

    • April 8, 2015 / 8:56 pm

      You made me laugh at that! LOL. Thanks, Heather and so glad you stopped by. 🙂

  4. April 9, 2015 / 1:59 am

    I love how quick and easy this recipe is! Cassoulet is one of my faves, but I'm definitely going to have to try your version 🙂

  5. April 9, 2015 / 2:28 am

    Sounds likes the perfect comfort food dinner, maybe on a rainy night with a good movie. Looks scrumptious! I'll definitely have to make this soon.

  6. December 31, 2015 / 2:33 am

    Gorgeous stew Abby. I love how fast and flavorful this is. My boys will love this since they love Italian sausage. Perfect cold weather comfort food! xo

  7. Anonymous
    December 25, 2016 / 6:53 am

    I made this (again) today for Christmas Eve dinner for eight people. Served over jasmine rice in bowls to stretch it a bit as I had to increase recipe and wasn't sure if I had made enough. It was fabulous. Forgot to get dessert, but had a Pineapple Praline Bread in my freezer (another one of your recipes). The whole loaf was devoured. Thank you for such great recipes.

    • December 25, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you very much for your message. I have been having such a rough day and quite unwell and your message totally made my day – yes, my Christmas Day! I am so delighted you and your family enjoyed this! Appreciate the kind feedback and for coming here to let me know. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  8. January 29, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Great with mashed potatoes, good comfort food. You rock! Every recipe I've tried from your website has been awesome.

  9. May 24, 2019 / 7:02 pm

    This looks so good. I have to try it..may add some cabbage.

    • abigail
      May 25, 2019 / 9:41 am

      Hope you enjoy it and adding cabbage sounds good!

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