French Cassoulet

Traditional French cassoulet is a slow-cooked stew made with white beans and meat (sausage, pork, preserved duck or goose). In this vegetarian version, we used vegetarian sausage and cook it quickly in a skillet.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 white onion, peeled and chopped
  • 12 oz. vegetarian sausage, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2½ cups drained white cannellini beans
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1½ tsp. chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper


  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the crushed garlic, onion, and sausage. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add the tomato and gently press on it with a spatula to release its juices. Continue cooking for 2 to 3 more minutes, until the onion is softened.
  • Add the tomato sauce. Bring to a boil. Add the beans. Add the bay leaf. Stir in the parsley, basil, salt, and ground pepper. Turn the heat down and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove the bay leaf before serving.