Slow-Cooker Great Northern Bean and Veggie Sausage Cassoulet

Simmered all day in the slow cooker, this flavorful vegetarian stew makes a hearty dinner. You'll need only 20 minutes to get it cooking!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 50 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

3
carrots, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1
large onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
3
cans (15.5 oz each) great northern beans, drained, rinsed
3/4
cup dry white wine or vegetable broth
1/4
cup chopped dry-pack sun-dried tomatoes
2
teaspoons dried minced garlic
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
dried bay leaf
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
package (14 oz) frozen Italian-style soy-protein sausages with sun-dried tomatoes & basil, each cut into 3 pieces
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, gently mix carrots, onion, beans, wine, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, dried thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Arrange soy-protein sausage pieces on top of beans. Pour tomatoes over top.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 hours 30 minutes to 8 hours 30 minutes or on High heat setting 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours 30 minutes.
  • 3 Just before serving, remove bay leaf. Sprinkle with parsley and fresh thyme.

Expert Tips

Be sure to leave the soy-protein links frozen until ready to add to the cassoulet. They will thaw and cook without overcooking while the cassoulet cooks. If you have a veggie sausage that is not frozen, cut into 1- to 2-inch chunks and add during the last hour of cooking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
580
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
850mg
850%;
Total Carbohydrate
76g
76%
(Dietary Fiber
22g
22%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
42g
42%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
70%;
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.