Speedy Cassoulet

Traditional French cassoulet is a slow-cooking white bean stew made with a variety of meats, such as sausage, pork, duck or goose. This one still tastes great - but it's ready to serve in just fifteen minutes! And the best part - it cuts back on fat and calories, too.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

1
can (15 to 16 oz) cannellini or great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic (or other variety), undrained
1
can (14 oz) chicken broth
1/2
lb fully cooked turkey kielbasa (turkey Polish sausage), cut into 1/2-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2
cups frozen chopped green bell peppers (from 10-oz bag), thawed*
Seasoned bread crumbs, if desired

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat beans, tomatoes, broth and kielbasa to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat.
  • 2 Stir in bell peppers. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.

Expert Tips

1 1/2 cups frozen stir-fry bell peppers and onions (from 1-lb bag), thawed, can be substituted for the frozen chopped bell peppers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
1170mg
1170%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.