Turkey Sausage Cassoulet

Come home to a French-inspired turkey-bean classic dinner.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
pound fully cooked smoked turkey sausage ring, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1
medium carrot, shredded (2/3 cup)
1
small onion chopped (1/4 cup)
2
cans (15 or 16 ounces each) great northern beans, drained and 3/4 cup liquid reserved
1
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Mix all ingredients including reserved bean liquid in 2- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 6 to 8 hours or until vegetables are tender.

Expert Tips

Turkey sausage is lower in fat than pork sausage but still is high in flavor! Check the label on the sausage you select to be sure it is made with turkey breast, which is lower in fat than turkey sausage made with dark meat.

A cassoulet is a classic French dish of dried white beans and various meats. Traditionally, it is covered and cooked very slowly to blend the flavors, so making it in a slow cooker is ideal. This cassoulet takes a shortcut by using canned beans and turkey sausage. You can use any canned beans you have on hand, such as butter, kidney or black beans, and voilà-you'll still have a wonderful cassoulet.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
55),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
(Dietary Fiber
14g
14%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
48%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.