Easy French Cassoulet


Got a big appetite? This easy French cassoulet will serve up to six people! This dish is ready in about an hour, it has sausages, chicken and bacon!

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Easy French cassoulet
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-11-14, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 1 hour.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 27-02-2022

1 hour 6 people Main course
Easy French cassoulet


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  • 8 waxy potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 leek
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 celery stalk
  • 4 pork sausages
  • 400 gram chicken thighs
  • 100 gram bacon
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons smoked paprika powder
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Large pot (unbaked) white beans
  • 4 cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to liking
  • Breadcrumbs (optional)
Easy French cassoulet ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Chefs knife
  • Cutting board
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Large pot
  • Large bowl
  • Sieve or strainer
  • Dutch oven
  • Wooden spoon

Easy French Cassoulet

1 hour 6 people Main course

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

Wash the leek, carrot, potatoes and celery stalks. Peel the carrots using a vegetable peeler. Slice the leek, carrots, celery stalks, onions and garlic into smaller pieces using a chefs knife and a cutting board.

Add 2 - 3 tablespoons smoked paprika powder into a large bowl. Add the pork sausages and coat them with the smoked paprika powder. The easiest way to do this is to shake the bowl.

Drain the jar of unbaked white beans into a strainer or sieve. Rinse with cold running water.

Finishing up the easy French cassoulet -- 45 minutes

Pour some olive oil into the dutch oven and sauté the onions and garlic until glazed. Add the bacon, sausages and chicken thighs. Bake them until nearly browned.

Add slices carrots, celery stalks and leek into the dutch oven. Let simmer for about 10 minutes, stir every now and then using a wooden spoon. Add the contents of the can diced tomatoes and stir well.

Add in the bay leaves and cloves. Turn the heat down to a low setting, let simmer for about 30 minutes. Fill a large pan with water, add the waxy potatoes and bring to a boil.

Check the package to see how long the potatoes need to boil. Add the rinsed white beans in the last 10 minutes into the dutch oven, the beans only need to be heated up.  

Eason the easy french cassoulet with some salt and pepper. Optionally add in a handful breadcrumbs, serve the easy french cassoulet with cooked waxy potatoes. Enjoy your diner!

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