Wish Upon A Dish: Turkey Sausage Cassoulet

January 21, 2011

Turkey Sausage Cassoulet

The genuine bean-and-mixed-meat casserole of southwestern France is truly a labor of love. With this no-work version, the love stays in, but the labor evaporates.
Serve a salad on the side.

Healthy Turkey Sausage Cassoulet
serves 6
* 1 cup chopped onion
* 3/4 cup bagged baby carrots, halved
* 1/4 cup olive oil (preferably extra-virgin)
* 2 tablespoons garlic
* 1 1/4 pounds Italian turkey sausage, cut into 2" lengths
* 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
* 2 teaspoons herbs de Provence
* 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 2 cans (15 ounces each) great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
* 1/2 cup (2 ounces) bagged precooked crumbled bacon

1. Saute the onion, carrots, oil, and garlic.
2. Coat the inside of a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker pot with cooking spray. Add the sausage, tomato sauce, herbs, pepper, and the reserved onion mixture. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on the low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours. Add the beans to the pot in the last hour of cooking. Stir gently to combine.
3. Place the bacon on a microwaveable plate. Microwave on high power for 1 minute, or until sizzling. Sprinkle on each serving.
4. Note: To use the high-heat setting, cook for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories 459
Fat 22.3 G
Sat Fat 4.7 G
Sodium 1187.4 MG
Carbohydrate 33.7 G
Total Sugars 4.7 G
Dietary Fiber 7.6 G
Protein 31 G

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