Inspired by the rustic--and time-consuming--French classic, our cassoulet, made with leftover turkey or chicken and canned beans, makes a simple, hearty supper.

Susan Herr
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003


Recipe Summary

1 hr 5 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread breadcrumbs on a baking sheet and bake until crisp and light golden, stirring occasionally, 6 to 10 minutes; set aside.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions, carrot and garlic; cook, stirring often, until just beginning to color, about 5 minutes. Add kielbasa and cook, stirring, until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, wine, beans, turkey (or chicken), thyme, salt and pepper; bring to a simmer.

  • Sprinkle the toasted breadcrumbs over the top and transfer the pot to the oven. Bake until browned and bubbling, 25 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley, if using, and serve.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2. cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts from bread. Tear the bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. One slice makes about 1/3 cup.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; protein 27.1g 54% DV; carbohydrates 46.1g 15% DV; dietary fiber 10.6g 42% DV; sugars 7.3g; fat 5.6g 9% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 39.8mg 13% DV; vitamin a iu 1872.3IU 37% DV; vitamin c 13.9mg 23% DV; folate 132.6mcg 33% DV; calcium 107.7mg 11% DV; iron 3.3mg 19% DV; magnesium 115.4mg 41% DV; potassium 867.5mg 24% DV; sodium 1008.3mg 40% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 32% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Cold weather classic Delicious. I used poached chicken (shredded) chicken sausage and leeks instead of onions with good results. Will make again for sure. Pros: Comfort food Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I used a cup of Whole Wheat Panko Bread Crumbs no toasting necessary and it was incredibly delicious! I was delighted that my teenagers also thought it was yummy. I hid the leftovers so I could enjoy it again for my lunch the next GOOD hated to eat the last bite! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious and satisfying Made this on Sunday for family football day. Everyone loved it. I added a little more liquid and some chunked up summer squash and tossed in some baby spinach at the end - MAKE IT Pros: It was great to use up leftovers Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This has become a staple cold weather recipe for me. I omit the bread crumbs (I usually don't have them on hand) and simmer on the stove for 20-30 min instead of using the oven.Very tasty! Read More