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1 h 5 m
“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.”
1 cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs, (see Tip)
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ pound turkey kielbasa sausage, thinly sliced
1 14- ½-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
½ cup dry white wine
2 15- ½-ounce cans great northern or cannellini beans, rinsed
1½ cups diced cooked turkey, or chicken
1½ teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or ½ teaspoon dried
¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, (optional)
1Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread breadcrumbs on a baking sheet and bake until crisp and light golden, stirring occasionally, 6 to 10 minutes; set aside.
2Meanwhile, 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.
3Sprinkle 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 ⅓ 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.