Slow-Cooker Kielbasa and White Bean Cassoulet

Recipe from Real Simple

Total time Yield
5 to 8 hours 4-6 servings



  • 1 1/2 cups dried white beans (such as great Northern or navy, about 8 ounces)
  • 1 pound kielbasa, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes and their juices
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 8 1/2-inch slices of baguette, buttered and toasted, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley


  • 1. Combine the beans, kielbasa, broth, tomatoes, onion, garlic, thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  • 2. Cover and cook until the beans are tender and creamy, on low for 7 to 8 hours (checking the beans after 7 hours) or on high for 5 hours. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 3. Serve the cassoulet topped with the baguette cubes and parsley.
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