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15-Minute skillet cassoulet

Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
This French-inspired bean and sausage meal comes together in under 20 minutes so you can satisfy big appetites in a hurry. The beans give the dish ample fiber and the sausage delivers protein—a one-two punch that will keep you feeling full for hours. We suggest you rinse your beans before using them to help cut down on sodium. This entree pairs deliciously with a simple salad of mixed greens and a light and simple vinaigrette. If you're feeling particularly hungry, add a slice or two of a fresh French baguette. Be sure to save any leftovers as the flavors in this dish will deepen with time.


cooking spray

2 spray(s), or enough to coat skillet

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

low-fat sausage(s)

8 oz, smoked variety, sliced 1/4-inch thick

dried thyme

¼ tsp

canned chicken broth

¾ cup(s)

canned great northern beans

30 oz, rinsed and drained

canned tomato paste

1½ Tbsp

dried plain breadcrumbs

½ cup(s)


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Coat a nonstick ovenproof skillet with cooking spray and heat. Add onion, garlic and kielbasa and sauté until onion is tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add thyme, broth, beans and tomato paste; simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle bread crumbs over beans. Place skillet under broiler until bread crumbs are browned, about 30 seconds. Yields about 1 3/4 cups per serving.

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