Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet

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  • Published May 22nd
  • Ready In4h 45m
  • Servings6
  • Calories522
I am married to a chef, but I can't cook. So I make a lot of food in my slow cooker when it's my night to cook. We love France and French cooking, and this recipe is a wonderfully simple, elegant cassoulet that even I can make and he loves. Wonderful for cold nights and dinner parties. Double the recipe for leftovers - it melds overnight very well.

Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet for 6 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 slices turkey bacon
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped
  • 1/4 pound fully-cooked smoked sausage, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet Cooking Instructions

  • Prep25m
  • Cook4h 20m
  • Ready In4h 45m

To cook Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet, you need about 25 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet is about 4 hours 20 minutes , and you can serve your Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet within 4 hours 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet easily:

  1. 1 Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook bacon until crisp and brown, turning often, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels; crumble when cool. Set bacon aside.
  2. 2 Cook and stir onion in the same skillet until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, sausage, garlic, thyme, bay leaves, and black pepper; cook until chicken pieces are browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in tomato paste.
  3. 3 Transfer chicken mixture to a slow cooker and stir in crumbled turkey bacon, great Northern beans, and diced tomatoes. Cover the cooker, set on Low, and cook until cassoulet is thickened and the chicken is very tender, 4 to 5 hours. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.


  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 522 calories; 18.9 grams of fat; 52.9 grams of carbohydrates; 35.5 grams of protein; 68 milligrams of cholesterol; 641 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 1st 2015

    Everyone in my family loved this. I used turkey bacon and kielbasa. The only other ingredient change I made was to add carrots. Using a slow cooker for me is about the ease of preparing the ...

  2. Nov 10th 2014

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. This was the first cassoulete I've ever attempted. I loved that it was easy, and the house smelled amazing when it was in the slow cooker. I followed th ...

  3. May 28th 2014

    This is a very good dish and very authentic tasting and the big plus for me it has an interesting background, historically speaking. My slow cooker has a clay pot (which cooks faster) and I ...

  4. Mar 2nd 2014

    I cooked it in a dutch oven at 325 for an hour instead of using a slow cooker and it came out great!

  5. Sep 28th 2013

    I loved this...did make changes, some from preference and some from necessity...and some from laziness. Made on stove top; did not use bacon; added three carrots and three ribs of celery; u ...

  6. Oct 23rd 2012

    My husband is French, we live in France, and I just acquired a crockpot, so I was eager to try this recipe. The whole family loved it! I was going to say that it needed more beans, but I j ...

  7. Sep 27th 2012

    My husband tries to eat very healthy and has been wanting to eat more beans for protein so i've been trying to find more "bean friendly" recipes. I made this recipe using turkey bacon, turk ...

  8. Sep 9th 2012

    I used chicken breasts and turkey smoked sausage. Couldnt find canned northern beans so I used white navy beans. This was really tasty.. will make it again as weather gets colder

  9. Aug 24th 2012

    My family (including three boys ages six and under) loved it! I used turkey kielbasa and turkey bacon to keep this lean and still the taste was delicious. My only change was to add 1 c. wa ...