Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet

Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet

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"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."
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4 h 45 m servings 522 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 522 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.9g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 35.5 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 641 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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. 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. 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.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


  1. 48 Ratings

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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; used ...

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The liquid was adequate. The beans were cooked fine. The overall flavor was uninteresting. The sausage and bacon tasted like they had lost their flavor. This recipe didn't call for any salt and...

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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; used ...

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. water ...

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 just ...

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

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 the re...

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 don'...

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, turkey k...

This was absolutely delicious!! I did make a few changes. I added 4 cups of chicken broth so it didn't dry out, as well as fresh rosemary. I also didn't brown the chicken. It came out very tende...

My family, including my finicky 6 year old daughter, loved this dish and I will definitely be making this again. I see a few reviews mention that the beans turned to mush, but my beans came out...

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