Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet


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.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 6 slices turkey bacon

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped

  • ¼ pound fully-cooked smoked sausage, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

522 Calories
19g Fat
53g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 522
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 641mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 171mg 13%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 1195mg 25%

* 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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