Randy Mayor; Katie Stoddard
8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Simple and satisfying, this hearty sausage and bean casserole is fast enough to prepare on a busy evening.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and turkey sausage to pan; sauté for 5 minutes or until browned. Add garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in 2 tablespoons brown sugar, tomato paste, dried thyme, freshly ground black pepper, cannellini beans, and bay leaf. Add ground red pepper, if desired. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Place bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1 1/2 cups.

Step 4

Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over bean mixture, and lightly coat with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until browned. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with parsley.

Ratings & Reviews

Kristenosh's Review

February 24, 2014

sukeedog's Review

September 01, 2013

JohnRice's Review

August 28, 2013
I rate it good. It is a meal I can use when I have to do somethig quick for friends. With a Salad and some bread, it is a filling and satisfying meal.

JayneBoccuzzi's Review

August 01, 2013
Family loved this.

JenniND's Review

March 30, 2013

intermedcook's Review

March 17, 2013
this was easy peasy. I used spicy Italian turkey sausage. about a tsp of brown sugar, added some zucchini, and skipped the bread crumb step. Was nice and tasty and filling. Will definitely make this again and again.

trishzaco's Review

October 10, 2012

jessc4343's Review

March 09, 2012
The boyfriend and I really enjoyed this meal! Like others, I changed a few things, though: 2 cans cannelini & 1 can black beans, sage for thyme, 15 minute simmer instead of 5, and added a can of low-sodium corn. I also nixed the red pepper flakes and added them to my serving but next time I won't skip them; it was a great addition! I really like the potential for versatility - different flavored sausage, peppers, spices, etc. Only thing that would have made this better was if I'd made cornbread for the side! It's an easy, inexpensive, and quick meal that I recommend.

counter's Review

February 09, 2012
I made one-half of this recipe using regular Italian sausage and a few more beans than called for and was very disappointed with the tasteless results. May have been better if I had added some Italian spices but I did not try that. Would not make again.

Jamiekn's Review

January 29, 2012
My family loved it. Great flavors! I added a can of red beans (and also used the 3 cans of white beans). I put cheese on top of the bread crumbs. Totally delicious.