Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
4 Hours
4 Servings

This White-Bean and Sausage Stew is an easy weeknight slow cooker meal that your family will love. One online reviewer claims, "I have made this recipe twice so far and it has been absolutely delicious both times - so simple yet savory and flavorful!"

How to Make It

Step 1

Poke holes in sausages and put in a large nonstick skillet. Add 1/4 cup water; bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook sausages, turning, until lightly browned and water has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes and thyme.

Step 2

Put half of bean mixture into a slow cooker. Arrange sausages on top, followed by remaining beans. Cook on high for 4 hours. Check after 2 hours and add water if mixture looks dry.

Step 3

Remove sausages; slice thickly. Season beans with salt and pepper. Return sausage to stew. (Stew can be kept, frozen and tightly sealed, for up to 1 month.)

Ratings & Reviews

SerenityPeace's Review

October 01, 2012
I thought this was great. Since my man likes things spicy I made this with jalapenos diced into it and an extra clove of garlic. Although the original version is delicious as well. Just simple and good

December 16, 2015
Posted before I was finished. This tastes like beans with spaghetti sauce. I can eat about anything but I cannot eat this. It's in the garbage and I am picking up pizza for dinner. There is no way the family will eat this. One of the worst recipes I have ever tried


January 05, 2017
This was really good. I made a few changes. I used smoked turkey sausage instead of italian and cut it prior to putting it in the crockpot, I added garlic salt (about 1 tbsp I think), I used 4 garlic cloves instead of just 1, I did not drain the beans or tomatoes, I added a little salt and pepper before starting the crockpot, & I cooked it on low for 8 hrs.


December 16, 2015
Very bad

Trina444's Review

November 11, 2011

WPCHRIS's Review

November 11, 2011


September 30, 2011

jppt441's Review

September 30, 2010
This was yummy and easy to make! Definitely will make again! I did increase the garlic per other reviews and checked the liquid after 1-1/2 hours and the liquid was fine. I did not drain the diced tomatoes since hubby & I like having sauce to dip our bread in.

debcole3's Review

February 18, 2010
this one is a winner! easy, quick and great tasting. my husband claims this was one of the best crock pot recipe's i've ever done. i would check the liquid level after 1.5 hours instead of 2. great recipe, this one is now a family favorite!

tkirkland's Review

February 10, 2010
I have made this recipe twice so far and it has been absolutely delicious both times - so simple yet savory and flavorful! Both times I doubled the garlic to 2 cloves and used sweet Italian sausage. The first time, I didn't have the beans called for but I used cannellini beans and black beans and it was still delicious. Next time, I'm making a double batch. A hearty, filling winter stew!