This Sausage and Bean Casserole is a delicious dish that is great for a weeknight meal. It takes about 30 minutes to make which is perfect for those busy nights. You can even make it ahead of time!
The first time I had this sausage and bean casserole was when my parents were visiting. I think it was soon after I had my daughter and my mom was super nice and cooked us a ton of meals and then left the recipes with us. One of the meals included a Thanksgiving turkey which I have to say I have never tried to cook a turkey on my own. A turkey seems a bit daunting but this recipe is totally do-able. I like real recipes. And by real, I mean recipes that are pretty straightforward that most everyone can manage to replicate. I like my recipes to include ingredients that you will find at the regular grocery store and not a specialty store that people may not have access to. This sausage and bean casserole recipe checks off all those boxes.
Sausage and Bean Casserole
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 16 oz. pkg. turkey sausage cut into 1/4" slices
- 1 can 14 oz chicken broth
- 3 cans 16 oz. each cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 T brown sugar
- 2 T tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1.5 c. bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 375
Heat Dutch Oven over medium high heat
Coat pan with cooking spray
Add onion and turkey sausage to pan, saute for 5 minutes or until browned
Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes
Stir in chicken broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.
Stir in brown sugar, tomato paste, pepper, beans and bay leaf
Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat.
Simmer for 5 minutes
Remove from heat
Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over bean mixture and lightly coat with cooking spray.
Bake at 375 for 15 minutes
Discard bay leaf before serving
This meal easily feeds a family of four and you will have leftovers. It’s a great hearty meal that I know your family will love!
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no amount of garlic is mentioned? drain the cans of beans? rinse?
Mary… sorry about the confusion. 2 cloves of garlic, minced and also drain and rinse the beans. The recipe has been updated.