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Slow Cooker Sausage Cassoulet

Slow Cooker Sausage Cassoulet is a rich and hearty dish straight from the south of France, perfect for autumn when the weather turns cooler. Plates will be guaranteed to be left clean, and bellies way too full with this recipe!

Slow Cooker Sausage Cassoulet

Cassoulets originate from a beautiful region of Southern France called the Languedoc, which we have had the pleasure of visiting a few years ago for a wedding. The name originates from the large dishes in which they were cooked, slowly fusing all of the flavours of the ingredients together.

Pork sausages and pulses are simmered with a little wine, stock and a good measure of herbs to create the most comforting casserole. Wonderful served with crusty bread!

The flavour and texture of slow cooker Sausage Cassoulet can be altered according to the type of sausage and beans that are chosen. I think a full flavoured herby sausage such as Toulouse style or Leek and Herb work perfectly, although Cumberland sausages do give a wonderful pepperiness to the dish!

Slow Cooker Sausage Cassoulet

In terms of beans, Butter beans are typical but I often just like to see what’s in the cupboard and throw them all in :-). The beans soften nicely over the cooking time and give the sauce a thickness and depth of flavour.

Sausage Cassoulet is such a full and satisfying dish you really don’t have to think too much about what to serve it with. I like to serve it with thick crusty bread, which is perfect for mopping up the sauce at the end!

Slow Cooker Sausage Cassoulet

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Can I freeze Slow Cooker Sausage Cassoulet?

Yes, stored in an airtight container it’s good in the freezer for three months, or two days in the fridge. Defrost thoroughly and ensure it’s piping hot all the way through before serving.

Bowl of Slow Cooker Sausage Cassoulet and vegetables

Slow Cooker Sausage Cassoulet

Slow Cooker Sausage Cassoulet is a rich and hearty dish straight from the south of France, perfect for autumn when the weather turns cooler.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 6 people
Calories 816 kcal


  • 12 sausages Toulouse style or herb seasoned
  • 150 g pork lardons
  • 200 g butter beans tinned (pre-cooked)
  • 200 g borlotti beans tinned (pre-cooked)
  • 150 ml white wine
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp parsley preferably fresh, finely chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes tinned
  • 5 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 onion white, diced
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 1 celery stick sliced
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 150 ml water hot, for stock
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper ground
  • 2 tbsp oil


  • Brown the sausages and crisp the lardons in a pan or in the slow cooker pot with the oil (if using saute style cooker). Once browned (5 mins), take the sausages and lardons out of the pan and set to one side.
  • Add the chopped onions into the pan or cooking pot and pour in the white wine, thyme and chicken stock (dissolved in the hot water). Cook on a high heat for 5 minutes then pour in the tin of chopped tomatoes and the tomato paste to make the sauce and stir through well.
  • Put the sausages and lardons back into the pot with the sauce and transfer to the slow cooker. Stir in the chopped carrots, celery, onions, butter and borlotti beans then add the parsley, thyme, paprika and crushed garlic. Season with the salt, pepper and sugar and then gently mix through carefully to ensure the sausages and beans remain intact.
  • Replace the lid and cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 8 hours).


Gluten Free

If your diet is gluten free, check the sausages and stock cubes you choose to use.


Calories: 816kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 41gFat: 57gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 2082mgPotassium: 1066mgFiber: 10gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 980IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 5mg
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Recipe Rating


Thursday 8th of April 2021

Just making this now as Toulouse sausages from Sainsburys on offer this week 🙂, and weather in Yorkshire very cold today. (Can’t believe we had a BBQ last week!). I know it’ll taste delicious as it did last time I made it following you recipe. Made sure I had crusty bread this time for mopping up the juices. Thanks again


Friday 9th of April 2021

Sounds perfect and hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review.


Saturday 3rd of April 2021

We did this with butter beans, pinto and black beans Superb, full of flavour and warmimg. Transformed some humble sausages into a great meal Served it with a homemade Herb & Cheese Fougasse bread.

Will be making this again for sure


Wednesday 7th of April 2021

That's great to hear! This recipe is real comfort food just served simply with bread as you did. Thanks very much for the review.


Saturday 29th of August 2020

Enjoyed this tonight and pleased we have plenty left over for tomorrow too. Now to finish off the bottle of wine I bought for it ?


Tuesday 1st of December 2020

It's difficult not to drink a bottle of wine with this recipe ;-)

Joanne Drake

Thursday 27th of October 2016

Really tasty. I will definitely make this again.


Saturday 28th of September 2019

Thanks Joanne, pleased you enjoyed it!