This Bean Casserole Recipe with Sausages is an incredibly easy to make one pot dish that comes together in under 30 minutes. You can enjoy it meat free by using vegetarian sausages!
BEAN CASSEROLE RECIPE WITH SAUSAGES
To celebrate British Sausage Week I made this easy and healthy dish using cannellini beans, sausages and prunes. All in one dish and ready in about 25 minutes!
We all know that sausages aren’t exactly good for us, yet they remain a staple in our diet (among the meat eating contingent of the population that is). Why is that? I think the answer is simple: they are convenient and delicious! To me it’s clear that their popularity is not in danger of diminishing any time soon. So I thought I’d come up with a healthy sausage recipe. I made this super easy Bean Casserole Recipe with Sausages.
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I used Cumberland sausages in this healthy sausage casserole, as they seem to contain less fat than ordinary sausages. They are also full of delicious herbs. This is a personal preference and any other type of sausage will work in this dish too. To add more goodness and healthy protein to this dish I used cannellini beans as well as prunes.
Prunes are a very underused ingredient even though they are nutritious, containing iron, fibre and other nutrients. But more importantly, they taste delicious. They are a fantastic ingredient to pair with peppery herby sausages!
If you are looking for more savoury recipes using prunes you may also like this easy Sauerkraut Chicken Casserole.
This easy sausage casserole requires very little preparation (the only ingredient that needs chopping is the onion) and less time than is usually needed to cook sausages in the oven. Serve it hot alongside bulgur wheat, potatoes, quinoa or with a chunk of crusty bread. Sprinkle over fresh parsley, lemon zest (highly recommended!) and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!
If you like this sausage bean casserole you may also enjoy this Quick Vegetarian Christmas Stuffing.
This Bean Casserole Recipe with Sausages is an incredibly easy to make one pot dish that comes together in under 30 minutes - you can enjoy it meat free by using vegetarian sausages!
- 6 sausages I used Cumberland
- 1 can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
- 120 g soft prunes halved
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 tablespoons olive oil plus more for drizzling
- 5 tablespoons white wine
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Freshly chopped parsley and lemon zest for garnish
I used a cast iron pan (and tin foil instead of a lid) but a large frying pan with a lid will do. Heat up 3 tablespoons of oil, add the bay leaf and sausages and brown them a little for a couple of minutes over a medium heat.
Add the onion and continue frying for 2-3 minutes stirring often. Add the beans, prunes and wine and fry for 2 more minutes.
Season, add some water, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally. Ensure the prunes don't stick to the pan and add more water if necessary. Score the sausages half way through cooking if you like to release more juices.
Garnish with parsley and lemon zest, drizzle with a little olive oil and serve.
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