Side view of sausage and cannellini beans with prunes on top of white plate with fork, with green cloth and lemon in background.

Easy Sausage and Cannellini Beans Casserole

This Easy Sausage and Cannellini Beans Casserole 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!
Course Dinner
Cuisine International
Keyword bean, casserole, sausage
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 portions
Author Monika Dabrowski


  • 6 sausages I used Cumberland
  • 1 can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 120 g soft prunes halved
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 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


  • You will need a large pan or casserole dish with a lid. 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 garlic and 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 of the 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.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg