Quick sausage cassoulet topped with English muffin breadcrumbs! This easy one-pot meal is a gluten-free recipe to feed a crowd! A lightened up quick version of the classic French Cassoulet! Loaded with summer veggies, white beans, herbs, spices, chicken sausage, and topped with crusty English Muffins. It’s great for meal prep, a hearty breakfast, or a wholesome dinner!
Hey hey! So I’m sharing a different, but super easy and tasty recipe today! I’ve partnered with Udis Gluten Free new Gluten Free English Muffins to bring you this Quick Sausage Cassoulet Recipe with English Muffin Breadcrumbs! We are thankful for their wonderful Gluten free products and allowing me to continue to share and create gluten free recipes.
Let’s keep the junk free thinking going this week. Mmm k? No stinking thinking, all good vibes and NOURISHMENT for that mind! Yes, that’s my idea of junk free June. As mentioned in my tropical snack bars post. Ya, the junk free food idea sure helps as well. It’s all about the mind body connection. Wouldn’t you agree?
Which is why I am super stoked to share this gluten free cassoulet recipe with you today! Junk free for mind body soul. English muffin breadcrumbs being the secret KEY ingredient, shhhh.
And of course, there is a story behind it! Here goes.
Have you ever resigned yourself to not being able to do something, whether it be big or small?I know I’ve told myself this way too often. A thought pattern that is definitely worth throwing out. Hence the JUNK free thinking.
That being said, French style recipes have always looked “too hard” for me. Daunting. Time consuming. But at the same time, I ADORE French food and miss the days of traveling the Southern France coast. Yes, first world problems. Anyway, today I decided to tackle that fear of French cooking and make it my own. I Cotter-ized a French recipe. Aka.. kinda sorta Americanized the traditional Cassoulet!
Hold up, let me put my French Beret so I can feel somewhat authentic, then we can chat a little more about this French dish. Ohhh lala!
You see, cassoulet is a rich, slow-cooked casserole, originating in the south of France. The dish is named after its traditional cooking vessel. Kinda like how us Americans named casserole creations after the casserole dish. Although I think cassoulet is more fun to say. Haha, Fancy schmancy.
Anyway… this hearty, meat-veggie-bean dish from southwestern France is really the ultimate one-pot meal. It’s usually slow-simmered for a few hours, then baked to perfection with crusty french breadcrumbs atop.
Are you swooning yet? Gah.. so so good.
Here’s where I tackled my fears and make my own version.
My quick sausage cassoulet recipe uses PRECOOKED gluten free chicken sausage, organic canned (BPA free) white beans, summer’s best stew veggies (love me some summer squash and kale), tomatoes, and wait for it….
Udis NEW Gluten Free English muffins. Toasted with a hint of garlic and them crumbled on top. This sourdoughish garlicky crusty topping totally makes the dish!! Yes, I lightened up classic French dish. And I made it gluten free. And I made it in under an HOUR! Don’t tell Julia Child, Mmm k?
Oh me oh my, these gluten free English muffins have been the latest obsession at our house. Whether it be for a breadcrumb topping or toasted with a smidgen of buttah. These Udis gluten free English Muffins taste nearly identical to the original, and are actually quite light. They toast up perfectly, ready to fill your stomach and warm your soul. BLISS!
In this QUICK sausage cassoulet, I used Udis Gluten Free English muffins for both a topping and as an accompaniment to the dish.Print
QUICK SAUSAGE CASSOULET WITH GLUTEN FREE ENGLISH MUFFIN BREADCRUMBS! Super easy one-pot meal! It’s great for meal prep, a hearty breakfast, or a wholesome dinner!
- 2 -3 Gluten Free English muffins (toasted) – We used Udis Gluten Free Whole Grain English Muffins. You will need Extra, sliced, to serve with the dish.
- 2/3 cup chopped onion (shallot or red onion)
- 1 small yellow squash – sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil or salted butter (divided)
- 12 oz gluten free chicken or pork sausage (pre cooked for quickest results)
- 1/2 cup chopped bacon
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 3 thyme sprigs
- Salt/pepper to taste (at least 1/2 tsp each or more)
- 1 tsp minced garlic (2 large garlic cloves)
- Two 8oz stewed plum tomatoes (canned). Optional to keep juice.
- 1 large celery stalk (1/2 cup chopped)
- 2/3 cup chicken or vegetable broth
- 20-25 oz (around 2.5 cups to 3 cups) canned Cannellini white beans, drained. See notes for best brand.
- 3 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1 cup steamed greens (kale, swiss chard, or spinach work)
- optional parmesan to top (1/2 cup)
- Fresh Parsley to garnish.
- optional hard boiled or friend eggs to top each serving (optional)
- 2 Udis Gluten Free English muffins placed in food processor to make crumbs.
- Add Muffins to pan/dutch oven pot with 1 tsp oil or butter and 1 tsp Garlic powder.
- Toast in pot until browned (around 5 minutes).
- Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add 1/2 cup chopped bacon and 8 oz of diced gluten free sausage or chicken sausage to your pan.
- Fry until cooked or if using pre-cooked, just cook until bacon is browned.
- Remove and leave a little bacon grease in pan.
- Add more oil to pot and then add onions, all yellow squash, onion, greens, celery, garlic, and salt/pepper to taste. Sauté until fragrant.
- Add your sausage, broth, drained beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and bring to a boil.
- Add thyme, 1 tsp dried oregano. Reduce and simmer 10 -20 minutes or until flavors combine and veggies are cooked. Taste and see if more seasoning is needed.
- Once the taste is to your liking, add your toasted English muffin breadcrumbs on top!
- Fresh Parsley to garnish. Optional parmesan to top!
- Spoon into bowls with half a toasted English muffin.
- OPTIONAL -> Add fried egg or whole hard boiled egg to each serving. Great source of choline and extra boost of protein.
- Extra salt/pepper/parmesan to taste.
- Keep in fridge for week or freeze for later. Store in air tight container.
- For authentic white beans (canned) we use Carmelina Brands Italian Cannellini Beans
- This make a great dish for summer or meal prep! Great with pre cooked chicken sausage or even vegetarian!
- Nutrition varies depending on sausage being used.
Keywords: quick sausage cassoulet, healthy casseroles, gluten free breadcrumbs, gluten free breakfast
Estimated Nutrition. Will Vary depending on the chicken sausage you use
Ever tried Cassoulet? What’s your favorite was to eat English Muffins? Butter me up!