With the long days and summer sun ending, we can now celebrate the season of pumpkin spiced lattes and warm, hearty meals. Prep your body (and immune system) this autumn with this healthy and delicious sausage cassoulet, perfect for sharing with your loved ones.

Sausage Cassoulet
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5 from 5 votes

Simple and Healthy Sausage Cassoulet

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: sausage, cassoulet, carrots, leeks, watercress
Servings: 6 People


  • 1 pack of your favourite sausages these can be meat free!
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 leek sliced thinly
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 80 g Watercress chopped
  • 75 ml white wine
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 1 tin cannellini beans
  • 1 tin borlotti beans
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp herb de provence
  • 200 ml water or vegetable stock
  • Olive Oil


  • Chop the sausages into slices, and brown them off in a large pan. Set them aside for later.
  • In the same pan, fry the onion, carrot and leek in a little oil until they begin to soften. Then add the garlic, rosemary & herb de provence and allow to cook for a minute or so.
  • Deglaze the pan with the white wine before adding everything apart from the watercress back into the pan, including the sausages, beans and water. Allow it to simmer until everything is cooked through and the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Add the watercress and allow it to wilt in the sauce before serving!
  • Additional step: You can sprinkle the top with cheese and breadcrumbs and cook under the grill for a couple of minutes to give it a golden, cheesy crust.


Best served with crusty bread.

Recipe from The Watercress Company.

To discover more about the health benefits of watercress, visit www.thewatercresscompany.com or for more recipe inspiration go to www.watercress.co.uk


    • 5 stars
      Hi Terrie, we apologise for the error in our recipe! We have amended it now to include the onion. Thank you for letting us know.

  1. Thank you for your lovely recipes. No mention of onions in the ingredients, but they are in the instructions. Presumably just one? The recipe sounds delicious!

    • 5 stars
      Hi Marianne! Yes, thank you for being supportive and kindly pointing out the error. We have now amended the recipe. We hope you enjoy it!

    • 5 stars
      Hi Wayne! Thank you for letting us know. We are very sorry for the mistake in the recipe. It has now been amended.

  2. 5 stars
    yes, I made this today. I would recommend of course using fresh herbs whenever possible and a bit more than recommended. I was able to find tinned borlotti beans and used small red beans instead. Also I drained the beans first . It came out delicious.


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