A simple traybake version of cassoulet! This easy Sausage, Tomato and Bean Traybake features delicious oven-roasted sausages and cannellini beans in a rich tomato sauce – but without all the hassle and long cooking time of a traditional cassoulet.
Easy Peasy Cassoulet Traybake!
I love a traditional cassoulet, but let’s face it – traditional cassoulet is not an easy peasy recipe… Enter my easy peasy Sausage, Tomato and Bean Traybake – a delicious traybake version of cassoulet!
Of course, I have simplified and adapted the recipe to suit the traybake treatment… but while this is in no way an ‘authentic’ cassoulet, it is extremely tasty… and incredibly easy to make! With only 10 minutes of hands on time and less than an hour needed from start to finish, it’s perfect for busy weeknight evenings.
Super easy to make…
This Sausage, Tomato and Bean Traybake is super easy to make… It only involves a handful of ingredients, and very little prep time – most of the cooking happens in the oven, leaving you free to get on with household chores, spend time with the kids or to just relax after a busy day!
All you need to do is place sausages, chopped peppers, red onion wedges and herbs in a roasting tin and roast for 25 minutes, then add the tinned tomatoes and tinned cannellini beans and roast for a further 25 minutes and it’s done! Super simple… but incredibly tasty!
Why this Sausage and Bean Traybake is so delicious…
We all know that when you roast things like sausages, peppers and red onions in the oven they get all lovely and concentrated, sweeter and slightly caramelised… well this recipe takes advantage of that, but then adds to it! By adding the tomatoes to the traybake, you not only get a wonderfully concentrated tomato sauce… you also get all the lovely flavours of roasted sausages, onions, garlic and herbs permeating the sauce!
What to serve with Sausage and Bean Traybake?
You have a few options here. For the easiest possible version, simply serve the traybake with some crusty white bread to mop up all those delicious tomato-ey juices. Alternatively, this cassoulet-style traybake goes brilliantly with mashed potatoes, pasta or rice. You could also add a side of simply cooked green vegetables, if you fancy.
What to drink with Sausage and Bean Traybake?
This quick and simple sausage traybake works very well with hearty southern French reds such as Madiran, Cahors, Minervois and Corbières. (Cassoulet – from which this traybake takes its inspiration – is a southern French dish and consequently it’s no surprise that this type of dish goes incredibly well with southern French red wines!)
Other good options include Côtes du Rhône or Rioja Crianza.
Make it your own
This super simple Sausage, Tomato and Bean Traybake is really easy to adapt! Here are some ideas:
- Use kidney beans, pinto beans, butter beans or chickpeas instead of the cannellini beans
- Use chicken or lamb sausages instead of pork sausages
- Make this veggie by using Quorn sausages instead of pork sausages
- Add in other good roasting veggies such as courgettes, aubergines or butternut squash
- Make this vegan by omitting the sausages altogether and adding in extra veggies and beans
- Use different herbs, such as fresh rosemary, dried oregano or Herbes de Provence
Can you reheat Sausage and Bean Traybake?
If you end up with leftovers, this Sausage, Bean and Tomato traybake keeps very well in the fridge and is very easy to reheat. Simply place the cooked and cooled sausages, veggies, beans and sauce in an airtight container in the fridge, where they will keep for up to 3 days. To reheat, tip into a saucepan, bring to the boil and then simmer for 10 minutes or until the sausages are piping hot all the way through.
You can also reheat this in the microwave, if you prefer.
Can you freeze Sausage and Bean Traybake?
The dish can absolutely be frozen! In fact, it’s a really great option for filling the freezer. Place the cooked and cooled traybake in an airtight container in the freezer, where it will keep for up to 1 month. Defrost overnight in the fridge and reheat as above.
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Sausage, Tomato and Bean Traybake
- 2 red onions cut into wedges
- 2 yellow, red or orange peppers cut into large chunks
- 8 garlic cloves peeled but kept whole
- 8-12 sausages depending on appetite
- 8 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 x 400 g tins chopped tomatoes
- 2 x 400 g tin cannellini beans (or similar), drained
- Rice, mashed potato, pasta or bread to serve
- Preheat the oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas mark 7 / 425F.
- Place the onion wedges, pieces of pepper, garlic cloves, sausages and thyme in a large roasting tray (or two smaller ones). Drizzle over a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper.
- Turn everything in the olive oil to ensure it is all evenly coated – you can use a large spoon or just your hands, if you don’t mind getting a bit messy. Make sure the sausages end up sitting on top of the vegetables.
- Put the roasting tray in the oven and roast for 25 minutes.
- After 25 minutes, remove the tray from the oven and put all the sausages on a plate. Add in the two tins of tomatoes and the two tins of beans and give everything a good stir. Put the sausages back on top. Making sure you have turned them over so the least cooked side is facing upwards.
- Put the tray back in the oven and cook for a further 25 minutes.
- Serve with rice, mashed potatoes, pasta or bread and a glass of red wine.
- Suitable for freezing.
- Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
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