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Sausage and Bean casserole

By emmaporter10 (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
Rich tasty onepot


  • 150ml/5fl oz Italian olive oil
  • 8 Italian pork sausages (available in most supermarkets or good delis)
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, cut in quarters
  • 1 tsp finely chopped dried chilli
  • 4 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 2 x 400g/14oz tinned borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 x 400g/14oz tinned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • salt to taste
  • 400ml/14fl oz boiling water
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, halved


  • STEP 1
    For the casserole, in a large saucepan, heat the olive oil until hot. Shallow fry the sausages, rosemary, garlic and the chilli for one minute.
  • STEP 2
    Add the carrots and celery and fry for a further three minutes
  • STEP 3
    Add the borlotti and cannellini beans and season with salt.
  • STEP 4
    Add the boiling water, cover with a lid and leave to simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes.
  • STEP 5
    Remove the lid, remove the sausages and cut into three pieces.
  • STEP 6
    Place the sausages back in the casserole with the cherry tomatoes and carry on cooking without the lid on a low heat for another 10 minutes allowing the sauce to thicken.

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