Veggie Sausage and White Bean Casserole

Veggie Sausage and White Bean Casserole

We've been eating a lot lighter, with more salads, baked potatoes, toasties and pasta salads in place of all the soup, dal and savoury bakes I was cooking over the winter. We're enjoying the new summery meals, but sometimes we still want something a bit more substantial so on Sunday I made us this veggie sausage and white bean casserole. 

I would normally call it a stew, but I read something recently that said if it's mostly cooked on the cooker top it is a stew and if it is cooked in the oven it's a casserole.


What would you call this type of dish? 

A stew, a casserole or a bake? 
Leave me a comment and let me know.



first roast the sausages and onions

Cooking a casserole


I actually cooked this stew in a cast iron casserole dish so I suppose the name casserole is apt, although you could cook it in a roasting tin or any good sized ovenproof dish.

I started by roasting some frozen veggie sausages (we like Linda McCartney sausages, which are suitable for vegans) and red onions in the oven. I coated them with a light spray of rapeseed oil, then cooked them in a hot oven until the sausages started to brown and the onions were beginning to char nicely at the edges.

I then added chopped tomatoes, white beans (cannellini beans), tomato puree, spices and vegetable stock, a good grinding of black pepper. I gave it a good mix and then popped it back in the oven until the sauce had thickened into a wonderful spicy tomato stew.


Close up of veggie sausage and white bean casserole

Veggie Sausages


I love making dishes like this with veggie sausages. Veggie sausages are such a versatile ingredient and they make a veggie stew or bake so filling and satisfying with minimal effort.

If you like the look of this casserole, you may also like to try my sticky red onion and veggie sausage bake which is one of our favourites. We eat it rather a lot and serve it when we are eating with friends too. 

Who doesn't like sausages with mash, peas and gravy? 

I also make a veggie sausage, lentil and red pepper bake with is also a one-pot or should I say one-tray recipe, which is also cooked in the oven.

Of course you can make your own sausages like my homemade puy lentil and mushroom sausages, but it's really handy just to have some in the freezer ready to throw into a dish.


veggie sausage and white bean stew served up with creamy mashed potatoes, green beans and broccoli

How to serve a casserole


I served the casserole with creamy mashed potatoes, tenderstem broccoli and fine green beans, but you could serve it with your favourite vegetables or just some crusty bread to mop up all that gorgeous sauce.

As you can see I served mine with a glass of red wine too. It's my downfall. I do like a glass of wine with my evening meal. It's most enjoyable even if my waistline disagrees. 

However you serve it, I know you are going to enjoy it. 

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Veggie Sausage and White Bean Stew. A rich and spicy tomato stew with vegan sausages and white beans. Baked in a casserole dish in the oven for an easy bake that's perfect when served with creamy mashed potatoes and green vegetables.



Calories and Nutrients




This casserole is low in fat and calories. It's provides calcium and is a good source of iron and potassium as well as protein and dietary fibre.

It's perfect if you're watching your weight or following a diet like the 5:2 diet. Of course watch out what you add to your mashed potatoes if you serve it with those as butter or dairy free spread and milk (dairy or dairy-free) are going to ramp up those calories.

Yield: 4-6
Veggie Sausage and White Bean Stew. A rich and spicy tomato stew with vegan sausages and white beans. Baked in a casserole dish in the oven for an easy bake that's perfect when served with creamy mashed potatoes and green vegetables.

Veggie Sausage and White Bean Casserole

A rich and spicy tomato stew with vegan sausages and white beans. Baked in a casserole dish in the oven for an easy bake that's perfect when served with creamy mashed potatoes and green vegetables.
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 40 MINStotal time: 50 mins

ingredients


  • 2-3 sprays of rapeseed oil (or a little olive oil)
  • 12 vegan sausages
  • 2 large red onions, peeled, halved and cut into wedges
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2 x 400g tins (total drained weight 520g /3 cups beans) cannellini beans
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • a generous pinch of chilli powder, more if you would like heat
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 250g/1 cup vegetable stock (2 vegetable stock cubes)
  • a good grinding of black pepper

instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 220c/200c fan/425f/Gas 7.
  2. Place the sausages and onions in a large casserole dish or roasting tin, spray with a little oil and toss to coat, then pop in the oven for 20 minutes to roast until the sausages are starting to brown and the onions are charred at the edges.
  3. Carefully remove from the oven with a oven glove. Pour in the tinned tomatoes, drained beans, spices, tomato puree and vegetable stock. Season with a good grinding of black pepper, then stir to mix the ingredients together. Cook for another 20 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  4. Serve with mashed potatoes and green vegetables or crusty bread.
  5. Enjoy!

notes

Calories listed are for 4 large portions.
calories
479
fat (grams)
15
sat. fat (grams)
5.6
carbs (grams)
43.8
protein (grams)
44.5
sugar (grams)
9.9
Created using The Recipes Generator


Rich Tomato and Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake


If you love this casserole and other easy bakes like this one, try my rich tomato and roasted vegetable pasta bake. It is super simple. You don't even have to cook the pasta first, just throw the dried pasta in and walk away.

16 comments

  1. This looks and sounds like it has so much flavor!! I'll be trying!

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    1. Yes it's really tasty Mindy. Full of flavour. I hope you do try it.

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  2. This looks so good! I've never served a casserole like this over mashed potatoes, but now I want to try it. The combo sounds amazing!

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    1. Oh well sausages go so well with mash, it seemed like a no-brainer. So comforting too.

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  3. Yum! This looks so yummy! As a vegetarian, it's hard to find comfort food recipes like this!

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    1. Thanks Liz and yes I know what you mean. My family love meals like this so I have lots of comfort recipes to share. Check out my recipe index.

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  4. This looks so simple and delicious! I need to try it on a busy night.

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    1. Oh yes it's super simple, the oven does all the work. I often make a bake/casserole like this on weeknights as it's easy and quick to throw together.

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  5. Totally comfort food and so easy to make that sauce really looks amazing. Cannot wait to try this dish!

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    1. Yes very easy to make and such a comfort dish. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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  6. What a great casserole, they are my favourite kind of cooking, so easy and always satisfying.

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  7. I love a good casserole and cook something similar to this myself. The white beans really add a creaminess to the dish I think and extra plant based protein of course.

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    1. They are so good aren't they and yes good for protein.

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  8. This is the kind of comfort food I like, and love that it's simple to make too. With the spring coming and then retreating again, I suspect we still have some cold days on which this would be so warming!

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    1. Yes the weather is still up and down. I've had my heating on a few times.

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