Veggie Sausage and White Bean Casserole

A rich and spicy veggie sausage and white bean casserole. This tasty stew is baked in the oven for an easy dinner.

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 this veggie sausage bean casserole 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.

Start by roasting some frozen veggie sausages (we like Linda McCartney sausages, which are suitable for vegans) and red onions in the oven. 

Coat them with a light spray of rapeseed oil, then cook them in a hot oven until the sausages start to brown and the onions are beginning to char nicely at the edges.

Then add chopped tomatoes, white beans (cannellini beans), tomato puree, spices and vegetable stock, a good grinding of black pepper. 

Give it a good mix and then pop it back in the oven until the sauce has thickened into a wonderful spicy tomato sausage stew.

also try - Green Mash Sausage Bake

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 this vegan sausage and bean casserole with creamy mashed potatoes, tenderstem broccoli and fine green beans.

You could also 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.

Low-Calorie Casserole

This vegan sausage casserole is fairly low in fat and calories. It 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.

How long can you store sausage casserole leftovers?

Once cool you can store leftover casserole in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Reheat in a casserole dish in the oven covered with foil or in the microwave.

Can you freeze sausage casserole?

Sausage casserole freezes really well.

Once cool spoon this vegan sausage stew into a freezer bag or freezer-friendly airtight container and store in the freezer for 3-4 months.

Defrost in the fridge overnight before reheating.


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

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

  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!

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

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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!

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

  9. Sorry if I am being thick asking this...does the calorie count inclde the mashed potatoes and side vegetables?

    1. No, those are just a serving suggestion. If you are watching your calories serve it woth a side salad, just veg or cauliflower rice.

  10. Love a one pot dish this is easy made and so tasty esp with some creamy mashed potatoes proepr winter comfort food


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