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Chicken Sausage and Root Vegetable Cassoulet

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 links fresh, uncooked Italian chicken sausage
  • 1 leek, green part removed, white part halved and sliced
  • 2 cups butternut squash, 1 “ cubed
  • 1 small-medium turnips, 1 “ cubed
  • 1 small-medium rutabaga, 1 “ cubed
  • 1 cup sweet potato, peeled and 1 “ cubed
  • ½ cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • 14 ounces Tuscan White Beans
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 400.

In a Dutch oven or cast iron skillet with lid (12 inch), heat one tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken sausage for 3 minutes per side to brown. Remove from pan, cool, slice and set aside. Note: the chicken sausage will not be cooked through entirely.

Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan with the leeks and a pinch of salt. Sauté for 3-4 minutes to soften. Add the sliced chicken sausage, squash, turnips, rutabaga, sweet potato, broth and herbs. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

Cover and bake for 30-40 minutes or until root vegetables are tender. Remove the pan from the oven and stir in the white beans. Top the mixture with parmesan cheese and broil for 3-5 minutes to brown the cheese and heat through the beans.

Serving Size:

Serves 6-8

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