Cheat’s sausage cassoulet

A hearty, satisfying and budget-friendly twist on the classic French dish cassoulet, made using the air fryer.
A white bowl filled with sausage and butter bean cassouletJames Moffat
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Looking for a more traditional cassoulet recipe. Here’s our version of this classic dish.

Or try this decadent, pork, chicken and haricot bean version.

Or this slow-cooker lamb cassoulet recipe.

Ingredients

Method

1.

Preheat a 7-litre air fryer to 200C for 3 minutes.

2.

Spray sausages with cooking spray. Taking care, place sausages in air fryer basket, cook for 8 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time, or until browned.

3.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat; cook onion and bacon, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion is softened and bacon is crisp. Add garlic, capsicum and zucchini; cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until vegetables are browned lightly. Add tomatoes and wine; bring to the boil. Add pasta sauce and thyme; return to the boil.

4.

Transfer sausages to a board and chop coarsely; add to tomato mixture with butter beans. Transfer mixture to a deep 20cm round ovenproof dish. Taking care, wipe the air fryer basket clean; place the dish in the basket. Reset the temperature to 180˚C; cook cassoulet for 8 minutes.

5.

Meanwhile, combine the breadcrumbs, Gruyère and parsley in a bowl.

6.

Top cassoulet with breadcrumb mixture, spray with cooking spray, then press crumbs down firmly; at 180˚C, cook for 5 minutes until breadcrumbs are golden.

7.

Sprinkle cassoulet with salt flakes to serve.