Authentic Cassoulet Toulousain Recipe: Rich and Hearty Delight

Learn how to make Cassoulet Toulousain, a classic French dish with beans, sausage, and duck confit. Follow this recipe for a perfect and authentic experience.

Cassoulet Toulousain is a classic French dish that originates from the southwestern region of France. This hearty and satisfying dish is made with white beans, sausage, and duck confit and is perfect for a cold winter evening. While it may seem complicated, this recipe is simple to follow and will impress your dinner guests.


  • 1 pound dried white beans
  • 1 pound pork shoulder, cut into cubes
  • 1 pound garlic sausage, sliced
  • 4 duck confit legs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Soak the dried beans in water overnight. Drain and rinse before cooking.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C).
  3. In a large Dutch oven, cook the pork over medium heat until browned on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add the sausage to the pot and cook until browned. Remove and set aside.
  5. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the chicken broth, thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper to the pot.
  8. Add the pork, sausage, and beans to the pot and stir to combine.
  9. Place the duck confit legs on top of the mixture.
  10. Cover the pot and bake for 3 hours.
  11. Remove the cover and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  12. In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with the melted butter.
  13. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top of the cassoulet and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
French specialty: cassoulet, a meal with white beans, duck leg, sausage and bacon.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use high-quality ingredients, such as artisanal garlic sausage and duck confit, to enhance the flavor of the dish.
  • Serve with crusty bread and a green salad for a complete meal.

Cassoulet Toulousain is a classic French dish that is perfect for a cozy winter evening. This recipe may take some time to prepare, but the end result is a rich and flavorful dish that will impress your dinner guests. Enjoy a glass of red wine for the ultimate French dining experience.

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