An easy and satisfying version of a traditional French casserole.
Prep: 10 min - Bake: 35 min
2 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter 2 medium (1/2 cup) carrots, chopped 1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic 2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans great Northern or navy beans, rinsed, drained 1/4 pound kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart round casserole with no stick cooking spray.
Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add carrots, onion and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened (3 to 5 minutes).
Combine onion mixture, beans, kielbasa, tomato sauce and thyme in prepared casserole. Cover; bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until bubbly and carrots are crisply tender. Sprinkle with parsley.
TIP: To add a special touch to this dish, sprinkle a bread crumb topping over the casserole. To prepare the topping, combine 1 tablespoon LAND O LAKES® Butter, 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley and 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic in a 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until bread crumbs are golden brown (3 to 5 minutes). Sprinkle crumb topping over bean mixture. Bake as directed above.
Makes 4 (1-cup) servings
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