Pressure Cooker Smoky Cassoulet

This yummy cassoulet goes from dried beans to delicious dinner in just under an hour. It's packed with navy beans, kielbasa, and pancetta, so you definitely won't go to bed hungry.

Pressure Cooker Smoky Cassoulet
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 cups


  • 2 cup dried navy beans

  • 8 cup water

  • 6 ounce cooked kielbasa, thinly sliced

  • 3 ounce pancetta, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • cup coarsely chopped carrots

  • cup thinly sliced celery

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup dry white wine (optional)

  • Chopped fresh parsley


  1. Rinse beans. In a large pot combine beans and 8 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 60 minutes. Drain and rinse beans.

  2. In a 6-qt. electric or stove-top pressure cooker combine combine beans and the next 10 ingredients. Pour broth over all. Set electric cooker on high pressure to cook 35 minutes. For stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 35 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand to release pressure naturally. Open lid carefully.

  3. Stir in wine if desired. Remove and discard bay leaf. Top servings with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
14g Fat
47g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 742mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 11.6mg 58%
Calcium 152mg 12%
Iron 4.8mg 27%
Potassium 1096mg 23%
Folate, total 257.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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