How to make French Vegan Cassoulet Recipe

Hello, my fellow food lovers! It’s Julia again, your culinary companion. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a dish that marries my love for French cuisine and my passion for plant-based cooking – the French Vegan Cassoulet.

French Vegan Cassoulet Recipe

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The star ingredients for our French Vegan Cassoulet Recipe.

French Vegan Cassoulet Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Vegetarian
Cuisine French
Servings 5 people
Calories 482 kcal


  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 pan


  • One pound beans
  • One teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Two tablespoon of butter
  • One teaspoon of black pepper
  • Parsley
  • One teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Two celery stalks
  • One cup of onions
  • Two cups of mixed vegetables
  • Two bay leaves


Keyword beans, onions

Reimagining Vegan Cassoulet with Different Kitchen Tools

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Slow-cooking the Cassoulet to perfection.
  • Slow Cooker: A slow cooker is perfect for this dish. It allows the flavors to develop over time, resulting in a richer, deeper stew.
  • Pressure Cooker: If you’re short on time, a pressure cooker can help you whip up this dish in a jiffy.
  • Dutch Oven: For an authentic touch, cook and serve your Cassoulet in a Dutch oven. It’s not only practical but also adds a rustic charm to your table.

Tips for making French Vegan Cassoulet

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Serving suggestion – Vegan Cassoulet with a side of fresh green salad.

The Vegan Cassoulet is a testament to the versatility and creativity inherent in vegan cooking. It retains the heartiness and depth of flavor of the traditional Cassoulet, but replaces the meats with plant-based proteins like tofu and tempeh. The result? A dish that’s just as satisfying, but lighter and kinder to our planet.

Cooking Tips

Here are some tips to help you master the French Vegan Cassoulet:

  • Choose Your Proteins Wisely: Opt for firm tofu or tempeh for their meaty texture.
  • Don’t Skimp on the Herbs: Herbs like thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves are key to achieving that authentic Cassoulet flavor.
  • Slow Cook for Best Results: This dish benefits from slow cooking, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully.
  • Use Quality Vegetable Broth: A good vegetable broth forms the base of your stew, so choose one that’s rich and flavorful.

Serving Suggestions

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Pouring a glass of vegan-friendly French wine.

Now, let’s talk about how to serve your Vegan Cassoulet:

  • Serve it hot, ideally in a rustic earthenware pot for that authentic French touch.
  • Pair it with a crusty baguette to soak up the delicious broth.
  • A simple green salad on the side adds a refreshing contrast to the hearty stew.
  • For drinks, a glass of vegan-friendly French wine would be perfect.


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about this recipe:

  • Can I use canned beans? Yes, you can, but cooking your beans from scratch gives a better texture and flavor.
  • What if I can’t find tempeh? You can substitute it with more tofu or try other plant-based proteins like seitan.
  • Can I add vegetables to the stew? Absolutely! Feel free to add veggies like carrots, celery, or bell peppers for added nutrition and color.
  • How long does the Cassoulet keep? It keeps well in the fridge for up to 5 days and the flavors deepen over time.
  • Can I freeze the leftovers? Yes, the Vegan Cassoulet freezes well. Just thaw and reheat when ready to serve.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this culinary adventure as much as I have. Remember, cooking is a journey, so feel free to put your own spin on this French Vegan Cassoulet recipe. Bon appétit!

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