Three-Bean and Sausage Bake

This dish has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Ugly Recipes Need Love Too. This dish is gluten-free adaptable- please see tips below the recipe.

Yield: 6 servings (1 cup per serving)

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 45 min

Three Bean & Sausage Bake

This isn't the prettiest dish in the world, but it sure was a hit for dinner with my family. I served up a scoop of this on top of some homemade cornbread- delicious!


1 pound turkey kielbasa, sliced
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern beans, rinsed & drained
1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium pinto beans, rinsed & drained
1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/2 cup low fat shredded Cheddar Cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray. Heat over medium high. Add kielbasa and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 3-4 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, about 4 minutes. Add all beans, water, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, and brown sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are blended, about 5 minutes. Pour the bean mixture into the baking dish.

3. Sprinkle the bean mixture with the cheese. Bake the casserole until bubbling in the center, 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.


*If preparing this as a GLUTEN FREE dish, be sure to check the following ingredients to make sure they are gluten free: kielbasa, ketchup & spicy brown mustard. Serve on top of some Gluten Free cornbread!
*Make ahead: Prepare through step 2, then let cool completely. Wrap well and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap and continue on to step 3 to cook.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories per serving: 364
Fat per serving: 8g
Saturated Fat per serving: 2g
Fiber per serving: 11g
Protein per serving: 27g
Cholesterol per serving: 41mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 46g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 9 Old Points Program: 7

Source: (Adapted slightly from Weight Watchers Magazine)

4 Responses to “Three-Bean and Sausage Bake”

  1. postedJan 22, 2011 5:41 AM
    Lisa@ Dishes of Mrs. Fish

    I have a bunch of turkey kielbasa that I need to use in my freezer. This looks perfect like a must try. It might be good with a cajun flair!

  2. postedJan 22, 2011 7:14 AM

    This will probably become dinner TONIGHT – so I have a question: Everything gets cooked/heated together on top of the stove before going into the oven; since I’m not making it ahead, would I really need the extra 30-35 minutes in the oven? Why not simmer a few extra minutes on the stovetop?

    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, your timing is perfect!

    • January 22nd, 2011 @ 9:00 AM

      @Tracy in SW WA, I suppose you could do that. I always like the “baked” result of a casserole, but the flavors would probably be the same.

  3. postedFeb 16, 2014 3:51 PM

    I just found this website and this is the first recipe that I have tried! It was incredible. Was something different for my family to eat. My husband loved it and I am super full after a serving. Made the recipe exactly as written – amazing – will definitely make it again.

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