Three Bean and Sausage Bake

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This Three Bean and Sausage Bake is a super easy dinner recipe to make.  I like to serve a scoop of this on top of my Sweet Cornbread– delicious!Three Bean and Sausage Bake in a casserole dish

Of all of my Quick and Easy recipes, this is one of my favorites to make for dinner.  There’s a short list of common ingredients in this recipe, and if everyone likes beans then it will most definitely be a big hit.

You’ll need a 9×13-inch casserole dish.  I like to use a glass pyrex pan for this Three Bean and Sausage Bake as I find it’s easiest to clean up.  You can find a nice 9×13-inch pyrex HERE on Amazon, if you don’t already have one.  I like this one because it has a lid- so it’s easy to store leftovers in the fridge!

Three Bean and Sausage Bake in a casserole dish

What ingredients are needed for this recipe?

Three Bean and Sausage Bake (obviously) calls for 3 kinds of beans.  You’ll use kidney beans, white beans and pinto beans.  Turkey Kielbasa is the protein in this casserole.  You’ll need onion, garlic, ingredients for simple sauce, and a handful of cheese (I use low fat).

Three Bean and Sausage Bake in a casserole dish

How do you make Three Bean and Sausage Bake?

Sliced Kielbasa, onion and garlic are sauteed together in a large skillet.  Then you’ll add the beans, water, and a simple sauce made from ketchup, spicy brown mustard, cider vinegar and brown sugar.

The Kielbasa and beans and the sauce are scraped into a casserole dish and sprinkled with the cheese. It’s baked for about 40 minutes, until it’s hot and bubbly.  That’s it!

Serving of Three Bean and Sausage Bake

Is this Three Bean and Sausage Bake Weight Watchers friendly?

This recipe is most definitely Weight Watchers friendly!  Thanks to WW new Freestyle program, beans are absolutely free- they count as zero points- and that means you can eat a very filling 1 cup serving of this Three Bean and Sausage bake for just 6 points.  If you choose to eat it with cornbread… well, that’s another story.

I do love to make recipes that are heavy on the beans when I’m following Weight Watchers because I find that they really fill me up.  It means I’m not craving more food as soon as I finish eating (which happens sometimes when I try to pass off a lighter-style soup as dinner).

If you’re not on Weight Watchers, you can eat this meal and enjoy it too.  It’s not a Weight Watchers specific recipe, but it just happens to work for those who are on that type of diet.

Two servings of Three Bean and Sausage Bake

If you like beans, you might also enjoy Beans and Cornbread, which is a recipe I shared from one of The Pioneer Woman’s cookbooks or my .  Cheesy Italian Baked Cannelini Beans are delicious too!

Here are a few more recipes highlighting beans that are Weight Watchers friendly:

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Three Bean and Sausage Bake

We love this Weight Watchers friendly meal for dinner.  It's completely filling!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings (1 cup per serving)
Calories 409kcal
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bean and sausage bake, bean and sausage casserole, weight watchers casserole

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces turkey kielbasa, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 15-ounce can Great Northern beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 15-ounce can 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

Instructions

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

Notes

  • WEIGHT WATCHERS FREESTYLE SMARTPOINTS per serving: 6
  • If preparing this as a GLUTEN FREE dish, be sure to check the following ingredients to make sure they are gluten free: kielbasa, beans, 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (1 cup) | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1396mg | Potassium: 1010mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 27.4mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 12.1mg
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  • Lisa wrote:

    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.

  • Tracy in SW WA wrote:

    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!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      @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.

  • Lisa@ Dishes of Mrs. Fish wrote:

    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!