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Sausage and Bean Stew

Sausage and bean stew is classic British comfort food you can make in 30 minutes. Made with sausages, white beans and a tomato base, it’s packed with delicious flavors and filling protein.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: British
Keyword: beans, dairy free, gluten free, sausage, stew
Servings: 4
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap


  • 6 sausages
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes (14 ounces / 400 g)
  • 1 tin cannellini beans (14 ounces / 400 g)
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat some oil or cooking spray in a large pot on medium heat. Add the sausages, and cook until they have browned on the bottom. Turn them around, and cook until they have browned on all sides.
  • Then, add finely chopped red onion and minced garlic to the pot. Leave these to sauté for a few minutes until the onion is soft.
  • Drain and rinse the canned beans, and add them to the pot along with canned diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt and paprika powder. Place a lid over the pot, and leave the stew to cook about 10-15 minutes.
  • Season the stew to taste with pepper and more salt if needed. Serve the stew while it’s still hot with your favorite side dishes.


Can I use baked beans? – Some people make their sausage stews with baked beans. I have not tried it myself. Let me know how it turns out for you!
Can I use frozen sausages? – I highly recommend thawing frozen sausages before use, to ensure that they cook through completely.
Can I add other ingredients? – Absolutely! You can change up the stew however you want. Try adding some vegetables, like carrots or peppers, or additional beans if you wish.


Here’s how you can get the most out of your leftover stew:
Storing: Store the sausage and bean stew in airtight containers in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat the leftovers before serving.
Freezing: Freeze the stew in freezer safe containers for up to 6 months. Thaw the frozen stew in a refrigerator overnight, then reheat before serving.
Reheating: You can reheat individual portions in a microwave for a few minutes. For larger amounts of leftovers, I suggest reheating them in a pot on the stove top. Serve the leftovers warm with your favorite healthy side dishes.
Make ahead: As this stew stores really well, it’s perfect for meal prep and make ahead meals. Simply prepare the sausage and bean stew the day before, and reheat it when you’re ready to serve the meal.


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1192mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg