Sausage and White Bean Cassoulet


Hey guys and gals, here is your friendly reminder that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner (you’re welcome, fellas). Do you have your plans all set? Sure, you could go out to a fancy restaurant and drop a lot of dough, but why not really make this year memorable with a 5-star quality dinner you made yourself at home?

Not sure where to start for recipes for an intimate and delicious dinner date night at home? Check out some of our favorite Valentine’s Day dinner recipes, perfect for two.


Spicy Shrimp and Corn White Bean Chowder

This recipe from our recipe developer Rachel is a satisfying, rich and delicious chowder you can enjoy without the guilt. Unlike normal chowders, typically full of cream and starchy potatoes, this recipe substitutes the potatoes with white beans, which when blended in a food processor make a pitch-perfect substitute for the thick, creamy base. This cuts out about half of the dairy called for in traditional chowder. The thickness of the broth is complimented by spicy chorizo for balance and shrimp, corn and fresh herbs all of which burst through with flavor. Intimate and rustic, this is a perfect Valentine’s Day recipe, and you’ll likely have leftovers too.


Sausage and White Bean Cassoulet

This recipe from our recipe developer Kate is a simple yet robust cassoulet featuring sausage and Randall Great Northern Beans, perfect for a cozy Valentine’s Day dinner at home. What makes this dish fantastic isn’t just its rich flavors, but also the ease with which anyone can make it, from kitchen novice to expert. Needing only some basic sautéing and time in a slow cooker, it’s perfect for anyone to surprise that special someone with a home-cooked meal to celebrate Valentine’s Day.


Go ahead, ditch the plans on the town, get cozy at home and make this holiday special with a meal made at home with lots of love. And, be sure to check out more great bean recipes here!