cas·​sou·​let ˌka-sə-ˈlā How to pronounce cassoulet (audio)
: a casserole of white beans baked with herbs and meat (such as pork, lamb, and goose or duck)

Examples of cassoulet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bar also hosts seasonal dinners and Sunday suppers every other month, featuring cassoulet, bouillabaisse or another French classic as the main item. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 11 Apr. 2024 Imagine: serving a Mont Blanc without chestnuts, or calling a plate of beans a cassoulet. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Menu items include appetizers such as steak tartare and a lobster hushpuppy and entrees include pasta bolognese, duck cassoulet, and short ribs. Amanda Hancock, The Courier-Journal, 12 Jan. 2024 The new dinner menu — with six starters, six entrees and six desserts — includes dishes like salmon in beurre blanc, coq au vin, beef Bourguignon and cassoulet. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Dec. 2023 While there are nods to local tradition — Gulf fish court-bouillon, red beans in the cassoulet — the chef Tom Branighan owes more to Fernand Point than to Paul Prudhomme. Brett Anderson, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2023 Get The Recipe 27 of 30 Cajun Chicken Cassoulet This easy recipe for cassoulet won't take you all day. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 9 Oct. 2023 In a meeting a little while ago, a few editors were discussing what makes a cassoulet a cassoulet, leading us to this speedy weeknight number by Dawn Perry on Food52. The Bon Appétit Staff & Contributors, Bon Appétit, 3 Feb. 2023 Dishes are basic French classics, like onion tart, cassoulet stew and boeuf bourguignon. Julia Buckley, CNN, 1 May 2023

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Word History


French, from Occitan, literally, earthenware dish, diminutive of cassolo dish, diminutive of casso ladle, from Old Occitan cassa

First Known Use

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cassoulet was circa 1929

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“Cassoulet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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