Sausage, Green Beans, & Potatoes (Easy $10 One-Pot Meal Idea)
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Try this comforting green beans, potatoes, and sausage meal that has just a few simple ingredients. Best part? Only one pot to wash after dinner!
Need an easy dinner idea that’s tried and true?
Simple, affordable dinner ideas that’ll feed a hungry crew on busy evenings are my favorite! Get a warm and comforting meal on the table in a snap with this yummy sausage and potato dish. It has a buttery broth and the sausage itself seasons the potatoes and green beans nicely.
At around $10 for a large pot of food made in my Dutch oven, this is a winning budget-friendly dish. In fact, it’s one of my family’s favorites and it doesn’t take much effort at all. I feel like every family has their own variation of this simple meal and this one is ours!
One-Pot Green Beans, Sausage, and Potatoes
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 30 MINUTES
total time: 45 MINUTES
A flavorful stew-like meal filled with sausage, fresh green beans, and potatoes.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 a yellow onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 pounds red potatoes, chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, or to taste
- 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
- 12 oz. packaged smoked sausage or kielbasa, sliced
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
Tips for making green beans, sausage, and potatoes as a weeknight one pot meal:
- Season this meal as desired. The sausage adds lots of nice flavors, but you can turn it up a notch using garlic and Cajun seasoning like I did (or any other savory herb seasonings your family enjoys). It’s easy to adjust to taste.
- I’ve made sausage, green beans, and potatoes using the Instant Pot as well and it works great, too! Simply place all ingredients including 3/4 cup of chicken broth in the pot. Set the cooking time on HIGH or MANUAL for 3 minutes, followed by a quick release.
- Some readers have said they make this in a slow cooker! Try 6-8 hours on low until the potatoes are tender.
- Use the type of potato your family enjoys. I have used reds, russet, Yukon, and baby potatoes. They are all YUM!
- You can use canned green beans or fresh ones. If using canned, you would just need to throw them in at the end to warm up.
We love this easy weeknight meal idea!
This is one of my husband’s childhood favorite dinners and I know it’s popular in the midwest where he is from. I love that it’s versatile, affordable, so warm and comforting, and incredibly simple to prepare. Serve with some crusty bread and enjoy!
The best part is you’ll only have one pot to wash after dinner—yippee!
My Hip teammate Emily tried out this sausage, green beans, and potatoes recipe — here’s what she thought of it…
“I am stunned at how simple this recipe is and why it’s taken me so long to make it! I subbed the sausage for what I had on hand, nixed the onions (since I didn’t feel like making a trip to the store), and it was still so comforting and delicious. I was a little bummed at HOW good this was, because the leftovers I was excited to eat the next day *magically* disappeared. 🤔 This made 4 hearty servings for under $10 so I have a feeling this is going to be a new regular meal in my house.”