Smoked Sausage, Green Beans, and Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Simple, but very good. I think this may be a Midwest, US kind of thing. Super fast and easy too! We serve the potatoes to the side, with some butter on them. I don't recommend the low-fat varieties with this, they don't seem to boil well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut kielbasa into bite sized pieces.
  2. In large pot, combine all ingredients.
  3. Add water to barely cover ingredients.
  4. Cook over medium heat until potatoes are done.
  5. Serve with a slotted spoon so the water can drain away, or drain the whole batch.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was a staple meal for me growing up in Indiana. It has a delightfully simple taste. Works well with fresh, frozen or canned green beans, and various kinds of sausage, though I prefer a smoked sausage. It is well complemented by a little apple cider vinegar or sourdough bread, as well as parsley and dill.

When I prepare this for friends in California, I usually make it as a soup or stew, replacing the water with stock and bouillon and allowing the potatoes to cook until they begin falling apart, adding enough flour (mixed with cooled broth before adding to the pot) to obtain the desired consistency. Quinoa is also a delicious addition.

5 5

This was very good and easy to make. It also makes great leftovers. I drained most of the juices right before serving. I did use onion powder instead of onions as I don't care for onions (but, I always do that) Otherwise made to specifications. Great kid friendly dish! I also froze 2 servings (with juices). When thawed and reheated I removed juice. It was just like the first day! Thanks for posting!

5 5

We loved this but I did change it up a bit. I used a pound and a half of smoked sausage, 2 28 ounce cans of green beans with potatoes, a cup of diced onions and used the juice from one can of the beans. I browned the sausage and then added the onion and then the rest of the ingredients. I let it simmer on the stove for about two hours. The longer it sat, the better it got.