Smoked Sausage, Green Beans, and Potatoes

"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."
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Ready In:




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

Questions & Replies

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  1. 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.<br/><br/>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.
  2. I also grew up on this meal in Indiana, my mom made this often, and most people I know did as well. It's still a favorite meal for my family.
  3. I Grew up eating this, and I cook it a lot for my family. it's hard to believe something so simple, with little ingredients can taste so good. It is often my go to food for when I'm low on food, you know those times you have a dozen things to make but none of it actually goes together to make a full meal LOL. After I have my bowl full *without any liquid* I top mine with butter and sour cream. But even after all these years of eating this and making this - I have no clue if it's got an actual name other than Sausage Green Beans and potatoes mixed together. which is how I call it when my kids ask " What's for dinner".
  4. Good, but bland. Needs to be skillet cooked without the water to preserve the flavors; or, barring that, add some Creole seasoning into the mix. Blends well, though!
  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.


  1. I don't put the sausage in right away. I dump it in about 5-10 minutes before everything is done that way the sausage doesn't become bland. I also throw a nice serving of cornbread alongside the dish!
  2. I chop up potatoes with skin on, and use the liquid from the canned green beans to boil it all in no need to add extra water and it salts it for you! Takes 30mins tops to make it. Yum
  3. I too grew up on this in Indiana! We often substitute ham for the smoked sausage.
  4. 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. Quick, easy and really good. My boys devoured this one and really loved it. I did make some minor changes, added carrots, chopped the onion rather than slice, and I used a can of chicken broth instead of water. I also added just a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little kick. Served with hot biscuits, this was definitely a keeper!! Thanks for sharing this one :)


<p>I live in TN with a husband, 9 year old, 6 year old, and our two dogs. I'm a busy mom who loves to cook for family and friends. We have two boys, and they are the light of my life! My husband is a restaurant manager. We actually met while working together at Bob Evans in another city. He was one cute grill cook!! Now he is one cute manager, and I am so proud of him! He currently works for El Chico, and he is very happy there. <br />I am a stay at home mom who sometimes does temp work, which is a big change from corporate America. We'll see how that goes. Now that I have some more time, I plan to get back to the kind of cooking I used to do. You know...with pots and pans instead of a take out menu. I love to crochet, garden and hike with the family. Thanks in advance for any reviews you do of my recipes. :)</p>
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