Slow Cooker Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes makes an easy main dish recipe with simple flavors that that will satisfy the hunger of the whole family.

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Slow Cooker Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes

I am in a constant state of dinner frustration.

We like to eat dinner as early as possible. I’d eat dinner at 3:30 or 4pm if I could. With kids’ busy sports schedules, it is often after 6pm before we are ready to sit down and eat. And by that time? I either don’t want to cook anything or am tired of looking at food (because food is my job) and don’t want to eat anything that we have in the fridge.

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Because of all those things, it’s a struggle to get a healthy dinner on the table.

My one life-saver? The slow cooker. If I can throw ingredients in the slow cooker before I start into my work day, dinner is set and there is no frustration.

This slow cooker sausage, green beans and potatoes dinner is one that I used to make all the time when we were first married. I got the recipe from my mom. She’d use fresh garden green beans when they were available. So anytime the harvest season rolls around, I think of this slow cooker sausage dinner.

I haven’t made it as much in the past few years as I used to. My kids had actually forgotten about this dinner and thought it was a brand new idea. They devoured it and even ate the leftovers for lunches the following days. High-fives to me for not only getting a healthy dinner on the table, but also taking care of lunches!

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Here are the simple instructions for this slow cooker sausage dinner:

  1. Slice up an onion. You can chop the onion to hide it better from the kids. 🙂 Or you can just leave it in slices. Throw this in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Add potatoes. I used a 3-pound bag of Green Giant Red Potatoes. They were mini potatoes, so I just threw them in whole. If there is a bigger potato in the mix, chop them in halves or thirds so that they cook more quickly.
  3. Fresh green beans. I used 2 packages of Pero Family Farms washed & ready-to-use beans (both green and yellow). Adding fresh produce to dinner really couldn’t be any easier!
  4. Chopped Sausage. For adding meat to the mix, I chose smoked sausage, chopped it into slices and added it to the slow cooker. Feel free to use kielbasa, spicy smoked sausage…whichever your family loves the best!
  5. Lastly, pour 2 cups of chicken broth overtop everything.

Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 7-8 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste and you’re ready to scoop up a 1-pot dinner!

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slow-cooker-sausage-green-beans-and-potatoes

Slow Cooker Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes makes an easy main dish recipe with simple flavors that that will satisfy the hunger of the whole family.
Slow Cooker Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes makes an easy main dish recipe with simple flavors that that will satisfy the hunger of the whole family.

Slow Cooker Sausage Green Beans and Potatoes

4.8 from 5 votes
Slow Cooker Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes makes an easy main dish recipe with simple flavors that that will satisfy the hunger of the whole family.
Servings 10
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 3 pounds Green Giant Red Potatoes mini-size, washed
  • 12 ounces Pero Family Farms washed & ready-to-use green beans
  • 10 ounces Pero Family farms washed & ready-to-use yellow beans
  • 28 ounces smoked sausage sliced
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Parsley, salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place the sliced red onion in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  • Add the potatoes, green beans and smoked sausage.
  • Pour chicken broth overtop the ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours, until the potatoes are tender.
  • Season with parsley, salt and pepper, to taste.

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Notes

I like to make this large recipe because we can use the leftovers as lunches. Feel free to cut the recipe in half if you don't need this much.

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 770mg | Potassium: 966mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 22.7mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.6mg
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Calories 376

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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MeCooks
5 years ago

Great recipe! Yummy
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Lee
4 years ago

5 stars
My neighbor had given me some leftover slow cooker sausage dinner and it was delicious. I decided to try making some myself and came across your recipe. I made a crock pot full yesterday and it was delicious. There is enough for 3 or 4 days so it is going to be happy days for me at suppertime. I will enjoy making this stuff a lot in the future. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Keith
4 years ago

5 stars
Been looking for this recipe cooked it today was delicious ty remind me of my mom’s

Adrienne
3 years ago

5 stars
I added 1/2lb mushrooms on top of the beans.

It was delicious!