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Smoked Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans

Spicy, smoky, and savory, Smoked Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans cooks up in one skillet in less than 30 min. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner idea!

grey linen kitchen towel next to a black skillet filled with andouille sausage slices, potatoes, and green beans

One Pot Smoked Sausage with Potatoes

I am here for the one pot meals! Alllllll day, every day – well not quite all day, but you get the idea. Now I don’t just love one pot meals because they are easy to make, but because they are so easy to clean up, too. If there’s one thing I dread more than a super labor intensive meal on a busy weeknight, it’s having a sink full of pots and pans I need to take care of before I can relax and unwind for the night.

This one pot meal has got it all: meat, potatoes, and a green veggie. That meat, of course, is smoked sausage, which if you’re not into – I suggest you get into real quick. It’s salty, smoky, and savory goodness. I love a good smoked sausage because of ALL that flavor. There’s something about the aroma of smoked sausage with potatoes. When you cook up this one pot meal, your whole family will be waiting at the table for dinner. 

andouille sausages and quartered yukon potatoes topped with pepper flakes

Recipe Ingredients

Don’t get scared off by all of the ingredients on this list. Any full-on one-pot meal is going to have a lot going on. Remember, some ingredients will be used more than once and you wont need to make anything else for dinner!

Here is everything you’ll need for this one-pot smoked sausage with potatoes and green beans meal.

FOR THE GREEN BEANS:

  • olive oil
  • red pepper flakes
  • green beans
  • garlic
  • salt and fresh cracked black pepper

FOR THE POTATOES:

  • small baby potatoes
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper

FOR THE SMOKED SAUSAGES

  • olive oil
  • smoked sausage
  • dried oregano
  • garlic
  • chicken broth or beef broth
  • chopped fresh parsley and red pepper flakes, for garnish
green beans in a black skillet

How to Make Sausage and Potatoes

  1. Green beans: Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large (14-inches) skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the pepper flakes and stir around to coat with the oil.
  3. Add the green beans and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until the beans start to brown.
  4. Stir in the garlic and salt, and cook for 10 seconds.
  5. Pour in the water and cover the skillet. Cook for 1 to 2 more minutes, or until the green beans are crisp and tender.
  6. Remove the green beans from the skillet and keep them covered.
  7. Potatoes: Wipe down the skillet and set it back over medium heat.
  8. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  9. Add the prepared potatoes to the heated skillet and season them with salt and pepper. Cook the potatoes for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they’re golden and cooked through. Stir frequently. 
  10. Remove the potatoes from the skillet. Cover them and set aside.
  11. Sausage: In the same skillet, heat up 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  12. Add the sliced sausage and cook them over medium heat for 5 minutes. 
  13. Season with Italian seasoning and oregano.
  14. Stir in the garlic, and continue to cook for 20 seconds.
  15. Deglaze the skillet with the chicken broth and stir around to coat. 
  16. Combine: Return the prepared green beans and prepared potatoes back to the skillet. Mix it all together and cook for a minute or two, or until everything is heated through.
  17. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  18. Serve: Garnish with parsley and pepper flakes.

Serving Suggestions

This is a one pot meal, which means exactly what you think. The entire meal is in one pot. Once you make this dish, you have no need to make anything else. Unless, of course you want to. 

If you do want to, this is a great meal to serve with some homemade fresh bread! I love to have fresh doughy bread or this easy flatbread with anything that’s a bit spicy and has sauce to sop up. I also like to start this meal with a big tossed salad!

close up of potatoes, green beans, and sausage slices in a black skillet

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

To store your leftovers, allow them to come to room temp and then place the leftovers in an airtight container. Your leftovers will stay in your refrigerator for about 5 days. 

You could also place the leftovers into a freezer safe zip top bag and keep them in your freezer for about 5 months. This is a great make ahead freezer meal because it is a complete meal in one spot and all you need to do to reheat this meal is add the contents to a skillet and warm it on the stove top. 

close up of potatoes, green beans, and sausage slices in a black skillet
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4.73 from 11 votes

Smoked Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans

Spicy, smoky, and savory, Smoked Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans cooks up in one skillet in less than 30 minutes. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner idea!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner idea, one pot meals, sausage and potatoes recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 387kcal

Ingredients

For the Green Beans

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup water

For the Potatoes

  • 1 pound small baby potatoes, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

For the Smoked Sausage

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked sausage, like, Andouille sausage or Polish sausage
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup chicken broth or beef broth
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • red pepper flake, for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large (14-inches) skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the pepper flakes and stir around to coat with the oil.
  • Add green beans; cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until beans start to brown.
  • Stir in the garlic and salt, and cook for 10 seconds.
  • Pour in the water; cover. Cook for 2 minutes, or until crisp tender.
  • Remove green beans from skillet and keep them covered.
  • Wipe down the skillet and set it back over medium heat.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add the prepared potatoes to the heated skillet; season with salt and pepper and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Stir frequently.
  • Remove potatoes from skillet; cover and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, heat up 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add the sliced sausages and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Season with Italian seasoning and oregano.
  • Stir in the garlic, and continue to cook for 20 seconds.
  • Deglaze with the chicken broth and stir around to coat.
  • Return prepared green beans and prepared potatoes back to the skillet; mix it all together and cook for a minute or two, or until everything is heated through.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish with parsley and pepper flakes.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 787mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 629IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg

32 Comments

  • Beth
    May 22, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    I made this for the family last night and they all loved it! We had absolutely no leftovers and I thought my husband was going to lick his plate!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 23, 2020 at 3:14 pm

      That’s great!! I am very happy you and your family enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Vikki
    May 23, 2020 at 6:02 am

    5 stars
    Such an easy tasty dinner! The family loved it

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 23, 2020 at 3:12 pm

      I am very glad you and your family enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Catalina
    May 25, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    5 stars
    You just gave me a great idea for dinner tonight. Deliciousness!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 26, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      That’s great! I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Lauren
    May 26, 2020 at 12:49 am

    5 stars
    This was amazing! I substituted the green beans for asparagus but kept everything else the same. My husband said he wants this every week!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 26, 2020 at 3:12 pm

      That’s great! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Kevin
    May 26, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    5 stars
    This is my kind of dinner! I am adding it to my menu this week!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      Thank YOU! 🙂 I hope you enjoy this recipe!

      Reply
  • Cathy
    May 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Sausage has never tasted so good!!

    Reply
  • Suzy
    May 26, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    5 stars
    Love how tasty this meal is and how easy it is to throw together! The sausage goes so well with the potatoes!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 27, 2020 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you so much! I am very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Barb
    November 22, 2020 at 1:08 am

    5 stars
    You have a great blog that is very easy to relate. Only viewed a few pages but love the one pot meals.

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      December 1, 2020 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Jenna
    January 5, 2021 at 12:53 am

    5 stars
    This was so yummy! We definitely won’t get 6 servings out of it because we filled our bowls to the top! Thanks for the dinner idea!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      January 12, 2021 at 4:07 pm

      I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Linda
    February 1, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    5 stars
    Made this tonight, OMG was this delicious. My husband gave it a thumbs up but less red pepper. This is coming from a picky meat & potato man.

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      February 2, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Julia
    March 16, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Have you made this using frozen green beans? Would you thaw them first?

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    • Katerina
      March 16, 2021 at 9:28 pm

      Hi!
      Yep, I have used frozen green beans, and I just drain them really well once they’re done.

      Reply
  • April
    March 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    5 stars
    This was yummy. I used bacon grease instead of olive oil and it was very flavorful. The spices were great. My husband enjoyed it too. It did remind me that I’m not totally fond of green beans–even fresh ones–so next time we’re going to try sugar snap peas instead. It’s still a keeper!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      April 1, 2021 at 11:29 am

      I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • michelle a aupke
    April 2, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    2 stars
    It seemed to be a lot of extra work, cleaning out the pan and cooking everything separately. Plus it was a lot of oil. I cooked the potatoes an extra 7-9 mins with a bit of liquid several times covered plus I added the spices to it. The potatoes were really good. I did not add the spices to the sausage but added extra water to deglaze pan and make the meal juicer. (hubby request).

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  • Linda J Krajcik
    April 13, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    What do you mean to add the “prepared potatoes” – prepared how?

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    • Katerina
      April 13, 2021 at 5:07 pm

      I was referring to the cut-up potatoes, or quartered.

      Reply
  • CJ McDerch
    May 15, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    5 stars
    Even though it was a Saturday, cooked up this “weeknight” meal and it was a big hit. Prep time is 15 minutes as stated, but cook time is about 30 minutes in total. Worth the wait. My only sub was “B” size red potatoes for Baby potatoes. Pro tip: go easy on the red pepper flakes. This is a keeper, I thank you.

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 17, 2021 at 4:05 pm

      That’s great! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Patricia
    August 7, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Making this with radishes instead of potatoes to give my newly diabetic husband a favorite meal combo without the carbs. We’ll see…
    And it’s a win! We both love the heat from the red pepper flakes! The radishes were just fine as a potato substitute. This will be on our menu rotation for great taste and easy preparation. Thanks so much!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      August 8, 2021 at 11:27 am

      I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much! 🙂

      Reply
  • Kelli Waddell
    September 10, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    What kind of sausage would you recommend for someone who can’t handle anything spicy?

    Reply
  • Dawn
    September 11, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Turkey sausage isn’t spicy!

    Reply

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