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Got any meat & potato fans in your house?  This meal is for them!

Got any slow cooker fans in your house?  This meal is for them!

This is a complete meal.  It’s got meat.  It’s got potatoes.  It’s got vegetables.  Done! Done! Done!  Now, I do usually serve it with some other vegetables, but that’s because I really like vegetables.

sausage, green bean and potato casserole in slow cooker

When I first made this, I was kind of doubtful.  My family are all big fans of smoked sausage and I was a little afraid that cooking it in the slow cooker wasn’t going to do the meat justice.  I was wrong.  HOLY BUCKETS!  Did my family eat it up – especially my husband.  He kept using words like “comfort food” and “perfect” and “mmmmm…”  Definitely a winner.  Will repeat.

Especially because it’s ridiculously easy.  Now, there isn’t much that I make that is difficult, but this is just about easy as it gets.  Just a handful of ingredients thrown in a slow cooker and then leave it to do its business.  There isn’t much liquid in this recipe, so I was worried about that.  But I didn’t need to be. It’s precisely because there isn’t much liquid that the smoked sausage really shines!  The slow cooker (at least when I cook it on HIGH) almost “grills” it like the stove top or oven would.  There’s a nice crispness to it.

It’s just a great recipe.  Totally man-pleasing.  Totally easy.  Fun for the whole family!

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sausage, green beans and potateos in the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Sausage With Green Beans & Potatoes

Easy 4-Ingredient One-Pot Recipe
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jayme


  • 14-30 ounces smoked sausage such as Kielbasa (1-2 packages)
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1 pound fresh green beans (or 3 cups or 2 cans)
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth (or 1 bouillon cube and 3/4 cup water)


  • Cut sausage into 1 inch pieces.  
  • Cut potatoes into large pieces - probably 8-10 pieces per potato. Leave skin on.
  • Cut ends off green beans if using fresh.  Drain liquid from cans if using canned green beans.
  • Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high 3-5 hours.  I like 4 hours on high - it actually gives the sausage a "grilled" feel!

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her on Instagram.

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