Do you love flavorful, yet healthy side dishes? This Slow Cooker Green Beans, Potatoes, and Sausage recipe ( also known as green bean potato casserole) is perfect for you! It's simple to make and contains only 5 ingredients. Best of all, it's cooked in your slow cooker with simple ingredients, so you can dinner preparations easy. Give this dish a try today!
Slow Cooker Green Beans Potatoes and Sausage
Well, here we are once again with a quick and easy slow cooker meal for those hectic days. I have learned that when we plan ahead and the more we use our slow cooker that we actually eat healthier. It also gets really really hot here in Oklahoma and there are days I just don't want to heat up my oven.
There are always those days when things happen and plans change. And If I am not prepared for dinner, we end up grabbing something quick –which can usually lead to unhealthy choices.
This Slow Cooker Green Beans Potatoes and Sausage recipe reminds me of my childhood and it's so easy to throw together and make. I love that it's a complete meal in one dish so less clean up.
Basically you can use any smoked sausage from the grocery store. If you already have a favorite brand or type, use that. I like the regular Eckrich Skinless Smoked Sausage sausage which you can find at Walmart as it's a delicious sausage. If you want to change it up you can also use chicken sausage, turkey sausage, kielbasa sausage, or even polish sausage. We prefer canned green beans just because they are a quick dump and go but you can always use fresh green beans from your garden. For this recipe we used red potatoes ( we also love baby potatoes) but really you can use any potato that you like. If you are tight on a budget just use what is on sale. We tried to keep this recipe as kid friendly as possibly but if you wanted you could also dice up a yellow onion and throw it in the crockpot for added flavor. Some people add olive oil but this recipe doesn't need any. We are going to just stick with chicken broth or chicken stock for our wet ingredients.
If you prefer shopping at Aldi for groceries, their brand is good as well. You can always change it up a bit to add some of your own favorite ingredients. We also really love using Montreal Steak Seasoning in ours but you can just use seasoned salt, creole seasoning or Italian seasoning if you like. And then of course we added a little black pepper and salt. If you want to add a little heat you could add a teaspoon red pepper flakes. I also love garlic powder in just about anything.
This Recipe is part of our Aldi Five Day Slow Cooker Meal Plan, which you can use to take the guesswork out of what to put on the shopping list, or what to have for dinner! It's one of our most popular Aldi posts with good reason– we did the work for you! All you have to do is print it out and shop.
Green Beans and Sausage – Frugal Meal Ideal for Budgeting
One other thing– for our frugal shoppers– this easy recipe comes in at around 5 bucks for the whole family!! It's the ultimate frugal meal with basic ingredients if you're trying to fit things into a tight budget but also have a variety of foods on the menu. I love that it only take around 15 minutes of prep time. If you have leftovers you can bring them down to room temperature and store them in an airtight container for about a week. You can also freeze your leftovers in a freezer-safe container. If you don't have a slow cooker / crock pot, you can make this on the stove top on medium-high heat as a skillet meal or one pot meal on a busy weeknight. Or completely change it up and make it a sheet pan sausage meal with some andouille sausage and cajun seasoning. Just use some slice sausage ,new potatoes or yellow potatoes and what ever other veggies you like and put them in a single layer on any size sheet pan. I have not tried air fryer sausage yet but that might be good too. This recipe is so good you made want to add this to a recipe card and make it a weekly recipe.
Green beans are so cheap and thats why we love adding them to our recipes like our canned green beans recipe or Not Your Mother's Green Bean Casserole. However if you aren't a fan of green beans just use a different veggie like some carrot sticks cut up into smaller pieces or brussels sprouts.
Remember, Prices on smoked sausage vary so I would recommend buying that on sale and then just freezing till you need it. On the other hand, the green beans and potatoes are going to be the same price for most of the year, aside from holidays when we can see some major sale prices on both.
Look for off brands on the green beans- as a frugal tip. You won't notice any flavor differences after all the flavors have mixed together in your slow cooker! Serve this with a fresh salad or just serve it alone for an easy dinner recipe. As I mentioned you can find all these ingredients at Aldi too, so no need to try to aim for big grocery sales or coupon if you don't have time. Enjoy this hearty meal this week!
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- 1- pound smoked sausage or Kielbasa sausage
- 4 cans green beans
- 5-6 potatoes, cut into bitesize pieces
- 1 - 1/2 tablespoons of Montreal Steak Seasoning or seasoned salt
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth
Wash and cut potatoes into small cubes. I choose not to peel the potatoes however you can if you prefer.
Cut smoked sausage into bite size pieces
Wash and cut up fresh green beans
Toss potatoes, sausages and green beans into the crockpot
Pour in a cup to a cup and a half of chicken stock and season to taste with the seasoning.
Finally, Cook on low for 6 hours or high on 2-4 hours.
When done, gently mix but be careful not to mash potatoes. Serve on it's own or with rice, pasta, or bread!
You can actually switch out the sausage for any protein you prefer. Use leftover ham, chicken, turkey, or even beef cubes. Remember, your cooking time will vary as will nutritional information if you use a substitute.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 552Saturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 3065mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 11gSugar: 5gProtein: 24g
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