One-Pot Meal: Sausage, Potatoes and Green Beans

Here is another simple and fast recipe for those days when you have no will power to pull supper together but you know you have to anyhow.

So after you’ve thrown a fit and whined that there is nothing to eat in this darn house, just pull on your big girl pants and throw supper into the pot.

I can’t even begin to describe how often I ate this while growing up. I’m fairly sure we had it at least once a week, and why not? It’s simple, yet still tasty.

Nothing fancy or complicated in this post. If you’re here looking for some culinary masterpiece you should run far far away, far far away. But if you’re in need of a meal that requires almost no work and definitely no mental strain, keep reading.

One-Pot Meal: Sausage, Potatoes and Green Beans

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 (12 ounce) package sausage, pick your favorite flavor
  • 6 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen green beans
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • Optional Toppings: additional salt and pepper, mustard, ketchup, dijon mustard, etc.

Directions: Slice the sausage into bite size pieces and prepare the potatoes by peeling and chopping them into large chunks. Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a pot over medium high heat. Add the sausage and brown all over for a few minutes. Add the potatoes to the pot and pour in enough water to cover the potatoes. Increase the heat to high and bring everything to a boil. Season everything with a generous amount of salt, pepper, and garlic powder if you’re using it. Once boiling reduce the heat back to medium/ medium-high and continue cooking another 10 minutes. Add the entire bag of green beans and continue cooking until the potatoes and green beans are tender. To serve, drain off the liquid and serve the sausage, potatoes, and green beans topped with whatever toppings you desire, or none at all. Enjoy the simple things.


I usually keep these ingredients on hand so I can break out this meal when I’m feeling lazy.


Simple prep makes me a happy mama. Cut the sausage into bite sized pieces and hunk up the potatoes to your hearts content. I usually keep the potatoes fairly large for no real reason other than I’m too lazy to keep chopping.


Warm some olive oil in your pot.


Slap the sausage into the pan and let it get nice and browned.


Nicely done!

Sometimes I have to give myself a pat on the back.


Drop in your potatoes and cover all of it with water.

This recipe is an exact science, can’t you tell?


After boiling the potatoes and sausage for about 10 minutes, go ahead and add the green beans. I like to wait a bit before adding the green beans so they keep some of their bite instead of getting mushy.


Once the potatoes and green beans are tender go ahead and scoop yourself a generous serving and enjoy the simplicity that is this dish.

I always add a bit more salt and pepper.


Normally, I add regular or Dijon mustard to top my bowl but today I had a special bottle of sweet jalapeno mustard that was just calling my name.

Top your bowl with whatever your little heart desires. Or don’t, the hubby eats his completely plain, but I grew up eating bright yellow mustard on this dish and I’ll be darned if you catch me reaching for anything else.

Little Sam had his bowl with ketchup… actually he just ate the sausage and ketchup and refused to touch the potatoes or green beans. Typical.


Is it fancy? No. Is it easy? Yes. Does it taste good and fill your tummy? Yes and yes.

It’s a winner in my book!


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