Last week I headed to the local farmer's market to find some fresh eats. Our garden is just starting to produce, so I love visiting the market and getting a few things I can't quite get out of my garden yet.
I have a couple of favorite vendors I love to buy from, one being an older gentleman who always has the best potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, and more. He's always been the sweetest guy, and I just love buying from him.
This time he had mounds of fresh green beans. I got a big bag of beans, and he asked me what I was going to do with them, whether I was canning them or freezing them. I mentioned making a big pot of green beans, potatoes, and sausages.
He then proceeded to invite himself over, asking me when they would be done. I cracked up laughing.
He's definitely my favorite farmer, 'cause he kinda reminds me of my own dad and grandpa.
After digging a few potatoes from our own patch in the back yard, I set to work.
Snapping the beans is probably one of my favorite parts, it's just so relaxing. Of course, my helper supervised as I snapped, and the boys had to come out and snap a few.
This is something my mom always made when I was growing up, especially during the summer gardening season. I've kinda carried the tradition over to my own family.
Every summer when beans come on and potatoes are ready to dig, I make a big, huge pot of beans.
It's a fantastic meal, healthy and delicious. The sausages add flavor to the beans and potatoes, almost to the point that you hardly need any salt.
It's filling and the best part is, my kids love it.
Below you'll find a printable recipe. I hope you enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Recipe – Green Beans, Potatoes, and Sausages
- 3 + quarts of green beans
- 6-8 potatoes
- 2 packs Lit'l Smokies
- 8 + cups of water
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Wash and snap green beans. Wash and chop potatoes. Add green beans, potatoes, Lit'l Smokies, and water to slow cooker.
- Cook on high for about 4 hours or until beans and potatoes are tender and everything is cooked through. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!
18 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Recipe – Green Beans, Potatoes, and Sausages”
This really good and easy to make. My green beans are ALMOST ready to pick… Thanks for sharing!
No problem, Ruth! It’s super easy; love making this. Thank you!
Lovely pictures and great recipe. I can’t wait to try it out.
Thank you, Gilda!
You have absolutely inspired me! Will head to the farmers market this weekend!
Yay for inspiration! The farmer’s market is chock full of inspiration. Thanks, Caroline!
Love having a summer dinner ready after a day at the beach. Great idea!
Oh that’s perfect, Emily. Thank you!
Mmm! Pinned this! Always looking for simple but delicious slow cooker recipes. :)
Thanks so much, Jane!
My wife makes a dish in the skillet that uses green beans, sliced potatoes and hot dogs.
Oooo, now my boys would love the substitution of hot dogs. We may just have to try that.
This looks awesome! Definitely going on the menu this week!
Thank you, Sarah! I hope you enjoy!
This looks delicious Mel, I will definitely be making this in the future! And I love the way Harold happens to be in the background!! lol!
Nadine, thank you! Harold is my shadow some days. lol
Those green beans look good. Is there a recipe for “green bean soup”? I like to make a “cream of green bean” soup, but unable to find a recipe. Can you help?
Mary, I’m not sure…. I don’t have a recipe for that, but it does sound good! I wonder if you might be able to find something on Pinterest.