A quick and easy one-pot meal, smoked sausage and green beans with corn boasts a rustic, southern flavor that is the perfect side dish recipe or simple weeknight dinner that can be on the table in about 30 minutes.
If you love easy, hearty meals that are ready in a flash, then you’re going to adore this one pot meal. I was a nurse for years and as a mom I’ve always appreciated meals that can feed a hungry family and also don’t take a ton of time or effort. After all, when you’re caring for the sick and a houseful of people, time is at a premium. That’s why this dish has been a favorite of mine for so many years. It uses a few simple ingredients, it’s hearty enough to feed even large families, and it’s so quick and easy. It’s a winner all the way around!
Smoked Sausage and Green Beans with Corn
This delicious recipe is chock full of sausage – a full two pounds of it, in fact. To that, I add diced onions, garlic, whole kernel corn, and green beans. Then I season it with a zesty Cajun blend, add butter for richness, and cook it all until the veggies are tender, and the entire house smells like a smoky sausage wonderland of flavor. The entire thing takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, and it’s so hearty, you can make a couple of meals out of it!
Why You’ll Love This Sausage and Green Beans with Corn Recipe
- It’s a hearty and delicious side dish recipe that pairs with just about any protein and is super flavorful.
- It is quick and easy to make and can be on the table in about 30 minutes and is a great dinner recipe for those busy weeknights.
- It only takes a few simple ingredients that are easily found at the local grocery store and this hearty meal is a favorite with my family.
Smoked Sausage and Green Beans with Corn Ingredients
This recipe uses so few ingredients that almost all of them are already in the name. It only takes a quick trip to the store to get everything you need!
- Smoked sausage
- Cloves garlic
- Green beans
- Whole kernel corn
- Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- Black pepper
How to Make Smoked Sausage and Green Beans with Corn
Making this recipe couldn’t’ be simpler. You only need one pot or skillet and a few minutes. That’s all there is to it!
Step 1: Cook the Sausage
Melt butter in a large cast-iron pan or skillet over medium heat. Then, cook the sausage until it’s browned on both sides.
Step 2: Add Garlic and Onions
Add the onions and garlic and cook for another couple of minutes.
Step 3: Season and Cook the Vegetables
Add the seasoning and pepper to the skillet and stir. Then, add the rest of the butter, corn, and green beans and cook until the vegetables are heated through, stirring frequently. Enjoy!
- The most effective way to brown your sausage is to use tongs and flip the sausage individually.
- Only cook your sausage and vegetables over medium heat. You don’t want to scorch your butter.
- A large cast-iron skillet or a Dutch oven are the two best options for making this recipe.
- You can add cubed potatoes to this dish for an even heartier meal.
- Use your favorite brand or variety of sausage like beef, turkey sausage, chicken sausage are examples of different types of sausage that work well with this recipe. There are so many out there!
- Add any of your favorite canned vegetables to this dish.
What to Serve with Sausage and Green Beans with Corn
This dish is a hearty meal all on its own. As such, I recommend serving it with something simple like crusty bread and butter, garlic bread, and/or a side salad.
It is sausage that’s been cooked or cured using indirect heat from aromatic wood sources.
Smoked sausage can be pan-fried, simmered in water, or grilled over medium-high heat. All of these methods create a tasty sausage.
It is a cooked sausage. It’s either smoked in a grill or smoker or cured in a smokehouse. In either case, the meat is completely cooked and safe to eat without heating.
The difference between the two is that smoked sausage can be any type of sausage that’s been cooked or cured using smoke, while kielbasa is a specific type of smoked sausage.
Like any smoked sausage, the three most common ways of cooking pan frying, simmering in water, or grilling.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Smoked Sausage and Green Beans with Corn
You can store this dish in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. For longer storage, freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
To reheat, place the mixture in a skillet or Dutch oven and cook over medium-low heat until heated through.
Try This Delicious Smoked Sausage Recipe Today
This recipe is simple, delicious, and will feed an army. It doesn’t get much better than that. It’s also a highly versatile recipe that you can add your other favorite vegetables to, as well. Give this recipe a try, and I know you and your family will love it as much as mine does.
More Delicious Sausage and Kielbasa Recipes
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Smoked Sausage, Green Beans and Corn
- In a large cast iron pan or large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add butter and sliced sausages. Stir and cook until sausage is browned on both sides.
- Add onions and garlic and continue cooking for another couple minutes.
- Sprinkle seasoning and pepper into the pan, stir, and then add remaining butter, green beans and corn.
- Cook until vegetables are heated through, stirring frequently.
- Serve hot.
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