This one pot wonder has everything you need to make a complete dinner filled with meat, veggies and potatoes! Kielbasa casserole is filled with kielbasa, green beans, onions and potatoes making it a quick fix it and forget it dinner. Dump all the ingredients in and let your crockpot do the work.
I love kielbasa so I have been trying to find ways to cook it in the crockpot! This recipe gets extra points for making my life easy because dinner is all ready with no other side dishes needed. This hearty dish is great for a quick weeknight dinner or you can even serve it for a party.
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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish
Green beans are always a staple at our Thanksgiving table. I love to make these as side dish even though it has meat in it. Also, this recipe doesn’t need the oven during the holidays. So it’s a perfect way to utilize your slow cooker when your oven is on overload. Try this Kielbasa casserole as a fun change of pace to the typical green bean casserole.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR KIELBASA CASSEROLE
What type of potatoes for kielbasa casserole?
You can use any potatoes you want like. I used red potatoes and typically use yukon gold in recipes. But feel free to use whatever you have on hand. The key to potatoes is to cut them in uniform shapes so they cook evenly. If you have big and little pieces they might cook too fast or slow leaving you with mushy potatoes or rock hard ones. Kielbasa Casserole works great whenever you have leftover potatoes. That’s actually how I came up with this recipe… We had leftover potatoes that I needed to use AND green beans were on sale that week at the store!
What type of green beans for kielbasa casserole?
As far as the green beans go, fresh is best! Frozen greens beans work too but be prepared for them to release a little moisture to the dish. Canned beans can be used as well.
- Sausage Kielbasa
- Red potatoes
- Green beans
- Minced Garlic
- Beef stock
- Red pepper flakes (optional)
HOW TO MAKE KIELBASA CASSEROLE?
Layer potatoes on bottom of crockpot. Add onions on top of the potatoes.
Place kielbasa on top of onions.
Green beans go on the top since they cook the fastest! Layer these last.
Pour salt and minced garlic over layers. Try to distribute evenly.
Pour beef broth on top of everything and gently stir. Try to keep layers as in tact as possible.
Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
Looking for more delicious Crockpot Meals?
Gluten-Free- I make all my recipes gluten-free since my husband has celiac disease, which means he is allergic to gluten. This meal is naturally gluten free so no substitutions necessary.
Need a Slow Cooker? My favorite is this Crock Pot 6 quart Programmable Slow Cooker. I love being able to set the timer in case I’m not home when the food is finished cooking and it just switches to warm. Plus you can lock the lid and just carry it to a party. You will never lose another Tupperware or serving dish again at a potluck party!
- 3 pounds kielbasa cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1.5 pounds baby red potatoes cut in half
- 1/2 sweet onion diced
- 1 pound fresh green beans or one bag frozen or two 14.5 oz cans
- 1 cup beef broth
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Red chili flakes for garnish add on each plate if desired
- Layer potatoes on bottom of crockpot. Add onions on top of the potatoes.
- Add sliced kielbasa on top of onions.
- Add green beans on top of kielbasa.
- Add salt and minced garlic. Try to distribute evenly.
- Pour beef broth on top of everything and gently stir. Try to keep layers as in tact as possible.
- Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
- Top with red pepper flakes if desired.