Potatoes and Smoked Sausage Bake

This Potatoes and Smoked Sausage Bake is an easy casserole loaded with flavor, not work. Smoked sausage, potatoes, green beans, and zesty seasonings create a hearty baked that will satisfy even the biggest eaters.

bowl full of potatoes and smoked sausage on a table.

Our family is a blend of Italian and Scottish, which means we can eat! We love making hearty dishes that will satisfy our bellies without keeping us in the kitchen for hours, which is exactly why we love this recipe.

With just a few easy steps, we have a hefty, hearty meal that can feed an army (or a few of our family members), and it can do it fast! This is a dish that’s chock full of flavor and a kick of heat, and it’s so easy we can make it any time we feel like it!

bite of potatoes and smoked sausage held in the air on a fork.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a super easy recipe that only takes about 50 minutes from start to finish.
  • It uses a few simple ingredients to deliver its big time flavor.
  • The sausage and potatoes work perfectly together.
  • It makes a great family meal or addition to any potluck.


oil, butter, garlic, onion, green beans, seasonings, sausage and potatoes on a counter.

This recipe uses just a few simple ingredients that you can find in your kitchen or at your local grocery store. Like any good bake or casserole, there is absolutely nothing fancy here!

All the ingredients are listed here, but you can find their exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Kielbasa
  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Frozen green beans
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Water

🔪 How to Make Potatoes and Smoked Sausage Bake

Making this recipe is a snap. Because it’s a bake, it only takes a few minutes of prep, and then you simply wait for it to bake. That’s all there is to it!

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and melt the butter in a baking dish.

smoked sausage being browned in a skillet.

Step 2: Cook the Kielbasa

Slice the kielbasa into 1/4-inch slices. Then, add the sausage to a skillet with 1/4 cup of water and cook on medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side until crisp.

Step 3: Prep the Vegetables

Wash and cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Then, dice the onions and garlic.

bowl full of seasoned sausage, potatoes, and green beans ready to be cooked.

Step 4: Season the Vegetables

Combine the potatoes, green beans, onions, garlic, olive oil and seasonings. Mix well to coat them evenly.

baking dish filled with sausage, potatoes, and green beans ready for serving.

Step 5: Bake

Add the kielbasa and seasoned vegetables to the baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Mild – Omit the red pepper flakes for a mild version of this recipe.
  • Kielbasa – Use your favorite smoked sausage for this recipe. They’ll all work.
  • Other Vegetables – You can add your favorite vegetables to this recipe.
  • Cheesy – Try mixing in your favorite cheese for a cheesy, melty bake.

If you like the sound of this bake, then check out our skillet kielbasa sausage and pierogies.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Baking dish
  • Skillet

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate these potato and smoked sausage bake for up to 4 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, freeze this dish for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

What to Serve with Potatoes and Smoked Sausage Bake

This is a filling, hearty meal on its own, so we like to keep things simple. Serve it with items such as:

  • Side salad
  • Bread and butter
  • Garlic bread
  • Garlic knots
  • Breadsticks
  • Texas toast
bowl full of potatoes and smoked sausage on a table.

💭 Tips

  • Always add water to your skillet when cooking smoked sausage. This allows it to crisp without burning or drying out.
  • To prevent sticking, spray your baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Cut everything into bite-sized pieces so they cook at the same speed and are easier to eat.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Is kielbasa fully cooked?

Most commercially available kielbasa has either been cooked or smoked prior to packaging. Fresh kielbasa from a deli, however, may not be cooked.

Why do you add water when cooking smoked sausage?

Adding water to the skillet ensures the sausage cooks evenly and doesn’t dry out.

What are fingerling potatoes?

Fingerling potatoes are a specific kind of potato cultivated to remain small and narrow. They are not the same as new potatoes, which are simply baby potatoes.

Is a bake a casserole?

Yes. Dishes are called bakes or casseroles interchangeably. The term bake comes from the primary method of cooking the dish – baking.

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🧾Recipe Card

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bowl full of potatoes and smoked sausage on a table.

Potatoes and Smoked Sausage Bake

This potatoes and smoked sausage bake is a hearty, easy dish loaded with meat, potatoes, veggies, and zesty seasonings perfect for dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 39 minutes
Total Time: 49 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 552kcal


  • Baking dish
  • large bowl


  • 1 ½ pounds sausage kielbasa
  • 1 pounds fingerling potatoes
  • 10 ounces of frozen green beans
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup water


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in baking dish.
  • Slice kielbasa into ¼ inch slices
  • Place kielbasa in skillet with ¼ cup water and cook on medium high heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side, enough to crisp up.
  • Wash and cut fingerling potatoes in half or quarters, bite size pieces.
  • Dice onions and garlic.
  • IN a large bowl, combine potatoes, green beans, onions, and garlic. Drizzle olive oil on top and sprinkle with seasonings.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • Empty the bowl into the baking dish.
  • Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 1520mg | Potassium: 873mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg

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