Instant Pot Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans

Smoked sausage, sweet potatoes, and green beans are the perfect combination to make a quick meal in the Instant Pot. 

This spin on a classic meal with Kielbasa can be put together in less than 15 minutes!

Electric pressure cooker smoked sausage, sweet potatoes and green beans

If you enjoy this recipe you may also enjoy Air Fryer Sausage, Potatoes & Sauerkraut.

Instant Pot Smoked Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

When craving sausage and potatoes we often think of our Sausage and Potato Skillet or Instant Pot Sausage and Potatoes. Our family thinks the best combination of potatoes is sweet potatoes and smoked sausage!  We like to add some green beans to get more vegetables in our diet.

This is my first successful meal in the Instant Pot and we’re so excited about how easy it is that we’ve made it three times in the past week!  This is such a classic meal we’ve tried it with smoked sausage and kielbasa, Yukon gold potatoes and sweet potatoes and different types of green beans.

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The type of sausage is based on personal preference.  We only had a slight preference for smoked sausage over Kielbasa.  As long as it   We all agree that we like the sweet potatoes best! 

Italian cut green frozen beans are wider than traditional green beans and hold up better in the Instant Pot.  We have learned when making vegetables in this meal or in our Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions that bigger pieces of vegetables hold up under pressure.  

Potatoes on the other hand need to be cut smaller to cook through since they are so dense.

Instant pot of cooked smoked sausage pieces, bite sized sweet potatoes and green beans

How to Make Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes & Sausage in the Instant Pot

  1. Brown sausage on the saute setting in the electric pressure cooker
  2. Remove sausage and set aside on a plate
  3. Add chicken broth, cut potatoes and green beans to Instant Pot
  4. Cook on high pressure for two minutes then do a quick release
  5. Add sausage back in the pressure cooker to absorb heat and serve warm

Tips to Make Easy Sausage, Potatoes and Green Beans

  • Browning sausage is optional, but browning does add flavor.
  • Begin by browning sausage in the instant pot on the saute setting, remove sausage before pressure cooking.
  • Cut sausage in half lengthwise and then cut into largest sections that will fit in the Instant Pot .
  • Cut potatoes into bite-size pieces so they can cook in 2 minutes
  • Use only frozen green beans, avoid canned beans because Instant Pot will obliterate them.
  • We like Italian cut green beans because they are bigger, so they can cook together with the potatoes.
  • Any kind of liquid will work, but chicken broth adds the most flavor to the potatoes.
A classic meal of green beans, sweet potatoes, and smoked sausage in an instapot

Another great recipe with Kielbasa is our Kielbasa Mac & Cheese.

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Printable Instant Pot Sausage, Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans Recipe

Coins of smoked sausage with green beans and cubes of sweet potatoes

Easy Instant Pot Smoked Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans

Servings 4 people
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Do you have a hankering for a classic meal that can be put together in less than 15 minutes?  Green beans, sweet potatoes, and smoked sausage is the perfect combination to make a quick meal in the Instant Pot.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Quick Release 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes cut into bite sized pieces
  • 12 ounces frozen green beans
  • 1 pound smoked sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions
 

  • Turn 6 quart Instant Pot on saute setting.  Add oil.  While pot is warming, cut sausage in half lengthwise and then cut into largest sections that will fit in the Instant Pot.
  • Saute sausage until lightly browned.  Remove and set on plate.
  • Add chicken broth, cut potatoes and green beans to Instant Pot.  Seal and pressure cook for two minutes.  When the timer sounds perform a quick release to remove all pressure.
  • Add sausage to pot and serve warm

Notes

  • Browning sausage is optional, but browning does add flavor.
  • Any kind of liquid will work, but chicken broth adds the most flavor to the potatoes.
  • Cut potatoes into bite-size pieces so they can cook in 2 minutes
  • Use only frozen green beans, avoid canned beans because Instant Pot will obliterate them.
  • We like Italian cut green beans because they are bigger, so they can cook together with the potatoes.
  • All cooking appliances and conditions are different, so you should test these times and guidelines first in your own appliance to determine what adjustments may be needed!

Nutrition

Calories: 528kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 17gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1137mgPotassium: 798mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 16619IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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Originally published on 10/16/2018 pictures updated on 2/8/2021.

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