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White plate of Smoked Sausage chunks, Potatoes and Green Beans

Old-Fashioned Sausage, Potatoes and Green Beans in Instant Pot

Are you craving a classic, wholesome meal?  Old-Fashioned Sausage, Potatoes and Green Beans in Instant Pot is a great way to enjoy a traditional dish in a new electric pressure cooker.  The flavors blend together to make a timeless meal all ages can enjoy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Old-Fashioned Sausage, Potatoes and Green Beans in Instant Pot
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Pressurizing Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 660kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • Instant Pot
  • Tongs
  • Mincer


  • 1 pound smoked sausage cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 - 4 medium potatoes cut into bite sized pieces
  • 12 ounces frozen green beans I like Italian style


  • Turn 6 quart Instant Pot on saute setting. Add oil. While pot is warming, cut sausage into chunks
  • Saute sausage until lightly browned. Remove and set on plate
  • Saute the onions and garlic until they soften and get a golden cast to them. 
  • Keep on Saute setting, add chicken broth, cut potatoes, green beans and browned sausage to Instant Pot. Bring to boil.  Seal and pressure cook for two minutes. When the timer sounds perform a quick release to remove all pressure.


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.
Bringing liquid to boil will get ingredients warm and enable quicker pressurizing.
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!


Calories: 660kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1220mg | Potassium: 2020mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 587IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 14mg