Cajun/Creole, Dinner, Holiday, Side Dishes, Vegetables

Sausage Green Bean and Potato Casserole Recipe

Today, we’re diving into the realm of comfort food, where hearty flavors and satisfying aromas reign supreme. Picture this: succulent sausage, tender baby potatoes, and vibrant green beans, all nestled together in a cozy casserole dish. Yes, we’re talking about the ultimate comfort dish – Sausage Green Bean and Potato Casserole. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and elevate your culinary game with this crowd-pleaser!

Let’s cut straight to the chase – why should you whip up this delightful casserole? Well, aside from the fact that it’s downright delicious, this dish is a game-changer when it comes to ease and versatility. Whether you’re feeding a hungry crowd at a family gathering or simply craving a comforting weeknight meal, this casserole has got you covered. Plus, with its hearty ingredients and robust flavors, it’s guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. So, why wait? Let’s dive into the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds Chicken Andouille sausage, sliced into ¼-inch thick pieces
  • 2 pounds baby potatoes, washed and halved
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) green beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic Olive Oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock

Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) to ensure it’s ready for the casserole.
  • Wash and halve the baby potatoes, and slice the sausage into ¼-inch thick pieces.
  • Heat Garlic Olive Oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add sausage slices and cook until browned. Then, add chopped onions and cook until softened.
  • Add minced garlic and butter to the skillet. Once the butter melts, add Creole seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir well to coat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine halved baby potatoes, drained green beans, and the seasoned sausage mixture from the skillet. Mix thoroughly.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning, then add salt to taste. Pour chicken stock into the bowl and mix well.
  • Grease a 13×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Transfer the casserole mixture into the dish, spreading evenly.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 40 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  • Once cooked, remove from oven and serve hot. Enjoy your delicious sausage, potato, and green bean casserole!

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Experiment with different sausage varieties for unique flavor profiles.
  • Don’t overcook the potatoes; they should be tender but not mushy.
  • For a crispy topping, remove the foil during the last 10 minutes of baking.
  • Make it ahead of time and refrigerate overnight for even more flavor development.

Variations:

  1. Swap sausage for smoked turkey sausage for a lighter option.
  2. Add diced bell peppers for extra color and flavor.
  3. Incorporate diced tomatoes for a hint of acidity.
  4. Mix in some shredded cheese for added indulgence.
  5. Try using sweet potatoes instead of baby potatoes for a twist.
  6. Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce for depth of flavor.
  7. Experiment with different herbs like thyme or rosemary.
  8. Make it spicy by adding sliced jalapeños or crushed red pepper flakes.
  9. Top with crispy bacon bits for an extra crunch.
  10. Add a layer of sliced mushrooms for earthy richness.

What to Serve It With:

  1. Crusty bread for soaking up all the delicious juices.
  2. A side salad with tangy vinaigrette for freshness.
  3. Garlic bread for an extra dose of comfort.
  4. Steamed rice or quinoa for a hearty meal.
  5. Roasted vegetables for added nutrition.
  6. Creamy mashed potatoes for ultimate comfort food bliss.
  7. Cornbread for a Southern-inspired feast.
  8. Coleslaw for a refreshing contrast.
  9. Grilled corn on the cob for summertime vibes.
  10. A glass of red wine or a cold beer to wash it all down.

Freezing:

  1. Allow the Sausage Green Bean and Potato Casserole to cool completely before freezing.
  2. Once cooled, transfer the casserole to a freezer-safe, airtight container or wrap it tightly with aluminum foil.
  3. Ensure the casserole is well-sealed to prevent freezer burn.
  4. Label the container with the date and contents for easy identification.
  5. Place the container in the freezer, where it can be stored for up to 2-3 months.

Reheating:

  1. To reheat the frozen casserole, remove it from the freezer and transfer it to the refrigerator to thaw overnight.
  2. Once thawed, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Transfer the casserole to an oven-safe dish if it’s not already in one.
  4. Cover the dish with aluminum foil to prevent excessive drying during reheating.
  5. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until heated through.
  6. Remove the foil during the last 10 minutes of baking to allow the top to crisp up if desired.
  7. Once heated through, remove the casserole from the oven and serve hot.
  8. Enjoy your delicious Sausage Green Bean and Potato Casserole, now revived to its comforting perfection!

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