Sausage Smothered White Beans

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You know when that craving hits? The one that’s seeking out a warm, hearty comfort food?
Well, that’s when my Sausage Smothered White Beans recipe comes to the rescue! I must confess, I’ve got a special love for beans which goes back to my childhood.
I’ve loved beans since I was a kid. My mom wasn’t a fan, so I only got them at restaurants. They felt like a special treat, my “restaurant food.”
Now that I’m running my own kitchen, beans are a staple. They’re cheap, tasty, and so versatile!
Who doesn’t love beans?

Why You’ll Love This Sausage Smothered White Beans Dish

Why am I so head-over-heels for this recipe? It’s crammed full of flavor, warming your senses (and your tummy) with each bite.  Enjoy it on its own, or serve it up with a side of toasty cornbread. Can you already smell it?

Tips for Success

  • Make sure to soak the beans overnight – it makes them tender and creamy.
  • Don’t skimp on the spices! The cumin, black pepper and cayenne aren’t just about heat – they add so much flavor.

The Ingredients

Dry White Beans

These are the star of the show, making this dish rich and hearty. They have a beautiful creamy texture when simmered for a few hours.

Smoked Sausage

Our meaty delight. Smoked sausages deliver a depth of flavor bolstered by an aromatic smoky goodness.


Cumin, black pepper, and a bit of cayenne pepper. They add warmth and earthiness, with a little kick.


A trio of yellow onions, green peppers and green onions, these bring a lovely touch of freshness to our dish.

How to Make Sausage Smothered White Beans

Step: Sear the Sausage

Heat oil in a pot. Add sausage and sauté 3-4 minutes.

Step: Add the Veggies

Add onion, pepper and garlic. Cook 5 more minutes.

Step: Simmer the Beans

Add beans, spices and water. Simmer 2-3 hours until tender.

Step: Finishing Touches

Before serving, stir in green onions and salt.

Serving Suggestions

This Sausage Smothered White Beans dish is fantastic on its own, but you could level it up with a big slice of hot cornbread, turning it into a filling meal.


Use vegan sausage for a veggie version.


Just a large pot.


Can I use canned beans?

Yep, just adjust cooking time.

What if I don’t have smoked sausage?

Regular sausage works too.

Sausage Smothered White Beans

Indulge in the comfort of this hearty Sausage Smothered White Beans recipe. Perfectly spiced and simmered to a creamy delight, this meal is sure to warm your family's hearts and fill their bellies. It's a budget-friendly meal that's absolutely packed with flavor!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: sausage, White Beans


  • 1/2 lb dry white beans soaked
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 lb smoked sausage sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/3 cup green pepper diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 cup green onion sliced
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika


  • Soak beans overnight.
  • Sauté sausage.
  • Add veggies and spices.
  • Simmer 2-3 hours.
  • Stir in green onion and salt before serving.