Cajun Green Beans Recipe
We love fiber-filled green beans, but let’s face it, sometimes they can be a bit boring! Not these yummy Cajun Green Beans that take only about 10 minutes to prepare, yet will be gobble up in seconds at the dinner table.
We love the McCormick brand of Cajun seasoning that is not too spicy .. almost perfect. Cajun seasoning is a great spice to have on hand and can spice up chicken or pork for dinner.
Perk up your family side dish with these delicious Cajun Green Beans
- 1 lb. bag frozen whole green beans
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 lb. chicken sweet Italian sausage (1 fat link)
- 2 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons chicken broth
Remove casing from sausage.
Using a large skillet with a lid, brown sausage and garlic in olive oil, breaking up sausage with a spatula as it browns.
Add the green beans, chicken broth, butter to the skillet.
Sprinkle green beans with a little bit of salt and the Cajun seasonings, stir well to combine.
Cover and let simmer for about 7-9 minutes or until beans are tender. Stir with a spatula often while cooking.
Frozen green beans are always a healthy option for a dinner side-dish. Frozen vegetables are almost as healthy as fresh, because they are picked at peak season and then quickly frozen so they don’t lose much of their nutritional values.
We love cooking with small amounts of chicken sweet Italian sausage to add flavor without a lot of fat. If you love chicken sweet Italian sausage as much as we do – you will love our sausage, rice and beans dinner.
Keep an eye on the green beans as they are cooking. This is similar to making a stir fry, you want to keep stirring the beans often and not use a lot of liquid.
Add additional Cajun seasoning or salt if desired. You can also cook some baby red potatoes until tender and add those to the pan as well. Just add some additional oil and butter.
For a great family meal – try our Cajun Pasta with Sausage!