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Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage

The Neely's Baked beans with smoked sausage. This is my very favorite baked bean recipe!

This Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage recipe is my very favorite baked bean recipe. What makes it so special is the slices of smoked sausage. If you’re a fan of having meat in your baked beans, you will love this recipe. It’s like Beanie Weenies, only much better.

The Neely's Baked beans with smoked sausage. This is my very favorite baked bean recipe!


Not only is this recipe flavored with bacon, but the slices of smoked sausage, (I used kielbasa), make it feel like a main dish casserole instead of a side.

And you may like it so much that you want to eat it as a main dish. I think that’s perfectly acceptable.  🙂

The Neely's Baked beans with smoked sausage. This is my very favorite baked bean recipe!


Just like any delicious baked bean recipe, this recipe has plenty of sweetness. A combination of ketchup, molasses, and light brown sugar provides the sweetness. A little apple cider vinegar, mustard, and Tabasco sauce balances the sweetness.

It cooks in the oven in an uncovered Dutch oven until nice and thick, which really concentrates the flavors.

Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage will be the hit of your next cookout, potluck, or picnic.

The Neely's Baked beans with smoked sausage. This is my very favorite baked bean recipe!

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The Neely's Baked beans with smoked sausage. This is my very favorite baked bean recipe!

Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage

Baked Beans with smoked sausage are super meaty and thick. Lots of sweetness from brown sugar, molasses, and ketchup.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 45 mins
TOTAL: 1 hr
SERVINGS: 8 servings


  • 2 slices bacon, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced, I use kielbasa
  • 3 (16-ounces) cans pork and beans
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, I use TABASCO


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a Dutch oven, cook bacon until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Add onion to bacon drippings and cook until soft.
  • Add garlic and smoked sausage and cook until sausage is browned.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer. Place Dutch oven, uncovered, in oven and cook for 45 to 55 minutes, until thick.


Calories: 368kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern

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Recipe adapted from: The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook

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47 thoughts on “Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage”

  1. Did steps 1-4 then put everything in crock pot. Also replaced one can of pork and beans with white beans (opened wrong can) but it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Sandra Riddell

      I also used a can of white kidney beans. I used hot Italian sausages and topped the whole dish with cut up bacon before putting in the oven. Rave reviews all around and instant requests to make this again.

  2. How do you think this would freeze? I want to serve but have company for 10 days straight and am trying to make ahead as many dishes as possible. Thanks.

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      Yes, you can freeze them Jan. Wow! Ten days is a long time to have company. Good luck!

      1. Hi !
        I made this last month. It was delicious!! This is now my go to baked beans recipe! I doubled the recipe. So I had plenty leftover. I froze it. Haven’t reheated it yet. Any advice for the future? Would it be better to make it up and freeze it unbaked. Or bake it 1st and then freeze it?

  3. I made this for a barbecue potluck; it was delicious! I received many compliments. Highly recommend this recipe! (Pineapple chunks might be a nice addition as well).

  4. I made this last night. It was fantastic. Thank you for sharing. We added extra sausage to make it out main dish. Yum! Yum!

  5. Great recipe, smoked sausages definitely add some “pizazz” – can’t wait to make this. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great recipe! I didn’t use the vinegar or the molasses simply because I didn’t have any, so I used extra brown sugar. Still wonderful! I did have to cook it 30 minutes longer than recommended.

  7. I want to make this tonight but it’s 80something degrees out! I also don’t own a Dutch oven. You think a pot on the stove would be fine?

      1. I don’t have a Dutch oven. Would I still cook uncovered in the oven for 45-55 minutes if I used a glass 13×9 casserole dish?

  8. Grown up beans and weenies! I’ve fallen in love!! This looks SO delicious. Perfect for a BBQ side or a nice hearty dinner. I MUST try this soon.

  9. That looks so good, perfect for this really cold weather we have over here. And I love anything with kielbasa in it…

  10. I really like taking store bought beans and really decking them out like this. This brings back happy memories of summers gone by. And with the sausage and bacon I could pretty much make this a meal. Just give me a dinner roll on the side. ?

  11. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Baked beans are one of my favorite foods for the summer, but I’ve never had it with sausage before! This sounds incredible, Christin!

  12. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat

    Wow! These baked beans are making my mouth water! I love the addition of sausage, that’s so unique!

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