One of our very favorite One Pot Wonders! My kids gobble this up.One Pot Wonders are dishes that you kind of throw everything in the pot, let it cook, and then it is done! I’ve made the One Pot Wonder Pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil from Barefeet in the Kitchen lots of times (it is awesome!), and we really like it. I thought I would share with you one of our family-favorite “one pot wonders” that is just perfect for this time of year!

Farmstand One Pot Wonder is green beans, new potatoes, onions, and ham that are all cooked in one pot. Half way through the cooking time you can place a few ears of corn on top of everything and they cook in the pot too. The ham makes everything taste awesome and the starchy potatoes kind of make their own sauce/gravy for everything as they cook. It’s so easy and you will love it! This is comfort food at it’s finest. And I’m proud to say that everything in the pictures, except for the ham, was grown by me (we are all out of pork from last year and this year’s hog is still growing). If you didn’t grow your own taters, beans, onions, and corn this year, I bet you can find some locally grown at a roadside farm stand or farmers’ market this week.

This my friends, is real food at it’s best. Simple seasonal ingredients cooked without a lot of fuss. I’m in! Are you?

This dish is very common in Indiana but no one here in Utah that I’ve met makes it. Do you make something similar? What are your favorite One Pot Wonders?!


One of our very favorite One Pot Wonders! My kids gobble this up.

One of our very favorite One Pot Wonders! My kids gobble this up.
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think! Leave a comment, pin it, and don’t forget to tag a picture #blessthismesseat on Instagram. I love to see your kitchen skills in action!


Farmstand One Pot Wonder



  • 1 to 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and broken
  • 2 pound new potatoes, cut into 1-2 inch chunks (peel left on)
  • 12 pound cooked ham, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 cups broth (chicken or vegetable are both good)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 46 ears corn


  1. In a large pot add the potatoes, green beans, ham, broth, onion, and salt. Put a tight fitting lid on the pot and put it over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a low boil/simmer and allow it to cook for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take the lid off the pot and carefully place the corn on top of the mixture in the pot, replace the lid and allow the dish to cook for an additional 15-25 minutes until the potatoes and green beans are cooked through.
  2. Remove from the heat, remove the corn and place it on a serving dish, Add more salt and pepper to the pot, to taste, serve hot with corn on the side.


If you are using small new potatoes you can just throw the whole potatoes in. This recipe is very flexible when it comes to ingredients and measurements… just use what you have on hand!


  • Serving Size: 4-6


For this recipe, I recommend:

[asa_collection btmp]one_pot_farm[/asa_collection]

One of our very favorite One Pot Wonders! My kids gobble this up.

One of our very favorite One Pot Wonders! My kids gobble this up.

One of our very favorite One Pot Wonders! My kids gobble this up.

Bonus points if you make one of these to go on the side:
Whole Grain Cornbread (naturally sweetened cornbread perfection!)
Whole Wheat Clover Rolls
Chive Biscuits
Parmesan Focaccia

All are great options!

Hope you had a great weekend and thank you SO much for all of your love and support with the Etsy shop last week. You all are the best.

Farmstand One Pot Wonder

Subscribers get access to Dinner Made Easy meal plans, exclusive recipes, giveaways, and behind-the-scenes updates​! Sign up for my newsletter or get a new recipe every day.

Subscribe Now
38 Recipes for Busy Moms
15 Responses
  1. Teri C.

    I have been doing a search on Ham, fresh green beans and new potatoes but I added 2 chopped heirloom beefsteak tomatoes plus fresh corn cut off the cob. I used a diced ham steak and added chopped sweet onion with chicken broth, s&p to taste. I suppose I could have used a bit of garlic powder to the mix but did not. Anyway just wanted to share my version of farmers market finds.

  2. Beth

    This has been a favorite in my family for awhile, we always called it poor mans stew. We dont do the corn & most of the time it was made with just green beans, onions & potatoes. We let the potatoes cook down until it forms a stew & If they were lucky they would have a ham bone to put in it, hence the name. No matter what the name is, it is delish!

  3. Carrie P

    I made this and it was wonderful!! My boyfriend loves it. It’s so easy, in fact I’m making it again tonight!! 🙂

  4. Myrna Campbell

    This is a long time favorite at our house, easy to make, quick, and so comforting. A great summer dish when it’s too hot to use the oven or stand over a hot stove. It works great in the crock pot too. 🙂 I never thought about putting the corn in though…but I will next time we make it. Thanks.

  5. Sara

    Thanks for posting this super simple recipe. We just made it with leftover smoked ham. I also added garlic cloves and fresh rosemary. It was so tasty and my husband and I both enjoyed it!

  6. Iluna

    We make this in a crock pot. We use, sausage, ham or just about any meat you want. It’s so simple & easy. It’s a great basic recipe. We have also put in bell pepper &/or corn. Delicious!

  7. deborah clarkson

    i make something simular but i did’t know it had a name. i put g.beans on bottom of pot the sliced carrots,sliced onion then the chunked potatoes. slice smoked sausage on the top (no liquids) with lid and cook for 1hr. the vegatables make their juices. Oh so good

  8. Michelle Clark

    Wow, thank you for an allergy free meal (using uncured ham)! Good amount of veggies to boot! My sister used to throw things in a pan in layers then pour in a bottle of Catalina (sweet and sour dressing), cover, cook on low for an hour. I like it better in the crockpot with homemade sweet and sour, but I want to make your version, too. Paula Dean makes a In a Rush Boiled Dinner- ham, potatoes, carrots, cabbage and onions in a pot with just enough water to keep it from burning (not enough for everything to swim in). Pretty good!

  9. mrs. Baudouin

    I made this the other day and I am hooked. This will be a regular meal during winter. It is soooo good! Thank you so much for posting

  10. I just tried to search for a recipe on here, I just thought I’d let you know that I LOVE the new recipe layout! I love the clickable pictures that show the food, makes it so much easier to find a tasty meal! So, good job 🙂

    Also, this looks delicious and it is totally awesome that you grew everything except the pig! So cool!

  11. Beka

    That looks delicious!!! I make something similar, although the water just absorbs into everything so there is no gravy. And the bottom layer caramelizes a little. Mine is called Sausage, Peppers and Onions, but I make it with green beans and smoked sausage instead 🙂

Leave a Reply

Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

Dinner Ideas for Busy Moms