Slow Cooker Potato and Sausage Dinner Recipe

Slow cooker potato and sausage dinner
Diana Rattray
Ratings (5)
  • Total: 6 hrs 8 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
774 Calories
43g Fat
65g Carbs
34g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 774
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 21g 107%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 999mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Protein 34g
Calcium 708mg 54%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Conserve energy and keep the house cooler by using your slow cooker instead of the oven. Here's a flavorful one-pot meal the whole family will enjoy. Serve this potato and sausage dish with a tossed salad or sliced fresh tomatoes, along with biscuits.

Spicy andouille sausage is excellent in this dish, but feel free to use your favorite smoked sausage or kielbasa.

Ingredients

  • 10 medium potatoes (about 3 pounds; slice about 1/4-inch thick)
  • 12 to 16 ounces smoked sausage (such as chicken apple sausage or a similar sausage; sliced)
  • Optional: 1 large onion (halved and sliced)
  • 2 cans (about 10 1/2 ounces each) condensed cream of potato soup
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • A dash of paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. Toss the sliced potatoes, sausage, and onions together in a 5-quart to 7-quart slow cooker.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the two cans of soup, milk, pepper, and cheese.

  3. Gently stir the soup mixture into the potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or until the potatoes are tender, stirring once about halfway through the cooking time. 

Tips

  • High starch potatoes, like russets and baking potatoes, don't hold their shape as well as lower-starch potatoes. For best results, choose Yukon Gold, new potatoes, or red-skinned potatoes for this recipe.

Recipe Variations

  • Add some diced green bell pepper to the casserole along with the onion.
  • Use a can of cream of celery soup along with the cream of potato soup or make the dish with two cans of cream of celery soup.
  • Use fresh cooked Italian sausage in the dish. Place a skillet over medium heat with about 2 teaspoons of oil. Add the sausage and brown on all sides for about 5 minutes. Add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water to the skillet. Cover the pan and simmer for about 12 minutes. Remove the sausages, slice, and transfer to the slow cooker with the potatoes.