Cheesy Slow Cooker Sausage & Potatoes is an incredibly simple dish to put together, and it packs a wonderful taste. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Eckrich Smoked Sausage. All opinions are my own.
Similar to scalloped potatoes, we’ve added a tasty addition of Eckrich Smoked Sausage to make it a complete main dish, not just a side.
Cheesy Slow Cooker Sausage & Potatoes
I absolutely love to have recipes like this Cheesy Slow Cooker Sausage & Potatoes recipe in my arsenal. Not only is it simple to make, but it makes the whole family happy, too because it tastes so dang good! The day that I made this Slow Cooker Cheesy Sausage & Potatoes recipe, every person in my family wanted seconds. When I ran out of food, they asked when we were going to make it again. I ended up making it for dinner again the very next night and everyone was so happy. LOL.
I don’t remember having a recipe that pleased so many in a long time. We have 8 people living in this house and there are a lot of opinions. Saying this is a great dinner recipe for for our family is an understatement!
I’ll be keeping the ingredients on hand, to make this dish again and again. Especially an extra pound or two of Eckrich Original Skinless Smoked Sausages. By cooking with Eckrich, I can put a homemade meal on the table without spending hours in the kitchen. That’s the kind of time savings I love. I put it to good use and spend any extra time I have with my family. Eckrich Smoked Sausage is naturally hardwood smoked and crafted with just the right blend of spices for a truly rich, savory taste. With a wide variety of flavors and forms, including rope and links, Eckrich Smoked Sausage is the perfect go-to ingredient that is so versatile I can use it for any meal occasion.
How Thick Should I Slice the Eckrich Smoked Sausage?
I like to slice mine thin. Sometimes, I may even fry them up in the skillet for a little bit first to give it some brown texture to it. It all depends on how much time I have. Here’s a picture of how I did mine.
Do I Have to Peel the Potatoes?
I used regular Russet Potatoes and did not peel mine. I found that it was less time-consuming that way and perfect for me on my busy days. My kids didn’t even notice the extra peel. If you are peel sensitive, you could use a thinner peeled potato like red or yellow.
Should I slice the potatoes or cut them into chunks for Cheesy Sausage & Potatoes?
I prefer to slice mine like scalloped potatoes, but there really isn’t a wrong answer. Do what you know your family will like best. This is how mine looked after we added the spices. The longer you plan to cook, the thicker, I’d make the slice.
Does Cheesy Slow Cooker Sausage & Potatoes have to be made in the slow cooker?
I think that it cooks a little more evenly and tastes a little better when it is cooked in the slow cooker, but I HAVE done it in the oven before, too. Especially on those days when I didn’t get it in the slow cooker in time and don’t have all day to wait for a meal. To cook it in the oven, get out a casserole dish and layer your ingredients as I explained in the recipe. Cook it on 350 degrees for 1 to 1.5 hours, until potatoes are tender.
What Do You Serve with Cheesy Slow Cooker Sausage & Potatoes?
I like to serve a side salad, a roll and/or green beans with ours. It is a great way to complete the meal!
Can I Stretch This Slow Cooker Cheesy Sausage & Potatoes Recipe to Make it Larger?
Yes, if you realize that you need more food. Add more sausages and/or potatoes to make it go even further. Make sure there’s enough cream soup to cover them all, and if there’s not, consider adding an additional can.
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Cheesy Slow Cooker Sausage & Potatoes
- 1 pound Eckrich Original Skinless Smoked Sausage sliced
- 8 medium potatoes sliced
- 1 to 2 cups colby jack cheese shredded
- 1 large can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon basil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Slice smoked sausage into coins.
- Slice potatoes into thin to medium slices, similar to scalloped potatoes.
- Mix together garlic powder, onion powder and basil.
- Mix together cream of mushroom soup and one cup of milk.
- Place sausages in bottom of the slow cooker, followed by potatoes.
- Sprinkle seasonings generously over the top of the potatoes.
- Sprinkle half of cheese over the top of that.
- Evenly pour soup mixture on top of everything.
- Sprinkle remaining cheese on last and close the lid.
- Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Eckrich Smoked Sausage.