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Sausage Casserole (Slow Cooker)

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Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole combines tender potatoes, savory sausage, and melted cheese for a tasty dinner on a busy weeknight or a hearty side dish for BBQ. 

cheesy spoon w/ sausage and potatoes.

A total comfort food family favorite, thanks to its simple ingredients and minimal prep time, this delicious, cheesy potato delight will leave everyone asking for more!

Ingredients

  • cheddar cheese condensed soup
  • sour cream
  • Colby Jack cheese, divided
  • frozen Southern-style hash browns (diced potatoes), kept frozen
  • salt, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper
  • diced onion
  • smoked sausage cut into 1/2″ rounds

How to make Sausage Casserole in Slow Cooker

Creating the Cheesy Soup Mixture: Get a medium-sized mixing bowl. Pour in the cheddar cheese soup and add an equal amount of sour cream. 

Fold in 3/4 cup of the shredded Colby Jack cheese. The cheese should melt slightly and blend well with the soup and sour cream, creating a smooth, creamy mixture.

Season your soup mixture with a pinch of salt and pepper. Adjust these seasonings according to your personal taste preferences.

cream of soup and sour cream mixed in a bowl with shredded cheese.

Preparing the Potato Layer: Place the frozen diced potatoes at the bottom of the slow cooker. These potatoes will form the base layer of your casserole.

Sprinkle the potatoes with a generous amount of paprika and garlic powder, followed by a light seasoning of salt and pepper. Mix the potatoes and seasonings well to ensure they are evenly coated.

layered potatoes and seasoning in crockpot.

Adding Onions and Sausage: Once your potatoes are seasoned, take the diced onions and sprinkle them evenly over the potato layer. Next, arrange the sliced smoked sausage rounds on top of the onions.

Topping with the Soup Mixture: Take the creamy soup and cheese mixture you prepared earlier and spoon it over the sausage layer. Be sure to spread the mixture evenly to cover the sausage and onions. 

adding all ingredients in slow cooker.

Cooking the Casserole: Cover the slow cooker with its lid. Set the temperature to low, and allow the casserole to cook undisturbed for 4 to 6 hours. 

Adding the Final Cheese Topping: After the cooking time has elapsed and the potatoes are tender, stir the casserole gently to mix the layers. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded Colby Jack cheese over the top of the casserole. 

Cover the slow cooker once again and let the casserole stand for about 15 minutes. 

Serving: Once the cheese topping is melted and gooey, your sausage potato casserole is ready to serve. Spoon the hot, creamy, and cheesy casserole directly from the slow cooker into serving dishes.

sausage and cheese and potatoes in a slow cooker as a side dish.

What type of sausage is most popular to use in a casserole?

All types of cooked, sliced sausage work for this recipe. I prefer andouille sausage, but you can try chicken sausage, pork sausage, Italian sausage, or even kielbasa sausage.

sausage and cheese side dish

FAQs

Can I switch out the cream soups type?

Definitely! If you’re not a fan of cheddar cheese soup, feel free to use cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup instead.

What’s the shelf life of leftovers?

Leftovers can be kept fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just make sure to store them in an airtight container. When you’re ready to eat, warm it up in either the microwave or the oven.

Is this dish a good option for group meals?

Absolutely, this casserole is a hit at potlucks and other gatherings. Its slow cooker preparation makes it a breeze to carry and keep warm until it’s time to eat.

Any tips for an easy cleanup? 

Using a slow cooker liner is a game-changer for cleaning up. It keeps your crockpot clean, so you can enjoy your meal without dreading the cleanup.

What should I serve with this casserole?

Side dishes that go well alongside this one: Pretty much any vegetable side dish works but we prefer the green ones! Green beansbroccoli, or asparagus are all great choices.

serving this dish on a spoon.

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Sausage Casserole in Slow Cooker


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Effortless Cheesy Sausage Casserole in a Crock Pot. Enjoy the flavors of sausage, cheese, and potatoes combined in a hassle-free slow cooker casserole. A sure hit for any dinner table!

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Spoon or spatula

Ingredients
 

  • 10.5 oz cheddar cheese condensed soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese divided
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 32 oz bag of frozen Southern-style hash browns
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 14 oz package of smoked sausage cut into 1/2″ rounds

Instructions

  • Prepare the Cheese Mixture: In a bowl, mix the cheddar cheese soup, sour cream, and 3/4 cup of Colby Jack cheese. Season generously with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Season the Potatoes: Place the frozen hash browns in the slow cooker. Add paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Add Onions and Sausage: Sprinkle the diced onions over the seasoned potatoes. Place the sausage slices on top.
  • Layer with Cheese Mixture: Spoon the prepared cheese mixture over the sausage.
  • Cook: Cover the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Final Touch: Once done, stir the casserole. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese on top. Cover and let it stand for 15 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
  • Serve: Dish out the hot casserole and enjoy!

Notes

Tips

  • Keep an eye on the casserole during the last hour of cooking to prevent overcooking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 400kcal

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