Craving a comforting and tasty side dish perfect for any family gathering or busy weeknight? Look no further! Our Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole combines tender potatoes, savory sausage, and melted cheese to create a mouthwatering experience.
This easy-to-make dish will soon become a family favorite, thanks to its simple ingredients and minimal prep time. It’s a delicious, cheesy potato delight that will leave everyone asking for more!
Slow Cooker Sausage and Potato Casserole
Why This Comforting Side Dish Casserole Is A Must-Try
This slow cooker recipe is a fantastic side dish for several reasons. First, preparing food using a slow cooker is incredibly simple, making it ideal for those hectic days. The combination of diced potatoes, smoked sausage, and creamy cheddar cheese creates the best blend.
This recipe is a perfect example of comfort food, providing a warm and hearty meal that satisfies the entire family. Plus, it’s simple enough to be served at any meal – a weekend brunch or a cozy dinner.
- 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
- Slow cooker
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Knife and cutting board
- Spoon or spatula for mixing
How to make Sausage Casserole in Slow Cooker
Prepare the Soup Mixture: Combine the cheddar cheese soup and sour cream separately. Stir in 3/4 cup of shredded Colby Jack cheese. Season this mixture with salt and pepper to your liking. Set aside.
Layer the Frozen Potatoes:
- Place the frozen diced potatoes (Southern-style hash browns) in the slow cooker.
- Season them with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Mix well to ensure even seasoning.
Add Onions and Sausage: Sprinkle the diced onions evenly over the potatoes. Then, layer the sliced smoked sausage rounds on top.
Top with Soup Mixture: Spoon the previously prepared soup and cheese mixture over the sausage. Make sure it’s evenly distributed.
Cook: Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours. The casserole is ready when the potatoes are tender.
- Once the potatoes are tender, stir the casserole well.
- Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheese over the top.
- Cover and let it stand for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and gooey.
Serve: Serve the casserole hot, directly from the slow cooker. Enjoy the creamy, cheesy goodness!
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.
Serving and Storage
This casserole serves about 6 cups, enough for a family side dish. Each serving for a family of six would be approximately 1 cup. The estimated calorie count per serving is about 350–400 calories, making it a hearty side dish. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Can I use a different soup? Yes, you can use cream of chicken or cream of mushroom over cheddar cheese to alter the recipe.
How long can I store the leftovers? Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.
Can I use a different type of cheese? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different kinds of cheese, like shredded cheddar cheese, for a different flavor profile.
Is this dish suitable for potlucks? Yes, it’s perfect for potlucks and gatherings. The slow cooker makes it easy to transport and keep warm.
What is the best way to keep the crockpot clean? We love a slow cooker liner for ease of cleanup.
More Slow Cooker Side Dishes everyone will love
- Crock Pot Grits (Slow Cooker Southern Grits): This recipe offers a simple way to make creamy, tender grits using a slow cooker. It’s perfect for adding cheese, butter, or other preferred flavors and can be cooked in four hours or overnight for convenience.
- Crockpot Ranch Mushrooms: A delicious topping for steaks, sandwiches, and baked potatoes.
- Ultimate Gouda Hash Browns (Slow Cooker): This rich and cheesy potato side dish combines gouda, provolone, and cream cheese with hash browns and other ingredients, simmered for perfect creaminess.
- Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole: A delightful sweet potato dish made in the slow cooker featuring a brown sugar butter topping and optional marshmallow and pecan toppings.
- Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas: A traditional and flavorful side dish easily made in a slow cooker. It’s a great addition to any meal, especially on special occasions like New Year’s Day or as a wholesome everyday side.
Sausage Casserole in Slow Cooker
- mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cutting board and knife
- Spoon or spatula
- 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
- 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!
- Keep an eye on the casserole during the last hour of cooking to prevent overcooking.
Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.