This Slow Cooker Sausage and Potatoes recipe is an easy dinner made in the crock pot with kielbasa smoked sausage, baby potatoes and green beans. Your whole family will love this delicious comfort food made with just a few simple ingredients!
I adore smoked sausage, and I have a ton of easy kielbasa recipes on the blog. And, this delicious crockpot sausage and potatoes recipe is definitely a family favorite at our house!
This slow cooker recipe is incredibly easy to prepare and comes together quickly. Just throw the ingredients into your slow cooker, and dinner is ready in just a few short hours. It's the perfect main dish to serve on a busy day and definitely kid approved!
If you're a fan of easy crock pot recipes or easy meals in general, you and your entire family will absolutely love this one-pot meal! I usually add fresh green beans, but if you forget, you can always make green beans in the microwave!
You only need a few ingredients to make this easy crockpot sausage and potatoes recipe:
- Smoked sausage (kielbasa)
- Baby potatoes - or Yukon gold potatoes
- Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
- Fresh green beans -- optional, but makes it a one dish dinner
- Non stick spray or olive oil
The first time I made kielbasa and potatoes in the slow cooker, I used 1 pound of each. That wasn't enough for us, so the next time I made this easy recipe, I used 1 pound of potatoes and 2 ropes of sausage.
How to Make Slow Cooker Sausage and Potatoes
First, rinse the baby potatoes under cold water in a colander, and pat dry. Next, slice them into quarters. Slice smaller potatoes in half.
Then, slice the smoked sausage into rounds, about ½ inch thick. If you want to add fresh green beans, wash and trim them. You won't need them right away unless you like them very soft.
Add a little bit of olive oil or vegetable oil to the bottom of your slow cooker. Or, spray the bottom with non stick cooking spray.
Next, add the potatoes to the slow cooker and season with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Stir to coat with the seasonings.
Add the kielbasa slices. Finally, add a little bit of butter on top.
You can cook the crock pot sausage and potatoes on high heat or low heat. Cook for 3 to 4 hours on high heat and 6 to 8 hours on low heat or until the potatoes are fork tender.
If you want to add fresh green beans, add them about 2 hours before you're ready to eat. Otherwise, they may be overcooked.
In a hurry? You can make kielbasa potatoes and green beans in your Instant Pot or any electric pressure cooker!
When done, give the sausage mixture a quick stir. Then, dig into this simple meal of juicy, perfectly seasoned kielbasa sausage and tender potatoes. So good!
For creamy crockpot sausage and cheesy potatoes, add a can of cream of chicken soup or cream of celery soup or cream of mushroom soup. Stir in some shredded cheddar cheese before you're ready to serve this simple meal.
Love spice? Add even more flavor to this easy meal with Cajun seasoning or Creole and andouille sausage or smoked paprika. Or add a packet of Ranch seasoning. Yum!
Use turkey sausage instead of pork sausage to make it lighter. For something completely different, use Italian sausage, peppers and onions. Keep in mind, the cook time will vary with different meat.
Store leftover smoked sausage and potatoes in an airtight container in your refrigerator. It should keep well for 3 to 5 days.
For longer storage, this easy crockpot recipe makes a great freezer meal. Just store in a freezer safe container, and it reheats well.
Slow Cooker Sausage and Potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking spray
- 1 pound baby potatoes quartered
- 2 pounds smoked sausage 2 ropes
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups green beans fresh, optional
- Add olive oil to the bottom of the slow cooker
- Add potatoes, and season with sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. Toss to coat
- Add smoked sausage slices and butter. Cover, and cook for 3 to 4 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low, or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Add fresh green beans about 2 hours before ready to serve for crisper texture or earlier for softer texture.
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