Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes with Smoked Sausage

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Now let’s get to dinner…..I am beyond thrilled to be Guest Posting today. Like “squealable” thrilled!

My hubby is a potato man. I’m not a fan. Too starchy and quite bland, unless its salted up and guess what salt really isn’t good for me. Well, for anyone really. My solution: cover it with cheese!

My Pinterest addiction lead me to this recipe which I tweaked for the crock pot. Potatoes plus slow cooker equals a no-brainer! A bonus is there is no guessing if some of the potatoes are not done, because they all are done at the same time! 


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Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes with Smoked Sausage
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Serves: 4-6 Servings
  • 3 cups Idaho potatoes, peeled, and cut into cubes, approx. 1 lb.
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ lb. Velveeta Cheese, diced
  • 1 lb. skinless smoked sausage
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika (topping)
  1. Cut skinless smoked sausage in half, lengthwise, and then chop into ½ inch "half moon" cuts. Cook in a frying pan for about 15 minutes, turning frequently to SLIGHTLY brown.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and cube potatoes. Add prepared potatoes and butter to crock pot.
  3. Whisk flour, milk, salt and pepper. After adding flour mix to pot, toss diced Velveeta Cheese in.
  4. Stir in browned Smoked Sausage.
  5. Cook on High for 2 hours, or until potatoes are tender.
  6. Adjust crock pot setting to Warm. Add a layer of Cheddar Cheese.
  7. Finally sprinkle Paprika on top and enjoy!

Recipe Attribution: Adapted from Key Ingredient Recipes


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  1. Matt Harrison says

    This actually cooks up pretty well. It does come out on the watery side and 2 hours wasnt near long enough to cook the potatoes all the way through. I think you could be better off to cook on high for about 2:30 then on warm for about an hour. The flavor is quite good.

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