The Country Cook: Crock Pot Sausage & Little Potatoes
                                                   

Monday, July 18, 2016

Crock Pot Sausage & Little Potatoes

Summer is in full effect here in Virginia. It is hot, hot, hot! And humid. Oh mercy, it's the humidity that is the worst. It's like stepping into a hot bowl of soup when you walk outside. So, around here, we are using the slow cooker like it is going out of style! And, since my son is out of school for the summer, he is able to help me more with fixing supper and the slow cooker is a great way for him to learn to cook.
Alex is ten years old now so he's able to do more of the chopping and slicing (with my supervision-of course.) It's a good age to give him a bit more responsibility instead of just dumping and stirring. But since my guy doesn't have the longest attention span in the world, I try to keep it to recipes that have just a handful of ingredients that don't take long to prepare. Alex can pretty much do this whole recipe on his own. I chopped the onions but he did the rest. Be sure to check out all the Little Potato Company Little Chef Recipes
Plus, as a Momma, I want him to grow up to be able to properly cook for himself and his family. He's not super interested in cooking but it's an important skill that he needs to know like doing laundry, cleaning the house and making sure his feet don't stink! 
This meal is SO good! It's creamy and so, so flavorful! There are lots of ways you can change this up to make it just how your family would enjoy it. For example, you could use hot dogs in this instead of sausage. You can also leave the onions out if your kiddos would balk at seeing those in there. And don't let the cream of mushroom soup scare you off. I hate mushrooms. They are so gross to me. But I love the cream of mushroom soup in this - weird, right? I would not substitute it and my husband (who also doesn't like mushrooms) had no idea we even used the cream of mushroom soup in this. He gobbled it up! Plus, you could add in other veggies your family enjoys in this. The Little Potato creamer potatoes are packed with nutrition all on their own. I like using these Terrific Trio varietals because they add such pretty color and flavor. But you could certainly use the Baby Boomer yellow creamer potatoes. The cajun seasoning adds just a small kick of flavor. You can half that amount if anyone in your family is sensitive to pepper. 
Ingredients:
1 (1.5 lb.) bag Terrific Trio Little Potatoes, sliced in half
1 small yellow onion, finely diced
1 (10 oz.) package smoked sausage
1 (10.75  oz.) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 tsp. cajun seasoning


Directions:

Place Little Potatoes into the bottom of a 4 quart slow cooker. We left the potatoes whole for cooking but ended up cutting them in half before serving.
Cut the sausage into 1-inch slices and add to slow cooker along with the chopped onions.
Season potatoes and sausage with cajun seasoning.
Then spread cream of mushroom soup over the top.
Stir mixture to combine.
Cover with lid. 
Cook on low for about 4 hours (until potatoes are fork tender.)
Stir before serving. 
Enjoy!

PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE


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13 comments :

  1. That certainly looks easy and delicious! It does feel like walking into a hot bowl of soup out there and this week is supposed to be extra miserable. Bring on the crock-pot recipes!

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  2. For the sausage, is that a sausage that comes "fully cooked" or is it uncooked sausage?

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    1. Sorry, I should have been more specific. It is the cooked, smoked sausage like Hillshire Farms, Johnsonville or Eckrich (kielbasa or smoked sausage work good)

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  3. Ugh! I know what you mean! I'm down here in Florida. So awful! But this look awesome!

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    1. I know you know what I'm talking about! Ha!

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  4. can something else be used instead of cream mushroom ugh

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    1. I really wouldn't to be honest. I think cream of chicken or other cream soups would not add the same flavor. We don't like mushrooms and we loved this!

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  5. What can I use if I can't find the bag of potatoes?

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    1. They are sold at Wal-Mart & Sam's Club. :) You can use smaller potatoes (like new potatoes) in this.

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  6. Fixed this in my casserole crockpot. Used baby new potatoes. Husband and I loved it . Thank you

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  7. Just like fruit chart. looks delicious and easy to make. i will try it coming Sunday for my kids.

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