Easy Smothered Potatoes & Sausage in Slow Cooker Recipe Video

Easy Smothered Potatoes & Sausage Cooked in a Slow Cooker


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Recipe Story

I got this recipe a few years ago from the owners of a local grocery/convenience store. I would go there often for their delicious plate lunches, boudin and cracklins. I told them I was writing a new cookbook for meals that could be cooked in a rice cooker, namely, "Rice Cooker Meals: Fast Home Cooking for Busy People." It just so happened that a side dish they were serving that day was cooked in her "Hitachi." (She has never called it a rice cooker, it's always "my Hitachi.") She told me how she did it, so I experimented with it in my rice cooker and it came out great the first time. So when I was writing my cookbook "Slow Cooker Meals: Easy Home Cooking for Busy People," I converted the recipe to work in the slow cooker.


 Smoked sausages1 Pound, cut in small pieces (3 Links)
 Frozen french fried potatoes2 Pound, Defrosted (1 Bag, Crinkle Cut Fries)
 Onion soup mix1 Ounce, dissolved in 3/4 cup water (1 Package)
 Onion1 , chopped
 Garlic cloves4 , minced
 Salt To Taste
 Black pepper To Taste
 Red pepper To Taste
 Butter1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped (1/2 Stick)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4124 Calories from Fat 2014

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 225 g345.9%

Saturated Fat 74 g370.2%

Trans Fat 39.9 g

Cholesterol 332.6 mg

Sodium 6132.5 mg255.5%

Total Carbohydrates 395 g131.7%

Dietary Fiber 36.5 g146.1%

Sugars 25.7 g

Protein 130 g259.9%

Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 69.1%

Calcium 23.4% Iron 75.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Brown sausage in skillet, drain excess grease. Add all ingredients to slow cooker, stir, cover and cook on HIGH for 3 1/2 hours, or on LOW for 6 or 7 hours.
Makes two quarts. Prep time 15-20 minutes.

Neal Bertrand
Lafayette, La.