This recipe is one of the easiest, tastiest crock pot sausage dinner’s I’ve ever made! Granted, it’s pretty close to the One-Pot Sausage Dinner from a few months back, but it’s got enough of its own flavors to warrant a recipe. This crock pot sausage and pepper dinner is full of all sorts of yumminess!
It takes just a few minutes too! It’s a true “dump-and-go” dinner. Another beautiful thing…it’s tasty and healthy. If you want to make it even healthier you can easily purchase organic veggies and turkey sausage.
There’s also no-salt chicken stock readily available. You can find it in most any grocery store or big-box store. If you’d like to take a step even further into healthy, you can substitute broth. Even organic broth. That’s about as healthy as you can get unless you make your own. Which that’s possible too and on my to-do list.
Slow Cooker Sausage Directions
All you have to do is do a little washing and slicing, toss everything in and let it cook while you get on with your day. If you’d like, you can double the recipe. As is, it feeds 3 to 4 people. Double, of course, about twice that. I cooked double, fed a couple other folks and we had leftovers another night.
If you decide to double the recipe, do layers. I mean half the potatoes, half the sausage, etc. It will help it cook more evenly.
Layer the potatoes on the bottom, then layer the sausage slices…
Layer on the squash, then the peppers…
This recipe was doubled. This is the second layer and why this large of a crock pot is so full.
Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours.
Cook Time Notes
Your cook time will probably vary from mine a bit. Crockpot cooking depends on a lot of things.
- The size of the batch you make (single or double)
- The thickness of your vegetables (potatoes here)
- How full you fill your crock pot
- The brand, shape and fickleness of your own slow cooker
We had company so I needed to make a double batch. My cook time for both a double batch and thin-sliced potatoes was almost 7 hours. The results were creamy, fall-apart delicious.
So… when the potatoes are tender, supper’s ready. Just add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
Freezer Meal Notes
You can make this a freezer meal if you’d like. The vegetables won’t have the same texture after they are frozen, but it’s still a delicious meal.
To turn this into a freezer meal just dump everything in, label and freeze. You can freeze it with or without the chicken broth/stock right in the bag.
Which crock-pot works best?
This recipe was made in my handy-dandy tried and true 7-quart crock pot. You can’t get much more standard or dependable that this guy. Mine’s been around a long time and worked pretty hard on a weekly basis.
If you are looking for a good, dependable, cheap slow cooker…this one’s for you. No frills and no bells or whistles. It just cooks.
Printable Crock Pot Sausage Recipe
- 3 medium Yukon potatoes, washed and sliced
- 1 yellow squash or zucchini, washed and sliced
- 2-3 bell peppers, washed and sliced
- 1 package smoked sausage links, cut into ½ inch slices
- 10-15 cloves of garlic (depending on your taste)
- 1 cup chicken broth or stock
- Wash and slice all the veggies
- Toss everything in the crock pot
- Pour the chicken broth over the top
- Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours; when the potatoes are tender, you're done
- Salt and pepper to taste before serving
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