Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes Alongside Smoked Sausage

I've mentioned earlier how much I beloved Sundays.  I specially beloved that my husband together with kids often join me inward the kitchen to cook on Sundays.  Yesterday it was Mr. who helped spell the kids worked on make-up homework from beingness ill this yesteryear week.

He peeled all of the potatoes (one of the few tasks in the kitchen that I despise) together with fifty-fifty did all of the breakfast dishes earlier nosotros got started on this recipe!

I love, love, beloved cheesy potatoes!  We arrive a more-complete repast yesteryear adding inward smoked sausage.  Served amongst around beautiful light-green beans on the side, this was dinner yesterday!  And, boy, was it ever comforting together with delicious!

But, if I am beingness completely honest hither ... these are amazing the adjacent day!  I accept ever preferred scalloped or cheesy potatoes leftover!  Yes, they are yummy when commencement made, but the agency the flavors simply larn meliorate the adjacent 24-hour interval genuinely knocks my socks off!  This is the argue the recipe makes a niggling to a greater extent than than nosotros genuinely demand for dinner ... I MUST ENSURE THAT THERE ARE LEFTOVERS!


half-dozen pounds potatoes, peeled together with cubed
8-ounces smoked sausage, sliced together with cutting into half-moons *
1 medium onion, diced
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
iii tablespoons flour
four cups milk
Kosher salt
Black pepper
1 tin cream of mushroom soup
1 loving cup sour cream
2 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I role Colby-jack, but cheddar or manifestly Colby would operate simply fine, too)

* My sausage of alternative happens to come upwardly inward a 16-oz. package, hence I role 1 of the 2 large links inward the package.  I honour that if I role much more, the dish is agency besides greasy.


Liberally coat your dull cooker amongst non-stick spray.

In a large sauce pan over medium heat, saute onions inward the butter together with olive crude for a few minutes until turning translucent.  Sprinkle flour over onions together with stir to coat.  Cook for a couplet of minutes, together with then whisk inward milk.  Allow to come upwardly to a slight simmer.  Season amongst tabular array salt together with pepper (I role well-nigh 2 teaspoons of tabular array salt together with 1 teaspoon of pepper.)

Turn off oestrus together with pour into a large mixing bowl.  Whisk inward the soup together with sour cream.  Set aside.

Place potatoes together with sausage inward dull cooker.  (I coat my potatoes amongst a niggling to a greater extent than tabular array salt together with pepper.)

Add 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese.

Gently stir to combines potatoes, sausage together with cheese.  Pour the sauce over overstep together with stir to brand certain sauce is well-distributed throughout potatoes.

Sprinkle amongst a niggling paprika.

Cook on high for well-nigh 8 hours.  If I am habitation during the day, I stir the potatoes 1 time or twice throughout the cooking process simply to ensure it all gets cooked evenly. 

During the final hr of hence of cooking, sprinkle the other 1 loving cup of cheese on top, if desired.

Then, I variety of "cheat" yesteryear throwing the whole affair (lid removed) in the oven on well-nigh 400 degrees for twenty minutes or hence correct at the end.  I solely exercise this if the sauce isn't as thick every bit I'd like.

Allow to sit down amongst the lid off for well-nigh xv - twenty minutes.  Stir, together with then serve.

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