Crockpot Smoked Sausage & Hash Brown Casserole

Crockpot Smoked Sausage & Hash Brown Casserole is easy, simple, and the whole family is sure to love it!

Crockpot Smoked Sausage & Hash Brown Casserole...a fast dinner idea!

 

Hey guys! I’m just headed off to another trip…this time to PARIS! {I hope the red eye flight doesn’t kill me.} But wanted to check in with another amazing recipe! This time a warm, potato sausage crockpot meal! It’s easy, simple and super delicious! My kids gobbled this one up, which is sort of a miracle these days plus, this took a whole 10 minutes to throw together.

I snapped a few pictures of the process and to be honest, there really aren’t that many….because you throw everything into the crockpot and forget about it. But alas, because I love you, here lies all the photos and recipe! Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the printable version 🙂

{And if you have any tips for me surviving a red eye flight and/or getting comfortable enough to sleep on a plane, that would be WONDERFUL! Thanks!!}

Crockpot Smoked Sausage & Hash Brown Casserole...a fast dinner idea!

Smoked Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

 

Here lies this magical crockpot recipe. No secrets here; I stuffed my crockpot with a package of defrosted hash brown potatoes, smoked sausages, onions and cheese. Not a bad combination if I do say so myself.

Crockpot Smoked Sausage & Hash Brown Casserole...a fast dinner idea!

 

To that, stir in my homemade condensed cream of chicken soup recipe {as listed below or as found in my Swiss Chicken recipe.} If you want to make this with an actual can of cream of chicken soup, feel free. Just make sure to add in enough liquid to get yourself up to 2 cups. So can of soup + water/milk/liquid of choice should equal 2 cups…make sense?

Crockpot Smoked Sausage & Hash Brown Casserole...a fast dinner idea!

 

Stir this all together to get the potatoes and sausage coated in that sauce, cover and cook on high until everything is hot and melty! For me, that was 3 hours on high.

Crockpot Smoked Sausage & Hash Brown Casserole...a fast dinner idea!

 

 

Add a little more cheese to melt over the top once you’re ready to eat and that’s dinner!

You see what I mean by easy?

Enjoy this tonight. Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

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Smoked Sausage and Hash Brown Casserole

Yield: 6 servings

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Ingredients:

  • homemade cream of chicken condensed soup:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon paste*
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 32-oz. bag of hash browns, defrosted
  • 14 oz. smoked sausage, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. For the homemade condensed cream of chicken soup, melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Sprinkle in flour and whisk. Cook 1 minute. Stir in water and whisk to remove any lumps. Simmer until thick, then stir in milk and chicken bouillon paste plus the seasonings. Sauce should thicken slightly at this point. Taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside.
  2. Place hash browns, smoked sausage, onion and cheese together in a lightly greased crockpot. Pour over condensed soup and stir. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or until potatoes are soft and sausages are hot. Serve.
  3. *Chicken bouillon paste is similar to bouillon cubes, but in a paste form. It's found in jars right next to the boxes of chicken stock. If you don't have this ingredient, simply use either powdered or cubed bouillon {enough for 2 cups of liquid according to directions on the packaging} OR 1 cup of chicken stock instead of water and add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of poultry seasoning.

Crockpot Smoked Sausage & Hash Brown Casserole...a fast dinner idea!

 

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  1. This looks so good…I know what I’m bringing to my next potluck! I love that there are no cream soups!

    Pinned!

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  2. This looks so wonderful!

    I’m an Oregonian studying in the UK, so I’ve made the flight loads of times! Make sure you wear something warm, because the planes are always far too cold and you’ll want to sleep. Don’t bother bringing too many things to do, because most airlines have wonderful onDemand-type screens with lots of free movies and TV shows. The best thing you can do for yourself is just to rest and sleep if you can. When I last made the flight, I swear the 10 hours only felt like two. I couldn’t believe I was suddenly on the other side of the world!

    Also, bring some snacks! They should give you plenty of food and drinks, but it’s always nice to be able to eat when you’re hungry instead of waiting for the dinner service to come around.

    Paris is lovely and if you’re planning on using a taxi to get to your hotel, get the number before you go and call them when you get there. The taxi drivers can be a bit aggressive when trying to get customers (especially American ones) from airports and train stations.

    One final thing – if you want to adjust to the time difference as quickly as possible, then eat at the correct time in Paris. It helps your body’s clock to adjust.

    Have a wonderful time and a safe journey!

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  3. This recipe sounds great. Question for you though, what is Chicken Bouillon paste? You have an asterisk by it on your recipe.
    Thanks!

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    • They make what’s called “better than boullion” they have chicken and beef. I use both all the time

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      • Me too!

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  4. Sorry, I meant chicken bouillon paste? What would be the substitution? Chicken bouillon granules?

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  5. Where do you buy chicken bouillon paste and what are its ingredients, please?

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    • Look where you find the cubes

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  6. Sounds like a great meal. I will try it soon.

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  7. I love crockpot meals especially ones where you set it and forget it! Thanks for including your homemade condensed soup recipe too! <3

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  8. I’ve never thought to make my own condensed cream soups, thank you for including that in the recipe – love anything to get away from prepared/packaged foods.

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  9. Want to try this

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  10. How do you think it would taste without onions? No one in my family likes onions, but I’ve discovered some recipes just don’t work without them. It sounds like it would taste great, if we can do it without onions.

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    • I just use onion powder.

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  11. OM, Looks so great! Have a great amazing awesome safe trip 🙂

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  12. Have a great trip!! Paris would be awesome! I love this crockpot meal. My family would devour this and I love using a homemade condensed soup!

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  13. cant wait till I try this sounds yummy! I think I’ll use the turkey sausage, little healthier. Love crockpot recipes thanks for sharing!

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  14. Sounds delicious!! Could you make it with “real” potatoes?

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    • Yes, you can either use the canned diced new potatoes, just drain them first, or you can dice whatever kind of potato you want to use. As long as they’re diced to the same size as the frozen ones they’ll be tender after three hours in the crockpot.

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  15. Sounds delicious!!! How much canned condensed soup would I use, if I didn’t do the homemade soup? thank you!

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    • I used two cups canned soup because I happened to have some on hand and it worked great.

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  16. What is chicken bouillon paste? Thanks.

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  17. Where do I find chicken bouillon paste?

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    • the grocery store, next to the liquid chicken stocks.

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  18. This may seem like a silly question, but how do I go about defrosting the hashbrowns?

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    • Pull them out of the freezer and refrigerate 24-36 hours before!

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  19. o you think I could use an egg slurry intead of the cream of chicken to make it a breakfast cassarole

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  20. Yummy

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  21. This looks amazing! Could you use just canned cream of chicken soup? If so would you know about how much to use?

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    • I made this for dinner and it’s really good! I made it exactly as shown in the recipe, except I just did the bouillon cube as suggested if I didn’t have the chicken bouillon paste, and I didn’t add thyme separately because it was in the poultry seasoning. It’s pretty good! However I have a suggestion….don’t add the poultry seasoning to the cream of chicken. The flavors clash with the smoked sausage. I think pepper and a little garlic salt would be better! The chicken flavor from the bouillon adds good enough flavor!

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      • Do I cook the sausage first?

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        • The smoked sausage is already cooked, so when you slice it up, it just needs to be heated through!

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  22. A good crock pot meal

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  23. I like this

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  24. Here ya go!!!

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  25. Since you are now in Paris, I have to assume you survived the red-eye flight and now I need your suggestions on how you did that. I am heading to Africa in a couple of weeks and one leg is L-O-N-G, so I will need to sleep for sure. Help?!
    PS… I am totally making this recipe when my kiddos come home for my Dad’s 90th birthday… 3 days before I leave on my trip!

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  26. Thanks, this looks yummy. With three sons who are always hungry I will try this. As to the red-eye flight. Try to get on Paris time as quickly as possible. Sleep on the plane if you can. Enjoy! It is a beautiful city full of so much history. Safe travels.

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  27. do u think I could use brats? Have brats in the freezer that I have to use

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  28. sounds good, but wonder how it would taste with Broccoli added. To lighten it up a bit. Will have to give it a try. Thanks.

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  29. Hi, Not familiar with bouillon paste, It is with the bouillon cubes in grocery store?

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  30. HI, I was wondering if I cooked these on low for say 6 hours if the potatoes could be frozen.

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  31. Looks wonderful am going to try this, my husband said I hope tonight. I hope I can find the recipe when I get home.

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  32. Which hashbrowns do you use? The country style (little squares) or the shredded? Thanks.

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  33. wonder if throwing a (drained) can veggie in this would make a difference??

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  34. Sounds really good.

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  35. Well I don’t know about the flight, but I saw some good advice in a movie once. (I think it was Diehard 1) When you get there, if jet lag is really getting to you and you’re finding it hard to relax and get to sleep, just take off your shoes and scrunch them through the carpet and close your eyes and pretend you’re in the back yard scrunching them through the grass… If you can smell the grass, It’ll relax you so much you’ll be able to get right to sleep…Works for me every time…

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  36. This is whats for dinner tonight! I just used cream of chicken soup from a can and added a cup of milk. I also used diced ham versus the sausage and it tastes so so good! Definitely one I will make again and take to potlucks.

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  37. This look yummy but my significant other is allergic to chicken and was wondering what would I use in replacement of the chicken items?

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  38. its so yummy thank u for shareing

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  39. Can i use cream of celery soup instead
    of the chicken?

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  40. I made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I used 2 cans cream of chicken with 2 can water and 1 can milk. I will be making this again!

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  41. Made this tonight. Hubby said it needs more kielbasa and I agree. Maybe 20 oz or even double. I think I may add frozen peas or mixed veggies to try to get some vegetables in there, although it is delicious by itself. I used canned cream of chicken (reduced fat) mixed with slightly more than a can of milk. Definitely fits our lifestyle too, as I need slow cooker recipes that can either cook ALL DAY on low or 3 hours or less. I am gone at work from 7:30-3:30 and my husband doesn’t get home until 6:30pm, which eliminates a lot of crock recipes unless I leave it sitting on my counter prior to cooking for several hours (using a light timer), which is not a very safe option. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  42. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I have it in my crockpot right now and can hardly wait to eat some. I was also thrilled to have a recipe for homemade condensed chicken soup. Thanks again!

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  43. Pumpkin cobbler. So good. Just not big enough have you ever double it ??would love to make 9 by 13 inch pan. Can’t wait to try sausage one.

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  44. Sounds good

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  45. Hey, do you think I could use a can of cream of onion instead of chicken? Or maybe a can of condensed cheddar cheese soup?

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  46. I’ll be making this for breakfast this weekend for the grandkids.

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  47. Jars of chicken soup base next to boulion cubes at store

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  48. This looks so good and easy to make. I plan on making this this weekend,Saturday for sure.Thanks for having this recipe.
    Peggy

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  49. this was really good. I made it for lunch, and my husband even thought he would eat it for dinner again…

    Only thing I changed was using O’Brien hash browns

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