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Crock Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Potato Bake

Crock Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Potato Bake is comfort food at its best with a creamy cheese sauce topping family-pleasing ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot cheesy potatoes, Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes and Smoked Sausage, Crock Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage and potato Bake, Crock Pot Smoked Sausage and Potatoes
Servings: 8 people
Author: Megan


  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 3 Tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1/2 pound Velveeta cubed
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 cups potatoes cooked, drained and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups smoked sausage cut into half moons


  • In a saucepan, mix together evaporated milk, margarine, flour, Colby jack cheese, Velveeta and black pepper.
  • Warm over medium heat, whisking constantly until the cheese is melted and everything is well incorporated.
  • Spray the crock pot insert with cooking spray; add a layer the potatoes and top with smoked sausage.
  • Pour cheese mixture over the potatoes and smoked sausage; mix together gently.
  • Cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until bubbly.


  • Try using a casserole slow cooker.
  • Feel free to use smoked sausage or swap in ham.  This is a great way to use leftover ham from the holidays.
  • Use butter or margarine, evaporated milk or regular milk, or swap in whatever cheese is your favorite for the Colby Jack. This crock pot potato casserole recipe is very forgiving.
  • You can peel your potatoes or leave the skins on.  Just be sure to scrub the potatoes first to get the dirt off. 
  • This is the best ever crockpot cheesy potatoes using raw potatoes. The cheese flavor from the cheese sauce is thick and holds everything together. 
  • Try our oven version for which this is inspired from---Mom's Ham and Cheesy Potato Casserole.
  • Don't want to use the slow cooker? Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and bake in a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish for 35-40 minutes until heated through.