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Easy Slow Cooker Recipes - Best Sausage Casserole Recipe for the Slow Cooker

Updated on April 17, 2013

Why chose this recipe?

Do you find you sometimes just don't have time to cook? Do you finish your working day and just want a nice hearty filling meal? Do you own a slow cooker? (If not you should!) Well this recipe is perfect for you!

This is probably one of the simplest and most filling recipes I have cooked for a while in my slow cooker. Plus its cheap and although not super healthy it is fairly good for you as contains very little fat and plenty of healthy ingredients. Its also great for trying to clear out your fridge or cupboard as you can easily add a few other ingredients to it if you want.

So this is based loosely on a Poor Man's Cassoulet recipe I found in one of my old slow cooker recipe books, but I have added my own touches and altered it a bit for my own tastes.

Believe me this one will be a big hit with the whole family. The recipe is for 2 but you can easily add more sausages and veg to make it enough for 4.

The best Sausage Casserole done in the slow cooker, served with garlic sauté potatoes
The best Sausage Casserole done in the slow cooker, served with garlic sauté potatoes
3.8 stars from 13 ratings of Sausage Casserole

Ingredients

  • 4 Sausages
  • 3 Carrots, sliced
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 1 tin Kidney Beans, Drained and Rinsed
  • 1tsp if lazy or 2 cloves Garlic, chopped (or lazy)
  • 4 slices Smoked Bacon, Rindless and sliced
  • 300ml Beef Stock (or other)
  • small tin sweetcorn, drained

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Ready in: 8 hours 15 min
Yields: Serves 2 people

Instructions

  1. Heat the garlic and onion in a pan with a little oil, add the bacon and sausages to the pan and cook for a few minutes, until sausages are just starting to brown.
  2. While sausage mix is cooking add the carrots, kidney beans and made up stock to the slow cooker and set to heat on low.
  3. Once the sausages have started to brown add the mix to the slow cooker and cover on low for 6-8 hours
  4. 30 minutes before you want to serve the meal add the tin of sweetcorn and stir well. Replace lid and leave for last 30 minutes
  5. Serve over rice or with potatoes for a filling hearty meal!

Alternatives

  • I added carrots as they happened to be the vegetable I had in the house at the time, you could just as easily add potatoes to the dish or any other root veg.
  • Kidney beans can be replaced with Haricot beans, black eyed beans or a mixture of beans.
  • If you chopped up the sausage into chunks this could be served as a thick stew with a nice piece of crusty bread instead.
  • This can also be made as a crock pot freezer meal, just cook all the meat and onions before placing it all in a freezer bag with the other ingredients and the stock and freeze. Pull out the night before and let thaw a little, then bung it in in the morning. Sorted!

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      L M Reid 4 years ago from Ireland

      Wow this recipe looks very easy to make and delicious. Would be lovely as you say when you come in from a hard days work on a cold evening.

      Great recipe for using sausages

      Thanks for SHARING. Voted up, awesome and 5 stars!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love your recipe. It sound delicious and I can't wait to make it soon. Thanks for share with us. Rated up and useful!

      Prasetio

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      rjsadowski 4 years ago

      What a great recipe. Its tasty, its easy,what more could you want?

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Thank you Viking305. It is a really easy recipe and just really yummy without being expensive or difficult

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Thank you Prasetio30. Glad you like it and I hope you enjoy it!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Thanks rjsadowski. I hope you try it out and I hope you like it!

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      Vicki L Hodges 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Looks tasty! What kind of sausage do you use? I love slow cooker recipes--may have to try this one!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      I usually use Tesco's pork and apple sausages - they're yummy! My slow cooker is my best friend! lol!

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      kjrzeek1 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Nice Hub. I love sausage and the slow cooker, so I am going to try this soon. I actually get fresh chicken sausage from a local butcher and it is great!

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      Love it! I'm always cooking with the slow cooker, from spag bol, to stews and soups. However, a dish like this never occurred to me, great idea. Also, on new slow cookers, there is also an 'auto' option, which can reduce cooking time to about 45-60 minutes ;-) ... although the slow option is always a bit better.

      Shared, pinned, up, useful and awesome!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Thanks Brett. I love my slow cooker! It is a god send for me and my hubby who work such difficult hours. Glad you like this recipe!

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      Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I am just getting into using my slow cooker so this was a great one to read! Sounds delish! I make a soup that is very similar by squeezing out the casings, adding celery and black eyed peas. With sausage, a little goes a long way!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Oh I'm glad you liking your slow cooker! I think mine is amazing! So simple when you want a good meal but don't have that much time. This is a really simple and yummy recipe, Im sure you would love it. Sausage tends to be surprisingly filling!

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      mizjo 4 years ago from New York City, NY

      I love the look of it. Irish sausages are the best I've ever had, and we do have a couple of shops here that sell them. I'm putting a slow cooker on my wish list!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Irish Sausages are yummy! We like to use Pork and Apple or Pork and Leek a lot here

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi daisydayz,

      I would like to try this best Sausage Casserole, especially noting that it has low fat content. The sausages on the photo looks wow! Voted up.

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Hi Dwachira - It is a really yummy recipe I promise.

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 3 years ago from Cardiff

      Well I hope you like this one, and check out my other slow cooker recipes

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      L M Reid 2 years ago from Ireland

      This recipe looks easy enough to make and very tasty too. I will give this meal a go next time I want sausages for dinner

      Thanks for sharing

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      Judy Specht 18 months ago from California

      This recipe looks delicious and easy. I will give it a try .

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