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Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole with Smoked Sausage is here for you when you need a comfort meal in a hurry. Trust me when I say this one does not disappoint! Made with a homemade cream of chicken condensed soup, hash browns, diced onions, and smoked sausage, this meal comes together with just 10 minutes of prep time for your crockpot. Set it, forget it and be ready for a tasty dinner or savory breakfast side dish! Want more crockpot ideas? Check out more of my time saving crockpot recipes!
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
Warm, creamy and cheesy Hash Brown Casserole with smoked sausage! It’s simple to make and super delicious! The whole family will love this crockpot meal. The smoked sausage adds the best smoked flavor and I just can’t get enough!
Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
Making your own cream of chicken soup is so good and easier than you think! You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already! If you are in a pinch and want to use store-bought canned soup, that’s totally fine! Just make sure to add in enough liquid to get up to 2 cups. So 1 can of soup + water/milk/liquid of choice equal 2 cups…make sense?
What is Bouillon Paste?
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.
How to Make Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole with Smoked Sausage
For full recipe details, including ingredients needed and measurements, see the printable recipe card down below. Here is step by step what you can expect when making this recipe:
Make the 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. The sauce should thicken slightly at this point. Taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside.
Pro Tip: You can alternatively use canned cream of chicken soup. Just make sure to add in enough liquid to get up to 2 cups. So can of soup + water/milk/liquid of choice equal 2 cups.
Add Everything to the Crockpot
Place the hashbrowns, 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.
Add a little more cheese to melt over the top once you’re ready to eat! Do you see what I mean by easy? Serve hot.
Storing Hashbrown Casserole
Any leftovers you have should be cooled to room temperature and refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days. To reheat, simply portion out the amount you need then pop into the microwave until heated through, occasionally stirring.
Can I Freeze Hashbrown Casserole?
Luckily for you, this dish freezes well for even longer storage. Allow casserole to cool to room temperature. Store in a freezer-safe, airtight container and into the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, allow to sit in the fridge overnight before portioning out and reheating.
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Easy peasy, dinner is ready! The printable recipe card is below, enjoy this tonight. Have a wonderful day, friends!
Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole
homemade cream of chicken condensed soup
- 32 ounces hash browns 1 bag defrosted
- 14 ounces smoked sausage diced
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese grated
- 2 tbsp chives fresh, chopped for garnish (optional)
- 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. The sauce should thicken slightly at this point. Taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside.
- Place the hashbrowns, 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.