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The Best Slow-Cooker Sausage Casserole Recipe

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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 it's cheap, and although not super healthy, it is fairly good for you as it contains very little fat and plenty of healthy ingredients. It's also great for clearing 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 feeds two but you can easily add more sausages and veg to make it enough for four.

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

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

8 hours

8 hours 15 min

2 servings


  • 4 sausages
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tin kidney beans, drained and Rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon or 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 4 slices smoked bacon, rindless and sliced
  • 300 ml beef stock (or other)
  • small tin sweet corn, drained


  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. Put the carrots, kidney beans, and stock in the slow cooker and set to heat on low.
  3. Once the sausages have browned, add the mix to the slow cooker, cover, and leave it on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. 30 minutes before serving, add the tin of sweet corn and stir well. Replace the lid and let it cook for the 30 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice or with potatoes for a filling, hearty meal!

Variations on the Recipe

  • 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 any 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 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!


Judy Specht from California on September 22, 2015:

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

L M Reid from Ireland on February 07, 2015:

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

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on September 27, 2013:

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

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on January 22, 2013:

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

Danson Wachira from Nairobi, Kenya on January 22, 2013:

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.

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on December 16, 2012:

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

mizjo from New York City, NY on December 16, 2012:

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!

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on October 22, 2012:

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!

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on October 22, 2012:

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!

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on August 15, 2012:

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!

Brett C from Asia on August 15, 2012:

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!

kjrzeek1 from New Jersey, USA on June 16, 2012:

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!

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on May 19, 2012:

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

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on May 19, 2012:

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

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on April 15, 2012:

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

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on April 15, 2012:

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

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on April 15, 2012:

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

rjsadowski on April 15, 2012:

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

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 14, 2012:

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!


L M Reid from Ireland on April 14, 2012:

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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