This slow cooker sausage recipe is easy and delicious. Great for any busy weeknight. It’s the perfect slow cooker comfort food and completely dairy free. With only a few ingredients you can have this slow cooker sausage and potato casserole in no time. This recipe is dairy free, egg free, peanut free, and can be made gluten free depending on what flour you use.
In my opinion, the best thing about Fall is all of the cozy meals. I love using my slow cooker lately because I can make delicious warm meals without much effort. This slow cooker dairy free sausage and potato casserole is one of the easiest chop, drop, and go dinners you’ll find.
It has a creamy texture from the canned coconut milk and a comforting savory flavor.
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Key Ingredients and Replacement Options
Please see the recipe card for all ingredients and directions. In this section, I’m simply going to show some of the key ingredients and give possible replacement options if you can’t find these ingredients.
Potatoes – Obviously for a slow cooker sausage recipe you’re going to need potatoes. Feel free to use any type you like though.
Chicken Sausage – I chose to use chicken sausage because it’s already cooked and therefore easy to slice without crumbling. If you don’t have chicken sausage on hand though you can use whatever you have. Just use a sharp knife to carefully cut without smooshing it (although crumbled sausage would be delicious too).
Onion – Diced onion helps had a nice savory flavor. You could also add in some garlic.
Flour – A little bit of flour is added to help thicken this slow cooker sausage and potato casserole. Since it’s only a small amount you can use any type of flour. I used gluten free brown rice flour.
Salt – I wouldn’t leave this out, but you can add more or less based on your preferences.
Garlic Powder – Adds to that delicious savory flavor.
Paprika – I like paprika because I can’t tolerate much spice but I do love seasoning. If you like your food spicy feel free to add in some chili powder.
Nutritional Yeast – This is an awesome ingredient that helps add a “cheese” like flavor.
Reduced Fat Coconut Milk in a Can – Canned coconut milk is what gives this dairy free casserole a creamy texture. You can use reduced-fat or full fat for similar results.
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Slow Cooker Dairy Free Sausage and Potato
- 7 medium potatoes
- 12 oz chicken sausage – I used precooked Italian Chicken Sausage
- 1 white or yellow onion
- 2 tablespoons flour – gluten free or regular
- 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon paprika – if you want your dish to be spicy you can use chili powder instead
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 can reduced fat coconut milk
- Peel and dice the potatoes and onions into small chunks.
- Cut sausage length-wise then dice into chunks.
- Add potatoes, onions, and sausage into your slow cooker. Sprinkle on the flour and all seasonings and mix well. Then pour on your coconut milk and mix one more time.
- Slow cook on low for about 7-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Once it's done give it a stir and serve up. Feel free to top with more seasonings if necessary.