Slow Cooker German Style Potatoes and Smoked Sausage


Slow Cooker German Style Potatoes and Sausage

It is getting tougher to make different meals each night. This meal was because I needed a slow cooker meal for the kids while we were all going off in different directions. My daughter loves vinegar. Any kind of vinegar. I think she would just drink a bottle of it if we let her. So, I thought maybe I could make a modified version of German Potato Salad and add the sausages to complete the meal.

How easy is this to make? My daughter made dinner. The potatoes are cut into chunks because she thought that was easier. They can be sliced to make them look more like German Potato Salad but she didn’t want to take the time. That is the longest part of prepping the meal is cutting the potatoes, an onion and the sausage!

Verdict:

As soon as I got home they were asking to have this meal again soon. They had eaten all but a tiny portion that was about three bites!

I served this with a green salad and dinner was on the table.

The best part was the meal was gluten-free (double-check your sausage) and my mostly gluten-free son was thrilled to have the same meal as everyone else.

Slow Cooker German Style Potatoes and Smoked Sausage

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2-3 lbs. potatoes, cut into small chunks or slices (slices will cook faster)
  • 1 sweet onion, finely diced
  • 2 lbs. smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 moon slices
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, if desired (my children prefer not to have it but it helps cut the tartness of the vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds, if desired
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Spray the bowl of the slow cooker with non-stick spray. Place the potatoes on the bottom and then cover with the onions. Mix together the chicken stock, vinegar, sugar and celery seeds (if using) in a small bowl and pour over the onions and potatoes.  Add some salt and pepper.
  2. Place the sausage over the potatoes and onions.
  3. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours until potatoes are tender. Sliced potatoes will cook faster than diced potatoes. Be careful not to over cook your potatoes or they will be mushy.
  4. Taste and adjust spices – salt, pepper and vinegar to your taste. Serve hot.

23 Comments Add yours

  1. carlyjsite says:

    This sounds great! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing another great recipe.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. recipeboxgal says:

    Yum. Never thought to make German potato salad into a meal…this sounds awesome!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It is a bit different than German Potato Salad in that it doesn’t have the “sauce” but it does have all the flavors.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Christina Nifong says:

    Love, love German potato salad!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Us too! My daughter has already asked for a German dinner for her birthday.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Another great slow cooker recipe that we’ll have to try!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I hope you like it!

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  5. Suzy Barker says:

    I have no idea how you have managed to come up with the huge range of meals that you have. Hats off to you. Maybe it’s time to start at the beginning and go through the list again? It would be a good opportunity to revisit the favourites.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I try to do that on weekends but maybe it is time to refocus again to updating the older recipes.

      Like

  6. This sounds amazing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. nancyruth says:

    This sounds great. I could make this. Hubby would like it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It is my daughter’s favorite slow cooker meal yet.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Maryana says:

    We are getting young potatoes at the fresh market already, so German Style Potatoes recipe becomes very handy 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Wow! We don’t get anything until at least June. Of course it did snow yesterday.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Maryana says:

        I see. The local weather has changed a lot in the last few years. Winter became mild and Summer hot.

        Liked by 1 person

  9. Kristy Rhine says:

    This might be dangerous for me to try! I would be tempted to eat this all by myself! Looks amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I only got a bite because my kids ate most of it before we got home!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. this sounds very delicious!

    Like

  11. Wow this sounds fantastic! I’ll have to give this one a go sometime!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hope you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

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