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Healthier Cheesy Potatoes & Sausage {Crockpot}

Healthier Cheesy Potatoes & Sausage

 I was talking with a fellow blogger the other day about her Smoked Sausage & Potatoes Au Gratin, noting that they looked great but wouldn’t fit into my plan to eat healthier.  She agreed and joked that I could substitute Chicken Sausage and pretend it was healthier.

I thought about it for several days wondering if there was a way to make cheesy potatoes healthier until I remembered I already had a healthier cheesy potato recipe!!  In fact, I meant to share this recipe back in March or April and never got around to it.  I quickly threw it in the crockpot for dinner that night.  And now many months later am finally sharing it with you! {I realized later that I actually have two as my Potato Bites aren’t that un-healthy either.}

I hesitated to call it healthy because some people swear white potatoes aren’t good for you, but I’m an Idaho girl.  You aren’t going to stop me from eating white potatoes.  So I called this Healthier Cheesy Potatoes  & Sausage because it’s definitely better for you than normal cheesy potatoes. 

Yield: 6 people

Healthier Cheesy Potatoes with Sausage

Healthier Cheesy Potatoes with Sausage

Great as dinner on it's own or as a side. We like it with eggs as "breakfast for dinner."

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • 14 ounces smoked turkey sausage
  • 5-6 medium potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 4 green onion or 1/2 onion diced, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Spray crock pot with cooking spray.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into bite size pieces. Drizzle with olive oil and season with season salt and pepper and mix to coat evenly. Put half of them in the crock pot.
  3. Cut sausage into bite size pieces and place half on top of potatoes. Place half green onions in crock pot. Repeat layers.
  4. Cook on High 3 hours or until potatoes are tender. Top with cheese and let melt before serving.


If you are around while this is cooking, you may want to stir about every hour to keep the potatoes from sticking to the sides.

healthier cheesy potatoes 

We ate this with scrambled eggs as “breakfast for dinner” but it would also be great on it’s own or for brunch.   

Want to splurge and eat the real deal?
Try Jamie’s Cheesy Potato & Ham Casserole.


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Moonlite Owl

Thursday 23rd of January 2014

This looks so good! I prefer white over the red potatoes personally. And I love being able to use my crockpot for doing all the work when it comes to cooking.

Inner Loop Adventures

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

This looks incredible!! I can't wait to try it! Because, let's be real, breakfast for dinner is the best :)


Monday 20th of January 2014

Thanks Jessica! Appreciate you stopping by!

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