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Slow Cooker Sausage with Potatoes and Apples

Total Time
6 hr 15 min
15 min
6 hr
This easy, dump-and-stir slow cooker meal is rooted in Midwestern traditions, with a little Eastern European flair. We start with baby red potatoes, which hold up beautifully throughout the long cook time, and toss them with sliced chicken-apple sausage and cubed Granny Smith apples. The apples melt down to basically applesauce over time, melding with the chicken stock, apple cider, and whole-grain mustard to create a sauce that coats the sausage and potatoes; we recommend Granny Smiths for their wonderfully tart flavor.


Uncooked baby potatoes

1½ pound(s), red, halved

Chicken apple sausage

12 oz, sliced

Granny Smith apple

2 large, peeled and cut into 1-in pieces

Uncooked onion

1 medium, yellow, vertically sliced

Unsalted chicken stock

½ cup(s)

Apple cider

½ cup(s)

Whole-grain mustard

2 Tbsp

Kosher salt

¾ tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp

Bay leaf

2 leaf/leaves

Fresh parsley

2 Tbsp, chopped (optional)


  1. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the potatoes, sausage, apples, and onion. In a medium bowl, stir together the stock, cider, mustard, salt, and pepper; pour over potato mixture. Tuck the bay leaves down into the liquid.
  2. Cover and cook over low heat until the potatoes are tender, 6 to 7 hours. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
  3. Serving size: 1 ⅓ cups