It’s been a while since I’ve dug my slow cooker out of the depths of my largest cabinet.
I usually make slow cooker meals in the fall and winter and store the big appliance during the warmer months. Most slow-cooker meals are hearty and stew-like and that just isn’t very appealing when it’s 105 degrees outside.
We had a brief cool down (to, like, 90 degrees) here in Oklahoma last weekend and it felt like the perfect time to dust off my old slow cooker.
I found an easy recipe in a new cookbook I picked up from an antique store and got to work making the first slow cooker meal I had made in probably six months.
I’m sure you’ve seen a version of this meal on Pinterest or TikTok. It’s one of the easiest recipes you can make. Simply dump your ingredients into the slow cooker and let it go for a few hours. Sure, you’ve got to do some light chopping, but that’s really the most difficult part of the entire recipe.
What TikTok and Pinterest don’t tell you about this recipe is how GOOD it ends up being. It’s so simple yet so flavorful! I tried to spread this out over 6 servings like it was supposed to be but I found myself going back for seconds time and time again.
You can season this with whatever your heart desires. I went with some Trader Joe’s green goddess seasoning and ranch parmesan. It worked really well and ended up quite tasty.
Slow Cooker Sausage Dinner
A basic yet versatile slow cooker dinner recipe that the whole family will love.
- Place quartered potatoes and diced onions in the bottom of a large slow cooker. Top with sliced sausage and then green beans (liquid and all). Season with ranch seasoning and black pepper.
- Dot the top of the food with the chopped butter. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours or until potatoes are soft.