Best Cheesy Kielbasa Hashbrown Casserole Dish

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love my comfort food. Potatoes, pasta, steaks and breads are the way to my heart. I love this easy recipe for a potato casserole, which combines simple ingredients like cheddar cheese, juicy kielbasa sausage and hashbrowns into a delicious meal.

Slow Cooker

 

Slow cooker recipes are excellent options for the busy family. Prep your ingredients, put them into the sealed cockpot and set the timer and heat setting. It’s super simple to make delicious casseroles the whole family will love.

Here is a sample slow cooker on amazon.

Casseroles are incredible recipes you can enjoy any time of year. During the cold winters, they are a great comfort dish that warms us up. During the summer, when we’d rather be enjoying the outdoors, the simple recipe helps save time and effort.

Plus, cooking in one pot means we get a full meal with less cleanup.

Make extra portions, and you can store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for a few days.

 

slices kielbasa sausage
Main Ingredient of the cheesy kielbasa hashbrown casserole are the slices kielbasa

Ingredients are few and simple for this slow cooker cheesy kielbasa hashbrown casserole. (By the way, ‘kielbasa’ is often pronounced ‘coo-bassa’).

Ingredients:

  • 1 32 oz bag of hash browns – Thawed and cubed
  • 16 oz. kielbasa sausage – cut into small pieces
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ⅓ cup butter – melted
  • 2½ – 3 cups shredded cheese optional to use a mix of Monterey Jack and Cheddar
  • 10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup half and half or whole milk – preferably one of these for best consistency

Here are some potential substitutes for the above ingredients.

Instead of hash browns, you could use cubed fresh potatoes. Instead of the half and half or whole milk, you could use regular milk.

Try it with a sweet onion, or even red onions instead.

Add some spice with a dash of cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes or even a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce.

Instead of kielbasa, you could use any smoked sausage. And the soup could also be cream of mushroom soup of cream of celery soup. And the cheese could be just about any type of your favorite cheese.

Shredded Cheese
For this receipe, many different types of shredded cheese will work

Now, lets see how it all comes together.

Start by spraying the interior sides of the crock pot with cooking spray. This little prep work will save you a lot of time cleaning it up later. If you don’t have a can of ‘Pam’ handy, use olive oil or canola oil and a paper towel to rub the inside of the pot.

In the greased crock pot, combine hash browns, kielbasa, onion and 2 cups of the cheese and mix them together. Add any spices, such as cayenne or even onion powder or garlic powder and mix well.

Whisking ingredients together

In a separate bowl, combine cream of chicken soup, melted 1/3 cup of butter and milk. Wisk until smooth.

Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients which are patiently waiting in the slow cooker. Mix well until all ingredients are well coated.

Sprinkle the remaining cheese over everything.

Set the cooker to high for 3 hours and get ready to enjoy the cheesy goodness the entire house will appreciate.

If you’re prepping this meal in the morning, you could set the heat to medium and cook for 5 hours, or low and go for 7 to 8 hours.

cheesy kielbasa hashbrown casserole
cheesy kielbasa hashbrown casserole

When you pop the lid, you’ll be greeted by a delicious dish for the whole family. Serve with a side salad and a dollop of sour cream.

And the next day you’ll enjoy a yummy quick lunch.

cheesy kielbasa hashbrown casserole

Cheesy Kielbasa Hashbrown Casserole

Easy to prepare comfort food dish, done in a slow cooker.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 32 oz bag of hash browns - Thawed and cubed
  • 16 oz. kielbasa sausage – cut into small pieces
  • 1 small onion diced
  • cup butter – melted
  • – 3 cups shredded cheese optional to use a mix of Monterey Jack and Cheddar
  • 10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup half and half or whole milk – preferably one of these for best consistency

Instructions
 

  • Start by spraying the interior sides of the crock pot with cooking spray. This little prep work will save you a lot of time cleaning it up later. If you don't have a can of 'Pam' handy, use olive oil or canola oil and a paper towel to rub the inside of the pot.
  • In the greased crock pot, combine hash browns, kielbasa, onion and 2 cups of the cheese and mix them together. Add any spices, such as cayenne or even onion powder or garlic powder and mix well.
    32 oz bag of hash browns - Thawed and cubed, 16 oz. kielbasa sausage – cut into small pieces, 2½ – 3 cups shredded cheese optional to use a mix of Monterey Jack and Cheddar
  • In a separate bowl, combine cream of chicken soup, melted 1/3 cup of butter and milk. Wisk until smooth.
    ⅓ cup butter – melted, 10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup, 1 cup half and half or whole milk – preferably one of these for best consistency
  • Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients which are patiently waiting in the slow cooker. Mix well until all ingredients are well coated.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over everything.
    2½ – 3 cups shredded cheese optional to use a mix of Monterey Jack and Cheddar
  • Set the cooker to high for 3 hours and get ready to enjoy the cheesy goodness the entire house will appreciate.
Keyword casserole, cheesy, hashbrown, kielbasa, potato
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F.A.Q. about Cheesy Kielbasa Hashbrown Casserole

Q: Can I freeze the leftovers?

A: Yes.  Let them cool, and then place into an air tight container.  Can be frozen for 2 months or longer, depending on the air-tightness of the container.

Q: How do I reheat my cheesy kielbasa hashbrown casserole?

A: Since they have already been fully cooked, you only need to reheat.  20 minutes in a 350 degree oven should do it.  Microwave if you are in a time crunch.