Crockpot Cajun Smothered Potatoes with Sausage and Shrimp

My Cookies know that the most important element of any and every recipe to me is flavor. And I wholeheartedly believe in building flavors. You never want to rely on one aspect of a dish for flavor. It’s best to add and build it with each component. This is especially true when slow cooking. It provides the perfect scenario to layer on the taste! And my Cajun style smothered potatoes does not slack in taste.

Potatoe, Po-tah-toe?

I love russet potatoes in this recipe. However, any will do. Skin on or off? Totally up to you. Use the sausage of your choice as well. You always have the option of browning the sausage before adding them into the crockpot. I opted not to. I just add them in first, and add the other ingredients on top. Doing so will allow all of the grease and flavor from the sausage to meld with the broth and liquid shrimp and crab boil concentrate. And when you mix it all together in the end….whoa! Yeah. Flavors unite!

Cajun or Creole Seasoning? Doesn’t matter.

I keep the seasoning super simple. The Cajun or Creole seasoning and the shrimp and crab boil does all of the work! Just make sure you evenly distribute the seasonings while sprinkling them on top. Also, we don’t need much liquid at all. I add a splash just to keep the potatoes from sticking. It helps move the cooking process along as well.

Save the Best for Last

Allow the shrimp to chill in the fridge until the potatoes are fully cooked. You don’t want to overcook the shrimp. I give them a good 10-20 minutes to cook in the slow cooker. This is just the right amount of time for the shrimp to cook completely and soak up all of those spices. No need to season the shrimp. There’s plenty of seasoning in the crockpot to cover them.

This is basically a complete meal on its own. I add a green salad and call it dinner! Garnish with some chopped, green onions for freshness and it’s time to eat!

Happy Cooking,
B. Coop

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Crockpot Cajun Smothered Potatoes with Sausage and Shrimp

Spicy and flavorful smothered potatoes with sausage and fresh shrimp made easy! Toss it into a slow cooker and forget it.


  • 1 lb smoked sausage coined
  • 2 lbs russet potatoes diced in 1/2 pieces
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced bell pepper
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 2 TBS Cajun or creole seasoning
  • 1 TBS onion powder
  • 1 TBS Herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 TBS liquid shrimp & crab boil concentrate Garlic & Onion flavor
  • 1 lb uncooked shrimp


  1. Spray the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray
  2. Add the sausage
  3. Pour in the potatoes, onion, bell pepper, and garlic
  4. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning, onion powder, and Herbes de Provence evenly on top.
  5. Mix the liquid shrimp and crab boil with the chicken broth
  6. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker
  7. Cover the cooker with the lid and cook on HIGH for 3 hrs or on LOW for 6 hrs
  8. Add in the shrimp and continue cooking for an additional 20 minutes or until the shrimp are completely cooked.
  9. Garnish with fresh green onions.
  10. Enjoy!

Sausage & Onion Gravy over Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Received some requests for quick, easy meals! I’ve got ya covered! This is comfort in a bowl! It’s a play on smothered potatoes. But, it takes less cooking time and has more flavor!  I used chicken and green onion sausage, but feel free to use your favorite. Watch me cook…

SAM_0656Hope you try this! I know your family will love it. I’ll have more quick meals coming of soon! As well as some healthy and fresh dinner ideas. Anymore requests? Let me know! I love hearing from you guys! And please subscribe to my Youtube for more tutorials. Follow me on my other social media pages as well. 


B. Coop


Sausage & Onion Gravy over Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 5-6 potatoes
  2. 1 lb sausage
  3. 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  4. 1 sliced onion
  5. 2 Tablespoons of flour
  6. 2 cups of beef broth
  7. 2 Tablespoons of butter
  8. 2 oz cream cheese
  9. 1 cup grated Parmesan
  10. 2 Tablespoons of granulated garlic
  11. 1 Tablespoon of onion powder
  12. 2 Teaspoons Accent
  13. Salt and Pepper to taste
  14. fresh parsley to garnish
  1. Peel and chop potatoes
  2. Cover with salted water and boil until fork tender
  3. Drain.
  4. Add in butter, cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, and Accent
  5. Mash well.
Sausage & Gravy
  1. Add oil and onions
  2. Saute onions until browned
  3. Add sausage, lower heat, cover, and smother for 10 mins.
  4. Stir in the flour
  5. Pour in broth
  6. Simmer for 5 mins
  7. Taste and Adjust seasoning
  8. Gravy with thicken as it cools
  9. Spoon over potatoes
  10. Enjoy!
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