Rich Sausage Hot Pot

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Rich Sausage Hot Pot

4.92 from 25 votes
Serving: 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 12 thin beef sausages
  • 4-6 washed small baby potatoes, skin on
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 x 400g can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 x 40g sachet french onion soup mix, dry
  • 1T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup warm water


  • Cut each baby potato into 6 pieces, keeping them small ensures they cook through tender
  • Add potato to slow cooker along with carrot slices and peas
  • Cut each sausage into quarters and add to slow cooker
  • Combine soups and sauce and pour over the sausages and vegetables
  • Gently mix to combine then leave to cook for 2hrs on high then 4hrs low (equivalent to 6hrs on auto setting)
  • You could also cook it on low for approx 7-8hrs if you prefer longer cooking time
  • We served ours with steamed broccoli
  • Cooked in a 6L slow cooker

146 thoughts on “Rich Sausage Hot Pot”

  1. I love this!!!!! Instead of putting the potatoes in the slow cooker, I mashed them and served the casserole over the top. Kids love it, such a cheap, easy recipe. Thanks Pauline.

  2. We had this recipe tonight and loved it and leftovers for a couple of lunches. I did not have soup so I replaced with tomato paste and added a bit more water, ended up nice and thick. Hubby loved it.

  3. I used thin pork sausages instead of beef. Also replaced tomato soup with cream of chicken soup. The french onion soup mix made it a little salty for us, so will leave out next time. Loved it.

  4. I just ate this for dinner tonight, so delicious! I threw some crushed garlic and a red chilli in too. I also didnt put potatoes in, i cooked separately and mashed and put the sausages on top!

  5. The whole family loved this will definitely be one added to the list I may even add beans to the next one added corn to this one. They were even loving it for leftovers today.

  6. This was so delicious my whole family loved it. Will definitely be making it again soon and it is so economical!

  7. Made this today, loved it! Didn’t have tomato soup so used a can of tomatoes instead as well as some tomato passata and I also added some sweet potato. So yummy!

  8. I really enjoyed the Rich Sausage hot pot and it was really delicious and really simple to put together and i added a bit more water and it thickened up and i will diffentley cook it again

  9. Made this today added sweet potato, baby corn, also extra 8 thick sausages
    next time I do this will be par boiling sausages first
    Served it with mashed potato yum

  10. Loved this. Was so easy and tastes delish. I used peas and corn as that’s what I had and cut the snags in smaller pieces (6 instead of 4) for the littlies

  11. Made this for my family last night. Mum and sad loved it-the sausages were really tender and no fatty taste. My dad ate 2 serves and mum wants the recipe to make when I leave. Even the 3 year old was a fan!

  12. Made this for first time tonight,…. a bit time-poor so par boiled carrots & added extra veggies (cauli & broccoli pces to par boiling), then added chopped halved green beans (on special) To sausages in insert, and the piece de resistance to meal, add a good dollop of sweet chilli sauce. Served w mash. Delicious

  13. Made this tonight is was an easy recipe and family loved it i didnt add the water but did add a can of diced tomatoes instead sauce was thick and baked some fresh bread to mop up the sauce.

  14. This is really delicious and this is the second time i have made this and i added a onion and some fresh beans

  15. I made this last night and I must say the flavour was amazing! I was disappointed in the sausages having never done sausages in the sc before I really didn’t like the texture much. I even browned them first as I was a little worried. Will definitely make again though either with diced beef or chicken pieces etc. I left out the peas and added a tin of 4 beans mix as well as a tin of crushed tomatoes and some diced sweet potato. Thanks for the great recipe!

  16. Carla Warrington

    We had this last night. Was so good. All 6 children emptied their plates and Miss 7 ate what was left for breakfast.
    I doubled the recipe, left out the peas and had beans on the side.

  17. Is the French onion soup satchel added with the 1/2 cup of warm water, or made up with the usual 1L of boiling water and added in addition to the 1/2 cup warm water?

  18. I love this dish. This is a $ saving meal but full of that old fashion slow cooker flavour you would enjoy being cooked by your grandmother when you were a kid and so EASY to get ready. Six stars for this.

  19. I made this for Dinner last night, both Hubby and I loved it, I added Onion and Broccoli, next time I’ll add Button Mushrooms….good wholesome meal that all the family will enjoy…

  20. Really enjoyed nice hearty meal with steamed broccoli son reckons it is one of his favourites next to mee Goreng will def be making again

  21. Made this tonight and enjoyed by all! Easy to make which is always great. I did add a tablespoon of curry powder as well for a little kick. Didn’t have peas on their own so put in a cup of peas, corn, and capsicum mix. Cooked 7 hours on low

  22. This was devoured by my hungry lot with a rating of 5*. It was really tasty and I even liked it despite not being keen on sausages. Definitely one to make again.

  23. I want to make this but I’m just wondering if anyone has added a beef stock cube to it?
    I was wanting to add 1x continental beef stock pot to it, or would that not taste very nice added ? Help

  24. This has become a regular in our house, so nice and super quick. I’d say it’s closer to feeding 4 not 6 though. I swap the sausages for Coles Chevaps for a lower calorie option and chop them into 5, they end up like meatballs

  25. Kristy Hardie

    So I made this for the 1st time tonight, followed the recipe exactly, and OMG sooo good!!!. We had buttered toast on the side. This is such a yummo dish. Will be making it again for sure.

    Thankyou for the recipe Paulene

  26. Omg seriously this is the best recipe ever, so delicious and on a cold winter night it’s perfect to warm you up, this recipe won’t dispoint you,

  27. Made this again last night and it was soooo good ?. It’s the 2nd time making it, following the directions exactly, and it was a huge hit!. We have leftovers tonight so I may serve it with some mash.

  28. I love this and so does everyone else in the family, i always boil the sausages first to remove the fat and the skins. Keeping this a regular for sure. Just a suggestion: can people start putting the size of the slow cooker they use when submitting recipes, sometimes the guess doesn’t work that well.

  29. This is soooo easy to make and really delicious! Absolutely perfect for a cold winter’s night. Kids and husband also loved it!

  30. OMG yum. Hubby gave it a 9 out of 10 and has asked for it again using chops or steak.
    Will definitely be a regular in this house

  31. I made this for the 1st time for dinner tonight!!! It reminds me sooo much of Tomato Sausage Casserole that I usually cook, very similar!!! I really enjoyed it with some bread to mop up the sauce ? it’s delicious ? thanx Paulene for another great sausage recipe ?????

  32. I do everything the same except for substituting the sausages for about 800g diced chuck steak as my husband didn’t like it with sausages. Always turns out perfectly!

  33. I live alone and hate cooking everyday so freeze stuff. I have made many variations with sausages but they always lacked something…UNTIL I came across THIS!!!
    It’s AWESOME and have cooked it many many times now! Thank you ???

  34. I made this dish for the first time last night and it was delicious. I’ve enjoyed reading the other reviews which had great suggestions for substitutes so next time I make it, I’m going to try cream of chicken soup mix instead of French onion which will hopefully reduce the salty taste. I’m vision impaired and found it super easy to make. I submitted a photo of my finished product on the facebook page as well with a little help from a friend. ?

  35. We loved it, make this again.
    Had visitors when this should have been coming out of the Slow Cooker so maybe the gravy was a little less than intended will differently be making this again. I served this with rice but would maybe try mashed potato next time.
    We will have the left overs tonight on toast. YUM

  36. Could i use cocktail franks instead? i could remove the skin – i have them in my freezer with no plans for them.

  37. Love this meal,? I’m making this tomorrow night for mothers day dinner. I’ll be using frankfurts chopped and no skin and i love using tin potatoes but everything else as recipe. This way i cook on low for around 3hrs so its also a go to if i run out of time ?

  38. I’ve made this a few times now and every time I make it it’s amazing!
    Cheap to make, makes a lot and is delicious!
    I served mine with mash and some hot buttered dinner rolls to mop up the sauce after it’s delicious and also makes the house smell yummy all day
    Only thing I did different was I added a continental beef stock pot and cooked for 7.5 hours on low
    My kids loved it too ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  39. 100% winner in my household. Swapped out peas for corn as I had no peas. Nothing beats a warm hearty bowl of snag hot pot

  40. I did this one yesterday. So looking forward to leftovers for lunch today. So quick, easy and perfect for a cold day. Followed the recipe.

  41. Made this the other night. I also added some butternut pumpkin and zucchini plus some salt and pepper. Was a hit fussy son ate a little and granddaughter like it as well.

  42. Michelle Smith

    Made this today really yum but I’d change the potatoes to kumara (sweet potato) or take out the potatoes and have mashed potatoes instead just to soak up the sauce.

  43. Had this last night for dinner and my goodness is was so delicious! Served with a mix of potato, sweet potato and pumpkin mash! Kids absolutely loved it, even my 6 month old enjoyed what she could eat! Definitely making this one a regular!!

    1. Lisa we actually take this one camping. I cook it in the slow cooker as usual, freeze it in a large tub (which doubles then as ice for the esky) … then we reheat it over the fire in the cast iron camp oven for an easy camp dinner with fresh bread rolls 🙂

  44. So I’ve just put this on and so excited but after reading comments, I’m questioning if the French onion soup mix was supposed to be added the way I added it…
    So I put the soup, French onion soup mix (dry), Worcestershire sauce and water into a big bowl, mixed it all together than poured over the sausages and veggies… correct?

  45. Christine Manning

    Soooo easy. Everything in the slow cooker and a warming hearty meal that tasted great. Even my teenager who is a pain went back for seconds. This will definitely make it into dinner rotation.

  46. We loved this when we made it and put some small portions in the freezer and it worked so well. Tastes delicious! We edited a couple of things to suit our tastes but it was awesome. Thank you for sharing this recipe

  47. Just checking cause I’m unsure, in the recipe it mentions – 1T Worcestershire sauce, presume that’s tablespoon and not teaspoon? Thank you ?

  48. Jessica Furlong

    I made this the other night and I added 3 tbsp of Green’s gravy mixed with 3/4 cup of water & 1 tbsp minced garlic to the mixture about halfway through and it was so good. I am definitely going to try it with diced chuck steak next time.

  49. This was so yummy – will definitely be making it again. I followed the recipe and the only change I made was I part cooked the sausages (personal preference as I like that texture better) and I cooked on low for 7 hours. Yum – thank you for a new found easy, cheap and delicious favourite!

  50. So easy & so delicious. Used corn & peas as I didn’t have peas by themselves. Will definitely cook again.

  51. Jenelle Blevins

    This is one of our favourite slow cooker meals ever. We always serve ours over spiral pasta. Leftovers also taste great the next day. Wonderful recipe – thank you!

  52. 5 stars
    Omg it was amazing and full of flavour everyone in the house enjoyed even the fussy eaters
    Definitely will be making again

  53. 5 stars
    This is a real winner.
    I used 6 sausages and added a little garlic then some extra water near the end.
    A very tasty dish that is so easy to put together ❤️
    This will be a regular.

  54. This was a great hit with everyone and was so good even after being on for such a long time (10hrs+).

    Will definitely be making this again.

  55. This is absolutely beautiful. Our family loves it. It’s a keeper forever. So economical and delicious. Thanks Paulene. You are amazing!

  56. 5 stars
    An absolute favourite in our house. So easy on the budget. I throw in whatever veggies need to be used up from my fridge.

  57. Ruvae Harrison

    5 stars
    Wow Made this again tonight. Eve added the capsicum & the teasp of mixed herbs like Jenny did. Amazing so yummy. So moorish. Thank you ?

  58. 5 stars
    we really enjoyed the flavour of this recipe.I only had 8 sausages so added extra veggies.will make again

  59. Wendy Hodkinson

    4 stars
    First recipe I’ve tried without a packet mix. Loved it. Easy to prep. A little bit salty, so will use the salt reduced french onion soup mix and/or condensed soup next time around. Adult son loved it and it’s going on our list of recipes to have again.

  60. I made this yesterday. Didn’t have the french onion soup so chopped up an onion instead. Also left out potatoes and did mash with. Easy and simple and loved by the whole family. Definitely make again.

  61. 5 stars
    Attempted this recipe today and it was a huge hit. So easy to prepare and I chose to brown my sausages first. The flavours were beautiful

  62. Hi Pauline…can this recipe be doubled? I can’t see how many servings. We are a family of 4 adults and three littlies. Would this recipe feed this many or should I double?

    1. Hi Marcia

      This one serves 6 .. it’s a full sized slow cooker full so quite hearty…serve it with some crusty bread as well and I’m confident you’d fill your family. Because this already fills a 6L you couldn’t double it but you can bulk up the veg a bit to whatever fits in and just add a little time if you do so 🙂

  63. 5 stars
    So good for a hearty dinner.
    I use tomato passata instead of tomato soup as I just never buy tomato soup! Turns out really good every time!

  64. 5 stars
    I’ve made this before and will definitely make again. Good hearty food with plenty of sauce to mop up with bread.
    This time I added 1 tablespoon of curry powder, corn kernels and some fresh parsley.

  65. Vicki Hutchison

    I haven’t made this yet but I have never used sausages in the slow cooker so just wondering if the skin comes off the sausages when the cook if you cook from raw ? Thanks in advance

  66. Hubby & I absolutely love this recipe, have cooked it many times, on the Menu again tonight, making it with Chicken Chipolato Sausages, so leaving them whole, also added Garlic, Mixed Herbs and Chilli Flakes 😋

  67. 5 stars
    Yum!!! I used thin pork sausages, did not add the warm water and put in 2 x 125g cans of chick peas instead of potatoes ( was going to serve with mashed potato but changed my mind). Served with sweet potato and steamed baby beans. Also used the salt reduced French Onion soup.

  68. 5 stars
    New favourite. I made it the night before and just put it on low in the morning while I was at work. Sooo tasty. I added 4 bean mix and mushrooms and cut the sausages into about 6 pieces. Next time I might add some bacon and chorizo

  69. 5 stars
    This recipe is a great one to stretch your sausages. With the vegie ingredients and the tasty gravy you can easily serve with mash and a green and everyone feels as though they’ve had a nice meal.
    I halved recipe and we two had enough for two meals served with mash and veg.
    A great recipe to stretch the budget.

  70. I put this on the day of my husband’s soccer breakup party knowing I wouldn’t feel like cooking when we got home, but he would NEED a feeling meal. This fit the bill. I am not a huge fan of everything in the one pot but this was good. Thank you for the recipe.

  71. 4 stars
    Easy peasy to throw together! very tasty and filling.. Was worried the condensed tomato soup would overide flavour but certainly doesn’t! very economical dish.
    Used 8 thick sausages in place of 12 thin and was great.
    Definitely make again as an easy weeknight dinner. Cooked on low for 7.5 hours.

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