This recipe is super delicious.  I kind of mashed it together out of some other recipes that I don’t recall the source of.

YOU NEED:

1 lb sweet Italian sausage, finely chopped or crumbled
6-8 baking potatoes, diced.  You’re probably supposed to skin them but I don’t.
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 heaping tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1 bay leaf
6 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream

INSTRUCTIONS:

Brown sausage in pan with onions and garlic (if you don’t have time for this step just add them to the bottom of the crock pot).  Drain.  Add to crock pot.

Add chopped potatoes.  You should have enough to fill the crock pot.

Add basil, oregano, and bay leaf, then pour chicken stock on.

Cook low 8 hours.

After 8 hours, mash up the potatoes with a masher.  If you don’t have a masher, use a big spoon and do your best.  Smushing them against the sides works well.

Once mashed, add heavy cream and stir until evenly combined.

Cook on high for 20 minutes, mashing occasionally.

Salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.  I recommend with cheddar cheese or French bread.  Or both.

Notes: Instead of sausage you can make this with bacon and it is also delicious.

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