In a medium skillet, brown the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
In a large bowl, combine the soup, milk, sour cream, onion, salt and pepper.
In a lightly greased 5 qt. slow cooker, layer half the potatoes, soup mixture and sausage; repeat layers.
Cook on low setting for 6-8 hours or until done.
Uncover and sprinkle with cheese.
Cover and cook 5-10 more minutes or until cheese has melted.