Have you ever tried something so delicious you can barely stand it…and something that you’re even more shocked that you actually made. This is one of those recipes. When you make Cheese Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole , you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven.
I came across this recipe for Jolean’s Cheese Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole, as I was trying to find a way to use up some Three Cheese Johnsonville Sausage I had. I have to say…..it was TASTY! My kids all love it and ate every bit! I can’t say that it’s a healthy recipe, but it is good ‘ol Comfort food! It was fairly simple and I’ll bet not too hard on the budget. There have been various Sausage coupons out there lately as well.To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:
3 cups Idaho potatoes peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool, approx. 1 lb
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound Velveeta cheese diced
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 lb skinless smoked sausage
1/8 teaspoon paprika
Cut skinless smoked sausage in half, lengthwise, and then chop into 1/2 inch “half moon” cuts. Cook in a cast iron frying pan for about 15 minutes, turning frequently to SLIGHTLY brown.
Meanwhile, put cooked & diced potatoes in 2 quart casserole. Add cooked meat and give it a gentle toss.
Mix all remaining ingredients (except for shredded cheddar cheese & the paprika) in a saucepan over medium heat until warm, melted and smooth. (Use a whisk and stir constantly.).
Pour white/cheese sauce over potatoes and meat. Sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top, and then sprinkle paprika evenly over the top.
Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 35-45 minutes (watch, until golden brown on top).