Friday, August 9, 2013

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 Cheese, Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole

Quick is good.  Easy is good. Inexpensive is good. Taste is very good.  I hope you enjoy this recipe I found.

Cheese Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole

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 lb. Velveeta cheese, diced
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lb. 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 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).

**NOTE: You can substitute: 1/2 lb. hot dogs, sliced into 1/2-inch slices OR 1/2 lb. ham diced into 1/2-inch dices OR 12 oz. can of Spam diced into 1/2-inch dices, instead of the smoked sausage.** 

The Old Guy


  1. Looks like good old comfort food that my hubby will love!

  2. Sounds amazing and will make a wonderful casserole on a crisp fall day. Can't wait to try it out! Thanks.

    1. I ended up making this this weekend... Couldn't wait for fall! It was delicious. Perfectly creamy cheese sauce. I used smoked sausage and followed recipe exactly. Next time I plan to try the sauce on macaroni. Thanks Old Guy!