Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Potato Casserole Recipe




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Introduction

Indulge in the hearty and comforting flavors of Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Potato Casserole Recipe. This dish is a perfect combination of creamy cheese, savory smoked sausage, and tender potatoes, making it a satisfying and delicious meal for the whole family.

Why Make This Recipe

Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Potato Casserole is a great recipe for busy weeknights when you want a filling and easy-to-make dish. It requires simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry and delivers a cozy and flavorful casserole that will warm your soul.

How to Make Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Potato Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool, approx. 1 lb
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ lb Velveeta cheese, diced
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb skinless smoked sausage (Eckrich is my favorite brand)
  • ⅛ tsp paprika

Directions:

  1. Cut the smoked sausage in half, lengthwise, and then chop into ½ inch half-moon cuts. Cook in a sauté pan for about 15 minutes until slightly browned.
  2. Put the cooked and diced potatoes in a 2-quart casserole dish. Add the cooked sausage and gently toss.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix butter, flour, milk, salt, pepper, Velveeta cheese until warm, melted, and smooth. Stir constantly.
  4. Pour the white cheese sauce over the potatoes and sausage. Sprinkle sharp cheddar cheese on top and then evenly sprinkle paprika.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 35-45 minutes until golden brown on top.

How to Serve Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Potato Casserole

Serve this delicious casserole hot, straight from the oven. It can be enjoyed on its own as a satisfying meal or paired with a side salad for a complete and balanced dinner.

How to Store Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Potato Casserole

Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through before serving.

Tips to Make Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Potato Casserole

  • Be sure to cook the sausage until slightly browned for added flavor.
  • Use high-quality cheeses for a rich and creamy texture.
  • Feel free to add in additional seasonings like garlic powder or onion powder for extra flavor.

Variation (If Any)

You can substitute the smoked sausage with cooked ham for a different flavor profile. Simply chop the ham into cubes and follow the same directions.

FAQs

  1. Can I use a different type of cheese in this casserole? Yes, feel free to experiment with different cheese varieties based on your preference.
  2. Can I prepare this casserole ahead of time? Yes, you can assemble the casserole up to a day in advance and bake it when ready to serve.
  3. Can I freeze Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Potato Casserole? While it is best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze any leftovers in a freezer-safe container for up to 2-3 months.

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