Cheesy Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole

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Serves: 4-6
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Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

3 c idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool, approx. 1 lb
4 Tbsp butter
4 Tbsp flour
2 c milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 c yellow onion, diced
1/2 lb velveeta cheese, diced
1/2 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lb smoked sausage
1/8 tsp paprika

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Tammy Todd Recipe
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Member Since Oct 2012
Tammy's notes for this recipe:
This is a 70's dish I almost forgot about but I saw this on Food.com and remembered how good and easy this is and want to make again. It is a recipe you can make to your likes. You can add broccoli or bell pepper and change it up. I love recipes like this. If you want glutten free, use cornstarch instead of flour. If you want, make it with less fat. Its a very forgiving recipe. 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.
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Directions

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add 1 Tbls butter to a frying pan and saute onions for a few minutes.
2
Cut smoked sausage in half, lengthwise, and then chop into 1/2 inch "half moon" cuts. Add sausage to the onions and cook for about 15 minutes, turning frequently to SLIGHTLY brown.
3
Meanwhile, put cooked & diced potatoes in 2 quart casserole. Add cooked meat and onions and give it a little toss.
4
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.)
5
Pour white/cheese sauce over potatoes and meat. Sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top, and then sprinkle paprika evenly over the top.
6
Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 35-45 minutes (watch, until golden brown on top).
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user Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus - Dec 23, 2012
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user Ellen Bales Starwriter - Dec 23, 2012
This sounds great, Tammy, and I'm so glad to see it calls for smoked sausage, my favorite. So many recipes call for breakfast sausage and I don't care for it. I suppose in most instances I could substitute. I will definitely be making this one!
user Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus - Dec 23, 2012
Your welcome! I love smoked sausage as well! Let me know if you try it! Thanks for the nice comment :)
user Leigh Culver TraegerMomma - Dec 23, 2012
Just made this! It was really good. Couple of things I did not see is what size dish to use and I was not sure about the flour since it was not listed in the list of ingredients. However, it was really good. I only used 1 cup of milk and it was still creamy. Thanks for sharing!
user Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus - Dec 23, 2012
Thank you Leigh, I'am glad you liked it! Sorry, I did not realize I forgot to add the flour in the list, thank you for letting me know, I will fix that. It's 4 Tablespoons of flour. I use my big casserole dish and didn't know what size it was, but I'm glad it worked out for you!

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