Cheesy Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole
By Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus
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.
idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool, approx. 1 lb
yellow onion, diced
velveeta cheese, diced
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add 1 Tbls butter to a frying pan and saute onions for a few minutes.
2Cut 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.
3Meanwhile, put cooked & diced potatoes in 2 quart casserole. Add cooked meat and onions and give it a little toss.
4Mix 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.)
5Pour white/cheese sauce over potatoes and meat. Sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top, and then sprinkle paprika evenly over the top.
6Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 35-45 minutes (watch, until golden brown on top).