Creamy Scalloped Potatoes & Kielbasa -My Way

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

I had bought several rings of Kielbasa last time there was a sale on it..,the kids suggested some sort of Scalloped potatoes for dinner so this is what I threw together, and might I add , it was creamy, rich, cheesy goodness!

True comfort food!


Enjoy!


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Serves:

4 - 6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
oil
1 - 14 oz
kielbasa - sliced and cut into
1 medium
sweet onion, sliced and cut into
6 medium
potatoes - peeled, washed and sliced - i used my mandolin to keep thinness consistent - about 1/4 inch
2 c
cheddar or favorite shredded cheese

WHITE SAUCE

3 1/2 Tbsp
butter
4 1/2 Tbsp
flour
1 1/2 c
chicken broth
1 c
heavy cream
1/2 c
milk
1/4 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 - 3/4 tsp
kosher salt
1/2 tsp
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium skillet over medium - high heat, add oil - once hot, add the kielbasa & onions, stirring occasionally - you want the sausage to start caramelizing and the onion to soften. Set aside.
2
Peel, wash and slice potatoes. Can do ahead, keep in cold water.

You could par cook these now too, to cut down baking time, if using a harder potato- such as Russets. I usually will boil 10 - 15 minutes to soften some.
3
Start sauce:

In a medium saucepan over medium heat- melt butter and once melted add the flour...whisk to make a paste and continue cooking for at least a 1 minute to remove the flour taste. I usually stir for 1 1/2 min.
4
Add the broth slowly and whisk as adding, making sure there are no lumps. Now add the cream and milk - then seasonings. Stirring often until you have a thickened white sauce. Taste now, and see if needs more seasonings.
5
In a 4 quart casserole. Ladle enough sauce to cover the bottom of the dish. Next, layer half the potatoes, then half the kielbasa and onion mixture. Next half the cheese.
6
Repeat layer of sauce, potatoes, kielbasa and end with cheese. ( you will need to push potatoes some into the white sauce). When cooking the sauce will cover the potatoes. So don't worry.
7
Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Then, remove foil and continue baking for 40 minutes longer or until potatoes are fork tender.
8
Serve along side of your favorite vegetable and maybe a nice slice of crusty bread.


Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American