Cheesy Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole

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If you enjoy comfort food on occasion and feel you deserve to indulge sometimes then this is for you. If you are on a diet or counting calories please do not keep reading because I am not responsible for the 2lbs you will surely gain by eating this cheesy carb sausage masterpiece. I make it in colder months because ….. well it warms my soul and fills my belly. Some use it for a side but I use it for the main course because it is truly filling ……

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of white potatoes of your choice, peeled, boiled, cooled and cut into cubes (approx. 1lb)
  • 1 lb of Smoked Sausage, skinless ( or for my Pennsylvania friends use Smoked Kielbasa )
  • 5 tablespoons of real butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon Paprika
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 lb of Velveeta Cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup of shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Directions:

  1. Take Sausage and make sure all the skin is off, cut into 1/2 inch circles and the half moon cut them all. Then cook in a frying pan for about 10 minutes on medium. Turning frequently until slightly browned.
  2. Then toss together  your ready potatoes and browned sausage in a bowl and then place in a 2 quart casserole dish.
  3. In a sauce pot on low to medium, mix butter, flour , milk, salt, pepper, and just the Velveeta Cheese until completely melted and smooth …. you must stir or whisk constantly as not to burn it to bottom of the pan.
  4. Pour the cheese mixture over the potatoes and sausage.
  5. Then sprinkle the Sharp cheese on top and then sprinkle the paprika on the very top.
  6. Bake at 350* for 35-40 minutes or till top is golden brown.

Note: If you are making this for kids you can use hot dogs of course 🙂

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