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Cheesy Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole

A creamy, cheesy meat & potatoes casserole, this dinner is simple Southern comfort food.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Casserole, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 420kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups peeled cubed Russet potatoes, boiled until soft but not mushy
  • 1 lb smoked sausage* thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups half & half or milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, over medium low heat, saute the sausage in a large skillet with 1-2 tbsp of olive oil flipping and stirring until they've browned a bit.
  • Lightly spray a 9x13" baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Transfer the cooked potatoes and sausage to a casserole dish, stirring just enough to evenly distribute.
  • Turn the heat up to medium and add the butter to the skillet. When melted, whisk in the flour. Allow it to cook about a minute, whisking constantly, to get rid of the floury taste. Slowly add in the half and half, 1/4-1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly until evenly incorporated. Continue cooking until thickened.
  • Stir in the Velveeta, paprika, and salt & pepper, stirring occasionally until completely melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Pour cheese sauce evenly out over the potatoes and meat. Evenly sprinkle the shredded cheese over top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender and the casserole is golden brown on top.

Notes

recipe adapted from Modern Day Moms

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1178mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 874IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 2mg