Cheese Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole
This recipe really piqued my interest...It is the most re-pinned recipe on Pinterest. Think about it...out of a million recipes, this one brings back fond memories of childhood...It was a recipe that was passed around in the 70's. I guess I missed making it then. So I had to give it a try...boy am I glad I did!!
the original recipe started with a white sauce and I went one shortcut further and used alfredo sauce...This would be great with an addition of sauteed chopped onion...do not add additional salt...pepper yes.
Cheese Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole
5 cups idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool, approx. 21/2 lbs
I jar 15 ounce alfredo sauce
1/4 cup half and half or milk
1/2 lb Velveeta cheese, diced
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lb skinless smoked sausage
1/8 teaspoon paprika
Cut skinless smoked sausage in half, lengthwise, and then chop into 1/2 inch "half moon" cuts. Cook in a frying pan for about 15 minutes, turning frequently to SLIGHTLY brown.
Meanwhile, put cooked diced potatoes in 2 quart casserole. Add cooked meat and give it a gentle toss.
Mix Alfredo sauce, half and half, diced velveeta and 1/4 cup of the shredded cheddar in a saucepan over medium heat until warm, melted and smooth. (Use a whisk and stir constantly.).
Pour cheese sauce over potatoes and meat. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top, and then sprinkle paprika evenly over the top.
Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 35-45 minutes (watch, until golden brown on top).
melt the sauce and cheese together over low heat and stir frequently...
fry bite size sausage in your favorite yellow pan until browned...I like mine with lots of cooked edges...
add meat to potatoes in a 2 quart casserole and toss...
pour cheese sauce over top and stir....
sprinkle remaining cheese and paprika over top and...
bake at 350 for 35 minutes...I put a piece of foil underneath to catch any runovers,,,
nice and browned and cheesy and bubbly!
This is comfort food at it's finest! Cheesy and meaty and so very good!!!
Cheers To Happy !!