Recipe of the Week: Cheesy Sausage & Potato Casserole!

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Great as an easy and inexpensive weeknight meal. Just add a green veggie and bread!

Cheesy Sausage & Potato Casserole

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Cheesy Sausage & Potato Casserole


  • 3 cups Idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cubed once cooled, approx. 1 lb
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 lb Velveeta cheese, diced
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb skinless smoked sausage (Any brand, but Hillshire Farm is on sale the most in my area)
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Special note:
  • You may substitute 1/2 lb. hot dog weenies (1/2-inch slices) OR 1/2 lb. ham (1/2-inch cubes) OR 12 oz. can of Spam (1/2-inch cubes) for the sausage as this is such a forgiving and versatile dish. Also may substitute bagged pre-cooked potatoes such as Simply Potatoes OR use previously baked potatoes.


  1. Cut skinless smoked sausage in half, lengthwise, and then chop into 1/2 inch "half moon" cuts
  2. Cook in a frying pan for about 15 minutes, turning frequently, just until SLIGHTLY brown
  3. Combine browned meat with cooked/diced a in 2 quart casserole that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Mix all remaining ingredients (except for shredded cheddar cheese & the paprika) in a saucepan over medium heat until cheese is melted and smooth
  5. Stir cheese sauce constantly, using a whisk
  6. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes and meat.
  7. Sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar cheese and paprika evenly over the top of dish
  8. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 35-45 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden brown


PREP TIME:Depending on the potatoes you are using, prep time is anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. Pre-cooked potatoes will only require that you open a bag and boil for about 5-8 minutes if they are frozen or raw, OR you can put them in the microwave on high for 3-5 minutes. If using leftover baked potatoes, then you'll take the skins off and slice. Starting from scratch with raw potatoes will take about 20-25 minutes.


So what do you think?