Yesterday, I chose a recipe off of my "Foods to Eat" board and tried it out. When I make items off of Pinterest, I try to go back and make comments on them so others know what I think.
This following recipe is a keeper! My husband actually said he would eat leftovers! As you can see from the picture, it is extremely cheesy. When I make it next time, I will cut the Velveeta portion in half. It was almost to much cheese for me. If you have children, I can see this being a favorite with them.
Jolean's Cheese Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole
- 3 cups potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool, 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
- 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 all remaining ingredients (except for shredded cheddar cheese & the paprika) in a saucepan over medium heat until warm, melted and smooth. (Use a whisk and stir constantly.).
Pour white/cheese sauce over potatoes and meat. Sprinkle shredded sharp 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).