Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cheese Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole

Pinterest has become my new addiction.  I enjoy viewing and trying out the different crafts, recipes and home decor ideas that other people find.  If you are not familiar with the site, I highly recommend visiting it and setting up a profile.

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


  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, put cooked & diced potatoes in 2 quart casserole. Add cooked meat and give it a gentle toss.
  3. 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.).
  4. Pour white/cheese sauce over potatoes and meat. Sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top, and then sprinkle paprika evenly over the top.
  5. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 35-45 minutes (watch, until golden brown on top).

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