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Cheese Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole

Now, here’s the kind of dish that will have the whole family come running to the table!

This cheese potato and smoked sausage casserole is serious comfort food that’s perfect for a chilly night or when you need something hearty and full of cheesy potatoes and hunks of smokey sausage. 

A Great Recipe for Busy Weeknights

 Smoked sausage and potato casserole

The cheesy potato casserole with sausage requires minimal effort on your part for the biggest rewards.

If it’s been a hectic day, a hectic week, or a hectic life, you should grab your casserole dish and fill it with this homey southern dinner!

Sausage casserole on a white plate next to the casserole dish. There's a van pepper and salt shaker set that is next to the plate.

Ingredients

The recipe requires a few simple ingredients for tons of flavor.

  • Russet potatoes, peeled, cut into cubes, boiled, and cooled.
  • Butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Skinless smoked sausage, sliced
Sausage and potato casserole on a white plate next to a casserole dish.

Step-By-Step Instructions

ingredients for sausage casserole

Start by gathering your ingredients.

Cooked potatoes in a baking dish.

Peel, dice, and boil your potatoes and place them into the greased 9-inch by 13-inch casserole dish.

Sliced sausage in a skillet cooking.

Add some butter to a frying pan and cook the sliced sausage on medium heat for about 20 minutes or until brown.

Place the sausage on top of the potatoes in the casserole dish.

Butter and flour in a saucepan melting.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour.

Pouring milk into a saucepan with melted butter and flour.

Pour the milk into the saucepan and whisk until the lumps are gone.

Shredded cheese in a saucepan with milk, butter, and flour.

Next, sprinkle the shredded cheese into the saucepan along with the salt and black pepper, and cook until the cheese is melted.

Cheese on top of sausage and potatoes in a casserole dish.

Pour the cheese sauce over the sausage and potatoes.

Cooked sausage and potato casserole. There is a spoonful on a wooden spoon being help up above the casserole dish.

Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Optional Ingredients

If you want to change things up a little, you can add some of the following ingredients and switch them out on occasion.

  • Turkey sausage
  • Velveeta cheese
  • Green peppers
  • Hash browns instead of diced potatoes.
  • Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Diced onions and minced garlic
  • A sprinkle of paprika or dried parsley
  • Parmesan cheese
  • A dollop of sour cream on top.

This is one of those delicious casserole recipes with rich flavors you will want to hang on to.

Grab the instructions below. While it’s a great main dish, it could also work as a side dish for the holidays if you need more food to feed a crowd. It’s definitely got the hallmarks of a popular recipe!

Side Dishes to Serve with the Cheese Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole

Smoked sausage and potato casserole

Cheese Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

A savory casserole featuring cheese, potatoes, and smoked sausage. This hearty dish is easy to make and delicious for family dinners.

Ingredients

  • 3 Russett potatoes, peeled, cut into cubes, boiled, and cooled. (I always get one extra potato in case you need it).
  • 1 pound of skinless smoked sausage
  • 4 tablespoons of butter + 1 tablespoon
  • 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the peeled and diced potatoes and add them to the greased baking dish.
  3. Add one tablespoon of butter to a frying pan. Cut the sausage into small pieces and fry in a frying pan for about 20 minutes or so, or until the sausage is brown.
  4. Next, add the cooked sausage to the baking dish. 
  5. Add the four tablespoons of butter to a medium-sized saucepan and melt on medium heat.
  6. Sprinkle the flour into the pan and whisk. It will be lumpy.
  7. Pour the milk into the saucepan and whisk until the lumps are gone. Then, add the salt, pepper, and shredded cheese and cook until the cheese melts.
  8. Next, pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes and sausage and bake uncovered for about 35 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown. 

Notes

For this recipe, I used skinless smoked sausage Eckrich brand, which I bought at Publix.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container and keep them refrigerated.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 564Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 1047mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 25g

Nutrition is approximate.

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