Now, here’s the kind of dish that will have the whole family come running to the table!
A Great Recipe for Busy Weeknights
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!
The recipe requires a few simple ingredients for tons of flavor.
- Russet potatoes, peeled, cut into cubes, boiled, and cooled.
- All-purpose flour
- Ground black pepper
- Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Skinless smoked sausage, sliced
Start by gathering your ingredients.
Peel, dice, and boil your potatoes and place them into the greased 9-inch by 13-inch casserole dish.
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.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour.
Pour the milk into the saucepan and whisk until the lumps are gone.
Next, sprinkle the shredded cheese into the saucepan along with the salt and black pepper, and cook until the cheese is melted.
Pour the cheese sauce over the sausage and potatoes.
Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
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
- Green chili corn casserole from Best Casserole Recipes
- Green beans and bacon
- Homemade dinner rolls
- Pan roasted corn
- 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
- Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook the peeled and diced potatoes and add them to the greased baking dish.
- 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.
- Next, add the cooked sausage to the baking dish.
- Add the four tablespoons of butter to a medium-sized saucepan and melt on medium heat.
- Sprinkle the flour into the pan and whisk. It will be lumpy.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Hi there! I’m Julie Pollitt from ‘Back To My Southern Roots.’ My love for cooking started way back on my grandparents’ farm in Tennessee. Those sunny days, the smell of biscuits in the oven, and all the family fun really sparked my passion for cooking. On my blog, I share more than just recipes – they’re like stories from my life, full of Southern warmth and homey goodness. The best part? Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a kitchen pro, you’ll find my recipes super easy to whip up. So, come on, pull up a chair, and let’s make some delicious memories!