This quick and easy to prepare, cheesy potato and smoked sausage gratin is a meat and potato dish that everyone loves. It’s meant to be enjoyed and shared.
Cheese. Cheese! Plenty of cheese. How can anyone not like cheese?
It’s beyond our family’s comprehension. As the infamous Sicilian, the Great Vizzini, says, “Inconceivable!”
So if you’re one of those people who doesn’t like cheese, whether it’s because of the texture or an aversion to animal by-products, I warn you: Look away. Look. away. NOW.
For everyone else who jumped on the cheese bandwagon with us, this is your kind of dish.
Cheese, cheese sauce, with another sprinkle of cheese on top.
3 cups peeled and cubed russet potatoes, boiled until tender but not mushy.
1 lb. thinly sliced smoked sausage*, boiled until tender but not mushy
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups half and half or milk
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
In a large skillet over medium-low heat, sauté sausages with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, turning and stirring until they have browned a bit.
Lightly spray a 9×13″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Transfer the cooked potatoes and sausage to the baking dish, stirring just until evenly distributed.
Increase the heat to medium and add the butter to the pan. When it has melted, whisk in the flour. Let cook for about a minute, whisking constantly, to remove the flour taste. Slowly add half and half, 1/4-1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly until evenly incorporated. Continue cooking until thickened.
Stir in Velveeta, paprika, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally until completely melted and sauce is smooth.
Pour cheese sauce evenly over potatoes and meat. Sprinkle grated cheese evenly over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender and casserole is golden on top.
I am trying this tonight. Family loved it
Looks like you also added red and green peppers:)
That’s what I thought that it looks like peppers added I’m gonna do that
I will be putting some onion in mine,any suggestions of cheese instead of velveeta
Try Sheridan Cheese… like sliced cheese
I meant AMERICAN CHEESE… don’t know where that Sherudan came from
Shredded cheddar or Colby- jack would be a good flavor pairing, but most people think Velveeta melts smoother.
Yes try some Guda cheese
Any “soft cheese” can be substituted for the Velveeta
How about cheddar? Or American.
I’m going to make this tonight but add chopped green pepper, red pepper and onions that i will saute lightly in olive oil and then add with the potatoes. Tried to find Potato O’Brien but local stores were out. Weird that the photo shows peppers and onions but no mention in the recipe!
i really like the recipe cheese potato & smoked sausage casserole, but i tried to print it doing a right click with the mouse and it printed, but the font was so big i lost some of the recipe, and you didn’t have a go to the print button
I don’t understand why it says to boil the sausage under the Ingredients but says to saute’ the sausage under the instructions? Both can cook it to desired tenderness but personally I think I like saute to give the sausage a little crisp edge and caramelized coloring. I also don’t see point in adding flour? Basically making gravy and pouring it into Velveeta to make a cheese sauce. You don’t need flour for cheese sauce. And yeah picture definitely shows peppers and onions yet no mention of them in recipe… maybe that’s a personal preference. I think they add great flavor and beautiful color to a dish. But I guess many can just figure out how best to make the dish for their family using this recipe solely as a guide and not an actual How To….Looks Yummy, I’m gonna try it.
The flour is to make a rue which I do when I make homemade bake Mac & cheese I would add some dry mustard to the rue . I myself wouldn’t do the peppers but since my first pregnancy couldn’t stand them but I’d add some sauteed onions to it I always use a recipe for and idea I never measure I just cook withy heart
I find that a lot w recipes on FB.. I made pecan sandies a couple months ago.. the cookies looked NOTHING like the pic.. they ended up round balls.. not the “normal” cookie shape as shown in the picture.. tasted ..ummm…not good..
So true, I often cook from the recipe as a guide for portions & cook from the picture too.
I simply must make this. I will have to figure out an awesome bread and a side.yum!y.
I am thinking of switching out the potatoes anuse Cauliflower in its place.d
I’m so making tonight for my anniversary dinner with added green n red pepper 🫑🌶️ and some onion figured I’d dash some lime on top at ending😊
Well leaving flour out don’t need gravy and a sauce
The white sauce you make before adding Velveeta definitely makes a smoother sauce. I also make this sauce for Mac and cheese, adding a handful of grated cheddar to the Velveeta sauce and more cheddar for topping.
can this be done in crock pot
How do you print this???????
I think some cabbage would go good in this,fry it up then add all the other goodies..
Made this but slice my potatoes add slice sausage,layers them, then the cheese sauce, bake it for 30 minutes until potatoes tenders.
Think I’ll make this but add onions and a can of diced chili peppers !!
I added French fried onions to mine. Really good.
On the potatoes. Can you buy the frozen cubed ones and use?
Why cook the potatoes first when they have to bake in the oven? I’d think they would get too mushy
we added caramelized onions, yellow peppers, red peppers, & broccoli to this dish. It was delicious!! Another spin on it is instead of broccoli add scrabled eggs and top with a little bit of syrup and makes an amazing breakfast! A meal for the entire day!
I am going to make this and add onions and a can of Rotel.
hello I make my with can cream mushroom soup instead of gravy. or cream potatoe ß. soup some family members don’t like mushroom.i also add shredded cheese any flavor. and serve with chessey gralic bread
we call ours Super Bowl special
enjoy either wat yummy