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Sausage and Potato Casserole: A Delicious and Simple Recipe

Sausage and Potato Casserole: A Delicious and Simple Recipe

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Do you love comfort food? Sausage and potato casserole is a classic comfort dish that is simple to make and absolutely delicious. This recipe only requires a few ingredients, so it’s perfect for a busy weeknight. In just 30 minutes, you can have a hearty and satisfying meal on the table! This easy sausage treat is a great recipe that the whole family will enjoy.

Sausage and Potato Casserole: A Delicious and Simple Recipe

Why Potatoes Make Great Casseroles

Potatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients around. They can be boiled, mashed, roasted, or fried. And they always make a dish more filling and satisfying. Potatoes are also a great source of vitamins and minerals, so they’re good for you too!

Add in the fact that they are inexpensive. It’s no wonder that potatoes are such a popular ingredient in casseroles.

Reasons You Will Love This Dish


We already touched on how it is a thrifty gem to add to your menu planning rotation. It is also comforting and filling, being ready in just 30 minutes. The best part for me is that it can be easily customized to your liking.

Simply switch out the kind of sausage or meat you want to use, add something like diced bell peppers, etc. You can even make it different by swapping out the cheddar cheese for a different variety.

It doesn’t use cream soup as a base either – no cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup. Heck, there isn’t even any sour cream in this easy recipe.

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What Sausage to Use for Sausage Potato Casserole

This recipe calls for kielbasa sausage, but you can really use any type of sausage that you like. If you want a little bit more spice, try using a hot Italian sausage. Or for a more mellow flavor, use a sweet Italian sausage.

You can also use ground beef, turkey, or chicken in this recipe if you prefer. Just be sure to cook the meat before adding it to the casserole.

We prefer kielbasa because this Polish gem pairs so nicely with potatoes. It is also budget-friendly, making it a great choice for feeding a large family or group. An average-sized rope of it is on sale for $3 often.

Bonus: It is already cooked and has a great flavor, but feel free to use whatever sausage you like best.

If you want breakfast sausage, I would also stir in a few cooked scrambled eggs. If you want to use breakfast sausage to make this a potato breakfast casserole, I would also stir in a few cooked scrambled eggs.

I would go with pork sausage in link form instead of a ground sausage mixture. You will want bite-sized pieces of meat in the finished potatoes recipe.

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What to Serve with This Recipe

This Sausage and Potato Casserole recipe is hearty and filling, so it doesn’t really need anything else unless you have a bigger family. The bland potatoes play off the salty goodness of the delicious sausage and the sharp edge of the cheddar cheese to perfection. However, if you want to round out the meal, you could serve it with a side salad or some steamed vegetables.

We like steamed fresh green beans.

How to Make Sausage and Potato Casserole

This Sausage and Potato Casserole recipe is so easy to make! Simply cook the potatoes and sausage in a large skillet, then stir in the cheese and green onions. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish, and bake for about 20 minutes. That’s it! If you’re looking for an easy and delicious week

Sausage and Potato Casserole ingredients

Ingredients

  • Large baking russet potatoes – you could use other kinds of potatoes but I think these have the best texture. Red potatoes would be our second pick.
  • Kielbasa sausage – Italian sausage would work but you would want to skip the caraway seeds.
  • Cheddar cheese shreds – I used sharp cheddar
  • Milk – we use 2%. There is no need to get heavy cream, etc.
  • Caraway seeds – these are optional but we really like them in this dish. They add a flavor of their own that goes great with the sausage
  • Dry dill – you could also use fresh but we never seem to have any on hand
  • Fresh cracked black pepper – this is to taste

How to Make Sausage and Potato Casserole

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a 13×9 baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

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Layer the potatoes at the bottom of the dish

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Mix the caraway, dill, and pepper together and sprinkle half of the mixture over the potatoes

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Sprinkle on half of the cheese

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Add the sliced sausage in an even layer

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Top with remaining seasoning mix and cheese

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Pour milk over the casserole

cover casserole with foil

Cover tightly with foil and bake for about 1 hour

Serve and enjoy!

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How to Store Leftovers

This Sausage and Potato Casserole recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Just reheat in the microwave or oven when you’re ready to eat.

You can also freeze this casserole for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.

Sausage and Potato Casserole FAQs

Can I use frozen potatoes?

I wouldn’t recommend it. Frozen potatoes tend to be watery and mushy when they’re cooked. If you’re in a pinch, you can thaw them first and then use them in the recipe.

What kind of cheese should I use?

I think sharp cheddar tastes best in this recipe, but you could use any kind of cheese that you like.

Can I make this Sausage and Potato Casserole recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can! Just assemble the casserole and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours before baking.

Can I make this recipe in the slow cooker?

Yes, I would do it on low for 6 hours.

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Final Thoughts

Whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal or a dish to feed a crowd, this Sausage and Potato Casserole recipe is sure to please! Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Yield: 4

Sausage and Potato Casserole: A Delicious and Simple Recipe

sausage and potato casserole plated up

Do you love comfort food? Sausage and potato casserole is a classic comfort dish that is simple to make and absolutely delicious.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large baking russet potatoes, sliced thin
  • 1 lb kielbasa sausage, sliced - Italian sausage would work but you would want to skip the caraway seeds.
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shreds
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • ½ teaspoon dry dill
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a 13x9 baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Layer the potatoes at the bottom of the dish

Mix the caraway, dill, and pepper together and sprinkle half of the mixture over the potatoes

Sprinkle on half of the cheese

Add the sliced sausage in an even layer

Top with remaining seasoning mix and cheese

Pour milk over the casserole

Cover tightly with foil and bake for about 1 hour

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 639Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1571mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 28g

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