Jolean's Cheese Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole

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"I'm re posting this recipe from ZAAR/ in memory of Stacky5 who left us way too soon in 2008. Who was a very sweet lady that left behind some recipes that was simple " Comfort Food " but full of good flavors. This is her ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: " This was another one of our favorites in the 70's Very inexpensive and very easy to make. Just recently found this recipe hand-written by my Mom, and the warm feelings flood back to me, because this was a true favorite in our house. Little did I know that she was on such a tight budget, yet made things like this that we all loved!! NOTE: The meat that was used in this recipe always varied, according to whatever we had available at the time." My review back in 2005: This was really very were right on the money with the cooking time for the smoked sausage.I added 1/2 cup more cheese, because i love cheese:)and also to me this was a comfort food.This will be made again in my home. I believe the next time I make this I will add just a little more pepper.Thank you for posting.And here are my Private Notes to the recipe,just add a little more pepper to taste,if desired.only use about 1 1/4 cup of milk.:)if you want to make this to feed a larger crowd,add 2 more cups of potatoes and use 1 1/2 cups of milk instead of the 2 cups called for in the recipe. Posted to " ZAZZ " on July 8th.2014. " Keep Smiling :)"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (295.5 g)
  • Calories 565.3
  • Total Fat - 40.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 99.7 mg
  • Sodium - 1391 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 5.2 g
  • Protein - 26.4 g
  • Calcium - 540.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 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.

Step 2

Meanwhile, put cooked & diced potatoes in 2 quart casserole,the add cooked meat and give it a gentle toss.

Step 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.).

Step 4

Pour white/cheese sauce over potatoes and meat. Sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top, and then sprinkle paprika evenly over the top.

Step 5

Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 35-45 minutes (watch, until golden brown on top).

Step 6

NOTE: You can substitute: 1/2 lb. hot dogs, sliced into 1/2-inch slices OR 1/2 lb. ham diced into 1/2-inch dices OR 12 oz. can of Spam diced into 1/2-inch dices, instead of the smoked sausage.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.