Cheesy Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole: A Comforting Delight 🥔🧀🌭

Savor the goodness of a hearty meal with our Cheesy Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole—a comforting blend of tender potatoes, savory smoked sausage, and melted cheese. This casserole is a celebration of flavors and textures, making it the perfect dish for family dinners or gatherings. Simple to prepare and delightful to the taste, it’s a comforting delight that’s sure to become a favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  1. Prepare Potatoes and Sausage:
  • Peel and thinly slice the potatoes. Slice the smoked sausage into rounds.
  1. Layer Potatoes and Sausage:
  • Arrange half of the sliced potatoes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the sliced smoked sausage and half of the chopped onions. Repeat with the remaining potatoes, sausage, and onions.
  1. Make Cheese Sauce:
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to create a roux. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Gradually whisk in the milk to avoid lumps. Continue to whisk until the mixture thickens.
  • Add garlic powder, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese until melted.
  1. Pour Cheese Sauce Over Layers:
  • Pour the cheese sauce evenly over the layered potatoes, sausage, and onions in the baking dish.
  1. Bake:
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the potatoes are tender.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • If desired, garnish the casserole with chopped fresh parsley before serving. Let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Accept the comforting warmth of our Cheesy Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole—a delectable medley of potatoes, smoked sausage, and melted cheese that will not disappoint. This casserole is a testament to the joy of hearty, home-cooked goodness, and is ideal for sharing with loved ones or enjoying as a comforting solo meal. Serve it up, savor the flavors, and bask in the comforting warmth it brings to your table.

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