Printable recipe – Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole
This recipe goes back to the hearty food of the 1970s. My mom used to make hearty side dish casseroles a lot since we had a big family and food had to go a long way.
The recipe is easy to make and delicious. I used sweet Italian sausage that it would not be too spicy and slimmed it down a little with low fat buttermilk and Cabot reduced fat cheddar cheese.
Gather the ingredients. You will need potatoes, Butter, flour, sweet Italian sausage, buttermilk, cheddar cheese, paprika, salt and pepper.
Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for about 15 minutes. They should be slightly firm since they will cook a bit more in the oven.
Meanwhile cut the sausages in half and then into one inch pieces and cook, in a skillet over a medium heat, until they are lightly browned. Only about 5 minutes or so.
Combine the flour and butter and cook slightly and add the buttermilk. Use a whisk and stir continuously. The sauce will thicken slightly. Add 1/2 of the cheese and stir to combine. Remove from the heat.
Cut the boiled potatoes into small chunks.
Place them in a casserole dish that has been sprayed with Pam cooking spray.
Add the cooked Sausages and distribute evenly.
Pour the cheese sauce over the top and combine well.
Add the remaining cheddar cheese over the top of the casserole and sprinkle with paprika. Cook in a preheated 350 º F oven for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown on the top.
Amount Per Serving Calories 487 Total Fat 34.6g Saturated Fat 15g Unsaturated Fat 17.3g Cholesterol 88mg Sodium 955mg Carbohydrates 22.6g Fiber 1.3g Sugar 4.6g Protein 20.6g