Monday, April 11, 2011

Sausage and Potatoes Casserole

Two words - Comfort food.  Okay, one more word - Delicious.   All contained in one casserole dish. 

Nothing else really needs to be said about this recipe.  Well except for maybe that I even managed to sneak in a vegetable too  :-) 

Enjoy it.  My family sure does!

Sausage and Potatoes Casserole

(Serves 6 to 8)

4 cups of cubed potatoes
3 cups of diced turkey sausage, pre-cooked
1 cup of pureed or finely chopped cauliflower
1/2 cup light butter, melted
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Dash of Cajun seasoning

For the sauce:

2 and 1/2 cups of reduced fat or skim milk (fat-free evaporated milk is fine)
2 cups of reduced fat shredded cheese
2/3 cup of organic, unbleached flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 13x9 inch baking pan (or large casserole dish) with cooking spray. Peel and cut potatoes.  Boil them until just soft  but not completely done. Drain water and set aside. 

In a large pot, place the potatoes with cut up sausage, chopped (or pureed) cauliflower, butter, green onions, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and seasoning.  Create sauce by pouring in all of the milk and 1 cup of the cheese, adding the flour last to thicken.   Cook on medium heat until mixture starts to boil. 

Spoon potato casserole into baking pan.  Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top.  Bake for 30 minutes or until potatoes are slightly brown on top.  Serve hot. 

Freeze leftovers in plastic containers for up to four months.  Reheat in microwave or in the oven. 

Tomorrow I'll share an easy, delicious dessert recipe that was a hit in my house!  This week is all about comfort.  Then we'll end it with an Easter fun treat. So come on back and kick your shoes off for some great family recipes. 


  1. Do you use kielbasa type turkey sausage or is it breakfast sausage?

  2. Hey Alison - Good question! I use the kielbasa turkey sausage. I rarely, ever use the "breakfast" sausage type for any of my meals! I don't like the maple flavor of it. However, you could try it and see if it agrees with your taste buds! :-)


  3. Do you think this would make a good freezer meal?

  4. @ Lisa - Yes, this does make a great freezer meal! I have frozen this recipe using both sausage and ham. You simply microwave it to defrost it. Very tasty! I will be making a lot more meals like this now that I'm going back to work soon. Good luck if you try it out! I think you'd enjoy it.