CHEESY SMOKED SAUSAGE & POTATO CASSEROLE

CHEESY SMOKED SAUSAGE & POTATO CASSEROLE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups Idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool, approx. 1 lb
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼  tsp pepper
  • ½ lb Velveeta cheese, diced
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb skinless smoked sausage (Eckrich is my favorite brand)
  • ⅛ tsp paprika

DIRECTIONS:

Cut sausage in half, lengthwise and then chop into ½ inch half moon cuts. Cook in a saute pan for about 15 minutes turning frequently, until slightly brown. Meanwhile, put cooked and diced potatoes in 2 quart casserole. Add cooked meat and give it a gentle toss. Mix butter, flour, milk, salt, pepper and Velveeta cheese in a saucepan over medium heat until warm, melted and smooth. Use a whisk and stir constantly. Pour white cheese sauce over potatoes and meat. Sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top and then sprinkle paprika evenly over the top …