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Potato Sausage Casserole - Creamy Sausage Potato Bake

Potato Sausage Casserole consists of layers of sliced potatoes, ground pork sausage, and shredded cheese covered in a basic white sauce. Creamy Sausage Potato Bake is an easy casserole that is reminiscent of what Mom or Grandma would serve.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole without cream soup, creamy sausage potato bake, Ground Pork Sausage Casserole, Potato Sausage Casserole
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 cups potatoes, cleaned and sliced thin
  • 1 cup reserved potato water
  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onions (optional)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 Tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Boil the cleaned, sliced potatoes for 5 minutes in salted water. Reserve 1 cup of cooking water; drain the remaining water.
    Potato Sausage Casserole consists of layers of sliced potatoes, ground pork sausage, and shredded cheese covered in a basic white sauce. Creamy Sausage Potato Bake is an easy casserole that is reminiscent of what Mom or Grandma would serve.
  • Brown pork sausage loosely; drain excess grease.
  • In a small saucepan; melt margarine. Add flour and stir until smooth.
    Potato Sausage Casserole consists of layers of sliced potatoes, ground pork sausage, and shredded cheese covered in a basic white sauce. Creamy Sausage Potato Bake is an easy casserole that is reminiscent of what Mom or Grandma would serve.
  • Slowly add 1 cup reserved potato water and milk; whisking over medium heat until smooth.
    Potato Sausage Casserole consists of layers of sliced potatoes, ground pork sausage, and shredded cheese covered in a basic white sauce. Creamy Sausage Potato Bake is an easy casserole that is reminiscent of what Mom or Grandma would serve.
  • In the casserole dish, layer all cooked, drained potatoes, add layer of onions on top.
    Potato Sausage Casserole consists of layers of sliced potatoes, ground pork sausage, and shredded cheese covered in a basic white sauce. Creamy Sausage Potato Bake is an easy casserole that is reminiscent of what Mom or Grandma would serve.
  • Top with drained sausage and shredded cheese.
    Potato Sausage Casserole consists of layers of sliced potatoes, ground pork sausage, and shredded cheese covered in a basic white sauce. Creamy Sausage Potato Bake is an easy casserole that is reminiscent of what Mom or Grandma would serve.
  • Pour white sauce over the entire casserole. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
    Potato Sausage Casserole consists of layers of sliced potatoes, ground pork sausage, and shredded cheese covered in a basic white sauce. Creamy Sausage Potato Bake is an easy casserole that is reminiscent of what Mom or Grandma would serve.
  • Cover with foil, and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and let sit for 10 minutes before serving. (Optional: remove foil the last 10-15 minutes of baking for a crusty cheese topping.)
    Potato Sausage Casserole consists of layers of sliced potatoes, ground pork sausage, and shredded cheese covered in a basic white sauce. Creamy Sausage Potato Bake is an easy casserole that is reminiscent of what Mom or Grandma would serve.

Notes

  • Love spice? Try using hot pork sausage in this Potato Sausage Casserole.
  • If you are using unseasoned pork sausage, you will want to add salt to the cream sauce. 
  • I did not peel my potatoes because I used Yukon gold potatoes which have a thin skin.  Use whatever potatoes you have on hand and peel if desired before boiling.
  • Onions are optional.  Use as many or as little.  They do add great flavor to this old fashioned casserole without cream of mushroom soup.
  • If you like a crusty cheese topping, remove the foil the last 10 to 15 minutes for a golden brown appearance (see photo below).
  • Let the oven sausage casserole sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving so that it holds together.
  • Try some more old fashioned casserole recipes like Mom's Tuna Casserole, Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole and Grandma's Chicken and Rice Casserole.

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 2mg