Potato Casserole With Andouille Sausage

Potato Casserole With Andouille Sausage
D.L. Rattray
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 75 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
450 Calories
28g Fat
35g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 450
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 792mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 264mg 20%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 983mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A flavorful cheesy potato casserole with sausage is jazzed up with Cajun spices, chopped peppers, and uses andouille—a spicy sausage made from smoked pork. In keeping with Cajun foods, these ingredients add that extra kick to what would be more of a classic au gratin dish. Take your pick of using a mild or sharp cheddar, or grab Monterey Jack cheese and include it for a blend of delicious cheeses.

Serve with a tossed salad or some crusty bread to round out your meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds small white potatoes, peeled, if desired, cut in 1/2-inch chunks

  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 8 to 12 ounces andouille sausage, sliced

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1/3 cup flour

  • 2 1/4 cups milk

  • 6 ounces cheddar, or cheddar jack blend cheese, shredded, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun spice blend

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

  2. Put potato chunks in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain and set aside.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the sausage, onion, and bell pepper; cook, stirring, until the onion is soft. Transfer the vegetables to a plate and set aside.

  4. In the same saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Add the flour and cook, stirring, until smooth and bubbly. Stir in the milk and cook until thickened. Add about 1 cup of cheese, along with the spice blend, salt, and pepper. Cook until cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth.

  5. Combine the sauce with the potatoes and the sausage mixture. Stir gently to blend. Transfer to the baking dish and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over the top.

  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.