Cheesy Potatoes with Smoked Sausage
Cheesy Potatoes with Smoked Sausage are a super cheesy and creamy side dish with sliced smoked sausage. This potato dish is pure comfort food and can be eaten as a side or a main dish.
- 4 cups diced, peeled russet potatoes
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 (14-ounce) package smoked sausage, sliced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups half-and-half or milk
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 ounces velveeta cheese, cubed
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
Place potatoes in a pot of salted water. Bring to a boil and boil until just tender. You want them a little undercooked because they will cook more in the oven.Drain well. Place in prepared baking dish.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and sausage and cook until sausage is browned. Remove sausage from skillet and place in the prepared baking dish with potatoes.
Wipe skillet clean and add butter. Melt over medium heat. Add flour and cook and stir for 1 minute.
Gradually whisk in half-and-half. Bring to a simmer. Add garlic powder.
Turn heat to low and add velveeta. Stir until melted.
Add half the cheddar cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour cheese sauce over potatoes and sausage. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.