Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Cheesy Potatoes and Smoked Sausage

The picture is not too pretty but it tasted good!

Let me start this off by saying that I am not a big smoked sausage fan. My husband likes it and I rarely cook with it, but I had some on hand because I made corn chowder last week. So I was trying to think of something I would like to use it in and came up with this and I love it and so does my husband. I saw this recipe for cheesy ranch potatoes.  So I mostly followed the recipe:

I diced up about 5-6 medium potatoes (with the skin on).  I preheated the oven to 400 degrees.  I threw about 4 pats of butter in my glass 9 x 13 pan and set it in the oven to melt the butter and pulled it out after about 2 minutes.  I poured my potatoes in the buttered pan and then added more butter that I had cut into little squares.  It was about 3/4 of a stick of butter (hush, you know you like butter). 

I added chili powder, salt and pepper and stirred it, covered it with foil and baked it for an hour.  At about 30 minutes, I chopped up the smoked sausage (2 links in a package) and added it to the potatoes and gave it another stir.  After the last 30 minutes, I took the potatoes out of the oven and stuck them with a fork to make sure they were tender.  I added the dressing I had on hand which happened to be hickory bacon and onion but you could use ranch.  I just added about 1/2 cup but really I just squeezed it out until it looked good.  Then I threw on a handful of shredded cheese and stirred it again. 

I cooked it for 5 more minutes, cooled it and served it. 

For more recipes check out Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace and Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.


  1. Sounds amazing. Although I can't believe you don't like smoked sausage!

  2. We LOVE smoked sausage and this dish sounds awesome!

  3. This looks like something we'd love, especially my husband. I have some potatoes and ranch dressing that need to be used soon, so I think I will make this dish in the very near future! Thanks!

  4. I made this tonight and it was a bit hit with my husband! Thanks for posting! I think this one will be hanging around on our menu!

  5. @Amanda
    Thanks! I am glad he liked it. We love it here too.


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