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Smoked Sausage Potato Casserole

This hash brown potluck staple gets a dinner makeover with the addition of smoked sausage. Creamy, cheesy smoked sausage potato casserole is also great for using up leftover ham! Serve with a green vegetable such as roasted broccoli or asparagus for a complete meal!

Smoked Sausage Potato Casserole with hash browns, kielbasa, sour cream and plenty of cheese! | Kitchen Gidget

Welcome back to another Sunday Supper. Root vegetables are in the spotlight this week! Thanks to Cindy of Cindy’s Recipes and Writings for hosting us this week.

Cheesy hash brown casserole is one of my favorite recipes. This classic side dish (also known as funeral potatoes) is a potluck favorite. In fact, this recipe is adapted from a church cookbook. Those compilations are the best because you know they’re tried-and-true crowd-pleasers!

So let’s get down to the root of this casserole.

This casserole features my favorite root vegetable: potatoes! This particular recipe is awesome because it uses frozen, diced hash browns, no thawing necessary! You can absolutely peel and dice fresh potatoes, but I love the convenience of a bag of potatoes in the freezer.

Smoked Sausage Potato Casserole with hash browns, kielbasa, sour cream and plenty of cheese! | Kitchen Gidget

After slicing my smoked sausage or kielbasa, I like to brown it in a pan before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. I find that this adds another layer of flavor and draws out excess grease, plus the crispy, caramelized bits are my favorite part. If you’re using a lean sausage or short on time, this step is not necessary.

The type of cheese you use is your choice. Basically any kind of good shredding/melting cheese will work. Cheddar, colby or Monterey Jack blend are all delicious choices. Swiss cheese would be good too, especially if using diced ham instead of smoked sausage!

Did I mention this is a great way to use up leftover ham? Yes, I’m already thinking about leftover Easter ham!

Be sure to check out the other root vegetable recipes at the end of the post. I’ve got my eye on all things carrot cake!

~ Smoked Sausage Potato Casserole ~

Smoked Sausage Potato Casserole with hash browns, kielbasa, sour cream and plenty of cheese! | Kitchen Gidget

Smoked Sausage Potato Casserole

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Cheesy, crowd-pleasing hash brown casserole gets a dinner makeover with the addition of smoked sausage!


  • 1 package (13-16oz) smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup finely diced onion (about half a large onion)
  • 1 lb frozen hash brown potatoes (diced or southern style)
  • 1 can (10.5oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tub (8oz) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheese (cheddar, colby or Monterey Jack), divided
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 13x9 baking dish.
  • If desired, brown sliced sausage in a frying pan over medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels if there is excess grease.
  • In a large bowl, combine sausage, diced onion, potatoes, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, melted butter and 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  • Spread in an even layer in prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Bake for 45-55 minutes, uncovered, until hot and bubbly and cheese begins to brown.
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    Sue Lau

    Wednesday 30th of March 2016

    This looks like such a great comfort food casserole!


    Sunday 13th of March 2016

    I put potatoes and smoked sausage together all the time. Such comfort food for me. This one is definitely going #onthemenu!


    Sunday 13th of March 2016

    Thank you, Christie! :-)

    Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook

    Sunday 13th of March 2016

    Oh my gosh this casserole sounds incredible. True comfort food.

    Cindys Recipes and Writings

    Monday 7th of March 2016

    My kind of casserole!


    Monday 7th of March 2016

    I love hashed brown casseroles! Add sausage and I will need to walk at least 10 extra miles this week!!! Omnomnom!

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