Old-Fashioned Potato, Sausage & Cheese Casserole Recipe Never Gets Old by 30Seconds Food

Old-Fashioned Potato, Sausage & Cheese Casserole Recipe Never Gets Old

Sometimes, you just need some classic comfort food. This good old-fashioned potato, sausage and cheese casserole recipe is tried and true comfort food that never gets old. 

This easy, delicious casserole recipe is also known as Jolean's potato casserole, and it dates back to at least the 1970s. The name might be spelled differently, but we still think Dolly Parton (one of her most popular songs of all time is Jolene) would approve of this down-home, country sausage and potato casserole recipe.

Here's your simple shopping list for this super cheesy casserole: potatoes, smoked sausage, butter, flour, milk, Velveeta cheese, sharp cheddar cheese and smoked paprika.

You can serve this creamy casserole recipe for dinner with a side of vegetables or a salad. This hearty casserole recipe also works well for brunch or breakfast (and we're pretty sure that, after tasting this, no one will ever take your man).

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 

Servings: 8


  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes (about 3 cups)
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into pieces
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 pound Velveeta cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

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Recipe Notes

  • You can make this recipe with smoked sausage or your favorite sausage.
  • You can add more or less paprika, depending on your tastes.
  • If you want this recipe to be gluten-free, use gluten-free flour.
  • Serve on its own or with a salad or vegetables.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days and reheat in the microwave.
  • This recipe can be frozen for up to three months.
  • Try listening to Jolene while you cook this recipe!

Here's how to make it:

  1. Boil the potatoes until just tender. Cool. 
  2. Cook the sausage in a skillet until lightly browned, about 5 to 8 minutes. 
  3. Put the cooked potatoes and sausage into a casserole dish
  4. To the skillet, add the butter, flour and milk. Whisk until smooth, then add the Velveeta cheese. Cook on low heat until melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the cheese sauce over the sausage and potatoes. Toss gently to combine. 
  5. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese and paprika. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 40 to 45 minutes or until top is browned.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 437

Total Fat: 31.6g

Saturated Fat: 14.6g

Cholesterol: 96mg

Sodium: 947mg

Total Carbohydrate: 18.1g

Dietary Fiber: 1.6g

Total Sugars: 5.5g

Protein: 21.3g

Vitamin D: 5mcg

Calcium: 290mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 450mg

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