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Cheesy Sausage Casserole recipe

cheesy sausage casserole recipe with potatoes

Casseroles are so easy to make, and they tend to hide the flavors of foods such as vegetables which are often snubbed by children. This is why I love making casseroles! They are easy to make, and my kids will eat the healthy stuff because the flavors are blended together; if not masked entirely. Love that!

This cheesy sausage casserole is super easy to make. All you have to do is chop the ingredients, mix them together, and bake! The resulting flavor is yummy, and enjoyed by both adults and children. That is a huge win! So, without further ado, here is my easy, cheesy sausage casserole recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 8 bockwurst sliced (or any sausage of your choice)
  • 1.5 lbs. Dutch yellow potatoes (cut in half)
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • three dashes of salt
  • paprika, basil (season to taste)
  • 2 pats of butter cut in quarters
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I like the Mexican cheese mix by Kraft)
  • Tools: mixing bowl, casserole dish, wooden spoon

Pre-heat the oven to 350. Once you have cut and sliced the ingredients, mix the potatoes, carrots and sausage into a mixing bowl. Coat the mixture with olive oil and salt. Stir. Then add the basil and paprika and stir. Then add the 2 pats of butter, which should be quartered. Then add the 2 cups of shredded cheese and stir. Cover the casserole dish and bake for 1 hour at 350.

cheesy sausage potato casserole recipe

After the casserole is done cooking, let it sit covered outside of the oven for roughly five minutes. Then, uncover and serve! Since this casserole has both potatoes and sausage, it can be filling. I recommend starting everyone out with one scoop, and if that is not enough food, go back for seconds. This recipe serves six people. Enjoy!

I hope you love my cheesy sausage casserole recipe. My family does!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

cheesy sausage potato casserole recipe

Easy potato wedges recipe

Easy potato wedges recipe you can bake in the oven! My kids love French Fries, and anything made from potatoes. That is why these potato wedges are such a hit in my household! They are like wide-cut fries, but healthier and yummier. Love!

Baked potato wedges make a great side dish for a wide variety of entree’s. Basically, if you are thinking of French Fries, or any potato dish, these baked potato wedges will work perfectly; and kids will love them.

These easy to make potato wedges only require three potatoes, a cutting board, a baking pan, and an oven! You don’t have to be a chef to make these, they are super easy!

So, without further ado, here is how to make baked potato wedges.

What you need:

  • Baking pan or sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Potato peeler
  • Cutting board
  • Knife or mezzaluna

Ingredients:

  • 3 russet potatoes
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Parmesan Cheese

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel your potatoes. Using a sharp knife or a mezzaluna, cut the potatoes into small wedges. Line the wedges on the parchment paper (see photo below). Sprinkle basil, then oregano, then paprika, grated parmesan cheer, and finally salt over the potatoes. Voila! They are ready to bake!

Bake your potato wedges for 35 minutes at 400 degrees. This recipe will serve six people as a side dish. If you need to serve more people, add potatoes. One potato serves two people.

That’s it! These potato wedges are super easy to make, and they are delicious. I hope you enjoy them!

Things you may need to make potato wedges at home:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Creamy Chicken Pasta recipe

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Creamy Chicken Pasta recipe: tapered mug / Italian Soda recipe (inside mug) / turquoise dinner plate / tablecloth (sold out, also love this one) /

One of our favorite types of food is pasta. There are so many different ways to fix pasta, so it’s a fabulous staple to keep in the kitchen pantry for lunch or dinner. If you love pasta, and you love chicken, this is a great recipe you can make with them both! You can use chicken purchased for this meal, or use this as a way to incorporate chicken leftovers. It’s great with BBQ chicken leftovers, baked chicken leftovers, and rotisserie chicken leftovers.

This Creamy Chicken Pasta recipe uses cream; which, as we know, isn’t great for a diet. I made it lighter by switching the cream to half-and-half. You can also substitute milk for an even lighter version of the sauce. That being said, here is what you need to make Creamy Chicken Pasta yourself!

Creamy Chicken Pasta ingredients

  • 1 pound of your favorite pasta
  • 2 cups shredded chicken (I like to use Safeway’s shredded rotisserie chicken, or leftover chicken chopped in smaller pieces)
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes (or one can diced tomatoes-drained)
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped or smashed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (I prefer extra virgin)
  • 1 pat of unsalted butter
  • 1.5 cups of heavy cream (I use half-and-half instead)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon each of paprika, basil, oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

You will need two pots to make Creamy Chicken Pasta. One large pot for cooking your pasta, and one medium saucepan for the sauce. Cook your pasta separately from your sauce. For the sauce, mix all the ingredients together and simmer on medium for thirty minutes. Stir frequently to keep the cheese from sticking to the pot. When the pasta is done cooking, drain, and then mix the sauce together with the pasta. Voila! You have easily cooked Creamy Chicken Pasta! Love!

My kids really enjoy this meal, and it is an enjoyed by adults too. This makes a great family dish! You can top it with more parmesan cheese if you’d like, once it’s on your plate. This should make about nine servings. We usually have leftovers, and the leftovers are great for lunch the next day. I hope you enjoy my Creamy Chicken Pasta recipe!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy