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Makeover Sausage & Potato Bake Recipe

Makeover Sausage & Potato Bake Recipe

This hearty dish is a Christmas Eve tradition at our house. It also makes an awesome breakfast bake, so any leftovers are great for Christmas morning! —SHANNON JONES, ASHLAND, VIRGINIA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 65 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the turkey, onion, fennel seed, salt, pepper, cayenne and nutmeg over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. In a small bowl, combine soup and milk.
  • 2. In a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray, layer half of the potatoes, soup mixture, sausage mixture and cheeses. Top with remaining potatoes, soup mixture and sausage mixture.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until bubbly and potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 281 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 483 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.