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Smoked Sausage Potato Bake

My mom passed this recipe along to me. I often fix it for company because it's pleasing to the eye as well as the appetite. I rarely have leftovers, since second helpings are a given.—Joanne Werner, La Porte, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-2/3 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound smoked sausage links, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, milk, 4 tablespoons butter and salt to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in potato flakes. Let stand for 30 seconds or until liquid is absorbed. Whip with a fork until fluffy. Stir in sour cream and cheddar cheese.
  • Spoon half into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Top with sausage and remaining potatoes. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Melt remaining butter and toss with bread crumbs; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through and edges are golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 662 calories, 49g fat (26g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 1382mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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