So when I saw this on Pinterest, part of me thought, "I already have a meal like that...I don't need another." But what I couldn't get past was the fact that cheese was involved. The only thing that can make foods better for me is cheese (or chocolate, depending on what kind of food it is :).
So I gave it a try.
And I loved it.
I have a feeling I will be alternating between the two from now on. Still love that skillet meal in all of its simplicity and with the right herbs/spices involved. But there is something about gooey cheese on potatoes too...
It is hard to see much of the cheese in the picture; it all just kind of melted into the dish.
But it was there.
Dancing on my taste buds.
6-8 potatoes, peeled and sliced (I used my mandolin on a medium slice, I think I used 6 and had PLENTY of potatoes)
1 lb smoked sausage. I like the beef. The one change I would make to this recipe is that I would use TWO lbs. instead. I wanted more sausage. :)
1 medium onion diced (I do not like cutting onion, so I totally cheat with frozen chopped onion :)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 stick butter
1/2 lb (around 12 slices) American cheese or other preferred cheese. I got REAL American cheese from the deli for this. Oh yum.
Boil sliced potatoes until tender.
Slice sausage and heat in the skillet. The original recipe had the sausage and the onions sauteed separately. I just did it all together. :)
In a casserole dish, alternate layers of potatoes, sausage and onions, and cheese. So I had potatoes, sausage and onions, cheese, potatoes, sausage and onions, and cheese.
Top with salt and pepper.
The original recipe called for using the butter by dotting the top with it. I honestly think I forgot to do that. The cheese on top was enough richness for me. :) I don't think I used butter at all.
Tightly cover with aluminum foil.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes.