It’s a meat and potatoes night here at the Jones house. I bought a bagful of potatoes before Thanksgiving, and I am trying to use them up while they’re nice and fresh. I was looking for a quick and easy recipe and found this one on a blog named Recipes From The Big Blue Binder. I almost always have a loop of smoked sausage or kielbasa on hand so this was a simple, easily done selection. Sliced sausage rounds, chopped onion and cubed potatoes are tossed with olive oil and seasoned to taste. The mix is layered in a foil lined pan and roasted until golden brown. Grated cheddar cheese is sprinkled across the top of the sausage and potatoes and returned to the oven just long enough to melt. Serve this up with a tossed salad or a tender-crisp vegetable and you have what will be a family favorite.
NOTE: I only used 3 potatoes, and I thought it was more than enough. Also I tossed the mix with olive oil in a bowl, but I chose to season the sausage, potatoes, and onions in the pan itself. It’s much easier to season it evenly.
OVEN ROASTED SMOKED SAUSAGE AND POTATOES (Serves 4)
- 1 package of smoked sausage, sliced into rounds
- 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
- 5 large potatoes, peeled and chopped into ½ inch cubes
- olive oil
- fine sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- sweet paprika
- 1/2 t. dried thyme
- a handful of grated strong cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400*F. Line a large baking tray with several sheets of foil, and drizzle with a bit of oil. Spread the oil out over the pan. Set aside.
- Put the sausage rounds, onions, and potatoes into a large bowl. Drizzle with a couple TBS of olive oil and season to taste with salt, pepper, paprika and dried thyme. Toss together until everything is evenly distributed. Pour this out onto the baking tray, and spread it out as much as you can.
- Place into the heated oven and roast for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so, until the potatoes are golden brown and tender. Turn off the oven.
- Scatter the cheese over top of the cooked meat and potatoes, Pop back into the oven a few minutes to melt the cheese.
~ from RecipesFromTheBigBlueBinder.Blogspot.com