Monday, February 20, 2012

Rosemary Potato and Sausage Supper Dish

Rainy days call for comfort food like this creamy potato and sausage dish.  
Add a salad or vegetable and you have a satisfying meal.
The rosemary and mushrooms offer a tantalizing flavour change from ordinary scalloped potatoes.



























  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 link garlic sausage, skin removed and sliced into 1/4 inch slices.
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, (strip leaves from stem and chop finely)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese ( I used a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella)
  1. Butter a 9x13" glass or pottery baking dish.
  2. In frying pan, saute' onions  in 1 tablespoon of butter until caramelized.  Set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add another tablespoon butter and saute' mushrooms.  Set aside.
  4. Make a white sauce : melt butter in microwavable bowl or in a saucepan on the stove.
  5. Add flour and blend well.  
  6. Add milk a little at a time, mixing until smooth.
  7. Microwave one minute at a time, stirring until it thickens. Or stir constantly on stove until thickened.
  8. Add rosemary and salt and pepper to taste.  Stir well.
  9. Using 1/2 of the potatoes, make a layer of sliced potatoes.  
  10. Top the potatoes with all of the onions and mushrooms.
  11. Cover with a layer of sausage slices and ladle half the sauce over it all.
  12. Top with the rest of the potatoes and arrange the remaining sausage slices on top.
  13. Cover with the rest of the sauce and top with grated cheese.
  14. Bake in 350ยบ oven for 1 hour or until potatoes are done.


10 comments:

  1. I make something similar, but the addition of rosemary wounds wonderful.

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  2. Do you put the sausage in uncooked?

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  3. Oh - this looks so good. I must try this version with the rosemary - my H's favourite flavour! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Mmmm, this is my idea of comfort food. Looks delicious.

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  5. The garlic sausage is bought read to slice and eat. I don't precook it.

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  6. This looks very tasty....I'm thinking garlic andouille would be good in it.

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  7. I am making this for supper. I precooked sausage with the onion/mushrooms. Then I added the flour, stirring to blend through. I added in the milk and some cheese and dried rosemary. Simmer till thickened.I had precooked the sliced potatoes in the microwave.. I layered it and it's baking in the oven right now. 30 min. Should be perfect time as everything is precooked. The sauce tasted very yummy.

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  8. I made this for dinner last night. The family LOVED it and wants me to make it again. I was disapointed there was not any left for lunch today. I didn't have as many potatoes, so I made it in a smaller pan. I want to try with sweet potatoes next time.

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  9. I made this again tonight, but with sweet potatoes and cubed ham. It was really good. I think next time I'll try sweet pototoes and chorizo sausage or another spicy sausage to balance with the sweet. Maybe a mix of white and sweet potatoes would be good too.

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