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Indulge in the ultimate comfort fusion with our delectable creation: the Sausage & Mashed Potato Casserole. This recipe brings together cherished elements of Thanksgiving feasts – velvety mashed potatoes, tantalizingly crispy fried onions – and marries them harmoniously with the savory goodness of sausages. The outcome? A heartwarming and robust dish that not only pays homage to holiday traditions but also transforms into the perfect weeknight dinner option.
The Sausage & Mashed Potato Casserole is best enjoyed piping hot, straight from the oven. Its comforting layers of creamy mashed potatoes, crispy fried onions, and savory sausages combine to create a symphony of flavors and textures that are at their peak when freshly prepared. To enhance the dining experience, consider serving it with a side of steamed vegetables or a simple green salad to add a touch of freshness and balance to the dish.
Sausage & Mashed Potato Casserole
1 19.5-ounce package sausage, casing removed
2 shallots, minced
1 24-ounce package refrigerated mashed potatoes
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon dried poultry seasoning
1 8-ounce package shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup French fried onions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Brown the sausage in a frying pan over medium-high heat, stirring often.
3. Cook about 7 minutes, until browned and crumbly. Add the shallots and sauté together 2 minutes, then drain off any excess fat and set aside.
4. Stir together the mashed potatoes, milk, and poultry seasoning until smooth. Add the sausage and mix until well combined.
5. Spread the potato mixture in a baking dish, and top with the melted cheese.
6. Bake for about 20-30 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and the casserole is warmed through. Top with the fried onions and bake 5 more minutes, then serve.
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