Home fries meet casserole in this ultimate comfort food dish that's great for brunch or dinner. It's most economical to buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself.
2 (4-ounce) hot turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups chopped onion
4 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan, and sauté for 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove sausage from pan; drain. Wipe pan with paper towels. Melt butter in pan. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms; sauté 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes and salt; sauté 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
Stir in sausage and broth. Remove from heat. Spoon potato mixture into an 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with cheese. Cover and bake at 400° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until golden. Sprinkle with thyme.
Had some leftover turkey sausage and 2 bags of microwaveable red potatoes I wanted to use. Came across this fabulous recipe and added a few ingredients of my own to come up with a phenomenal dinner that even had my kids digging in for seconds! I followed the recipe but it took way less time since sausage was already cooked and I microwaved the potatoes for 2/3 the required time on package (to get them soft faster).I chopped a few slices of red bell pepper (from a jar) and a fresh Serrano for a little heat and sautéed with the mushrooms. Topped with shredded mozzarella instead and put in oven. Since most was already cooked it only needed to stay in oven 1/2 the time and voila! It was fabulous!
This was delicious! I had prepped the ingredients ahead of time so it came together quickly in the evening. This recipe could easily be personalized using different meats or cheeses, or even different potatoes. One reviewer added red peppers and another adder a hot pepper. I'm going to add those in the future. Overall, a great, flexible recipe with a lot of flavor!
I substituted 8oz of chicken breast for the sausage and swapped out half of the Swiss cheese with a Pecorino Romano and Mozzarella mix. I forgot to add the thyme, but it didn't need it.
It came out excellent, although next time I think I might drop the potatoes to 1 lb to allow some of the other flavors to come forward.
I made this about 2 weeks ago, and it was outstanding. I did use spicy chicken sausage instead of the turkey to save on fat...I didn't even have to wipe out the pan! Already have this planned in the menu again for this month.