Photo: Jennifer Davick; Stylist: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
53 Mins
Stand Time
5 Mins
Makes 6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.

Step 2

Stir in tomatoes and next 3 ingredients, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Transfer sausage mixture to a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Stir together mashed potatoes, cheese, and Italian seasoning in a large bowl. (Mixture will be dry.) Spread potato mixture over sausage mixture in baking dish.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly. Top with fried onions, and bake 5 more minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Step 5

*1 (1 1/4-lb.) package ground chicken sausage may be substituted.

Step 6

**1/2 tsp. dried basil may be substituted.

Step 7

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Bob Evans Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend.

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