Cheesy Potato Sausage Bake

Certainly! Here’s the full recipe for the super cheap dinner of Cheesy Potato and Sausage Bake:

Cheesy Potato and Sausage Bake


  • 2.5 pounds of potatoes, diced (about half of a 5lb bag, around $2)
  • 1 pound of smoked sausage, sliced ($3.46)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or your choice) ($2.22 a bag, half for $1.11)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare Potatoes:
    • Wash and dice the potatoes into bite-sized cubes.
  3. Bake Potatoes:
    • Place the diced potatoes on a baking sheet.
    • Bake in the preheated oven until the potatoes are almost tender. This should take approximately 30-40 minutes.
  4. Prepare Smoked Sausage:
    • While the potatoes are baking, brown the sliced smoked sausage in a skillet over medium heat until it’s fully cooked and has a nice brown color.
  5. Combine Potatoes and Sausage:
    • Once the potatoes are almost done, transfer them to a baking dish or casserole dish.
    • Add the browned smoked sausage to the potatoes, mixing them together.
  6. Add Cheese:
    • Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of the potato and sausage mixture.
  7. Final Bake:
    • Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Serve:
    • Once the cheese is melted and bubbly, remove from the oven.
    • Allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Optional Additions:

  • You can add seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, or dried herbs to enhance the flavor.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions or parsley for a fresh touch.

Enjoy your Cheesy Potato and Sausage Bake! This budget-friendly dish is not only economical but also delicious and satisfying.

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