There are probably only two (maybe three) meals that I could eat until the whole things is gone. My mom’s sausage casserole is one of them. It’s so simple (both to do and flavor-wise), but the flavor is truly addicting. All this really is is basically layers of potatoes, cabbage and onions, kielbasa sausage and bechamel sauce for flavor and moisture.

Here’s what you’ll need:
– 1 lb. kielbasa sausage (one package is usually a pound), sliced into 1-inch slices
– 1/2 head of cabbage, cut into strips
– 1 large yellow onion, cut into strips
– 1 large russet potato, cut into thin slices
– 1 1/2 cups bechamel sauce (any recipe will do)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

You can use any kind of casserole dish you have, but the measurements above will work best using a 13 by 9 inch pan. First, coat the bottom of the pan with a little of the sauce — just enough to make an even layer. Next, begin layering the ingredients, starting with potatoes, then cabbage, onion and finally, sausage. Add more sauce and layer everything again. Once the pan is full, put one last layer of potatoes and sauce (to help keep the moisture in) and cover with aluminum foil.

Bake the casserole at 375 for about an hour, or until the potatoes are cooked through (this will depend on how thin your potatoes are sliced). Let the casserole cool a little before serving to allow the sauce to thicken a little. And, that’s it! You’re ready to serve up a couple of bowls of deliciousness!

Deliciousness on a Plate

Deliciousness on a Plate

I can’t even tell you what the best thing about this casserole is. The sauce gives everything a wonderful creamy texture and the potatoes, onions and cabbage cook to absolute perfection — the perfect balance between crisp and fresh and soft, melt in your mouth goodness. The great thing about this dish is that everything is good on it’s own, but when you get a bite filled with a little of every component, it’s like a flavor explosion. The creamy-ness of the potatoes and cabbage mixed with the smoked flavor of the kielbasa is pure heaven. This casserole really is a must-try meal…and it’s perfect for this time of year!