Potato casserole with cheese & sausage


°3 cups Idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cubed when cool, approx. 1 pound
°4 tablespoons of butter
°4 tablespoons of flour
°2 cups of milk
°1/2 teaspoon of salt
°1/4 teaspoon pepper
°1/2 pound Velveeta cheese, diced
°1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
°1 lb skinless smoked sausage
°1/8 teaspoon paprika


Cut the skinless wieners in half, lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch "half-moon" cuts. Cook in a cast iron skillet for about 15 minutes, turning frequently to lightly brown.
Meanwhile, place the cooked and diced potatoes in a 2-quart saucepan. Add the cooked meat and stir gently.

Combine all remaining ingredients (except grated cheddar cheese and paprika) in a saucepan over medium heat until hot, melted and smooth. (Use a whisk and stir constantly.).
Pour the white/cheese sauce over the potatoes and meat. Sprinkle grated sharp cheddar cheese on top, then sprinkle paprika evenly on top.


Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 35-45 minutes (watch, until top is golden brown).