Casseroles are a favorite of many. They are ideal for taking to a potluck or a family dinner. We can also refer a potluck to other names such as faith supper, dish party, or Jacob’s supper. It simply means a gathering where everyone brings a different dish to share. Sausage is one of those meats that have such great flavor, and I enjoy incorporating them into casserole dishes.
History of the Casserole
- Casseroles are known as a one-dish-meal
- Casseroles became popular in the 1950s
- They are usually baked in an oven
- Casseroles usually consist of meat, vegetables, and a starch
- In the UK, they typically make casseroles using gravy
- Casseroles have different names according to the origin. In Greece, they are known as moussaka, whereas in France, they are called cassoulet
Sausage Casserole Pie
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 3 eggs (beaten)
- 3 tbsp Bisquick
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 3 cups Bisquick
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup shortening
- ¾ cup cold water
- 1 egg (beaten to brush the top of the crust)
- Grease a pie pan.
- Blend three cups of Bisquick and one-half teaspoon of salt in a medium-size mixing bowl. Cut In one cup of shortening with a pastry blender or two knives until crumbly.
- Mix the cold water into the mixture slowly, until it forms a dough-like consistency. If you find that it’s too dry, add a little more water.
- Form the dough into a ball and divide it into two pieces.
- Gently roll each piece on a lightly floured surface and place one into a prepared pie pan. The other piece will cover the top of the filling.
- Preheat the oven to three hundred and fifty degrees. Cook the ground sausage over medium heat and drain the oil.
- In a mixing bowl combine three beaten eggs, three tablespoons of Bisquick, one cup of grated mozzarella, and one cup of grated cheddar cheese.
- Stir in one cup of cottage cheese, one-half cup of heavy cream, one-half teaspoon of black pepper, and the garlic powder. Mix all ingredients until well combined and stir in the ground sausage.
- Pour the sausage mixture evenly into the prepared pie shell and cover with the top piece. Crimp the edges together and brush the top with the beaten egg. Poke a few holes into the top for venting, using a fork, and bake for thirty minutes.
- Cover the pie with foil and bake for an additional thirty minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand for approximately fifteen minutes. Enjoy!
Spicy Corn Bread Sausage Casserole
- 2 pounds hot Italian ground sausage
- 1 cup minced onion
- 2 small cans of tomato sauce
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 packages taco seasoning
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Corn Bread Topping
- 1½ cup Bisquick
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup butter (melted)
- 1 cup shredded Montrerey jack cheese
- Brown two pounds of ground Italian sausage and one cup of minced onion over medium-high heat and drain.
- Stir in two small cans of tomato sauce, two teaspoons of garlic powder, and two packages of taco seasoning.
- Transfer mixture into a casserole dish and spread three cups of shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the top. Set aside and prepare the cornbread topping.
Corn Bread Topping
- Preheat the oven to three hundred and fifty degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, sift together one and one-half cups of Bisquick, one cup of cornmeal, one cup of white sugar, and one tablespoon of baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, whisk two eggs, one cup of milk, and one-half cup of butter until well combined.
- Mix the dry and wet ingredients together.
- Spread evenly over the top of the sausage mixture and bake for approximately thirty minutes.
- Remove from the oven and spread one cup of Monterey jack cheese on top. Cut into servings and enjoy!
Sausage and Potato Casserole
- 6 medium potatoes
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 4 tbsp butter (melted)
- 4 tbsp Bisquick
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 10 sausages
- Preheat the oven to three hundred and fifty degrees, and grease a baking dish.
- Wash the potatoes and slice thinly.
- Layer the potato slices into the prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle with some of the Bisquick, salt, and pepper, and drizzle with a little of the melted butter.
- Repeat the layers until there are no potatoes left.
- Pour three cups of heavy cream over the layers and place the sausages on top.
- Bake for one hour. Enjoy!