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Easy Potato Casserole

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You really can't go wrong with any dish that showcases potatoes, sausage, and cheese as its main ingredients. I brought this "casserole" (I use the term loosely because this is actually a Hungarian specialty called rakott krumpli, or quite literally, layered potatoes) to a dinner party last weekend and aside from the abstaining vegetarians of the bunch (though it can be made without meat!), this one-pot dish delivered a true taste of Eastern Europe. Recipe continues after the jump.You might even have some of these at home, all you need are: 3 lbs small red potatoes, a dozen eggs (11 hard-cooked and sliced, 1 beaten), 2 packages pre-cooked kielbasa (sliced), sour cream, grated cheese (cheddar or your choice), salt to taste.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Boil the potatoes for 25 minutes, let them cool, then peel and slice. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. layer potato slices evenly on bottom, and salt generously. Spread with sour cream, then layer egg slices, sprinkle with cheese, and layer sausage. Repeat then finish with another layer potatoes. Add 2/3 cup sour cream to beaten egg, whisk, and spread mixture thickly on top. Sprinkle generously with cheese.

Layered Ingredients

Layered Ingredients

Cook for 30 minutes, then put under the broiler for 5 minutes until top is lightly browned. Cover with foil to keep warm. This dish can also be lightened up by using turkey sausage, reduced-fat sour cream, and reduced-fat cheese. Or omit the sausage to make it a meatless main.

Comments (2)

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    This is one good looking and "easy to make" sounding casserole! Can't wait to try it! With those ingredients one can't go wrong. And omitting the turkey sausage it is a perfect dish for my vegeterian friends to enjoy it too! It is a perfect party dish! Thanks Natalie!

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    I made this last night and it is really good. I am usually averse to hard-boiled eggs but they blend in quite well. I halved the recipe and made the casserole with Tofurky Kielbasa instead. Still delicious and my first taste of Hungarian food. Thanks!

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