Cheesy Potato/Sausage Casserole by trublmkr

Ingredients

3 cups potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool, 1 lb 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 2 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 lb Velveeta cheese, diced 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 1 lb skinless smoked sausage (Eckrich is my favorite brand) 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

1. Cut skinless smoked sausage in half, lengthwise, and then chop into 1/2 inch "half moon" cuts. Cook in a frying pan for about 15 minutes, turning frequently to SLIGHTLY brown.
2. Meanwhile, put cooked & diced potatoes in 2 quart casserole. Add cooked meat and give it a gentle toss.
3. Mix all remaining ingredients (except for shredded cheddar cheese & the paprika) in a saucepan over medium heat until warm, melted and smooth. (Use a whisk and stir constantly.).
4. Pour white/cheese sauce over potatoes and meat. Sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top, and then sprinkle paprika evenly over the top.
5. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 35-45 minutes (watch, until golden brown on top).