Angie's Sausage-Potato Hotdish (I'm from MN so it's hotdish, if you live elsewhere,it would be a casserole)
1 lbs (1 tube/roll) bulk breakfast sausage (I prefer the Jimmy Dean Hot or reduced fat variety )
2-3 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 (8oz.) pkg. cream cheese or neufchatel (light cream cheese), cubed
6 green onions with three inches of the top, chopped
2 T. Flour
1 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
a good dash of white wine
sour cream as needed to add to the sauce (because we like sour cream)
In a large skillet, Brown up the sausage and the onions, drain . deglaze the pan with the wine if desired. Put back in the pan.
Add the flour, stir, add the milk and stir until the mixture is bubbly. add the cream cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. Add more milk if the sauce is too think. This is the point where you get to decide if you need to add some sour cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Layer the sausage mixture with the potatoes in a 2-3 quart casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. You can grease the casserole with butter or even the sausage grease, oh heck, mix it in with the potatoes while you are at it... Sorry got carried away there... Okay, I really have done this but it can get to be a real high fat dish then.
cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Cook covered for 45 min., then uncovered for the rest.
If you have some diced or sliced cooked potatoes... Make the sauce, reducing the milk to1/2 cup, mix with the potatoes and bake for 20-30 min until hot and the top is browned.