I screenshotted this recipe for smoked sausage hash brown casserole a while ago and have been looking forward to trying it out. My boys love smoked sausage and I had high hopes of it being a big hit. It also included a homemade cream of chicken soup which I've never made before, but ended up being SO easy!
For the cream of chicken soup
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup water
1 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon paste
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
Salt and pepper
For the casserole
1 bag of hash browns, defrosted (32-oz)
14 oz smoked sausage, diced (I use turkey sausage)
1 small onion diced
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
I figured I'd give the homemade cream of chicken soup a go and it was actually really easy. If you decide to use the canned version, add milk to it until you have 2 cups of soup.
First up, I melted the butter over low heat...
... and then put in the flour, whisked it together and let it cook for about a minute.
I stirred in the water and stirred it until there were no more lumps and it thickened.
... and then I stirred in the milk, bouillon paste and seasonings.
I stirred it all together and let it simmer until it thickened a bit. Then I added salt and pepper to taste.
While the soup simmered a bit, I combined the hash browns, cheese, diced sausage and onion into a crock pot that I'd sprayed down with Pam spray.
I poured the soup on top, stirred it all together and cooked the whole thing on high for 3 hours.
It's not pretty, but it's DELICIOUS! My kids gobbled it up, Dave had seconds and I took some for lunch the next day. Hearty and filling for Fall and Winter.
Looking forward to browsing through everyone's recipes! Happy Tuesday, friends!!!