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Use Smoky Andouille Sausage To Give Cajun Flavor To Potato Casserole
Tasting Table recipe developer Jessica Morone's Cajun Potato Casserole is a comforting side dish, which can also serve as a main meal due to a boost from Andouille sausages.
Andouille is a coarse, smoked style of sausage made of pork, pepper, onions, and a blend of Cajun seasonings, which adds tons of flavor to a basic potato casserole.
Morone's recipe calls for 12 ounces of andouille sausage, chopped and sauteed with onion and bell pepper till the sausage is browned and the vegetables are tender.
Morone also adds extra flavor using a Cajun seasoning blend, which you can make by blending paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, pepper, and oregano.
The Cajun spice mix plays off the seasonings used in the sausages, creating a cohesive flavor throughout the dish. You can adjust the amount of seasoning to your preference.
To balance the intense flavors, Morone adds shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise to the potatoes to bring a classical, creamy element to the casserole.