Friday, March 7, 2014

Potato Stuffed Sausage Boats


      For those of you who love twice baked potatoes but don't want to go to all the trouble of making them, this quick and easy recipe from Hillshire Farm is a great substitution.  An excellent camping recipe and if you use the pre-made refrigerated mashed potatoes all you need is a bowl, a couple of utensils and a hot dutch oven to enjoy them outdoors.  In my 10 inch dutch oven they baked for a total of 25 minutes with 10 coals in a ring around the bottom and 22 on the lid.  After 20 minutes I sprinkled them with cheese and in a few minutes they were piping hot and ready to serve.  Dress them up with your favorite toppings or add more cheese, crumbled bacon and some of your favorite herbs to the potatoes before stuffing the sausage.  This one's a camping keeper, for a guilt free version use turkey Kielbasa with low-fat cheese. 

Hillshire Farm Potato Stuffed Sausage Boats
1 1 lb. package Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage (Kielbasa)
4 generous servings prepared refrigerated or instant mashed potatoes
2 Tblsp scallions, minced
2 tsp prepared mustard
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
Freshly ground pepper to taste

     Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
     Cut sausage into 4 equal pieces, slice lengthwise almost through to bottom and spread open.
     Place sausage in prepared oven, cut side up.
     In medium bowl, combine potatoes, scallions, mustard and black pepper.
     Spoon potato mixture evenly over sausages.
     Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until heated through.
     Sprinkle with grated cheese and continue baking until cheese has melted.
     Garnish with your favorite baked potato toppings if desired.
     Makes 4 servings.

Top opened sausage pieces with potato mixture

Bake for 20-25 minutes then top with cheese

Very fluffy but filling too

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