Cupboard Clean Out Casserole

Sometimes the best meals are the accidental ones. Like this one. Andy had wanted something hearty for dinner and I hadn’t gone to the grocery store and really didn’t feel like dealing with people, waiting in lines, or figuring out what I should make. So I started pulling things from our cabinets and just throwing them together into a pan. What came out was actually pretty magical, so much so that I’ve made this dish a few times with planning.

Cupboard Clean Out Casserole

1 lb of ground pork sausage
5 medium sized potatoes
1 small can of corn, drained
1 medium green pepper, diced
1/2 sweet onion, diced
1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
black pepper
garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350.

Microwave potatoes for 8-12 minutes or until they are fork tender. Cut into 1/4 to 1/2 pieces and place in a bowl.

In a medium skillet, cook ground sausage until browned, making sure to break it up into small pieces.  Set ground pork sausage aside (into potato bowl), leaving any remaining fat in the pan. Add onions and peppers to pan and cook for 5-10 minutes on medium heat until onions and peppers are slightly browned. Add to bowl with sausage and potatoes. Add about 1/2 tsp of each black pepper, salt, rosemary, and garlic powder. Toss to combine.

Pour mixture into a roasting pan. Top dish with shredded cheddar cheese, then put pan into preheated oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese has melted and browned.

Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes, serve and enjoy.

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