Our latest cheap dinner recipe comes on a Friday night with the bare bones left from the last grocery shop. We had andouille sausage, a bag of potatoes and a yellow onion. I contemplated mashed potatoes, which is always a solid go-to side dish. We use a potato ricer to mash and it makes some of the smoothest mashed taters I’ve known. But, this post isn’t about mashed potatoes.

My mom hand-made a recipe book for me a few years ago with all of her greatest recipes and family recipes passed down. She’d be proud to know that I go to it every now and again. I remembered a recipe for potatoes Anna, which is basically a layering of sliced potatoes, onion, butter, cheese, salt and pepper. All of the ingredients were available. Sweet!

Since our grill is out of propane as of late, we’ve been frying our sausages which just isn’t anywhere near the same when it comes to flavor. So, for this recipe, instead of cooking the sausage separately, I decided to thinly slice it and layer it in with the potatoes and onion. Sausage in recipes is usually a good idea and this was no exception. Since it was already cooked, I had a feeling it would work well and add a perfect flavor to a simple dish like this.
Here is the quick, cheap and easy recipe:


Potatoes Anna with Sausage Recipe


  • 4 medium sized potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (we used Mexican blend)
  • 4 TBSP Salted or Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 3 pre-cooked andouille sausages, thinly sliced
  • Salt, Pepper and granulated garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a glass pie pan, spread a thin layer of potatoes, onions, cheese, sausage, salt, pepper and garlic. Repeat the layers until the pan is filled.
  3. Pour melted butter evenly over the top.
  4. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until bubbly and browned on top.
  5. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Slice into wedges and serve hot.