Delicious Ukrainian Hotsput Casserole
Ukrainian hotsput is a delicious easy-to-make casserole. You combine Ukrainian sausage, potatoes and vegetables, add in mushroom soup for a gravy, then top it with cheddar cheese for a taste feast.
Plan to make a large batch of hotsput because everyone will want to come back for seconds. This tasty oven casserole is a crowd pleaser and with a few time-saving tricks, can be made in record time.
Use a large lidded enamel roasting pan and add all ingredients except the cheese.
- onion, chopped
- potatoes, sliced or chopped
- carrots, chopped
- mushrooms, sliced
- Ukrainian sausage, cubed
- grated cheddar cheese, (added at end of cooking time)
Make sure to use Ukrainian sausage, so this casserole has its delicious, slightly smokey flavor. I've tried other meats but none work as well as Ukrainian sausage.
Making Gravy for Hotsput
In a saucepan combine 2-3 cans of mushroom soup and water. Bring to a boil until smooth and slightly thickened. Add:
- garlic powder
Pour over vegetables in casserole dish. Cover and bake at 325-350 degrees until potatoes are just soft.
Topping With Cheese
Uncover and top with grated cheese and cook casserole until cheese is bubbly.
Time-Saving Tips for Hotsput
- Preheat your oven while assembling casserole
- Place mushroom soup in blender to instantly smooth out lumps
- Grate cheese ahead of time and freeze so that when you make your casserole, this task is out of the way
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