Comfort food: Mashed Potatoes with Smoked Sausage Gravy

I love this super simple dinner. It comforts me! My mom uses to make this. I come from broken and poor family. Money always was a problem – cheap dinner options were welcomed.


I won’t be surprised if you never ate something like this. But I love this simple food. It warms my heart and put a smile on my face. I’m happy where I am right now!

Comfort food: Mashed Potatoes with Smoked Sausage Gravy

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Cheap dinner idea



  • 6 potatoes (about 1 kg)
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt
  • 2 smoked sausage (about 7 inches each) cut into small stripes
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • water
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. MASHED POTATOES: Wash and peel the potatoes and boil in salt water until tender. Drain.
  2. Heat the milk and meanwhile mash potatoes using a potato masher.
  3. Slowly blend milk into potatoes until desired consistency. Cover and set aside.
  4. GRAVY: Heat oil in the frying pan. Add chopped onion and cook for few minutes, add sausage stripes. Stir-fry for a minute. Add flour and stir-fry.
  5. Add cold water – stir and let it simmer for few minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. More water if needed.
  6. Enjoy.


7 thoughts on “Comfort food: Mashed Potatoes with Smoked Sausage Gravy

  1. Sounds good, especially on a cold day like today here (though the sun is out so it’s pleasant). I also am from a family in which money was tight. No smoked sausage here in those days; basically they came with the ‘delicatessen’, mostly with Polish refugees duriing and after WW2. So our ‘comfort food’ for cold days was stew and dumplings using a cheap cut of beef or mutton.
    Now we make our own sausages at home but, as yet, have no way to smoke them so we buy smoked sausage from the Romanian shop in Leeds. We more often eat them in a ‘tocaniță’ (a kind of ‘stew’ with beans or cubed potato.

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    1. Interesting. It’s cheap here in Latvia, cause they aren’t good quality. Now, I can afford organic grass fed meat & sausages and put them more than onions. But back then it was few slices of something like this: Also root vegetable stews but I’m not big lover of them… There is one called “Estonian dish” – so delicious – whole root vegetables boiled in meat broth. Still love it!


      1. The sausage pictured in the link you have given looks pretty much like the ones we have in the fridge now. There are several different ones but the one we have is ‘cârnați țărănesc’ – countryside sausages. They are smoked and pretty good but are, of course, usually much better when made in the family.

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