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Hearty Sausage & Rice Casserole

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 1 hr 30 min
  • serves: 6 people

This sausage and rice casserole recipe is loaded with sausage, tender vegetables, rice and Cheddar cheese for a hearty, flavorful dish that's perfect for those cold winter days, or anytime you're in the mood for comfort food.


cost per recipe: $9.88

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 package (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms
  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves, crushed
  • 1 box (6 ounces) seasoned long-grain and wild rice mix
  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Chicken Stock
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup(Regular or 98% Fat Free)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)


  • Tips

    • Easy Substitution: For an extra-special touch, substitute 1 package (8 ounces) baby portobello mushrooms, sliced, for the sliced mushrooms.
  • Step 1

    Cook the sausage in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.

  • Step 2

    Add the mushrooms, celery, pepper, onion, thyme, marjoram and the seasoning packet from the rice blend to the skillet and cook until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

  • Step 3

    Stir the sausage mixture, broth, soup, rice blend and 1/2 cup cheese in a 3-quart shallow baking dish. Cover the baking dish.

  • Step 4

    Bake at 375°F. for 1 hour or until the sausage is cooked through and the rice is tender. Stir the sausage mixture before serving. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.


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  • Nice taste and textures

    February 7, 2014

    Really enjoyed the flavors in this recipe. Agree with a previous review that it was a little salty. Used sodium reduced broth and used mildly spiced sausage meet. My husband says its a definite make again :).

  • Perfect easy go-to meal!

    January 4, 2014

    This was very quick and easy meal to make. Taste wonderful. Can be used as a meal or a side dish. Making for the 2nd time and will be a family favorite for sure.

  • 4 clean platers!!!

    Beth E.
    November 6, 2013

    I doubled the recipe except for the sausage, used my left over rice and all four college students loved it. It will definately show up on the table again.

  • Hearty Sausage & Rice Casserole

    July 23, 2012

    Very filling and a huge crowd pleaser

  • Hearty Sausage & Rice Casserole

    Kim P.
    January 2, 2012

    As a 53 year old male, I chose all sodium free or low sodium ingredients assuming the pork sausage and cheese would provide enough "salt" in the recipe.

    I was right. Though, as a male, next time I will use 1-1/2 to 2 pounds sausage and twice as much cheese to make it heartier. Otherwise, this is yummy and I recommend it.

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    Calories 451
    Total Fat 28 g
    Sat. Fat 9.8 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 72 mg
    Sodium 1645 mg
    Total Carb 29 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugar 3 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 20 g
    Vitamin D 6 %DV
    Calcium 12 %DV
    Iron 12 %DV
    Potassium 9 %DV
    Calories 454
    Total Fat 28 g
    Sat. Fat 9.8 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 72 mg
    Sodium 1543 mg
    Total Carb 29 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 21 g
    Vitamin D 6 %DV
    Calcium 16 %DV
    Iron 12 %DV
    Potassium 9 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.