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My Mom's Sausage & Rice Casserole

My Mom's Sausage & Rice Casserole

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This is my favorite casserole! It features pork sausage, rice, chicken noodle soup mix and various vegetables. I grew up loving this and now I make it for my husband, who loves it as much as me if not more.

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  • Calories:
  • 449 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 29 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 1796 mg
  • 72%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, combine the sausage, onion, celery and green bell pepper and saute for 5 minutes. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Stir the dry rice in with the sausage and vegetables, then add the water and the soup mix. Transfer this mixture to a lightly greased 2 quart casserole dish and top with the almonds.
  4. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 90 minutes.
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My kids (12 & 15) loved this recipe. I made a big mistake, though, I foolishly didn't drain the sausage afer browning--consequently the finished product came out very, very greasy. Also, I didn't cook the sausage for only 5 mins--it was still very pink--which scares me w/pork--I cooked it until it was completely brown. I will definited make this agin.


I have made a very similar recipe for years and handed out the recipe countless times variation doesn't take as much time and will be less salty/less fat as it doubles the recipe and still uses only 1 pound of sausage..I use it as a side dish instead of a main dish.My variation follows: Cook 1 pound of sausage(I like JImmy Dean Sage) in large skillet with chopped onion,bell pepper and celery until sausage is brown..drain off fat. Meanwhile, bring 4 1/2 cups of water to a boil, add 1 cup regular (not minute) rice and 2 packages Liptons Chicken Noodle with white meat soup mix...simmer for 20 minutes. Mix all together, add a jar of chopped mushrooms if desired..its ready to go.


We loved this! Unfortunately, it barely made enough for all of use so next time, I will have to double the recipe. I did add some fresh sliced mushrooms and a little more celery. I don't think it really matters what kind of sausage you long as you know you like it. Will make this again and again. Very EASY recipe!