Weeknight Dinners: Sausage and Rice Casserole

Today I am sharing with you one of our family's favorite recipes.  This was a recipe I grew up with and I now make for my own family.  It's a sausage and rice casserole.  I can honestly say this is one that my kids ask me to make over and over.  On a day like today when it is cold outside, this is the perfect comfort food to make.

It's super easy and has a great flavor!  I like it with the hot sausage for extra spice, but the mild sausage also works just fine.  It's your preference.

Sausage and Rice Casserole Recipe by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com



1 lb bulk sausage (I use Bob Evans zesty hot)

1/2 onion chopped

1 small celery stalk chopped

5 cups water

1 pkg of Lipton chicken noodle soup secrets (2 packets)

1 cup of uncooked rice (not minute rice)


1. Boil 5 cups of water and add both packets of Lipton chicken noodle soup, boil for 7 minutes

2. Saute chopped onion, bulk sausage, and celery until brown, drain

3. Combine both with 1 cup of uncooked rice in a 9×13 casserole dish

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr

Sausage and Rice Casserole Recipe by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSausage and Rice Casserole Recipe by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSausage and Rice Casserole Recipe by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comIMG_1599

Let me know what you think if you give it a try!

You may also be interested in this weeknight favorite, also.

Cranberry Pine Nut Sausage Pasta by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

To life feeling like home!


  1. Theresa Huse says:

    Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared

  2. I make a sausage and rice dish similar to this, but mine isn’t a casserole. I may have to make that slight change and see how it turns out.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again next Friday at 12 AM EST when we open our doors again.

  3. Sorry it took so long to visit – I’m a tad behind!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!

  4. Rebecca says:

    Looks delicious! Will have to try it.

  5. Mary says:

    I actually make something similar to this but with chicken. I may have to switch it out for sausage next time! It sounds tasty!

    • Amy says:

      Oh, I’ve never thought of doing it with chicken. You switch to sausage and I’ll switch to chicken next time. Great idea!! Thank you.

  6. Roseann says:

    Love this recipe! It is definitely a family favorite.

  7. Mallory says:

    Looks delicious! Think I’ll make it for dinner tonight!

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