Cheesy Sausage/ Rice Casserole

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By
@1lovetocook1x

So, It was just my son and I for dinner tonight. One of those throw something together deals...lol! My son is the least pickiest of my family, so I thought I would try something new on him. Well, his first bite, he said " you can make this again anytime mom! "..I was tickled pink...lol!!

It is delicious! I just served it with some peas. Was quite filling.

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Serves:

4 - 6

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

about 2 c
cooked rice, i used uncle bens - no instant rice
1 lb
sausage - i used bob evans, original, if i would have had hot would have preferred it, ...just make sure you use a flavorful sausage
1 c
onion, diced
1 clove
garlic minced
1 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
4 ounces
sliced fresh mushrooms, ( optional )
1 - 4 oz
jar, pimentos
2 c
( 8 ounces ) velveeta shreds ( or could use cheddar...i actually liked how creamy the velveeta made this)
1 - 14.75 oz
cream of chicken soup
1 - 10 3/4 oz
cream of mushroom soup

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish, set aside.
2
Brown sausage, onion, garlic, mushrooms, seasonings together in about 1 tablespoon oil, and drain.
3
Combine the rice with the sausage mixture. Add the pimentos.
4
Add soups and shredded cheese; stir to mix thoroughly.

Pour mixture into greased casserole dish.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until casserole bubbles in the center.

Remove from oven and sprinkle additional cheese on top, if desired...I didn't. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Roughly 40 minutes in all.
5
I think you could substitute just about anything in this dish for the mushrooms; if not a fan...it just had an awesome flavor. Make sure you use a flavorful sausage...as I think that is what made the dish wonderful!....Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American