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Autumn Sausage Casserole Recipe

Autumn Sausage Casserole Recipe

Apple, raisins and spices give this tasty sausage-rice casserole a taste of autumn. We enjoy it with a green salad on a cold fall day. It would be a nice potluck dish, too—just double the recipe if needed.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook sausage, apple, onion and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 324 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 522mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein

Reviews for Autumn Sausage Casserole

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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2015

"I almost forgot the brown sugar too, Kimb0! I added about half of the brown sugar, and both my husband and I liked it better without it. I think the sweetness of the raisins was enough. (I used a mix of raisins, golden raisins and dried cherries.) We really enjoyed this recipe because it was so different. I served it with the Fresh Tomato Basil Tart also from TOH."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"I forgot the brown sugar and am pretty sure I peppered it twice, but it was still amazing!!! Look forward to making it again!!"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"This was very good and will make it on the table often."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"Five stars! I made this exactly as written and it was excellent! I think I may try adding a little sage next time, but this recipe is a KEEPER!"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"My husband and I loved this dish! I didn't have celery on hand so I substituted bell pepper. I also used pure maple syrup instead of brown sugar. YUM! Will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"I used brown rice and golden raisins and it worked well."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Great with the following alterations:

Hot Sausage
Craisins for Raisins
cup of apple sauce for the Apple
No parsley
Doubled the rice, onion, and celery"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"This is a family favorite in our house! I usually substitute carrots for the celery and add peppers. I also sometimes will switch out craisins for the raisins. SO yummy. Flavors are very warm and not too sweet."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"Did not enjoy the flavors put together..."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"This is a wonderful dish. Makes your house smell like fall as it cooks."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"So good! I used long grain brown rice and chicken sausage, plus added some sage and maple syrup. A new favorite!"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"So good! Got a thumbs up from picky kids. I could eat the leftovers for breakfast."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"Tbbagehis was so easy and the flavor was wonderbbful. I added some chopped green cabbage . This could also be made vegetarian. Just add more veggies. A new recipe!"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2008

"This recipe is perfect for a cool autumn day. Mmmm...tastes delicious, too. My two children (ages 2 & 4) really liked it too, with all of the apples and raisins in it. It was very easy to prepare and I'm plannning on making it again this week! This would also work great for a side dish, because its so light- not a heavy taste at all."

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