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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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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 255138
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2016

"I took others' advice and did half the brown sugar. Since I only had dried parsley, I did the conversion, which would've made it about 5 tsp. That seemed like a lot so I only did 3 tsp. I also lowered the amount of onion (personal preference). I used craisins instead of raisins. I only used 2.5 C of rice (all I had left). I don't normally change a recipe so much but these seemed like minor changes in the overall grand scheme. We LOVED this. "Autumn Sausage Casserole" is a very apt name. We thought it was a tad dry, but not overly dry. Not sure how to fix the dryness issue, but we're still going to make this again either way!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 230290
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."

kimb0 User ID: 7108367 145806
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!!"

jllm User ID: 4347520 144672
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

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

dumblady User ID: 4312757 166559
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!"

aubiecooks User ID: 2818926 93603
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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1202636 92370
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

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

keverwann User ID: 1807985 161344
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"

AllShipesAndSizes User ID: 1530960 160201
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."

Mocha77 User ID: 6296326 73645
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

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

miss_milli_cox User ID: 1851793 160200
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

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

Nyx.Rizzi User ID: 4189538 161343
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!"

kathydimar User ID: 1976651 144668
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

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

MY REVIEW User ID: 1677541 145011
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!"

Stacey3978 User ID: 3389886 161342
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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