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Baked Rice with Sausage Recipe

Baked Rice with Sausage Recipe

This recipe is perfect for potlucks or church suppers since it produces a big batch and has flavors with broad appeal. Most folks can't guess that the secret ingredient is chicken noodle soup mix. -Naomi Flood, Emporia, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
  • 4 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 4-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup dry chicken noodle soup mix
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage, celery, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil; add dry soup mix. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until the noodles are tender. Stir in canned soup, rice and sausage mixture; mix well.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over rice mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until rice is tender. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 234 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 771mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein

Reviews for Baked Rice with Sausage

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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"Very good recipe and reminded me a lot of chicken rice a roni in the taste. The chicken noodle soup mix equals 2 envelopes and I used reduced salt versions on both kinds of soup and the dish came out perfect"

Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"When I made this recipe it definetly didn't look like the picture. The sausage had a good flavor but it was a tad too salty for me."

Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"This is healthy, quick, and simple recipe that has become a family favorite. "My Sausage Stuff" is requested for all large family gatherings, even when turkey/stuffing or meat/potatoes are the main course. I've been making it for several years (the first time was the only single batch) and occasionally I'll tweak it with sweet sausage or turkey sausage."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"I made this recipe exactly as stated with one exception, I used two full envelopes of dry chicken noodle soup mix. It came out more like a soup than a casserole??? Is the rice supposed to be cooked before adding to the mix???"

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"Wrote comments before but the stars did not show up at the time to rate it."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"Took a chance and made this for the first time to take to a covered dish dinner with some girlfriends. I liked it OK but got so many compliments and none was left. One friend said it tasted just like the one her Grandma used to make, so that was quite the compliment. My husband loves it too so yes, will definitely make it again. The only change that I made was to chop the celery instead of slicing, since I am not that fond of the celery, but love the flavor that it adds to dishes."

Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"I left out the creamed soup due to a gluten sensitivity and it was really delicious! Will definitely make it again!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"This is really quite tasty. It makes a lot, so we had a couple of meals and a couple of lunches out of it. If you need to watch your sodium, this is not the recipe for you. 771 mg of sodium per 1 cup serving - that's a lot."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"I substitute breakfast sausage for italian so I can sere as a breakfast dish."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"Inexpensive to make and feeds a crowd. The group I fed even had a few fussy eaters and it went over well. I will definitely make again!"

Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"I found this recipe 4 years ago in Taste of Home magazine that my Grandmother gave me. My family absolutely loved it, then a year ago I lost the recipe and had forgotten what magazine I had found it in. I am so glad I have found it again! Just in time too! This weekend is the first time I am meeting my boyfriends parents, they are coming over for dinner and this is going to be a wonderful dish to serve as a first impression!"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"I made this for a Meetup group potluck and it was very well received! I used 1lb of mild sausage and 1lb of spicy to give it just a little kick. I will be making this one again!"

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"I use only a pound hot turkey italian sausage. Comes out delicious."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Very good recipe. I cut the amount of sausage to about 1 1/2 lbs, mainly to save money."

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"This was a very good recipe,but it was a little


Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"I make this recipe constantly it is a go to favorite I have taken it to church potlucks and it disappears"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2008


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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.