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Italian Sausage Rice Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

2 servings

The key to the distinctive flavor in this casserole is the use of Italian sausage. The nice balance of ingredients gives it an old-fashioned taste and it's just the right amount for two.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, cook the sausage, onion and red pepper over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat. Stir in the rice, basil, soup, water and 1/4 cup cheese.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased 3-cup baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 442 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1531mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.

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