Meat Lover’s Pizza Rice Skillet

Total Time

Takes: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jul. 14, 2023
For a quick dinner, I threw this together from what I had in the fridge and pantry. Add any other pizza toppings you desire. I often add black olive slices or mushrooms. My son loves this and calls it pizza rice. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
Meat Lover's Pizza Rice Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) sliced mini pepperoni
  • Optional: Additional grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Return to skillet with next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Fluff with a fork; stir in cheese. Top with pepperoni and, if desired, additional Parmesan cheese and basil.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 390 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 906mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.