Sausage and Wild Rice Casserole
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour
I found this recipe in the 1980's in a list of recipes that won awards. I don't usually like casseroles due to the amount of "creamy" they have but this one is delicious. My casserole loving husband likes it, too. Over the years, I've changed it up but the original is honestly the best. (Hot sausage is a nice change if you like spicy) I use the light cream of celery soup rather than cream of mushroom. I have also topped it with everything from au gratin to potato chips to fried onion rings. Not bad but original is still the best.
Wonderful recipe! My husband doesn't like casseroles, and even he said he would eat it again! Very tasty.
I make this recipe all the time and have shared it with many friends. It is my husbands favorite. I add 2 boxes of the wild rice when I make. Also I have substituted the cream of mushroom soup and cheddar cheese with cream of celery and 3/4 C parmesan cheese. It is a great breakfast casserole served with scrambled eggs and croissants.
I was surprised how good this was. My husband won't usually eat breakfast items (pork sausage) for dinner; however, we both enjoyed this very much. This is definitely a keeper.
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I used a 12-oz roll of light sausage, and it was perfect! Family loved it...even my daughter who doesn't like mushrooms didn't mind them in this dish!
I thought this was very good, it was not overpowering at all, I used -fresh bulk pork sausage instead of rolled. I also sauted the onion, pepper, celery and mushrooms with the pork. I may have added a lil more broth and cheese. Was really good.
cprice542... I agree with Deb25. If you use half sausage and half hamburger it will cut down on the overpowering sausage taste. I've done this on a couple of recipes calling for sausage alone. Try it again and see if it doesn't help. Good luck and enjoy!
this is very much like the stuffing I use for Thanksgiving turkey. I never thought of adding the soup and cheese for a casserole. my stuffing has sliced black olives and sliced water chestnuts so I will add those to the casserole. thank you
try adding half hamburger and half rolled sausage,I make a version of this using both. It is very tasty