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Sausage Pie

When I was growing up, Mom made this tasty casserole often in summer for our family and guests. It's a great use of garden vegetables, and the sausage adds comforting flavor. I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as we do. —Sally Holbrook, Pasadena, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 fresh pork sausage links (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 4 to 5 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • Place sausages on a rack in a baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and no longer pink. Cut into 1-in. pieces; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute peppers in oil for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish. Add the sausages and the next eight ingredients.
  • Combine bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 336 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 813mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • knollbrookcook
    Nov 11, 2016

    I have made this dish quit a few times and we love it. I use a whole red pepper and no green pepper and I always use 1 lb of farmer type sausage either Italian or garlic. I precook it in the oven or BBQ and cut it up into small pieces. I really like that there is no pasta and no canned soup in this. A nice change from the usual casseroles. Fresh tomatoes are the best in it and they add plenty of moisture.

  • ikkin37
    Sep 24, 2013

    I followed the recipe exactly, and I love all the ingredients individually, but something didn't jive well for me and this casserole. I was not a fan. Not sure why...it just was not pleasant for my palate.

  • valanddansmith
    Oct 1, 2012

    We enjoyed this for dinner last night. I used five Italian sausage links and added a few cloves of fresh garlic and some chopped onion. Plenty of veggies in it for us - none of them came out of my garden, but they came outta somebody's garden LOL...

  • edl274
    Sep 16, 2012

    I added more vegetables and about 5 extra herbs. Even so, my family sprinkled Tabasco sauce all over it and said it was not a keeper.

  • LynnRoseT
    Aug 29, 2012

    This recipe is a heavenly comfort food I will be making again and again! Oustanding recipe!

  • chin-chilla
    Aug 6, 2012

    I thought this recipe was really great and easy, nice change from using ground beef. I added a little more green pepper since I had extra in my garden.

  • pattysunshine
    Aug 6, 2012

    I am new at this - but after reading some of the reviews on this recipe and several others - I would never submit a recipe because I can't believe what Caty and unkind comments are made - everyone likes to read a recipe, then adjust it to their families liking - but Geese Louise - lets not tear each other apart doing it.

  • roger1sue
    Aug 6, 2012

    I used spicey sausage added onion and garlic.Needed a little punch.

  • jwilton
    Aug 5, 2012

    I almost always change up recipes depending on what I have on hand... I used carrots, corn, canned tomatoes, spinach, peppers, & onions as my veggies. I used minute rice & I didn't bother with the bread crumb topping. Still an excellent result.

  • fredaevans
    Aug 5, 2012

    Pretty simple (but filling meal) for a 'Pot Luck' style dinner. Personally I use 'Sweet' Italian Sausage rather than pork lins.