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Spanish Sausage Supper

A pastor's wife shared her recipe for this colorful all-in-one skillet meal that she frequently brings to church dinners. Hearty chunks of smoked sausage and canned tomatoes with chilies add just the right amount of zip to a packaged rice mix. —Gene Pitts, Wilsonville, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 package (6.8 ounces) Spanish rice and pasta mix
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large skillet, saute the green pepper, celery and onion in oil until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 580 calories, 36g fat (14g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 2599mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • asnunez
    Jul 15, 2020

    Had to use Black Olives ‘cuz it’s all I had and omitted the celery ‘cuz there wasn’t any in the house. That being said, everything else was “in-house”. It was quite tasty. Will definitely make again.

  • Linda
    Jul 15, 2020

    Very simple and tasty. I personally don't use a pre-packaged rice mix, because they are notoriously high in sodium. And depending on which type you use? The level can very greatly. Since a brand was not specified the information is really not very useful. I simply use plain white rice or orzo pasta and then a seasoning of my own choosing, be it garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili power, whatever I am in the mood for. I use chicken stock rather than water, and then salt to taste. That said, I agree with the other reviewer that the total noted would be for all servings, not one.

  • NeNe5519
    Jul 15, 2020

    this sounds really good to me, think i'll give it a try tonight. quick and simple. thank you for sharing.

  • Renee
    Sep 11, 2019

    Made it twice now. Quick and easy. My family loves it. I’m inclined to think that sodium amount on the nutritional facts is not accurate. That would be for the whole recipe not per serving. I did the math without olives. Good dish!

  • graceful24
    Jul 17, 2019

    don't plan to make because of the number of MG of sodium in a serving.

  • Anita
    Jul 29, 2018

    Very good and very delicious as is but next time I am going to add some jalapeños to spice it up some

  • tasteofhome
    Apr 28, 2015

    This was absolutely delicious. The slight crunch of the vegetables, the kick from the smoked sausage to the smooth creaminess of the rice, and then the tanginess of the olives, all combine to make this dish so tasty, satisfying and filling. It was indeed a simple failure proof recipe. The only modification I made was exchanging chicken broth for the water. Look forward to making it again.

  • rayeellen
    May 23, 2012

    OMG. We so loved this. I can't wait for a pot luck so I can bring it. I didn't add the olives since my kids don't like them and they ate every bite.

  • misty0300
    Dec 26, 2009

    Quick, easy and delicious!