Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

I found the original of this recipe on I changed it quite a bit to suit our tastes. The kids like it, too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Saute sausage, onion and red pepper until sausage is no longer pink and the onion, celery and red pepper has softened.
  3. Drain off fat.
  4. Put sausage mixture in a 2 quart ovenproof casserole.
  5. Stir in rice, soup mix and water.
  6. Bake, covered, at 325 F.
  7. for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

This recipe is a hit. I cut up Italian hot sausage links (this is what I had on hand) added some pepper and a blend of green herbs (rosemary, thyme,marjoran, sage, savory, basil, oregano) and wow it was terrific. Next time I have to double the batch, it was that good. Thank you for the quick and tasty recipe.

ELOISE H. March 06, 2011

So I was looking for a way to use up a pound of turkey kielbasa, and this seemed like a good idea. Did I say good? I meant incredible! I used half of a large onion, 3 stalks of celery, and added about 1/3 each of yellow and orange peppers to the red. Like vivmom, I didn't have soup mix, but I did have the gelatinous goodness leftover from baked chicken, about a cup-full. I added another 1.5 cup of water to that, since I used thin basmathi rice, and it was a bit too liquidy. The dish sat in my warm oven for about an hour before it was served, and both my parents, who rarely eat a full plate, had seconds! I'm so glad I have leftovers!

Lighty March 29, 2008

This was hearty, wonderful fare, particularly on a chilly night. I didn't have any celery, and I didn't have chicken noodle soup mix. I used chicken broth for part of the liquid, and supplemented extra spices (thyme, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.) I also covered the top of the casserole with shredded mozzarella and fresh parsley just before serving. Wish I had doubled this, because poof! It disappeared! Next time I know to make more, because this is the kind of food you want to just keep eating... Thanks for posting this.

vrvrvr October 30, 2007

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