Sausage - Rice Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by ChefDLH

There are many of these with the same name but this one is unique. A great recipe and you get TWO DINNERS OUT OF THIS 1 RECIPE. Perfect for making one and taking one to another family. Or making one and freezing one. Freezing directions below. Or if you have 12-16 people to feed. My guests and family loved this. I served it with crusty bread. A total kid pleaser also. You can add more seasonings if you wish but perfect for a cozy dinner at home. This came from Jennifer Trost a Taste of Home reader and was in a cook booklet Dinners on a Dime 2010. Enjoy CHefDLH.

Top Review by NiftyDeb

Yes different than most and also very good. I like doing the work once and having two meals prepared. Love my FoodSaver for the freezer portion. Thanks! Nifty Deb

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Directions

  1. Prepare rice mixes according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage, celery and carrots over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sausage mixture, rice, soups, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper. Transfer to two greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dishes.
  3. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake as directed. Yield: 2 casseroles (6-8 servings each).

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