Buffalo Chicken-Sausage Casserole

"A simple yet deliciously flavorful casserole that pretty much invented itself one evening in my kitchen!"
photo by a food.com user photo by a food.com user
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Bring 1 cup rice and 2 1/4 cups chicken stock to boil in medium saucepan.
  • Once boiling, stir once, cover, reduce heat and let simmer 40-45 minutes.
  • Saute onion in olive oil for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper and cook an additional minute, stirring frequently.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix cooked rice, onion mixture, chicken sausage, ranch dressing, soup, beans and cheese together in large casserole dish.
  • Add 1-2 dashes hot sauce (or more to taste) and stir again. If desired, sprinkle top with additional cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
  • Top individual servings with dollop of sour cream and fresh salsa.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. This was a great base casserole to play off of...I always look to add more vegetables so I played on the buffalo chicken and added shredded carrot and chopped celery as well as chopped red pepper. Instead of the "cream of" I did a roux with part milk, part broth and added blue cheese dressing (instead of ranch) and the hot sauce to it. Easy and fun
  2. What to do with Buffalo-chicken sausage? Well, here is the answer. Wonderful, healthy creation. Delicious casserole. Very flavorful. A little too spicy for me but my sons love it! I will experiment with the spices to make it milder for me. Added guacomole and reduced-fat sour cream to soften the spicyness.


I'm an eighth grade teacher who loves to correct people's grammatical mistakes! My husband and I live on the seacoast of New Hampshire and we have a Springer Spaniel named Walter. We love skiing in the winter, hiking in the fall and summer, and going to the beach anytime of year! Before I got married, my mom used to warn my fiance that I couldn't cook. And in part it was true - I despised the idea of slaving away over a hot stove (as my mom used to call "making dinner!") and so avoided pots, pans, knives, fresh ingredients, and the dials on the oven like the plague. But once my fiance and I moved in together, I realized either I learn to cook or we were going to go hungry. So I learned to cook - and realized it was not as hard as I'd always imagined. In the last few years my husband and I have ditched our former poor eating habits and learned to appreciate a myriad of new and healthy foods. And thank goodness for recipezaar - we've found so many new things to try and avoided making a weekly dinner menu that repeats itself over and over. I've even learned how to cook the occasional doggy dinner/treat for my Springer Spaniel, Walter. He loves recipezaar, too!
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes