Sausage and Rice Dressing The Southern Lady Cooks

This sausage and rice dressing is absolutely delicious. I’ve served this dish at Thanksgiving and Christmas and have taken it to several potlucks. I always get asked for the recipe. Not only is this dish full of flavor, but it’s also simple to prepare. If you need an easy side dish…this is it!

Ingredients Needed for Sausage and Rice Dressing:

Pork breakfast sausage

Chopped celery

Diced white onion

Cream of mushroom

Chicken broth

Uncooked long-grain rice (NOT instant rice)

Dried thyme

Minced garlic

Dried rosemary leaves

salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Notes: I always make this recipe in a 2-quart casserole dish with a top on it. You can always cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil, too. I love serving this dish and our homemade cranberry sauce. The sweet and the savory go together so well.

You may also want to try our sausage biscuit dressing or our classic cornbread dressing. They are both delicious!

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Sausage and Rice Dressing The Southern Lady Cooks

Sausage and Rice Dressing The Southern Lady Cooks

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Sausage and Rice Dressing

Judy Yeager
This easy recipe for Sausage and Rice Dressing makes the perfect holiday side dish!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 lb of pork sausage
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup of diced white onion
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of uncooked long-grain rice (NOT instant rice)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350. Brown sausage, onion, celery, and minced garlic over medium heat until cooked through. Drain. Add rosemary and thyme to the sausage mixture. Place in a greased 2-quart casserole dish.
  • In a separate bowl mix chicken broth and cream of mushroom together. Add rice to the liquid mixture. Mix together and combine with sausage.
  • Cover dish (I used a dish that has a top but you can cover tightly with aluminum foil) and cook for 60-70 minutes until rice is cooked through.
  • Let the casserole sit for 15 minutes to cool. Fluff with a fork and serve.
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