Smoked Sausage and Rice Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Rice Casserole is one your family will love! Super easy to make and a wonderful hearty dish. Great for a busy night because you can throw this together quickly. Everyone in my family loved it and went back for seconds.

Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Rice Casserole Ingredients Needed:

Smoked Sausage

Cooking Oil


Green Peppers


Cream of Mushroom Soup

Beef or Chicken Broth


Cooked Rice

Garlic Powder

Smoked Paprika

Salt and Pepper

Cheddar Cheese

This casserole makes an excellent potluck dish. It’s easy to make and goes with just about anything. People always ask if you have to brown the smoked sausage, technically most smoked sausages you don’t have to brown. In the case of this recipe, the combination of green peppers, onion, celery and sausage browned together gives this casserole a much better flavor.

You can easily freeze this dish and it last for about 5 days in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

If you love this dish you will also love our Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Sausage. It’s a great one has always been a hit with my family!

Smoked Sausage and Rice Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

Smoked Sausage and Rice Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Smoked Sausage and Rice Casserole

Judy Yeager
This smoked sausage and rice casserole is one your family will love!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 pound smoked sausage cut in rounds
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 14.5 ounce can beef or chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided


  • Heat oil in skillet. Brown sausage, onions, green pepper and celery.
  • Add soup, broth, milk and rice. Stir in garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Pour into casserole dish.
  • Stir in 1 cup of the cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 350 degree oven 45 minutes.
  • Remove and sprinkle on remaining 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Makes about 6 servings. Keeps several days refrigerated


Can add more or less of all the spices to suit your taste.
Keyword Smoked Sausage and Rice Casserole
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