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Sausage and Rice Casserole
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Sausage and Rice Dressing

Sausage and Rice Dressing is loaded with pork sausage. It's a meaty rice casserole with onion, celery, mushrooms, cajun seasoning, and cheddar cheese.
Course Casserole
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 (6-ounce) package wild rice mix
  • 1 pound ground pork sausage with sage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 1 celery stalk finely chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package white mushrooms sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare rice according to package directions.
  • In a large pan, brown sausage, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon. Once no longer pink, transfer it with a slotted spoon to a large bowl.
  • To grease in pan, add butter and cook onion, celery, and mushrooms until soft. Season with salt and pepper. Add to bowl with sausage.
  • Add rice, cream of mushroom soup, Cajun seasoning, thyme, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Stir to combine.
  • Transfer mixture to a greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes.