This is a super tasty and easy to make one-pot meal the whole family will love. Perfect for those busy nights when you don’t feel like doing a lot of dishes, this casserole is made in only one pot and is made with sausage, bell peppers, mushrooms, and rice cooked in a tomato sauce, then topped with cheese. This casserole also re-heats really well, so it’s great for a make-ahead meal or to make and take for work lunches.
If you’re looking for the perfect dish for a cool fall day, look no further. This casserole is such a cozy meal, it fills the house with the smell of sizzling onions and garlic…it reminds me of my mom cooking and always brings a smile to my face.
This one pot sausage and rice casserole is a family favorite. Paprika was the first spice I learned how to cook with, so any dish containing paprika (like this casserole) brings up happy memories of being in the kitchen and learning to cook.
You can buy hot paprika or mild paprika. Depending on who you’re feeding (adults/kids) you can adjust the heat level accordingly.
When I was originally testing this recipe, I had made it and had some in the fridge in Tupperware containers. Nick took some for lunch and texted me in the middle of the day asking what the deliciousness he had just eaten was!
My husband, Nick is definitely the best indicator for me for if a recipe is successful and good enough to post on the blog and share with the world. If he doesn’t say much or have anything to say when I ask him about what he’s just tried, I know I’m in trouble.
And yes, there have definitely been times when he tries a recipe of mine and just doesn’t say much. When he doesn’t say much, I know it’s because he doesn’t love it and he just doesn’t want to be mean 🙂 Luckily, he had plenty to say about this dish and everything was positive – he LOVED it and requested it again!
Pick ‘n Save is the perfect place to get all of the ingredients for family meals. They keep their prices low, even on organic products, which is one of the many reasons I love shopping there. I can make a complete grocery list for the week and not break the bank buying everything for a whole lot of healthy meals!
To get this dish from ingredients to warm comforting meal in no time, you just need to follow a few easy steps:
- Saute onions and peppers
- Add garlic and paprika
- Stir mushrooms and Italian sausage
- Stir in dry rice, tomato juice salt and pepper
- Cover and boil
- Cook for 35-45 minutes
- Remove lid, sprinkle cheese on top and enjoy warm!
Enjoy your meal, put the kids to bed and then enjoy a glass of wine since you didn’t spend all night doing dishes!