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One Pot Sausage and Rice Casserole

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. 
4.38 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 bowls


  • 2 tablespoons Simple Truth Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Simple Truth paprika
  • 1 8 oz. package Simple Truth mushrooms (white or Baby Bella mushrooms), washed and sliced
  • 1 pound 16 oz. uncooked Italian sausage from the Pick ‘n Save meat department (can use links, cut into slices or ground sausage)
  • 2 cups Kroger dry long grain white rice
  • 4 2/3 cups tomato juice or vegetable juice
  • 1 cup Roundy’s cheddar cheese shredded
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  • In a large pot with a lid, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute onion and bell pepper for 2 minutes.
  • Add in garlic clove and paprika and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in mushrooms and Italian sausage and cook for 5 minutes, until almost no more pink is visible in the sausage and the sausage is almost cooked through (it will finish cooking with the rice and sauce).
  • Stir in the dry rice, tomato juice, salt and freshly ground pepper to taste (I usually add in about ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper).
  • Cover the pot and bring to a boil, stir, then return the lid to the pot and reduce heat to low.
  • Cook for 35-45 minutes, until the rice has absorbed most of the liquid and is cooked through. Remove lid stir, and sprinkle cheese on top. Serve warm and enjoy.


Nutrition information disclaimer: the nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.  


Serving: 1g | Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 797mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1277IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 3mg