This Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Vegetable Casserole recipe is heavy on the cheesy flavor and uses simple everyday ingredients, including rice, for an easy weeknight meal. Combining smoked sausage, your favorite frozen vegetables and rice, this cheesy casserole will be a hit with the entire family.
We love the the one dish meal, also known as a casserole, where you mix everything together in one bowl, or even in the same casserole dish that you use to bake for less mess to clean up in the kitchen. This quick to make casserole recipe really enhances simple ingredients such as rice, frozen mixed vegetables, and smoked sausage.
Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Vegetable Casserole
This recipe is composed of all ingredients that we stock in the pantry, freezer and refrigerator. We always have cream soup in the pantry. We chose to use cream of celery in this recipe but cream of mushroom or cream of chicken would be perfect substitution based on your preference or whatever you have on hand.
Rice is another staple pantry at our house. Be sure to use INSTANT Minute Rice in this recipe or the rice will be hard and uncooked. Cheese Whiz isn’t the most glamorous ingredient but it sure does pack a punch of cheese flavor and will stay good unopened in the pantry for a long period of time.
We keep bags of frozen mixed vegetables on hand in our freezer at all times. They come in handy as easy sides or are perfect in casseroles like this one. Barbara’s kids like the mixture of broccoli, carrots and cauliflower.
We love having a package of smoked sausage in the refrigerator because it is so easy to fix and can be used in so many different ways. A smoked sausage rice casserole like this one is a great weeknight option.
How to Make Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Vegetable Casserole
Mix frozen mixed vegetables, cream of celery soup, Cheese Whiz, dry instant rice (minute) rice, smoked sausage, onion, and melted butter. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish that has been prepared with non stick cooking spray. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-60 minutes or until bubbly and heated completely through. Let cool on the counter for 5 minutes before serving.
This Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Vegetable Casserole recipe is heavy on the cheesy flavor and uses simple everyday ingredients, including rice, for an easy weeknight meal.
- 24 oz. frozen mixed vegetable blend
- 2 cans (10.5 oz.) cream of celery soup
- 15 oz. Cheese Whiz
- 2 cups dry INSTANT minute rice
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1-2 cups smoked sausage, diced
- 1 stick butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a 13x9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into baking dish.
Bake for 45-60 minutes or until bubby and hot in center of casserole. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.