Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Vegetable Casserole

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This Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Vegetable Casserole recipe is heavy on the cheesy flavor. It 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.

Smoked Sausage Casserole

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.

Looking for more casserole recipes?  Try Aunt Shannon’s Extra Cheesy Lasagna, Easy Shepherd’s Pie, Crock Pot Ground Beef Acapulco Enchiladas, and Grandma’s Chicken and Rice Casserole.

Ingredient List

  • Frozen Mixed Veggies
  • Cream of Celery Soup
  • Cheese Whiz
  • Dry Instant White Rice (minute rice)
  • Smoked Sausage or Kielbasa
  • Diced Onion
  • Melted Butter

How to Make Smoked Sausage Casserole

Step by Step Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir frozen mixed vegetables, cream of celery soup, Cheese Whiz, dry instant rice (minute) rice, smoked sausage, onion, and melted butter. 
  2. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or pan that has been prepared with non stick cooking spray.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 45-60 minutes or until bubbly and heated completely through. 
  4. Let cool on the counter for 5 minutes before serving.

Storage Instructions

Let leftovers cool; transport to an airtight container, and store in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.

Recipe Variations

  • Use any type of kielbasa or summer sausage. Beef, pork or turkey sausage work.
  • Switch up the types of frozen veggies. Try a package with bell peppers and onions for a southwest spin, or use the small diced veggies if your kids prefer those.
  • Love cheese? Sprinkle with sharp cheddar cheese at the end for more melty goodness.
  • If desired, season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Is smoked kielbasa ready to eat?

Yes, smoked kielbasa is fully cooked and ready to eat. I love to snack on a few bites as I’m dicing or preparing the smoked sausage for other recipes.

Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Vegetable Casserole

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.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy smoked sausage and vegetable casserole, cheesy smoked sausage vegetable and rice casserole
Servings: 8
Calories: 524kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 24 oz. frozen mixed vegetable blend
  • 21 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 13×9 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. 


Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1636mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5227IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. My family loves this recipe. The way we like is with ham, broccoli, and cream of onion soup.

    To make mixing easier i melt the butter then add the soup and cheese. Then i warm it up. It makes a sauce and it makes mixing better.

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