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Cheesy Sausage and Rice Casserole

This cheesy sausage and rice casserole is loaded with delicious smoked sausage, tender rice in a cheesy sauce. The perfect side dish or main dish that is comfort food at it's best.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Rice and Smoked Sausage, Cheesy Sausage and Rice Casserole, Smoked Sausage and Rice
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Deliciously Seasoned


  • 1 pound smoked sausage sliced then cut each slice into 4 pieces
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups cooked white rice


  • Preheat the oven to 350° and spray a 7x11 baking dish with a non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, over medium high heat, add water and sausage.
  • Cook until sausage is brown on both sides and water is absorbed (add additional water, if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time).
  • Add onions to the skillet and continue to cook until onions are tender.
  • Sprinkle with seasoning, pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  • Pour soup, chicken broth and milk into skillet, stir and cook over medium heat. Bring to a slow boil then add 2 cups of cheese into sausage mixture, stir.
  • Add cooked rice into pan, stir and then pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Top with the remaining shredded cheese and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is hot and bubbly.
  • Carefully remove from oven and enjoy.