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Easy Sausage and Rice Casserole is simple to make and big on flavor! Sausage, rice, celery, and onions all bake in a creamy sauce and the result will wow the entire family! 

Easy Sausage and Rice Casserole in a white dish with a metal spoon.

It has been a while since I have made a casserole on the blog. I am not sure why!? My family loves a good casserole! So my goal is to bring you some more casseroles. They are perfect this time of the year and they are so comforting! I especially love that they can feed my entire family with leftovers.

When I had my baby last summer, our neighbor brought us this casserole. OMG, it was so good and our entire family devoured it. It is one of those recipes that you have to hunt down and make again and again. My family is always asking me to make this now and I wanted to share it with you!


Easy Sausage and Rice Casserole in a white dish with a metal spoon.

This recipe is such a classic and I remember having it before. But the one that my neighbor brought was THE BEST. It might be the extra addition of slivered almonds on the top? Whatever it was, this casserole came together so well and the flavor was incredible.

How do you make Sausage and Rice Casserole?

You start by browning your sausage. Add in the chopped onion, celery, and garlic. Transfer to a two-quart casserole dish. Add rice, soup, broth, and stir. Top casserole with almonds and bake!

Easy Peasy!

Easy Sausage and Rice Casserole in a white bowl with garnish on top.

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Easy Sausage and Rice Casserole

4.34 from 9 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Easy Sausage and Rice Casserole is simple to make and big on flavor! Sausage, rice, celery, and onions all baked in a creamy sauce and the result will wow the entire family!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat add the sausage and cook halfway. Add the onion, celery, and garlic and continue to cook until the vegetables are tender and the sausage is no longer pink.
  • Add the sausage to a 2-quart casserole dish. In a small bowl, whisk together the chicken broth and cream of celery. Add the rice to the sausage and soup. Mix together until incorporated. Top with slivered almonds. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 60 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


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Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 16gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 930mgPotassium: 371mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 209IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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  1. 5 stars
    Looks yummy! Did you drain the pork? I deglazed the pan with chicken stock. Going in the oven now without almonds & will add French fried onion rings on top after it’s cooked & pop back in the oven for a few minutes. Can’t wait. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this recipe without the almonds and added garlic powder before baking. Turned out perfectly cooked using jasmine rice. Very tasty, but would recommend doubling the recipe if feeding more than 4 people or making a side dish.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this for a work brunch and it was a huge hit. Making it again by request. I made it exactly by the recipe. My rice was perfect but maybe that’s because I always use parboiled rice in recipes.

  4. 1 star
    This did not work at all for me. The rice was still crunchy and it barely fed 3 people, never mind 6! The taste was good though

    1. I have spicy ground venison , do you think mushroom soup instead of celery would provide enough flavor? Going to add spinach too, gotta add those veggies 😊

  5. 5 stars
    I hope it’s good, I didn’t have onion so added extra garlic and added a can of corn. And only did the chicken soup, I don’t have cream soup. Hope it turns out!!! I also used natural sage sausage. 45 minutes to go and may add some cheese ♥️

  6. this dish is a keeper. super easy and tasty. i substituted cream of mushroom soup instead of celery soup and left out the almonds. highly recommend!

  7. This recipe was a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ hit with my family this evening. It was easy to put together and pop in the oven. I added a small can of jalapeños because we like spiceness in our meals. This recipe will be a ‘keeper’ in our home.