Beefed-Up Rice Casserole


Beefed-Up Rice Casserole

Beefed-Up Rice Casserole
40 Min

This all-in-one dinner is perfect for busy nights. In our Beefed-Up Rice Casserole you'll discover layers of beefy, cheesy, fill-ya-up goodness. Get ready for lots of "oohs" and "aahs" when you bring it out!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian pork sausage, casings removed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice, warmed
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef, sausage, garlic powder, salt and pepper for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked and crumbly; drain off excess liquid.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine spaghetti sauce and rice; mix well. Place half the mixture in the baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, then place 4 slices mozzarella cheese over the top and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through.

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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 467
  • Calories from Fat 230
  • Total Fat 26g 39 %
  • Saturated Fat 12g 60 %
  • Trans Fat 0.7g 0 %
  • Protein 32g 64 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 98mg 33 %
  • Sodium 1,312mg 55 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 26g 9 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2 %
  • Sugars 5.8g 0 %

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Is the amount of rice in this recipe 2 cups of uncooked rice that has been cooked, or 2 cups of cooked rice. Two cups of already cooked rice seems like its not enought.

Hello! The amount of rice in the recipe is 2 cups of cooked rice, and if you watch the video, its plenty of rice for this casserole. If more rice is added, then more sauce would have to be added etc. Hope this is helpful!

Instead of Italian pork sausage, how would using regular Pork Sausage effect the disk?

Hello :). Regular pork sausage would be fine to use with this recipe, but we believe that overall it might produce a milder tasting dish. Hope this was helpful!

This sounds absolutely delicious, but I would do it in the oven, and in a pie crust, as someone suggested. I don't do a lot of on the stove cooking.

use a large 12 inch pan or a deep one even better

I've made this before it's excellent but, it tastes even better when you pour it into a pillsbury pie shell and bake it till it's golden brown. once you pour it into the pie shell and cover it, brush the top with egg yolk and make a few slits and i bake at 350 till golden brown. it's delious

This sounds like an awesome suggestion. I'll try it.

how long do you bake it?

What size pan?

We call for a large skillet in this recipe. Since everyone has a different size "large skillet" in their home, we would say that would be between 10 and 12-inches. Thank you for your question and enjoy!


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