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Beefed-Up Rice Casserole

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Updated August 10, 2017
Beefed-Up Rice Casserole
1 cup
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.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 485
  • Calories from Fat 237
  • Total Fat 26g 40 %
  • Saturated Fat 12g 59 %
  • Trans Fat 0.7g 0 %
  • Protein 32g 65 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 98mg 33 %
  • Sodium 1,078mg 45 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 26g 9 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9 %
  • Sugars 5.9g 0 %

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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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