This hearty, wholesome Sausage and Green Bean Casserole turns your favorite side dish into dinner!
Hello! I have missed you the past few days, but I’ll have you know that I have been quite a ways from home all week. We traveled home to Mississippi to see heaps of relatives and eat more food than should be allowed in such a short time. Now we’re homeward bound, and while I will miss all that family and fried okra, I’m ready to get home and back to my routine. This casserole is a little bit Southern and a little bit Thanksgiving and a lot good. I actually made this a couple months ago, and I’m excited to finally show it to you. I love green bean casserole for the holidays, but I don’t think it should be reserved for once or twice a year. I thought if I could turn it into a main dish, this hearty casserole would be welcome on your dinner table any old time, especially busy weeknights!Print
- 1/2 onion cut into 1/4” slices
- 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
- 1 lb. bulk breakfast sausage I used low-fat chicken sausage
- 1 lb. frozen French cut green beans
- 1/4 c. sour cream
- 1/4 c. cream cheese
- 10 oz. can reduced-sodium cream of mushroom soup
- 2 c. cooked brown rice
- 1 c. shredded monterey jack cheese or substitute swiss or provolone
- 1/2 c. panko bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
- Spray a large skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic, and sausage, and saute until sausage is cooked through and onions are tender. Stir in green beans (thawed or frozen), and cook until beans are heated through.
- Stir in sour cream, cream cheese, soup, and rice. Turn off heat, and transfer to prepared baking dish, and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove foil, and sprinkle cheese then bread crumbs over the top. Bake uncovered for 10-15 minutes longer until cheese is melted and bread crumbs are brown.
Save time by using frozen, fully-cooked brown rice. Follow the microwave heating instructions, and you have perfect rice in about three minutes!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 60
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: American