Cheesy One-Pot Sausage and Rice Recipe

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January 17, 2023
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Ready for a new quick and easy dinner skillet? You are sure to love this cheesy Sausage and Rice recipe! Mushrooms, tomatoes, and spinach make this one-pot dinner wonderfully flavorful.

You'll love this One Skillet Sausage and Rice Recipe for dinner tonight!

Sausage and Rice Vs. Pasta and Sausage

This sausage and rice recipe is remarkably similar to my favorite pasta and sausage recipe. I’ve been making the pasta version for years, long before I even had a blog. Any time I’m short on time or ideas for dinner, that’s my go-to recipe. I have to say though, that this rice version might have taken its place as a new family favorite. It really hits the spot when you want a filling meal that is still really good for you.

Even though I had to give up wheat, I still cook a lot of gluten-free pasta. I have to say though; that the texture is never quite as good as the real thing. One nice thing about this dinner is that it’s naturally gluten-free (as long as you are careful with your sausage choice), which is one of the reasons I love cooking with rice. I also think rice makes for better leftovers than pasta most of the time, and who doesn’t love leftovers for lunch?

You'll love this One Skillet Sausage and Rice Recipe for dinner tonight!

Sausage and Rice Recipe in No Time

I’m crazy for rice skillets because as long as you stick to the basics of one-part rice to two-parts liquid and 20 minutes of cook time, you can make so many things! In this case, the liquid is chicken broth and a little juice from the tomatoes. The sausage adds so much flavor that you don’t need any other seasonings. If you’d prefer a whole grain to white rice, you can make this skillet dinner with quinoa instead. Just reduce the broth by about a half cup so it’s not too soupy. I hope you love it!

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You'll love this One Skillet Sausage and Rice Recipe for dinner tonight!

Sausage and Rice Skillet Recipe

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  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound Ground Italian Turkey Sausage, Casings removed
  • 8 ounces Baby Portabello Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup White Rice, Uncooked
  • 15 ounces Canned Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 5 ounces Fresh Baby Spinach
  • 1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese, Or mozzarella

 

Instructions

  1. Spray a 12” skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium-high heat. Add sausage and mushrooms, and cook and crumble meat until mostly cooked through and mushrooms are nicely browned.
  2. Stir in rice, and pour in tomatoes (undrained) and chicken broth. Bring to a fast simmer.
  3. Reduce heat to low, and cover. Cook 20 minutes, stirring at least twice during cooking, until liquid is mostly absorbed.
  4. Reduce heat to the lowest setting, and remove lid. Stir in spinach and about half the cheese until the spinach leaves are wilted and cheese is melted. Sprinkle remaining cheese evenly over the skillet. Cover until cheese is melted (1-2 minutes), then serve.
  • Author: Andi Gleeson
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

What will you have for dessert? Here are some no-bake pies that would be perfect!

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

21 comments

LT
3 months ago

Made this tonight. Man, was it yummy!! I didn\’t have spinach, so I left that out. Added a half shallot and half a bell pepper. Had an open mushroom broth….used it, and it was so tasty. I added a few of my favorite spices, and served with a tasty side of sauteed chard. Stirred in my last bit of parmesan at the end.

It\’s a repeater for sure!!

Melanie Jackson
1 year ago

The recipe is not showing up. Could you post for me please?

Rosie
1 year ago

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Megan
2 years ago

The recipe isn’t anywhere on this page??

Rosie
1 year ago

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Phyllis
8 years ago

Looks like there are mushrooms in the pictures, but not in the recipe. I love mushrooms. How much did you use?

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

So sorry, it should be corrected now! I used 8 ounces of sliced baby bella mushrooms and cooked them along with the sausage. Thank you, Phyllis!

Angie | BigBearsWife
8 years ago

I think that this is going to be one of my go-to recipes too! I would be in heaven if we had this for dinner!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Aw thanks, Angie! ?

Nutmeg Nanny
8 years ago

This is one delicious looking dish! Love all that flavor you packed into this skillet supper…yum!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks so much, Brandy! xo

Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
8 years ago

Holy moly, Andi, these pictures are making me drool! Can’t wait to try this!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

You are too sweet, Ashlyn! Thank you!

Cathy Trochelman
8 years ago

Love these flavors together! It reminds me of our go-to risotto recipe….totally delicious!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks so much, Cathy. I should try your risotto!

Megan
2 years ago

The recipe isn’t anywhere on this page??

carrie @ frugal foodie mama
8 years ago

Oh, wow! I just love how quick and easy this is. :) And it looks delicious too.

Krista
8 years ago

I love one-pot meals that look like this! Makes it look like you had to use more than one!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Me too, Krista. Thank you!

Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen
8 years ago

Yummy! I love a good cheesy rice dish. This looks perfect for dinner tonight!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you so much, Chandra! I’m crazy for rice dishes too ?

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