Red Beans & Rice Casserole

Red Beans & Rice Casserole – dirty rice loaded, smoked sausage, red beans, and fried onions. SO good and SUPER easy to make! Zatarain’s Dirty Rice, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, red beans, smoked or andouille sausage, and french fried onions. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. #cajun #mardigras #casserole #rice #freezermeal #smokedsausage

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Easy Red Beans & Rice

This Red Beans & Rice Casserole is a new favorite at our house. Dirty rice loaded smoked/andouille sausage and red beans and topped with fried onions. OMG! YUM! We ate this for dinner and LOVED it! It is a little spicy and a whole lotta yum! Leftovers are great too. Needless to say, this was a HUGE hit at our house. It is perfect for Mardi Gras or tailgating at LSU football games. I cannot wait to make this again!

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How to Make Red Beans & Rice Casserole

This casserole is super easy to make. Start with sautéing some sliced smoked sausage or andouille sausage in a skillet. Next, add a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice mix and the ingredients called for on the box. Cook until the rice is done. Stir in some red beans, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream. Spread the mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle with a can of French fried onions. Pop the dish in the oven and dinner is done.

You can assemble this casserole ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. If you are baking the casserole after refrigerating overnight, you might need to add a few minutes to the cooking time. It always takes a few extra minutes if baking a cold dish.

To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below. If you are reheating a frozen casserole, thaw the casserole. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350ºF for 30 to 40 minutes, until warm.

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What to Serve with Red Beans & Rice

This is a very filling casserole. You don’t need a lot of side dishes to go with it. We usually make some green beans or a salad, and some rolls. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this Cajun casserole:

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Red Beans & Rice Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Red Beans & Casserole – dirty rice loaded, smoked sausage, red beans, and fried onions. SO good and SUPER easy to make! Zatarain's Dirty Rice, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, red beans, smoked or andouille sausage, and french fried onions. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. #cajun #mardigras #casserole #rice #freezermeal #chicken #smokedsausage

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-oz) box Zatarain’s Dirty Rice
  • 1 lb smoked sausage, chopped
  • 2 (15-oz) can red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can Cream of Chicken Soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (2.8-oz) can French fried onions

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, cook smoked sausage until starting to brown. Add dirty rice mix and water called for on the package. Prepare dirty rice according to package directions.
  • Remove dirty rice and sausage from heat. Stir in rinsed red beans, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream.
  • Spread rice mixture into prepared baking dish. Top casserole with onions.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, until bubbly.

Notes:

Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.
To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.
Can use turkey smoked sausage.
Can add chicken to casserole if desired.

Steph

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  1. This was the best red beans and rice EVER! My husband and ate this two days in a row. Love it! And easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!

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