Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Skillet Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Skillet Casserole with Chicken Sausage

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Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Skillet Casserole with Chicken Sausage is prepared in a single pan and is ready to serve in about 30 minutes. One-pot meals like this are the best way to decrease the cleanup time while boosting the taste! All the incredibly savory flavors simmer together to create the ultimate comfort-food dish that the whole family will adore.

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How to: Make Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Skillet Casserole

This ultimate comfort meal will have your house smelling heavenly and be ready on the table in no time!

Some variation of chicken and rice was always around when I was growing up (it was one of the few things I actually ate!) and even now it makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.

To get started cooking, grab a large skillet or dutch oven. I prefer cast iron because of its high sides.

Slice the chicken sausage and cook for about 5 minutes or until brown. Chicken sausage is precooked so you do not have to worry about making sure the chicken is cooked. Once browned to your liking, remove from the pan.

Add olive oil to the pan and start cooking your veggies. Saute onions, mushrooms, and garlic cloves until soft and fragrant. Season with salt, pepper, oregano and thyme.

Mix in rice and toss until combined. Stir in a can of cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Increase the temps and bring to a boil.

Set the broccoli on top of the mixture, cover with a lid, and reduce the heat to medium-low to a good simmer. Cook for roughly 20 minutes or until the rice has absorbed the liquid.

Stir well and don’t forget to top with cheddar cheese!

Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Skillet Casserole

Make it a Meal!

Drinks

  • Easy Homemade Lemonade – I don’t know why it works – but it does! Perhaps it’s the nostalgia but lemonade gives me all the good feels too
  • Raspberry White Wine Spritzer – If an alcoholic drink is what you desire, a simple white wine spritzer pairs well with any meal

Sides

Dessert

  • Minty White Hot Chocolate – Half dessert and half drink, but a whole lot of sweetness to round out your meal
  • Funfetti Sugar Cookies – These funfetti cookies are good all year long and are just the right amount of post-dinner sweetness
Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Skillet Casserole

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Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Skillet Casserole
Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Skillet Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Skillet Casserole with Chicken Sausage

Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Skillet Casserole with Chicken Sausage combines savory flavors to create the ultimate comfort-food dish.
5 from 18 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, dinner, skillet

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken sausage links sliced
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 6 oz mushrooms sliced thin
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups broth
  • 8 oz broccoli florets fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Brown sausage pieces, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan.
  • Add olive oil to the pan and sauté onion, mushrooms, and garlic cloves until tender. Mix in salt, pepper, oregano, and thyme. Add rice and toss to combine.
  • Stir in cream of chicken soup and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Set broccoli on top of the mixture, cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook undisturbed for 18-20 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Stir well and top with cheddar cheese. Serve immediately.
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30 thoughts on “Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Skillet Casserole with Chicken Sausage”

  1. What a great idea for a series! I’m often so tired when it comes to cooking an evening meal so I’m looking for good but convenient. And I love this recipe even more as I can make it gluten free! Thanks for the recipe idea, definitely saving this for later x

  2. 5 stars
    This is a lovely recipe, it looks really simple to follow for chef newbies like myself, and it looks tasty too.

  3. 5 stars
    Love this cheesy broccoli rice, it is so delicious and easy to make. Perfect for a busy night and even better is it’s a one dish meal. We all loved it here.

  4. This looks so good and SO EASY! I hate cooking so finding an easy and delicious recipe somewhere is a win for me. Can’t thank you enough for sharing this!

  5. This sounds simple, delicious, and filling! Just the kind of meal that’s perfect on a wintery evening. I’d leave out the onions due to my allergy but the rest sounds perfect! I might have to make it soon 🙂

  6. This looks sooooo good and reminds me of something my mom would have whipped up for me and my siblings after a long day. It’s the perfect comfort food!

    Thanks for sharing. Totally bookmarking this!

    xo – Alli |

  7. 5 stars
    This looks delicious & I think my daughter would like it too since she loves cheese & rice! It also doesn’t look difficult to make & I can easily make the chicken sausage on the side & use veg soup/broth so I can eat it too!

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