Terrific Italian Casserole Recipe


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A spicy italian sausage with green peppers and lots of cheese. I made up this recipe many years ago just wanting to try something different. I just added ingredients that I had on hand and this is what I came up with. I usually have a tossed salad and garlic bread or breadsticks with this entree.

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  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1 box Uncle Ben's Long grain and wild rice
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 C. mozzarella cheese

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and cut green pepper into bite size pieces. In a skillet, brown the Italian sausage, green pepper, and onion until sausage is thoroughly cooked. Drain grease.

Cook long grain and wild rice according to the directions.

In a 2 or 3 qt. baking dish, add the sausage mixture, cooked rice, can of diced tomatoes, and a handful of mozzarella cheese. Mix well. Top with remaining cheese and bake in oven for about 45-60 minutes or until bubbly and browned.

Let cool for about 5-10 minutes before serving. 

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