Recipe by Kathy Fick
"The sausage, olives, corn, stewed tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese enhance and complement each other very well in this hearty casserole. The rice completes this meal that can be enjoyed at picnics or potlucks."
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hot sausage, fried and drained
sliced black olives
sliced green olives
whole kernel corn
chopped stewed tomatoes
sliced fresh mushrooms
cubed Cheddar cheese
cooked white rice
I liked this a lot and my husband asked for seconds. The olives really make this dish. Don't be afraid to try this dish if you are not a big olive fan. If I had told hubby there were olives in it -- he probably would have turned up his nose. I didn't have mushrooms to add and I used the smoked sausage I had on hand. I threw in a pinch of summer savory and shake or two of seasoned salt. I also added about half an onion - diced - to the sausage as I sautéed it. But I don't think any of my minor alterations changed the dish much. For a casserole, this is unique in that it is not heavy on a sauce or gravy so the subtle flavors really sparkle.
I did like trying something out of the ordinary. It is not a traditional casserole. The hot sausage was too spicy for my taste. My husband said he didn't like the olive combination. It wasn't bad.
Great recipe with such a unique combination of flavors. I used turkey sausage and cooked it with chopped onion, celery, basil and parsley. I left out the mushrooms and next time I will leave out the corn (corn did not go well with this dish). Instead I will add some green or red pepper.
Change hot sausage to mild Italian sausage, and doubled the mushrooms.
Used mozzarella cheese instead and it turned out fine. Also added garlic and onion powder.
This was very tasty meal which used ingredients I usually have on hand. I didn't use hot sausage, but added red pepper flakes for individual plating as desired. This also held and reheated quite well. We will definitely enjoy this recipe again.
I was stuck for something different to make, and came across this recipe. It was absolutely delicious! It is a comfort food and my family needs it with our cold winters. My husband had two huge servings and took the leftovers to his parents, who gobbled it all up in one sitting. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out wonderful. This is a keeper in our house. Thank you so much for such an easy recipe that has so much flavor.
We really liked this. I had no sausage, so I substituted ground beef with taco seasoning as another review suggested and went a step further to substitute salsa for the stewed tomatoes. It was fantastic! The green olives are something I would not have thought of with a taco flavor - but it all made friends together in the oven. Happy mouths.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On the Go Casserole
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 271
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