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cheesy sausage and rice skillet
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Cheesy Sausage and Rice Skillet

This Cheesy Sausage and Rice Skillet is made entirely in one pot for a super quick one-pot meal.
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: One Pot Meal, Rice, Skillet
Servings: 4


  • 16 oz smoked sausage cut into rounds or half moons
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups steamed broccoli chopped
  • 2 6.5 oz boxes Rice-A-Roni
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded


  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add butter.
  • When butter is melted, add sausage to the pan and brown for 3-4 minutes.
  • Set aside seasoning packets from the Rice-A-Roni. Add the rice to the pan and brown for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in 5 cups water.
  • Add seasoning packets from Rice-A-Roni and stir to combine. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • While sausage and rice cook, steam the broccoli and chop into bite-sized pieces. Add the steamed broccoli to the skillet.
  • Stir in 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese and stir to combine. Then serve.