Recipe: Sausage & Green Bean Casserole

This is a very simple, frugal yet delicious recipe.  I love making casseroles, but feel very strongly about only using organic cream soups due to all the ingredients I can spell or produce in the non-organic varieties.   I always try to use all organic ingredients but certain things I feel more strongly about than others.  I also will make casseroles with just cream in place of the cream of soups if I have it onhand, I’ll share that later.

 

Ingredients:

3 Cups of Uncooked Rice (Your preference)

1 1/2 Cups Frozen Green Beans or 1 Can

2 Cups of Cheddar Cheese-8oz Shredded

1 Cup Browned Sausage (1 Link of Sausage from Whole Foods removed from Casing)

1 Package of Organic Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup (I like Pacific Naturals brand)

1 1/2 to 2 Cups of Milk

Pepper to taste

 

Directions:

First cook your rice according to the directions.

Depending on the type of sausage you use, you will remove from the casing and brown like ground beef.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Shredd your cheddar cheese.

If using frozen green beans cook until 3/4 way done (still firm not soggy).

Use a 9×13 size pan and add all the ingredients, reserving 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.

Mix all ingredients throughly.

Top with remaining shredded cheese.

Bake for 45 minutes until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.

 

Cost breakdown:

3 Cups of Uncooked Rice-$3.00 Rice Select Organic @ Whole Foods $5.99 for 5.5 Uncooked Rice

1 1/2 Cups Frozen Green Beans or 1 Can-$1.25 Organic Canned Green Beans @ Kroger

2 Cups of Cheddar Cheese-Shredded-$2.48 Bulk @ Azure Standard-Rumiano Organic Cheddar $4.98lb

1 Cup Browned Sausage (1 Link of Sausage from Whole Foods removed from Casing)-$3.00 @ Whole Foods $5.99lb

1 Package of Organic Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup (I like Pacific Naturals brand)-$2.99 @ Whole Foods

1 1/2 to 2 Cups of Milk-$.38 Local Raw Millk or $.87 Organic Private Selection Milk @ Kroger $3.49 1/2 Gallon

The total cost for this recipe paying full price would be $13.59 or $1.80 a serving using all organic ingredients!  I purchased this rice & cream of soupon sale & used a coupon.  I also used local raw milk so my cost for this recipe was $8.78 or $1.10 a serving!

3 thoughts on “Recipe: Sausage & Green Bean Casserole”

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  2. This looks really good! Looks like a good candidate for freezer cooking. 🙂
    We make our own “cream of” soups because of food allergies…. and of course, like you, I don’t like using products with ingredients that I can’t spell.

    1. Elise, it is great to freeze! I usually double the recipe and put one in the freezer. It is so nice to have something already made up on a hectic day.

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