Sunday, March 20, 2016

Wild Rice & Sausage Casserole

This is a favorite of Logan's. 

Wild Rice Casserole

Servings: 10
Prep time: 0:20
Total time: 0:50
Categories: Dinner, Main Dish


• 2 boxes of uncle bens wild rice cooked ( cook by directions on box)
• 1 can of water chestnuts (drained)
• 1 onion diced
• 1lb sausage


Cook wild rice as directed on box. 

Brown sausage and drain. Put back on medium high heat and add onion and water chestnuts. Sauté until onions are translucent. Water chestnuts should be crunchy still. 

Combine sausage and wild rice mixture in oven safe dish. Bake on low for 30 minutes. 

Shepherds Pie


Shepherds Pie

Servings: 8
Prep time: 0:30
Total time: 1:00
Categories: Main Course


• 1 Pillsbury pie crust (cooked by directions on box)
• 2 bags of green giant frozen mixed veggies (cooked as directed)
• 6 servings instant mashed potatoes (cooked as directed on box)
• 1 lb ground beef
• 1 onion diced
• 1 clove garlic diced. (I use the pre diced garlic in a jar. Use 1 tablespoon).
• 2/3 cup beef broth
• Salt & Pepper (i do this to taste)
• Pam/spray butter


Bake pie crust as directed on box, cool. Cook both bags of vegetables in microwave as directed on container. Make 6 servings of instant mashed potatoes as directed on container. 

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. 

Brown ground beef, drain. On medium/high heat, add ground beef and onion to pan. Cook stirring occasionally until onions are translucent. Add garlic, veggies, beef broth, salt and pepper. Cook for five minutes stirring until broth is absorbed. 

Fill pie crust with beef and veggie mixture*. Spread a layer of mashed potatoes on top. Spray with a little Pam or spray butter. 

Put in a 350 degree oven for 5-8 minutes. 

Let cool for 5 minutes and serve. 

*you may have leftover mixture and mashed potatoes. You can either make 2 pie crusts and fill or put the mixture in a dish and add the rest of the mashed potatoes on top for a crust less shepherds pie.