This Smoked Sausage & Rice One-Skillet Recipe can be made in under 30 minutes for a quick and easy dinner idea. It promises to be a hit around your dinner table!

We don’t always have the luxury of sitting down together, but when we do,  this is one of our FAVORITE smoked sausage recipes! You’re going to love this savory sausage recipe!

This really is one of my favorite smoked sausage recipes! You’re going to love the delicious flavor of this recipe.

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Smoked Sausage & Rice One-Skillet Recipe

Weeknights can get busy! With after-school and work activities, homework, getting ready for the next day, and normal household chores – the day is over before you know it!

So, you need a quick and easy meal! I’ve got you covered! You can use spicy sausage or not – totally up to you! It’s going to be a tasty dish no matter what!

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This past week I made this delicious  Sausage and Rice One Skillet Dinner and it was a hit! Making everyone in just one pan is fast and simple and great for clean-up as well!

sausage recipe in a skillet with rice and vegetables

Ready In Under 30 Minutes! Simple Weeknight Recipe!

You never know when you make a new dish if it will go over well with the kids, but this one was more than welcomed. They even had seconds!

Made with Hillshire Farm’s Beef Smoked Sausage, broccoli, rice, and cheese in one skillet – you can’t go wrong! AND the best part is that it was ready in under 30 minutes – start to finish!

smoked sausage on a cutting board

One of my favorite memories is going to the mall with mom when I was little. I loved seeing the Hillshire Farms lady giving out samples by the store entrance. So fun! Hillshire farms smoked sausage is really delicious!

But now, you can buy their sausages in the grocery store! I picked up all the ingredients for this meal at Target AND I had a Cartwheel offer for Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage for 20% OFF! Anytime I can get a deal on a meal – I’m excited!

sausage recipe with smoked sausage and rice

AND anytime I can make a one-skillet meal and have less to clean up – even better!

Here’s how to make this recipe with sausage

Learn how to cook smoked sausage in no time at all!

(full recipe is below)

Olive Oil + Butter – olive oil and butter together are best to sautee anything in. The butter has amazing flavor and the olive oil helps to brown.

Smoked Sausage – If you have Hillshire Farm at your store, this is my favorite! You can also use Italian sausage as well. Chicken sausage can be a simple way to cut down on the fat content. You can easily use different types of sausage.

Broccoli Florets – Cut broccoli into small bite size pieces. They’ll also cook faster.

Seasonings – This takes the flavor up a notch.

Instant Rice – You want to rice to cook fairly quickly so instant is best. You can also make Instant Pot Rice.

Shredded Cheddar Cheese – this is optional. But it gives amazing flavor!

How To Make This Smoked Sausage Recipe:

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and olive oil until melted. Add the sliced smoked sausage and cook for about 5 minutes until sausage begins to brown.

Step 2

Add the broccoli and cover. Reduce heat to low and cook about 5 minutes more – stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Add the cooked rice, garlic powder and onion salt to the skillet. Stir well.

Step 4

Add the shredded cheese – stirring well until the cheese is melted.


Remove from the heat and serve warm.

Sausage is a food usually made from ground meat with a skin around it. Sausages may be preserved by curing, drying, or smoking.

Smoked sausage can be made from ground pork, turkey, beef or a combination of meats and usually include a variety of seasonings. Polish kielbasa is made from ground pork or turkey.

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Smoked Sausage & Rice Recipe! For a weeknight meal solution, this Smoked Sausage & Rice One Skillet Dinner Recipe is ready in under 30 minutes!

Smoked Sausage & Rice One Skillet Meal

Smoked Sausage & Rice Recipe! For a weeknight meal solution, this Smoked Sausage & Rice One Skillet Dinner Recipe is ready in under 30 minutes!
4.10 from 173 votes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 7
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 lb Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • cups cooked brown rice - I use minute rice to save time!
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and olive oil until melted.
  • Add the sliced smoked sausage and cook for about 5 minutes until sausage begins to brown.
  • Add the broccol and cover. Reduce heat to low and cook about 5 minutes more - stirring occasionally.
  • Add the cooked rice, garlic powder and onion salt to the skillet.
  • Stir well.
  • Add the shredded cheese - stiring well until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the heat and serve warm.



Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1158mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 23.2mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Keyword: one skillet, quick & easy meal, rice, sausage, sausage recipe, smoked sausage
Did you make this recipe?Mention @kasey_allthingsmamma or tag #allthingsmamma!

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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! As it was very dry, I added one can of cream of chicken soup and one can of water. Very, very good and filling 😋😋😋

  2. I think it was Hickory Farms that had their own store at the mall with the samples.

  3. Teresa Hillegas says:

    I’ve made this before and bookmarked it. I am making it again tomorrow. I made it exactly as written but this time will substitute 1/2 tsp of onion powder as I am out of onion salt. We love this recipe and it is in the rotation. Comfort food at its best. Thanks for this tasty dish.

  4. How would I make this meal in a crockpot? Thanks in advance!

  5. 4 stars
    I love this. Just think it’s a little dry
    After adding the rice, the seasoning I thought it was extremely dry, then add the cheese just made it worse
    Ended up adding water too

  6. 5 stars
    I didn’t have any rice & didn’t want to go to the store. I did;however, have a package of the broccoli cheese & rice. Worked great!

  7. 5 stars
    My family loved this dish and it was so easy to make. We will certainly be making it again.
    Full disclosure, I didn’t have cheddar in the house, so I shredded up some smoked Gruyère instead. It was a tasty switch.

    1. Sharon Hunter says:

      For the smoked sausage skillet, I was wondering if the broccoli called for was fresh broccoli? Thank you! Sounds like something my family would like.

  8. 5 stars
    Good recipe everyone like it. I used leftover basmati rice and thru in a roughly chopped onion with the sausage and then added broccoli and added 1 tsp of Better than Bouillon with 1/2 hot water and added with the broccoli then added the rice and heated for 5 mins. Turned out delicious. Will make again.

  9. 5 stars
    So quick, easy and SOOO GOOD! Thanks so much!

  10. 5 stars
    Quick, easy and even my picky eater ate it all. Definitely one to save.

  11. This was is a quick easy delicious recipe I added a can of diced tomatoes and a little chopped red pepper and used pre cooked minute rice it was so good my very picky granddaughter who literally hates every thing but chicken nuggets loved it served it with some homemade corn muffins now my family wants it all the time thank you ❤️😋😋

  12. Teresa A Hillegas says:

    5 stars
    This dish is fantastic! Quick, easy and delicious. Like some others, I used cauliflower rice. I omitted the salt and pepper and didn’t miss it. There is enough for lunch tomorrow, as well. Thanks so much for a such a great addition to the meal rotation!

  13. 4 stars
    Being an old man, with tender/sore feet that cannot stand long on the tile floor of the kitchen, I cook very few dinner meals for my wife of 51 years and myself. She gets stuck with the bulk of the meal planning and almost all of the cooking. On those few occasions when I do try, (and she dares to let me try), the results are seldom remarkable, (at least not “remarkable” in a good way.}
    I tried this recipe, for the first time, for dinner this evening. My sweetheart sincerely enjoyed it, and sent copies to family near and far away. That is her highest form of compliment !!

    1. I enjoy this recipe. I make it twice a month. I add a lot of vegetables even shrimp to this recipe. Japanese curry sauce gives it a wonderful taste. Thank you!!

  14. 4 stars
    This was a good use for leftovers. I made it with elk summer sausage, kale instead of the broccoli, used a blend of Pepper Jack/Cheddar cheeses, and also sauteed up some onion and garlic. I think adding some black beans would be also be a great addition and will try that next time.

  15. 5 stars
    I tend to worry about trying new recipes because I am not a great cook, and I have never cooked with sausage before. I tend to leave that up to my husband. He wanted to put it in some Kraft mac and cheese. I chose this recipe as an alternative, and it was not only easy, it was delicious!!

  16. 5 stars
    Super easy, super quick and my kids loved it! Also, I didn’t have brown rice so I subbed Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice chicken and herb flavor.

  17. How do you think riced cauliflower would work in this dish instead of rice? A keto alternative.

    1. I make it with riced cauliflower and its still wonderful!

  18. 5 stars
    Needed a quick meal and figured why not. Did not use instant rice I made it the old fashioned way. My daughter really liked it. Great quick meal

  19. Could this be adapted into a freezer meal? I love it so much and I’d love to make it for new mamas, but need it to be freezer friendly. Thanks!

  20. Marla Jenkins says:

    i only have frozen broccoli would that be okay?

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      Sure! Just thaw it first and drain any excess water.

      1. Could I substitute brown rice for jasmine or white long grain?

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