Cajun Dirty Rice Casserole with Chicken & Smoked Sausage
Easy Casserole for Mardi GrasMardi Gras is in full swing. I've been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and it is a sight to be seen! SO crazy! I don't have any plans to head down to the Big Easy this year, so we will be celebrating at home this year with this AMAZING Cajun Dirty Rice Casserole. This casserole is SO good! Dirty rice loaded with chicken, smoked sausage, parmesan cheese, and french fried onions. YUM! We had this for lunch last week and are making it again this weekend. We just love it!
How to MakeCajun Dirty Rice Casserole with Chicken & Smoked Sausage
Can You FreezeCajun Dirty Rice Casserole?This Cajun Dirty Rice Casserole is a great make-ahead recipe. The rice takes a while to cook, so I like to make this the day before we eat it. I assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later.
I usually freeze the casserole unbaked, but you can freeze the baked casserole also. To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below. To reheat the frozen casserole, thaw completely, cover with foil and bake at 350F for 30 to 40 minutes, until heated through.
What to Serve withCajun Dirty Rice CasseroleThis Cajun Dirty Rice Casserole was a HUGE hit at our house. I cannot wait to make this again. I absolutely LOVED all the flavors in this casserole. We served this casserole with some green beans. We finished the meal off with some King Cake! YUM! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this deliciousCajun Dirty Rice Casserole: