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Instant Pot Sausage Rice Casserole

Oh my is this Instant Pot sausage rice casserole packed with flavor! All cooked in one pot it’s easy and tasty with hatch chiles and much more! Get out your Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi and get started!

Pressure Cooker Sausage Rice Casserole

I must say this pressure cooker sausage rice casserole was over the top with flavor! I didn’t add any seasonings and it was amazing as is with the spices in the sausage and fresh hatch chiles! Sponsored by Albertsons. Find 100+ Instant Pot recipes recipes here. (originally published 8/18, affiliate links present)

Pressure Cooker Sausage Rice Casserole

Have you ever tried hatch chile recipes?? They are just so versatile. You can make a similar dish in the oven. It is a creamy mixture of all your favorite things, a dump and go type of dinner if you will. With meat and rice together you can serve as is when you’re ready to eat.

Add some small frozen vegetables in there too if you want, corn kernels would be a good choice. Use any brand of pot you might have at home. You can make this two ways, in your multicooker pot or in the oven with our green chile rice for those directions. It is a lot quicker using this method though.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

Ninja Foodi Sausage and Rice

If you just have a Crockpot Express then by all means use that one. We love Ninja Foodi meals and that one works well too, plus a benefit. This one has the air crisp feature to melt another layer of cheese on top. Hatch chiles add a lot of flavor to any dish. They are in season right now, we got ours at the new Albertsons on Broadway in Boise, ID. 

There were a few “heat levels” to choose from too, mild was what we got. When they were roasting them outside in that huge rotary machine they were giving out samples. I didn’t realize they gave me spicy and wow was I about to die. Too much for me but for others that is all they want. Choose your fave.

Take a peek at how we incorporated them into this sausage and rice casserole.

hatch chile recipe

Beautiful right??!! Don’t be too afraid. They have mild to extra spicy varieties. Just choose your desired heat level so you’re most comfortable when you’re done. If you choose the type without much heat at all like we do you should really use the spicy ground sausage from Jimmy Dean for this dish.

Instant Pot sausage and rice casserole

  • I have bought hatch chiles in a can before but was excited to see fresh, big, and beautiful ones at the store down the street from us.
  • They were having cooking demos, free samples, and even roasted my chiles right in the store!

You can cook with them as is diced up but smoked chiles or roasted are better. Either way you want to remove the seeds, skins, and membrane. Otherwise they will be over the top spicy.

hatch chile recipe

Sausage and Rice Instant Pot

I had an opportunity to see just how they did it using large drums. You could hear them pop and crackle as their skins were becoming blackened.

  • From there it is easy to peel the skins right off they said and add it to any dish you like. Or lay them right on top of a burger!

Check out what the roasting looks like live here!  This is how our Instant Pot sausage casserole turned out!

instant pot Sausage Rice Casserole

Instant Pot Sausage Casserole

Our hatch chiles gave this pressure cooker sausage rice casserole an added kick of flavor and a bit of heat! Here’s what you need 

  1. Fresh hatch chiles 
  2. Sausage – We used a roll of pork ground sausage.
    1. Spicy version is great for this dish if you like heat
    2. If you want to use chicken use our Instant Pot chicken and rice recipe

Rice – you add it uncooked which makes it a great one pot dinner. I haven’t tried with brown rice yet, it would increase cook time slightly. Instant Pot Jasmine rice timing would change slightly, read this post for info.

  1. Celery
  2. Bell pepper
  3. Broth – I used half chicken stock and half vegetable 
  4. Cream of mushroom soup
  5. Peppers and onion
    1. diced bell peppers optional

Green onions are optional but add some extra texture when sprinkled on the top when done. We love them on top of our Instant Pot enchilada rice.

Sausage Rice Casserole

Instant Pot sausage rice and beans

Now you can somewhat tweak this but need to make sure that the liquid to rice ratio remains the same. You can add 1/2 cup of drained other items like canned beans or frozen vegetables if you would like as well. Ready to give it a whirl??!! Let’s get to it!

If you want to make something similar to this in the oven, try our chile relleno casserole recipe. Looking for more Instant Pot sausage recipes?

Prep plus pressure cook time should be a total of about 20 minutes just for reference. It’s a quick and creamy dinner choice!

Pressure Cooker Sausage Rice Casserole 2

Rice and Sausage Instant Pot

Steps to take for making a Ninja Foodi casserole of this sort: Use any brand of pressure cooker you have though. Press saute function and add the oil. Then add the sausage. could use ground turkey or chicken sausage if you’d rather I prefer spicy ground sausage. If using above I’d add a dash of cajun seasoning
cook until outsides are no longer pink

  • Add diced bell pepper, onion, celery at this point if desired. Turn pot off and deglaze pot with a bit of your stock/broth.
  • Whisk together broth and soup until smooth and add to your pot. Pour this in. Add chiles and add the rice on very top, do NOT stir. Gently submerge uncooked rice into liquid below.
  • Cook on low pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Allow to naturally release steam for 2 minutes.
  • Then do a quick release. Stir and enjoy (will continue to thicken as it sits)

If you want to make a version of this in the oven, make our green chile chicken casserole. Watch our recipe video below to get an idea of how easy it is to throw together.

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Pressure Cooker Sausage Rice Casserole

Oh my is this pressure cooker sausage rice casserole packed with flavor! All cooked in one pot it’s easy and tasty with hatch chiles and much more!
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, hatch chiles, instant pot, pork, pressure cooker, rice, sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 431kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 1 lb pork sausage ground, regular or spicy version is great
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 tbsp hatch chile I used roasted – skin, seeds and membrane removed, then diced – I used the mildest version, can use as much as you’d like depending on your heat level preferences (could dice them fresh if you don’t have the means to roast them too, they will soften in the IP)
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 1/4 c broth chicken or vegetable
  • 1 c rice white, uncooked
  • 1/2 bell pepper diced, optional
  • 1 green onion diced, optional
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Set your pressure cooker to saute, add your olive oil and sausage. Break up into smaller pieces and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add your diced onion and bell pepper if you choose to add them as well (can add chiles now or later). Cook until sausage is no longer pink.
  • Turn your pressure cooker off, cancel button (important step to avoid the burn message showing up later).
  • In a bowl whisk together your broth and cream of mushroom soup so it is pretty smooth.
  • Leave ground sausage mixture in and spread out evenly on the bottom of your pot.
  • Then pour your soup/broth mixture on top of that, do not stir!
  • Add your diced celery and hatch chiles, then sprinkle your uncooked rice on the very top and just gently push down so rice is submerged in liquid. DO NOT Stir.
  • Close your lid and steam valve and set to pressure low for 10 minutes.(If you do not have a low option just hit your rice button.)
  • Allow for a 2 minute natural release, then do a quick release and then quickly lift the lid off so condensation on inside of lid doesn't fall into the casserole.
  • Stir just slightly and allow to sit for at least 5 minutes to naturally thicken.
  • Serve and top with diced green onions or chives on the top!


Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Sausage Rice Casserole
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 1285mg56%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 660IU13%
Vitamin C 15.8mg19%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons on Broadway. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Saturday 8th of August 2020

Cooking right now! Live in the Labd of Enchantment so I’m lucky to have green chile in my freezer from last years crop (almost roasting time again😋). Store accidentally sent me parboiled rice. Hope it works lol!

Thanks for the recipe. Sure smells great!!


Saturday 8th of August 2020

*Land of Enchantment 🙄


Monday 9th of December 2019

Needed a quick dinner...didn’t have chili’s or green peppers. Removed 3/4 of Chicken stock and replaced it with 3/4 of white wine to deglaze. Added 2 cups of cooked peas at the end after pressure cooking. Awesome quick dinner!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 10th of December 2019



Sunday 8th of December 2019

Can this be doubled


Monday 3rd of December 2018

Just made this tonight (minus the chili peppers as I couldn't find any, aldi didnt even have canned) it was still amazing!! Definitely a go to meal!

Paul n Jaci

Saturday 13th of October 2018

Cooking this right now..... thank you for recipe.

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