Tex-Mex Sausage and Rice (20 Minutes!)


Sausage and Rice infused with Tex-Mex deliciousness on your table in 20 Minutes is guaranteed to become a new repeat family favorite!


This Sausage and Rice Skillet is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!  Make as cheesy as you want and top it with your favorite toppings of sour cream, guacamole, avocados, chips, etc.!   20 Minutes never tasted so good!

20 MINUTE Tex-Mex Sausage and Rice Skillet is quick, delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!

Sausage and Rice 

Got 20 minutes?  Then I have for you the most crave-worthy weeknight meal that belongs in your busy night back pocket.  It is your answer to all your “what’s for dinner” woes when you don’t feel like cooking but still want something so SO DELISH, you are going to be craving it, making it, loving it on weekends too.  And your family will be loving you for it!

20 MINUTE TexMex Sausage and Rice Skillet is quick, delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!

One of my favorite textures is creamy, cheesy rice.  Growing up, I used to curl up to the Partridge Family reruns after school with my big bowl of freshly whipped up creamy, cheesy rice and peas.   So comforting.  So satisfying.  I loved it even more when I made extra rice so I could make it twice as fast the next day which meant I could be stuffing my mouth twice-as-soon.  So in honor of easy, comforting creamy Partridge Family Rice, I created this Tex-Mex Sausage and Rice that is every bit as creamy, texture and flavor packed – and on your table in 20 minutes so your family can share more Partridge family-like moments together – maybe minus the tambourine and bell bottoms. 

20 MINUTE TexMex Sausage and Rice Skillet is quick, delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!

How to Make Sausage and Rice

The star of this 20 Minute Skillet is the Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce.  I first used a variation of this sauce in Tex-Mex Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta, and I have been itching to use it again because it is just so good !

  • To make the sauce, add a jar of drained roasted red peppers, onions, garlic, and jalapeno to your food process then process until smooth.
  • 20 Minute One Skillet TexMex Sausage and Rice is quick and delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!
    Add the Roasted Red Pepper Puree to your skillet of lightly browned juicy, savory, salty, smoky, sausage along with cumin, smoked paprika and oregano and continue to cook for a few more minutes.


20 Minute One Skillet TexMex Sausage and Rice is quick and delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!

  • Stir in tomatoes with green chilies and black beans (or whatever veggies you choose) and simmer a few more minutes…
  • 20 Minute One Skillet TexMex Sausage and Rice is quick and delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!20 Minute One Skillet TexMex Sausage and Rice is quick and delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!
  • Stir in some light cream cheese for added creaminess and to balance the acidity, followed by your cooked rice.  I chose to use leftover brown rice but you can use whatever rice you have on hand or is your favorite.

20 Minute One Skillet TexMex Sausage and Rice is quick and delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!

  • Stir in some spinach if you like – and I do like…
    20 Minute One Skillet TexMex Sausage and Rice is quick and delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!
  • Finally, top with cheese, and cover for just a minute or so for the cheese to melt…

20 Minute One Skillet TexMex Sausage and Rice is quick and delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!

And creamy, hearty, comforting Tex-Mex Sausage and Rice Skillet in Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce is ready in just 20 minutes!  You can serve this skillet as is, or top it with all sorts of your favorite Tex-Mex toppings- avocados, sour cream, tortilla chips, etc.  The possibilities are endless!  And so is the praise you will receive for this quick and easy 20 minute meal.

20 MINUTE TexMex Sausage and Rice Skillet is quick, delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!

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20 MINUTE Tex-Mex Sausage and Rice Skillet is quick, delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!

Tex-Mex Sausage and Rice

This Sausage and Rice Skillet is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!  Make as cheesy as you want and top it with your favorite toppings of sour cream, guacamole, avocados, chips, etc.!
Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 13 oz., thinly sliced Hillshire Farm® Smoked Turkey Rope Sausage
  • olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 2 oz. Cream Cheese, cubed (I use ⅓ less fat)
  • 4 cups cooked rice (any kind)
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach, chopped/torn
  • 1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese

Roasted Red Pepper Puree

  • 1 12 oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
  • 1 jalapeno, deveined, seeded, and roughly chopped
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled

Garnish (optional)

  • cilantro
  • Avocados
  • sour cream
  • Tortilla chips
  • salsa

Instructions

  • Add Roasted Red Pepper Puree ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and sauté until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes. Add Roasted Red Pepper Puree, flour and all seasoniongs/spices and continue to sauté for 3 minutes over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in chicken broth, black beans, tomatoes with green chilies and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in cream cheese until smooth. Stir in rice until combined followed by spinach. Top with cheese and either cover and return to the stove to melt or broil skillet in the oven until cheese is golden. Garnish as desired.

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16 Comments

  1. Lisa says

    Wow, this looks like the best 20 minute meal ever! Can’t wait to try it – especially the roasted red pepper sauce! LOVE all your recipes!

    • Jen says

      Oh thank you so much Lisa, I love hearing that you are loving my recipes – YAY!! I hope you love this one too – I think you will 🙂

  2. Heather says

    Your Chipotle Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Pasta is on of my favorite recipes of yours so I know this is going to be amazing!

    • Jen says

      Hi Heather, I am so happy to hear you love my Chipotle Chicken Roasted Red Pepper Pasta- it is one of my favorites too! If you love that then I know you are going to love this! Thank you!

    • Jen says

      Me too! Easy and delicious are a winning combo! Thanks so much Jessica!

  3. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Jen! Your recipes are so full of flavor! I have one or two jar of roasted red peppers in my pantry as well as rice. One of my favorite recipes is Cajun red beans and rice with sausage or Spanish rice – I just like rice! Also I like to top rice dishes with a poached egg! 🙂

  4. Jodi says

    Oh my heck this looks delicious! Wish I had some right NOW!!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Jodi, I wish I could whip some up for you!

  5. Melissa says

    This looks amazing! Do you think this would freeze well? I’m trying to find some good freezer meals.:)

    • Jen says

      Hi Melissa! I think this could freeze well but only if you use brown rice otherwise the rice will get mushy. Make sure you let it completely cool before you add the freezer. Best!

  6. Ines says

    Another recipe from your site that will become one of my favourites! I had to substitute some ingredient living in the UK, but it was sooo good – it honestly never even occurred to me to combine rice and cheese in one dish, I always thoughts of rice a s a side dish for Asian food! Love to try out your emxican inspired recipes, at least with them I know they always come out great and interesting!

    • Jen says

      Hi Ines all the way from the UK! I am so happy you loved this dish! Now that you have discovered cheesy rice, there is no going back 🙂 cheese and rice is one of my favorite comforting combos – sometimes I’ll even add sour cream – so so good. I hope you have fun trying my Mexican dishes – they are some of my favs! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  7. Marilyn J Ramey says

    Jen, this is my first time EVER to post a comment about a recipe or a website. I feel as if I have found a home here. Every recipe I looked at could become an instant favorite if I tried it. And try them, I will! I love spicy foods, especially Asian and Mexican or Texmex (I am a Texan!) I wish I could comment about one particular recipe, but they all looked so good, I am overwhelmed! And I have only just begun exploring your website. Keep up the good work.. You are an inspiration to me.

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much for your awesome comment Marilyn! WELCOME! I know how fun it is to find a foodie “kindred spirit” so I’m so happy you stumbled up on my blog! I hope you love exploring and hopefully find many new favorites!