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Seven Layer Casserole

This has been a family favorite recipe over the I first enjoyed at my mother-in-laws table.  It is a simple one-pot meal that can cook while I am out and about.

  • 3 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 2-3 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups peas, frozen
  • 1 pound pork sausage or farmer sausage
  • 1 10 oz. / 284 ml can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Lightly grease 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
  2. Layer the potatoes, onions and carrots.
  3. Sprinkle with a layer of rice and then peas.
  4. Arrange sausages on top.
  5. Combine tomato soup with water and pour evenly over casserole.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cover and bake at 350°F for about 2 hours...until vegetables are tender and rice is cooked.


  1. This sounds wonderful and easy! It is a lot like my hamburger layer casserole on my food blog...come check it out, just click on my name and it is

  2. Yummy, I like the sound of it!!!! perfect recipe for busy evening. Thanks for sharing

  3. This sounds like my kind of casserole. I wonder if you could prepare this in a crockpot......

  4. My Mom used to make this all the time, and so do I, but we use browned ground beef instead of the sausage... works well too.
    -Marg N

  5. I think I just found what's for dinner tonight. Looks real good Judy!

  6. This has been my go to meal when I can't think of what to make, and don't have the energy to be making many dishes. So surprisingly yummy. I often open the casings on honey garlic raw sausages and spread them out on top. You just need "time" to bake, with so many layers I find it needs at least the 2 hours.

  7. I used to make this dish frequently for Sunday lunch..thanks for the reminder Judy. It looks delicious!

  8. I would love that for supper tonight....but it will have to wait for another evening. Looks like comfort food. I have made this before but not in years. Thanks for posting.

  9. Ahhhh a familiar sight!! My mom made it with ground beef as well, but oh my .... farmer's sausage!! Guess I'd better be picking some up very soon!! Definitely have the craving...and this recipe fits the bill!!

    ~ Shirley ~

  10. It's in my oven! First time I made it with farmer sausage. I made this many times as a young girl for my family which included six brothers. Now that I have six sons, I need to carry on the tradition. I haven't made this in years. Thanks for the reminder.

  11. Made this tonight. Very tasty and filling.

  12. Thank you so much for posting this. I made it tonight and it was a big hit. You can read about it here:

    april@Meals For Real

  13. This took much longer to cook as the rice and potato took ages. I would leave out the rice and par cook the potatoes and carrots next time. I also fried the onion along with mushroom and layer it between the potato.

    It tasted great, just overcooked due to the rice. Spanish sausage would ber really nice in this dish.

  14. I have made this casserole many times, but now i haven't made it for a number of years. I also made it with ground beef then the tomato topping, and to top it all off, strips of bacon to cover. Very yummy!


  15. I'm making this dish for the second time tonight. This recipe is a new family favorite!s

  16. I made this for my first time, my children loved it and I had time for my kids while preparing a meal. I didn`t have tomato soup so I just used tomato extract,more water and italian seasoning, it turned out very nice even with these simple ingredients.

  17. I make this recipe 3-4 times a year. A favorite in our house although I make it with cream of celery soup due to alergies to tomatos.

  18. My mom made this when we were young with Manitoba style farmer sausage. A great and inexpensive way to feed a large family. Most importantly...oh so tasty!


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