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Quick and Easy Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

Enjoy a scrumptious plate of red beans and rice with sausage that is ready to eat in under 30 minutes!  If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe for delicious red beans and rice, then look no further.  The best quick red beans and rice recipe this side of the Mississippi!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 527kcal


  • Large (minimum 5-quart) heavy duty pot w/cover
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • measuring spoons


  • 1 lb smoked sausage, sliced into 1-inch discs (andouille sausage or Conecuh sausage)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10-oz bag frozen seasoning blend (pre-chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery)*
  • 15.5-oz can red beans (or pinto beans with bacon), undrained
  • 16-oz can Blue Runner Creole Cream Style Red Beans
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp cajun seasoning (such as Tony's)
  • cooked rice


  • Saute the sliced sausage in the oil until the sausage is slightly browned, about 5 minutes.  Add the onion, bell pepper, and celery seasoning blend. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes (saute 5 additional minutes if using fresh vegetables).  
  • Add the undrained red beans (I prefer the pinto beans with bacon), creole cream style red beans, and seasonings. Mix well and gently simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Stir. Serve with hot cooked rice.  
  • *if using fresh veggies, use 1 cup chopped onion, 1 cup diced bell pepper, and 1/2 cup diced celery


(A) Super time-saving tip:  Use the precooked rice that comes in a pouch.  (B) Store leftover red beans and rice in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.


Serving: 13.6oz | Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 3g