Cuban Sandwich Casserole

Okay, I love Martha, but I am not to her level yet. I enjoy eating amazing food and our local grocer (Publix) offers some divine recipes for free. They even cook them up if you go shopping around dinner time. This recipe is one of favorites, well the whole family loves it. Whenever the Chicken Apple Sausage goes on sale, I stock up for this recipe.  Be sure to use my favorite relish, Wickles Relish. Once you make it, I want to hear about it!

PS I always double it because it is THAT good. Also, I substitute some ingredients and it still turns out amazing. We always use Turkey sausage, sometimes a different cheese, cut up pickles instead of relish, and I do not own complete seasoning (so I add my own garlic salt, onion powder, pepper).

4 oz Swiss cheese, cubed
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
2 links apple chicken sausage (6 oz)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 oz cooked ham cubes
1 (6.9-oz) box chicken-flavor rice mix
1/2 teaspoon Complete seasoning
2 1/2 cups water, divided
1/4 cup dill relish
1 teaspoon mustard

  • Cut cheese into small cubes.
  • Chop cilantro.
  • Cut sausage into bite-size pieces (wash hands).

  1. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place oil in pan, then add sausage and ham; cook 2–3 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Stir in rice seasoning (from mix), Complete seasoning, and 1/2 cup water; cook and stir 1–2 minutes.
  3. Stir in rice, relish, mustard, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and remaining 2 cups water, then cover; reduce heat to low and simmer 20–22 minutes (without removing cover) or until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
  4. Stir in cheese, then sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro. Serve.
CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 450kcal; FAT 20g; CHOL 70mg; SODIUM 1550mg; CARB 41g; FIBER 1g; PROTEIN 25g; VIT A 8%; VIT C 2%; CALC 25%; IRON 15%

THANK YOU PUBLIX, for existing.

PS When are you going to post your chocolate chip cookie recipe?

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PrettyPhysicist said…
I bet my hubby would LOVE that! I couldn't reply to your comment because your email wasn't linked, but we'll be staying north of Tampa, but we're planning day trips to Orlando.
Frankie said…
I might have to try this but with some veggie sausage or veggie hot dogs instead!  
Mrs. B said…
Thanks for sharing this recipe!  As a newlywed, it's my goal to learn how to cook!!!
Breanna Hohenstein said…
this looks way delicious :) Thanks for sharing!
Ashleykrieger @ Run With Me said…
oh i LOVE cuban sandwiches and if you had only seen what i had for dinner (which consisted of ice cream, a bagel, croissants and an apple fritter)....apparently it's national carb would realize how  much I appreciate this!
Lambz Ann said…
 Yes! It is so good! I am telling you.
Lambz Ann said…
 That is the perfect goal! Learn now, or forever hold your peace! Thanks for stopping by.
Lambz Ann said…
 Thank you for your sweet comment!
Lambz Ann said…
 Yes, I have to cook it once a week for a few weeks and then we get enough carbs in! HA! Thanks for stopping by!