Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage is an easy one pot meal perfect for busy weeknights! 

Overhead view of a bowl of red beans and rice with sausage.

 

Andouille Sausage Recipes

This is one of Mr. Maebell’s favorite dishes! Spicy Andouille sausage is cooked until slightly crisp, and paired with sautéed veggies, tender red beans and a fiery tomato sauce to bring you a little taste of Louisiana!

This andouille sausage and rice is an easy weeknight meal perfect for chilly days! This is a great dish to take to a potluck or to make for a get together because it makes a ton and keeps well. Reheating is easy, and you can even use the crock pot if that’s more convenient for you.

My favorite thing about Andouille sausage, beans, and rice is that it is pretty easy to throw together and it mostly uses basic pantry staples you probably already have on hand. We love to pair this with these Cheddar and Summer Squash Cornmeal Muffins . It is a great flavor combination!

What’s in Red Beans and Rice with Sausage? 

Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll need. For exact measurements, keep scrolling down to the printable recipe card To make the homemade red beans and rice with andouille sausage, you’ll need the following ingredients:  

  • Andouille Sausage: you can also use smoked sausage if you prefer. 
  • Olive oil: vegetable oil would also work
  • Vegetables:  onion, bell pepper (we used green bell pepper)
  • Garlic
  • Canned beans: red kidney beans, red beans
  • Canned tomatoes with green chilis
  • Spices: Italian seasoning, chili powder, garlic salt, paprika, bay leaves (you can use a more generic cajun seasoning if you’re missing some of the specific spices listed here)
  • Chicken broth
  • Jasmine rice: long grain white rice will also work

How to Make Red Beans and Rice with Sausage 

This recipe is super easy, and everything cooks in just one pot with a lid! Here’s a step-by-step guide to making red beans and rice.

Brown sausage

Heat a large pot or Dutch oven with a lid to medium heat. Lightly spray pot with cooking spray and place sliced sausage in skillet. Cook sausage for 2-3 minutes until browned.

Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage is an easy one pot meal perfect for busy weeknights! 

Sauté veggies

Add olive oil, peppers, onions, and garlic to the pot and sauté for about five minutes. As the vegetables cook and soften, stir occasionally to make sure they cook evenly.

Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage is an easy one pot meal perfect for busy weeknights! 

Simmer

Add beans, tomatoes with green chilis, broth, spices, and bay leaf. Bring this to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover with a lid, and allow it to simmer for 30 minutes.

Add rice

Finally, add rice to the pot and stir well. Place the lid back on the pot and allow the rice to cook for 15 minutes. Stir and serve immediately. *Optional-you can garnish with some chopped green onions.

What to Serve with Red Beans and Rice

We usually spoon some into bowls and serve all on its own. However, if you want to serve this with something, it pairs wonderfully with cornbread. One of my favorite gluten free cornbread recipes are these Sweet Potato Cheddar Cornbread Muffins. They are the perfect blend of sweet and savory. 

I also love this Cheesy Cornbread. It is a great all purpose side dish that pairs well with all your favorite soup and chili recipes! Some other ideas include:

Overhead view of a bowl of red beans and rice with sausage.

Store

This recipe will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Make sure to allow the food to cool completely before refrigerating.

Freeze

Easily freeze this red beans and rice recipe in a freezer bag or other freezer safe container. Make sure to leave some space in the container to allow the food to expand while freezing. This will keep for six months, but rice always has the best texture the sooner you eat it.

To reduce freezer burn, squeeze or suck as much air as possible out of the container before freezing.

Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage is an easy one pot meal perfect for busy weeknights! 

Reheat

Individual portions of andouille sausage with red beans and rice can be microwaved in 30 second increments until warmed throughout. You could also slowly warm the soup in a pot on the stove. If mixture has gotten too thick, thin it out with some broth or water while reheating.

Tips for Andouille Sausage and Rice

  • If you have a gluten allergy, I recommend buying the Johnsonville brand andouille sausage. It’s labeled gluten-free.
  • Do not cook the rice before adding it to the pot. It gets cooked alongside the beans and sausage.
  • Add a dab of hot sauce or even some cayenne pepper if you like really spicy foods. 
  • You can likely make this meal in the Crockpot, if desired. Simply add all the ingredients to the Crockpot and cook on low all day. Add the rice in the last 30-ish minutes of cooking.
Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage is an easy one pot meal perfect for busy weeknights! 

If you love this Red Beans and Rice recipe, you’ll love these other One-Pan Dinner Recipes: 

One pan recipes are such lifesavers! I love that one pan recipes usually require a fairly small ingredient list, and come together quickly. They also make clean up a breeze! Some favorites include:

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Get the Recipe: Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

This easy gluten-free Red Beans and Rice with Sausage is an easy one pot meal perfect for busy weeknights! 
4.46 from 492 ratings

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound Andouille Sausage, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10 ounce) can tomatoes with green chilis, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves, optional
  • 1 cup jasmine rice, uncooked

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large pot or dutch oven with a lid to medium heat. Lightly spray pot with cooking spray and place sliced sausage in skillet.
  • Cook sausage for 2-3 minutes until browned.
  • Add olive oil, chopped onion, peppers and garlic and let cook stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Add drained and rinsed beans and the undrained tomatoes with green chilis.
  • Add spices, broth and bay leaves (if using)
  • Bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  • 15 minutes before serving, add in the rice, stir well and cover.
  • Stir well and fluff rice.

Notes

Sausage: Johnsonville Andouille Sausage is gluten free.
Serving: 1.5cups, Calories: 410kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 1393mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g
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