Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole

8 servings

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole

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  • 2

    cups uncooked long grain rice

  • 4

    cups water

  • 1

    (2.5 oz) sweet Italian sausage link, casing removed

  • 10

    oz (.65 lbs) 93% lean ground turkey (½ package)

  • ¼

    cup onion, minced

  • salt and fresh pepper

  • 5

    oz frozen peas

  • 16

    oz homemade tomato sauce

  • cup egg beaters or egg whites

  • ½

    cup pecorino romano

  • cooking spray

  • 4

    tbsp seasoned breadcrumbs, divided

  • cup shredded part skim mozzarella


Cook rice in water according to package directions. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, sauté sausage meat; cook until brown breaking up into pieces with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Add turkey and onions and cook until browned, breaking up as it cooks. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then add peas and 8 oz tomato sauce and simmer on low, covered, about 20 minutes.


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