Sausage Special Casserole


1 lb mild pork sausage (Swaggerty’s is nice)
1 cup rice, uncooked
4 to 5 cups cabbage, shredded
1 large onion, sliced very thin
1 26 or 28 oz jar spaghetti sauce
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated (optional)
salt & pepper to taste


Fry the sausage breaking it up into small pieces. drain thoroughly. In a 9x13" dish, which has been sprayed with cooking oil spray, scatter the uncooked rice. Arrange the shredded cabbage over the rice and spread the slice onions over the cabbage. Sprinkle sausage evenly over the onions and pour the spaghetti sauce over the sausage. Cover tightly with a aluminum foil and bake in a 325 degree oven about one hour. Remove foil, sprinkle with cheese (if desired) and return to the oven for about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and starts to brown. If you are leaving off the cheese, just remove the foil and allow to cook uncovered the last 15 minutes to brown lightly.