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Meat Lover’s Pizza Rice Skillet

Total Time

Takes: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Mar. 31, 2022
My son named this "pizza rice" after I threw together a quick dinner from what I had in the fridge and pantry. Add any other pizza topping ingredients you desire. I often add black olive slices or mushrooms. Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
Meat Lover's Pizza Rice Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) sliced mini pepperoni
  • Additional grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Chopped fresh basil, optional


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Return to skillet with next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Fluff with a fork; stir in cheese. Top with pepperoni and, if desired, additional Parmesan cheese and basil.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 390 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 906mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

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