Pronounced “Ann-doo-ee”, this coarsely ground sausage is encased in genuine pork intestine casings, with a savory combo of wine, pork butt and trimmings, and lots of creole seasoning inside.
Not to be confused with hot links, little smokies or really any other sausage, Andouille recipe was crafted in Germany, named by the French, adopted by Cajun chefs, popularized in Louisiana cooking, and now enjoyed all over the world.
While there are many sausage styles, tastes, and types in this fine culinary land, Andouille sausage has a casing that must be discarded, as it’s often “double-bagged” and made of real pork gut, so it’s tough. It handles the long, arduous smoking process, so the flavor is great, but removing the casing can be time-consuming, and for some, possible off-putting to the dining experience. That said, the flavor may be worth every effort.
This sausage is an excellent fall comfort food in a variety of dishes and meals. From lentil and sausage soup right down to Cajun breakfast skillet, you’ll be surprised how versatile this andouille sausage is!
Take a look at these recipes.
1. Lentil and andouille sausage soup
This lentil soup combines andouille sausage, chicken broth, and veggies such as onions, carrots, celery, and garlic so expect a flavorful taste every time you have one. It’s SUPER easy to prep and delicious!
Want to have an ultimate meal? Serve it with a loaf of bread or…some white rice will do!
Here’s its recipe.
2. Corn chowder with andouille sausage
Another good recipe to add to your arsenal is this corn chowder with spicy andouille sausage. When I tried this dish for the first time, I fell in love!
The spicy hint of the dish comes from the andouille sausage, while adding sweet corn and creamy broth into the recipe balance its flavor.
Find out the recipe here.
3. Andouille sausage bites
Serve these andouille sausage bites at any holiday party and you’ll be amazed to see your guests asking for more.
These bites are flavored with smoked andouille sausage, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Every bite is addicting, flavorful, and of course…yummy!
If you haven’t tried one, you better give these a try for your next party!
Here’s the recipe.
Packed with veggies, chicken breast, rice, shrimp, seasonings, and andouille sausages, this Jambalaya will give you another level of eating experience for its savory and smoky notes.
Jambalaya is a complete dish on its own but pairing it with interesting sides will enrich the dish even more.
Check out the recipe here.
5. Jambalaya pasta
Who said that andouille sausages are only for rice-based dishes? Pasta will do, too!
It’s almost similar to a Jambalaya dish but instead of rice, they use fettuccine or penne pasta that provides an Italian touch with a hint of Louisiana’s food scene into the recipe.
If you’re confused about what to make with Cajun sausage, how about giving a try of this recipe? Bon appétit!
Read the recipe here.
6. Cajun sausage, potatoes, and green beans
I’m fond of dishes that have potatoes in it and finding this dish is like opening a treasure box! YUMMY!
It mixes andouille sausages, red potatoes, fresh mushrooms, and green beans, and dizzles with buttery broth resulting in a flavor-packed and hearty meal.
You can add some chicken for maximum flavor too!
Find out its recipe here.
7. Cajun breakfast skillet
Choosing how to cook andouille sausages aren’t as hard as you think. Just like this Cajun breakfast skillet!
It’s super easy! Start your morning off right with this scrumptious breakfast meal. This dish is loaded with fresh potatoes, onions, bell peppers, Cajun seasoning, andouille sausages, and sunny-side-up eggs. The result? Heavenly!
You can check out the recipe here.
The bottom line
Congrats! you’re fully equipped with new learnings and upgrades to your arsenal. Now cooking andouille sausages is a piece of cake for you!
With this guide list, CookingChew.com hopes that you’ll utilize your creativity to make some satisfying andouille recipes in the future. Enjoy!
- Lentil and andouille sausage soup
- Corn chowder with andouille sausage
- Andouille sausage bites
- Jambalaya pasta
- Cajun sausage, potatoes, and green beans
- Cajun breakfast skillet
- Choose a few andouille sausage recipes to try.
- Tell us your favorite recipe.
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