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24 Ground Sausage Recipes (All Of The Best Inspiration)

24 Ground Sausage Recipes (All Of The Best Inspiration)

Ground sausage has so very, very many uses!  

It can stand alone as a topping or be mixed into a casserole, lettuce wrap, hamburger, or appetizer for an added savory zip. 

Pretty much any recipe where you would use plain ground beef or turkey, you could sub in ground sausage for that
little extra flavor, which could range from mild to spicy to even sweet depending on your preferences!  

Typically if the recipe calls for cooked sausage, it will take ten to twelve minutes until it is browned and crumbled, and
then can be transferred with a slotted spoon to the recipe where it will be used.  

I mean, who can resist the smell of sizzling sausage?  

Not me, that’s for sure!

So let’s pour over these 24 ground sausage recipes together, shall we?  

Whether you have a specific meal or event in mind or you are just perusing, this list covers a wide variety of options where ground sausage can be used deliciously!

Recipes with ground sausage tend to be a hit when used for appetizers or snacks at gatherings!  

The three ingredient recipe can be cut small for those occasions or larger for breakfast or brunch. 

Drum roll…. The three ingredients are hot ground sausage, cream cheese and crescent rolls.  

Yep.  That’s it! 

 Brown, blend, bake!  

You’ve got this!

Ground sausage dinner recipes would not be complete without at least one sausage balls recipe!  

These are made with cream cheese, sausage, Bisquick, and shredded cheese.  

Easy peasy!  

Mix it all together and form into one inch balls.  

You can watch the video for all the details!

Always on the lookout for a new ground sausage recipe to try at Thanksgiving?  


This stuffing is spectacular with rosemary bread cubes, seasoned sausage, crisp apples, and dried cranberries.

Need an appetizer?  

There are plenty of ground sausage recipes for that!  Here jalapeno peppers are front and center!  

Combine cream cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and ground sausage to fill the cleaned out peppers.  

Be sure to cut out all those pepper seeds unless you are prepared for the spiciness!

There are many outstanding recipes with ground Italian sausage and this one is absolutely one of them!  

This is NOT your average tomato soup.  

No siree!  

This tomato soup boasts three excellent additions of Italian sausage, tortellini and spinach.  

Simple and spectacular!

Starters most folks can get behind include ground sausage recipes like this one for a cravable queso dip!  

Sausage, salsa, Rotel, cream of mushroom soup and multiple cheeses combine for the perfect chip dip!  

The instructions call for cooking in a smoker but if you have a grill, you can use the indirect heat method as a legit option!

It is fun to have a dependable ground sausage dinner recipe for pizza ready to pull out at a moment’s notice. 

This one calls for hot Italian sausage but the beauty is you can use whatever your taste buds prefer! 

Allow for an hour for the crust to rise.

Ground sausage recipes that can be ready in thirty minutes or less are always welcome additions to the menu rotation!  

These delightful and colorful stuffed tomatoes make a beautiful presentation beautifully loaded with great nutrition and taste!  

Italian sausage gives an added savory taste to the kale, broth, and orzo.  

Gently fill the hollowed out tomatoes and dinner is served!

As ground sausage dinner recipes go, this one is certainly unique having a rice and sausage mix baked into portobello mushroom caps.  

This entree is filling and could easily be accompanied with a salad or soup.  

Easy and delicious!

This ground sausage recipe is for those of you out there in the world who love their cajun spicy!  

Gotta start with the “dirty rice” using whichever level of pepper you want, onion cloves, clever and ground pork, sausage or beef, with chicken liver chopped finely!  

Rice, broth, seasonings round it out!  

Southern hospitality from the bayou!

Here’s another one of the typically breakfast ground sausage recipes, sausage potato hash.  

All cooked, adding ingredients in stages, in one skillet depending on how much time they take to cook.  

There is a video to follow but it is super straightforward!  

Hearty and filling! 

Pasta often makes an appearance in recipes with ground Italian sausage.  

Here spinach, mushrooms, Italian sausage and rigatoni pasta combine to make the most delectable dinner!  

Any kind of sausage will work!

This ground sausage recipe might just quickly become one of our new favorite sides for any time of year!  

Ground sausage, cornbread mixes, creamed corn, green chilies, cheese, milk, eggs and dry ranch dressing mix form a delicious tasting cornbread you may find yourself reaching for time and time again.

Ground sausage balls are favorites and these are next level with cheesy centers and a kick of flavor from the jalapeno.  

A cube of cheese added in the center of each ball is a nice touch and though the recipe calls for smoking them, you can put them on a grill in foil or bake and add a touch of liquid smoke for that flavor.  

Be assured these will be requested often.

Okay, there are few ground sausage recipes that make me look twice and this is one that did!  

Spooning assembled sausage stuffing inside a hollowed out apple for baking and serving?  

Why have I never seen this before? 
 I love it!  

Using different colored apples makes this all the more stunning! 

Keto recipes with ground Italian sausage are great to have on hand when you are eating low-carb.  

This recipe could really be for any meal of the day!  

Italian sausage, zucchini, red bell pepper, butter, and seasonings with green onions on top give this recipe a two thumbs up from me!

Lasagna might be right up there with the most popular ground sausage dinner recipes ever!  

Easy to put together and clean up after, not to mention how many points it gets on the comfort food list!  


Quick and easy describe this ground sausage recipe.  

Low-carb too!  

It combines sausage, onions, green peppers, cauliflower and tops it all with shredded cheese!  

What’s not to love?

To take a slightly different trail from the recipe above, this ground sausage recipe uses cabbage instead of cauliflower.  

And to make it even easier, you can buy the pre-shredded bagged coleslaw mix.  

It truly is like an eggroll served in a bowl!

Oven baked recipes with ground sausage are wonderful when you have other things to do while dinner is baking!  

Here you will precook the ground sausage and veggies, combine with a soup and rice mixture, seal tightly with foil to bake for an hour.  


So nice that ground sausage recipes come in an array for breakfast, lunch or dinner!  

This biscuits and gravy casserole is unique in that it has a layer of biscuits on the bottom and the top with the sausage gravy in the middle.  

Savory at its best!  

I believe that recipes with ground Italian sausage combined with ground beef tend to give a depth of flavor to a recipe!  

These Italian sloppy joes combine ground beef, Italian sausage and veggies with pizza sauce and provolone cheese for an extraordinary sandwich!  

See if you don’t agree!

Soups that incorporate ground Italian sausage take it from good to great!  

This lovely hearty soup also has bacon, onion, white beans, spinach, carrots, and wonderful seasonings!  

Whether it is the entree served with a salad or it is the appetizer, this soup delivers on taste!

😀😀 Check It Out: Classic Sausage Balls Recipe 😀😀

The Bottom Line

Ground sausage recipes are available for any need you may have morning through the night! 

24 BEST Ways To Cook Ground Sausage

24 BEST Ways To Cook Ground Sausage

We've rounded up 24 recipes using ground sausage that are sure to inspire you.


  • Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese
  • 3-Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bites
  • Cream Cheese Sausage Balls
  • Cranberry Apple Sausage Stuffing
  • Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos
  • Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach
  • Smoked Queso Dip
  • Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza
  • Italian Sausage, Kale & Orzo Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Sausage & Rice Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
  • Dirty Rice - Great Cajun Side Dish
  • Sausage Potato Hash
  • One Pan Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta
  • Sausage & Green Chile Cornbread
  • Smoked Jalapeno Cheese-Stuffed Pork Balls
  • Savory Baked Apples with Sausage Stuffing
  • Keto Zucchini and Sausage
  • Lightened Up Homemade Lasagna Dish
  • Low Carb Sausage and Cauliflower Casserole
  • Eggroll In A Bowl
  • Sausage & Rice Casserole
  • Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
  • Italian Sloppy Joes
  • Italian Sausage White Bean Soup


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  2. Create your new favorite dish.
  3. Pat yourself on the back for making food at home for you to enjoy!
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