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43 BEST Sausage Recipes!

43 BEST Sausage Recipes!

Love sausage? We do, too! Take a gander at our selection of the 43 best sausage recipes out there!

One of the most versatile foods ever, sausage can be easily served as a dinner entree of a multi-course meal, a side dish, a quick snack, or even ground leftovers and added into a meat sauce as part of another dish. 

And with hundreds of varieties currently existing and even more popping up from time to time, you can be sure that there’ll be a sausage that’ll satisfy the most discerning gourmet!

Below, you’ll find a list of sausage recipes that use the most well-known and readily available sausage varieties.

Check out this list of recipes that include sausage like:

  • Andouille
  • Kielbasa
  • Breakfast (ground/mild) 
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Bratwurst
  • And more!

And you can even include your favorites, swap, mix and match the kind of sausage you love and make these dishes all your own. 

So buckle up and let’s explore them together!

Best Sausage Recipes

This meal is perfect for people like me who have the most messed-up body clocks since you can have this pizza-like dish for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner!

Wait, what? 

Pizza like?

You read that right.

Instead of using dough, the frittata is made with a base consisting of beaten eggs, sausage, and veggies (you can even add your own, such as spinach or mushrooms).

Splash in some tomato sauce, layer with mozzarella cheese, and finally, top off with basil leaves and any garnish of your choice.

Though Italian sausage was used in the recipe, you can use any type of sausage you want, and maybe replace the tomato sauce with Arabbiatta for that extra spicy kick!

And since the dish uses simple ingredients, you can easily prep everything in about 20 or so minutes!

This meal is a one-pan wonder!

That means everything is prepped and cooked using one pan, so less mess, less cleanup, and more time to enjoy your meal! 

(And dessert! How does a Strawberry Banana Smoothie sound?)

And if you prep carefully, you can have your pan of deliciousness done in about 30 minutes!

You just need to brown your sliced sausage pieces, then remove them for later. 

Next, saute the onions, peppers, and spices, then add the rice and other ingredients, simmer, add sausage back then let set.

And you’re done!


Don’t worry!

This dish freezes well and is very easy to reheat!

Throw your frozen delight into a skillet over medium to high heat and splash in some chicken broth relevant to how much leftovers you have; cover it up and heat it to your liking.

As one of the easier and more forgiving recipes out there, this makes it suitable for first-time chefs!

You just basically roll the ingredients into balls, place them into a muffin pan, and plop them into the oven!

You could spice things up with a few dashes of Creole seasoning or maybe some cayenne pepper.

They store and reheat very well too!

Though almost always classified as an appetizer, you’ll discover why we don’t think so after making it ourselves!

Another misconception is that any soup with potatoes in it is considered a chowder.

Again, not so!

Since you will find no cream in this soup.

So how’d we do it?

Read the recipe to get a glimpse at a leg of our culinary journey.

And we hope to inspire you to begin yours!

Another one-pan wonder that is quick and easy to make!

With succulent pasta, savory sausage, and fresh veggies drenched in creamy deliciousness, it will taste like you’ve been perfecting the flavor all day; though the actual prep time is only about 20 minutes, with cook time just about the same!

Perfect for a busy weekday night, this is a dish that will truly satisfy!

And yet another prime example of a one-pan wonder!

For this dish, we’ll be using a sheet pan instead of a skillet. 

Toss the sausage and potatoes into the pan, then spread them around evenly, season to taste, and pop into the oven!

Looking for one more thing to cheer about during Oktoberfest?

Look no further than the Bratwurst Sub In Beer & Onions!

The bratwurst sausages are simmered in beer with onions that become sweet and caramelized and are staples of many a German dinner table.

For best results, cut the onions thick and saute them in butter before adding them to the sausages braising in beer.

Once they’re ready, suit up in your lederhosen and break out the kegs! Prost!

Everyone and their grandmother love a good breakfast sausage.

And what better way to pay homage to the already familiar than to combine it with something also near and dear: the tater tot, then turn them into the time-tested casserole.

Yum, yum, yum!

Line up the tots in a casserole dish, sprinkle them with the minced, browned sausage then smother them with a mixture of eggs, milk, and seasoning.

Bake for about 25 minutes, then sprinkle with cheese and green onions, and whatever else you decide works for you.

Biscuits in a gravy dip have always been a go-to comfort food.

And here we’ll be showing you how to fix up a batch of these bundles of homeyness for your daily dose of serotonin!

Oh! And first-time cooks need not worry as this is one of the easiest recipes to make!

You mostly have to whisk the ingredients together and let your oven do the rest!

To make the gravy, combine them in a bowl and whisk away till thick.

Add salt and pepper or your choice of seasoning to taste!

Another member of the one-pan wonder club, this dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner or game day party!

And the prep work is so easy!

You just need to brown the sausage in a skillet, set aside then slice.

Then saute the onions and bell peppers; then season to taste.

Don’t forget to scrape the bottom of the pan while you’re at it! (Deglaze)

The little sausage bits you get from doing that are very important for the flavor!

Add some red wine then re-add the sausage, let it simmer for a bit then you’re done!

Instant happiness in a pan!

Who could say no to some fresh sausage wrapped in buttered pastry?

Certainly not us!

At first glance, making them would seem a challenge as most of the Australian ingredients are far different from what is available in the rest of the world.

Worry not though as listed are readily-available substitutes that would remedy that!

Once you have all the ingredients, you first have to get the pastry ready.

Once the dough is prepared as described, just plop the sausage and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor, then evenly place the result into your pastry.

These rolls are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as an appetizer!

A delectable menagerie of flavors awaits you with this dish!

Smoky, savory sausage complements the tender pasta while the sun-dried tomatoes tease with a subtle sweetness.

Begin by sauteing the onion and sausage, then add the sun-dried tomatoes and the rest of the seasoning after the sausage has browned a bit.

Add the chicken broth, add pasta, and cook al dente.

Add cream and cheese, pop back into the oven for another 8 minutes and you’re done!

Crock-pot dishes have always been terrific crowd-pleasers.

But for all of the delectable flavor emanating from this dish, the most amazing thing about it is it’s only made up of 7 ingredients!

I know! We were amazed!

The ingredients are: pork sausage, canned Italian tomatoes, chicken broth, chopped spinach, cheese tortellini, cream cheese, and seasoning.

Served with a side of jalapeno cornbread, this dish would be perfect for any occasion!

With this dish being so easy to cook, it makes a worthy addition to your weekday meal rotation!

The zucchini, green beans, and bell pepper fully complement the smoked sausage.

Don’t like your sausage smoked? 

Never fear!

You’re free to use any sausage of your choice!

It’s that versatile.

Just toss the veggies into a pot, cook in your pre-heated fryer for about 10 minutes, then add your sausage, and voila!

Done as if by magic!

And yet another one-pot wonder, this tantalizing dish is made from mild Italian sausages, vibrant peppers, and trusty tomato sauce.

We’ll be using a pressure cooker for this one, so instead of having to spend 4 hours simmering with the typical cooker, the pressure cooker cuts that time to just 25 minutes!

And it doesn’t skimp on the flavor too!

This is one of those throw-in-the-pot-in-order types of recipes; so as long as everything is added in right, it will come out perfect.

Another great candidate for your midweek evening meal rotation!

Looking for what to serve as appetizers for your next cocktail party?

Behold the Sausage Crostini.

A bevy of flavors is just waiting to burst from the delectable mix of sausage, onions, mozzarella cheese, herbs, and spices served on golden-toasted French bread slices.

This is another great choice for a party appetizer!

Who could go wrong with some tasty Italian sausage topped with mozzarella cheese mixed with bell peppers, mushrooms, cream, and seasoning served on fresh Italian baguettes?

Literally no one!

And they’re so easy to make!

You literally just have to mince the sausage, dice everything else; spread the mix evenly atop the baguette, sprinkle generously with mozzarella then bake.

Serve with some alcohol to get the party started!

We recommend our Mexican Martini!

We have a switch of gears with this dish from the entries we’ve had so far!

Featuring a mix of chickpeas, spinach, toasted walnuts, feta, zucchini, green apple, capsicum, and diced green beans, this salad is interspersed with lean beef sausage chopped into bite-size pieces and dressed in Dijon mustard, soy, lemon juice, raw honey, and garlic.

One look and one might think that this dish is one of the generic meat and potato dishes everyone’s familiar with.

It admittedly is.

Food prep is even the same as any other meat and potato genera out there.

What makes it shine is the sausage.

The smoky savory flavor of sausage permeates its entirety; so you need a really good sausage to make it work!

Luckily, the suggestion made in the recipe is very good indeed!

You can use your own though!

Be bold! Experiment! Find what works for you.

Half the fun of cooking is discovering how to make the ingredients work together in a way no one has figured out before.

This dish is straightforward, simple; and not to mention delicious!

Perfect when you’re looking for something nice and filling and don’t have much time to prep.

You just need to brown the sausages and plop them in however you want together with the other ingredients, then in the oven they go.

Your dish is ready in just 25 minutes!

An alternate take on sausages and cauliflowers!

Unlike the previous entry where we went with a casserole with sauce, we’ll be going roast with this one.

Roasting enhances the smoky, savory flavor of the sausages, and you’ll be sure to notice the difference in the cauliflower too!

You just need to mix the cauliflower, onions, and seasoning with olive oil in a pan, and pop them into the oven for a few minutes; after which you add the sausages, then back into the oven.

Finally, add the spinach with a dash of lemon.

Those in the know swear that this dish goes best with a glass of red wine, but you’re free to have whatever with this savory dish!

This dish will have your sausages come out smoky, tangy, and sweet!

And with just 4 ingredients and a few minutes of prep time, it is by far the quickest and easiest recipe listed so far!

In a nutshell, you just need to cut up the sausages, smother them in the sauce, then season them to taste.

Pop them in the oven and you’re done!

Feel free to use any sausage and any variation of sauce you want, but be sure to follow the recipe to make the sausage caramelize nicely.

Perfect for those times when guests arrive and you need something tasty but quick on the table!

Requiring just three ingredients and just the minimum of attention to cook, this dish is perfect for when you’re feeling a little lazy but still need something tasty on the table!

You just need to place the little smokies in a crockpot, pour the jelly and bbq sauce over them then stir. 

Set in the oven for a couple of hours on low and it’s ready to serve!

Just the thing after a morning spent gardening, but you need something for the table.

Prep it up then sit back and relax while you wait for the timer to go off!

Mexican food will always have a special place in our hearts, but there’s just something about jambalaya that makes it so irresistible!

As a member of the one-pan-wonder society, we’ll only be needing a single pot for this dish.

Season the chicken, throw into the pot with the sausage, then cook with olive oil; add bacon then repeat; finally, add veggies and saute. 

Season with Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, Oregano, and Parsley then stir well.

Add rice and mix.

Simmer for 25 minutes (or until rice is done).

Here we have yet another pizza-like treat!

And rightfully so, as calzones are made up of sausages, pepperoni, and bell peppers, all baked nicely inside pizza dough with plenty of melted cheese.

They’re perfect to serve at parties since they make great finger foods and don’t make much of a mess unlike their cousin the pizza does.

Guests can pick one up with one hand and socialize while they hold their drink in the other!

Everybody knows that the Thanksgiving Turkey’s stuffing makes or breaks your Thanksgiving spread.

Thankfully, we have this recipe to ensure the success of your Harvest of Blessings!

This dish combines potato bread, hot country sausage, butter, veggies, eggs, turkey stock, seasoning, and the secret ingredient: dry white wine.

The white wine makes all the difference!

It adds acidity and brightness to your stuffing and amplifies the flavor!

When you hear the word “pie,” sweet is often the taste you associate it with.

Though meat pastries are hardly uncommon, we’re sure that this particular meaty confectionery will be a regular mainstay on your dinner table!

And they’re so easy to make!

You simply need to prep the ingredients, mix them up, pour them into the pie crust then bake.

Your pie will be ready in half an hour!

Here we have another popular pie variant, the quiche, which is a popular brunch staple.

People usually eat out for brunch; but in this entry, we’ll be showing you how to make your own 5-star creation without you having to leave home!

Made with breakfast sausage, eggs, pie crust, cheddar cheese, onions, mustard, hot sauce, and seasoning, it’s almost embarrassingly easy to make!

Once you get a taste, though, we’re sure you’ll be happy with your new go-to brunch option; as well as pleasantly surprised with all the gas you’re saving. 

Beef and sausage chili is a delicious cult classic.

So popular that you can commonly find canned versions in supermarkets today.

But wouldn’t it be nice to eat the fresh, home-cooked version once in a while?


So you’ll be needing some ground beef, pork sausage, and some pinto, kidney, and black beans.

Brown the beef and sausage in a crockpot together with diced onion and green bell pepper, then add the other ingredients until it comes to a boil. 

Reduce heat, let it simmer for an hour, then add garnish and you’re done!

Another member of the one-pot-wonder club!

This dish comes together with a beautiful mix of collard greens, Italian sausage, and rice for an easy and flavorful dinner.

And easy is an understatement since you just need to figuratively throw all of the ingredients into a pot with seasoning and cook until the rice is tender!

Once done though, you can look forward to having something cozy and filling to beat back the winter chill.

A member of the one-pot wonder club, this dish is something we’re sure you’ll be looking forward to as the latest addition to your weeknight dinner rotation!

Gnocchi is known as Italy’s dumpling; and while yes, you may indeed eat it as pasta, there are actually many ways to enjoy it.

In this version, though, we’ll be serving it up with some mild Italian sausage, browned in a pan together with onions, tomatoes, spinach, cream, gnocchi, and mozzarella cheese.

The result is a hearty, filling meal that is meaty, rich, and flavorful!

Zuppa Toscana happens to be Olive Garden’s most popular soup.

Zuppa means soup and Toscana means Tuscan; ergo, Tuscan Soup!
It’s traditionally made with kale, potatoes, onion, and garlic then served topped with cheese.

That said, there’s got to be something behind that popularity, right?

And you bet there is!

We’ll be showing you how to get as close as possible to recreating this culinary masterpiece!

Wow, what incredible layers of flavor this dish offers!

If you are a huge fan of sausage like I am, this one is going to be a real treat.

Of course, it’s hard to go wrong when you combine kale with Italian sausage and white beans.

So pull in a friend, pour a glass of something you love, and make this one together!

We could almost guarantee that this dish would convert even the staunchest of kale critics.

 And when you’re finally done and have taken your first taste, please let us know what you think!

One of our favorite Mexican foods is the Enchilada. 

I mean, spicy Italian sausage, sauteed with a generous portion of chopped onion, jack cheese, and pepper jack, rolled up in soft corn tortillas, anyone? 

Yes, please!

We’d love to be a fly on the wall anytime someone eats it for the first time.

And they cook fast with a total cook time of just under 16 minutes!

They also store so well!

You could literally freeze any leftovers and microwave them the next day, and they’d still come out just as delicious! 

Here’s a little something for those of you who prefer to start their day with something light, yet hearty and filling at the same time!

It’s also perfect for the health buffs out there as the recipe says that it is low-carb, keto, LHCF, and gluten free!

This easy breakfast treat just calls for a couple of large sausages sliced and arranged in a baking dish, plop a couple of eggs in and season, then add in the cheese!

Who couldn’t resist a plateful of these scrumptious delights?

You can’t help but let out a sigh of pleasure as you bite into a warm, pillowy taco filled with spicy sausage offset by the creamy cool avocado and fresh, crispy vegetables.

The answer is resistance is futile.

So let go.

Indulge, and give in to the Taco!

These bite-size wonders are a staple of many a posh cocktail party at any luxury hotel or casino the world over.

And now you can enjoy them right in your home!

Just arrange your seasoned and cut sausages in a baking tray, top them off with mild goat cheese and apricot preserves, pop them in the oven and you’re done!

Those of you who’ve sworn off gluten will be happy to note that the recipe we have here is gluten-free!

This is an easy dinner dish made up of Italian sausage and pasta drenched in tomato sauce.

Kid approved!

But why is it instant though?

The answer is that we’ll be using a pressure cooker to cook it!

That’s right folks!

Just be sure to follow the recipe strictly and adhere to the cook times stated to avoid turning your sausage and pasta into a glob of gelatinous mess.

Done right, you can be sure even the pickiest eater will be gobbling it up!

If you enjoyed cooking up #37 and had gotten the hang of using the Instant pot (pressure cooker), then you’ll love cooking this one up!

The dish is made up of just 4 ingredients; yes four!

The savory flavor of the breakfast sausage permeates the entirety of the dish while cooking, giving most a little surprise and a sense of wonder as to how something could be so delicious with minimal ingredients.

Wonders never cease, especially in the culinary world!

In contrast to the last two dishes listed above where an Insta pot was used, we’ll be a slow cooker with this one.

It’s well worth the wait though!

Cooking it the old-fashioned way ensures that the flavor is evenly distributed and that the food turns out to a degree of tender no modern cooking implement could ever hope to reproduce.

The best / worst part about it is the aroma!

This dish will be stewing in your kitchen for a few hours, and the savory smells emanating from it can either be a good or bad thing.

You decide!

And our list goes full circle with our very own version of the Sausage Potato Casserole!

Easily up there with some of the most versatile dishes, you can tweak, pick and choose your own ingredients to suit your palate!


Throw it in!


Why not!

We’ll leave it to your imagination!

Dream it up and add it in.

And you will have a dish that’s unique every single time.

We add yet another to our growing list of appetizers!

It’s always a good idea to have dishes like these that can be thrown together at the last minute.

And just like the ones we’ve had before, it’s so easy to make!

Just prep it up and let the oven take care of the rest!

Did a guest love it and want it for a meal?

Serve it over pasta!

And last on our list is another notable member of the one-pan wonders, the Sausage and Vegetable Skillet has always been a favorite since it can be served anytime, for any occasion!

And if you have guests that are keto and gluten conscious, tweaks can be made to fulfill that requirement too!

The bottom line

Sausages are easily one of the most versatile foods out there, as they can be used for a lot of dishes.

There are hundreds of kinds of sausages, so you can be sure to find one that suits you.

Sausages in general keep for a long time as long as they are stored properly.

If you ever find yourself wondering what to make with sausages, this list will be sure to help you out!

More Sausage Recipes

43 BEST Sausage Recipes

43 BEST Sausage Recipes

Love sausage? We do, too! Take a gander at our selection of the best 42 sausage recipes out there!


  • Italian Sausage & Pepper Frittata
  • Sausage & Rice Casserole
  • Sausage Balls
  • Sausage & Potato Soup
  • Creamy Tuscan Sausage Pasta
  • Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage & Potatoes
  • Bratwurst In Beer & Onions
  • Easy And Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole With Breakfast Sausage
  • Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
  • Italian Sausage, Onions, & Peppers
  • Australian Sausage Rolls
  • Cheesy Sausage Pasta Skillet
  • Crock Pot Sausage & Tortellini Soup
  • Air Fryer Sausage With Vegetables
  • Instant Pot Sausage & Peppers
  • Sausage Crostini
  • Baked Italian Sausage Baguette
  • Summer Sausage Salad
  • Creamy Sausage & Potatoes
  • Sausage & Cauliflower Casserole
  • Italian Sausages With Roasted Cauliflower and Greens
  • BBQ Baked Sausage
  • BBQ Little Smokies Crock Pot Recipe
  • 30-Minute Homemade Jambalaya Recipe
  • Calzones
  • Classic Potato Bread & Spicy Sausage Stuffing
  • Tybee Island Sausage Pie
  • Cheesy Sausage Quiche Recipe
  • Classic Beef & Sausage Chili
  • One Pot Collards With Rice & Sausage
  • One Pot Creamy Sausage Gnocchi
  • Zuppa Toscana
  • Kale With White Beans & Sausage
  • Cheesy Sausage Enchiladas
  • Egg & Sausage Bake
  • Mexican Longaniza Sausage Tacos
  • Sausage Appetizers With Bacon
  • Instant Pot Creamy Sausage & Shells
  • Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole With Sausage
  • Slow Cooker Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup
  • Sausage Potato Casserole
  • Easy Italian Sausage Bake With Tomato Sauce
  • One Pan Sausage & Vegetable Skillet


  1. Choose one or more options from our list of Sausage Recipes here!
  2. Create your new favorite dish.
  3. Take a step back, cross your arms, and marvel at your culinary creation!
  4. Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks to make it your own? How’d it go? 

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