Since there are so many different types of sausage, the options on what to serve with sausage may become overwhelming!
There is bratwurst, kielbasa, andouille, chorizo, and so much more!
You first have to decide what type of sausage you want to cook with and how you want to prepare it and that in itself can be a tough decision.
After making that difficult choice, you want the dishes you pair with it to come easily.
This list of 15 dishes will help you make your decision a lot easier!
A couple of these options have sausage already mixed into them, like Fried Cabbage and Baked Beans while others make tasty accompaniments like Sauteed Collard Greens and Hasselback Potatoes.
You will quickly see that there are lots of dishes that work wonderfully with sausage, no matter which style you decide to go with.
While sausage is already a delicious component of your dinner, your choice of what to serve alongside it can do a wonderful job of transforming your meal into something amazing and special.
Take your pick if you prefer something lighter or more hearty.
Whatever direction you decide to go, any one of these sides will be an excellent way to make dinner so much tastier with every bite!
Whether you consider andouille sausage the star of your seafood boil, or a side to complement the shrimp, it always belongs with your seafood.
When served with potatoes, corn, and sliced sausage, your shrimp boil can actually be made much simpler when baked in the oven on a single sheet pan rather than dealing with multiple different cooking methods.
Old Bay seasoning is crucial for bringing out the best of all of the flavors in your meal without taking away from any part of it!
This potato salad is incredibly easy and delicious and will go great with so many meals, especially when you are serving something with sausage included.
The hardest part of this recipe has to be planning to prepare it ahead of time and letting it chill in the fridge without digging into it right away!
Between the red potatoes, mayo, Greek yogurt, mustard, and fresh herbs, it is hard to pick what part of this recipe is best!
Applesauce is such an amazing snack since it is great when enjoyed by itself, any time of day, any time of year.
It also tastes delicious when paired with so many savory dishes, especially those including sausage.
This recipe includes only five ingredients, and if you decide to leave out the extra sugar, it is only four!
The choices for apples to use to make your applesauce are limitless so feel free to make a few different batches and find which flavors you like the best!
4. Baked Beans
Probably the only thing better than adding smoked sausage into a dish is adding in bacon AND smoked sausage.
There is a nice balance of sweetness, smokiness, and a little bit of spiciness, from adding in Tabasco sauce.
Keep in mind, that this may be a side dish for your meal, yet it will be everyone’s favorite part of eating!
Sauerkraut is one of the most well-known foods hailing from Germany.
It is essentially cabbage that has been fermented.
If the thought of cabbage makes you turn away, you have to try sauerkraut before deciding it isn’t right for you!
This dish is the perfect addition to any pork or sausage-based meal, especially those including bratwurst.
Getting a side of hearty and filling vegetables with your sausage is very easy after discovering this soup recipe.
It is full of tasty vegetables and although it is vegan, it will taste amazing alongside any type of sausage!
Kale, tomatoes, celery, beans, carrots, and onions will give you such a satisfying and delicious side to your dinner.
Meat and potatoes are always a winning combination but to take it up a notch, serve Hasselback potatoes!
This will give you a beautiful side dish that is super easy to prepare.
Using an air fryer will give you a crisp exterior to your potatoes while cooking the potatoes in no time at all.
All of your favorite potato toppings can still be used so go ahead and pull out the bacon, cheese, sour cream, or anything else you like!
This Louisiana stew is so hearty and comforting yet can be incredibly easy to make by hand.
The ingredients list shouldn’t have any surprises, and if you are lucky, your subconscious may have prompted you to make sure you got anything you may have been missing during your last shopping trip.
All you need is one pot, and an hour and a half to let everything be fully cooked for an amazing gumbo dish that you will turn to time and time again!
If you have never tried a pierogi, imagine a European-style pan-fried dumpling with all types of fillings inside.
This one, in particular, is full of potatoes and cheese for a comforting yet satisfying side dish.
If you have leftover mashed potatoes, you can absolutely use them in this recipe, otherwise, you can make your potatoes fresh, just for your pierogi.
Making these from scratch will be an incredibly rewarding process when you taste the amazing result!
These will still be amazing after being frozen so feel free to make a large batch and thaw some out whenever you want to enjoy these with your sausage dinner.
Many side dishes cannot compare to the beauty of a tender and perfectly spiced assortment of sauteed vegetables.
From zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, and squash, you get tons of bright color with so many different flavors that come together as one so perfectly.
No herbs or spices are needed to make this taste amazing, but if you decide to add some in, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, salt, pepper, parsley, and dill are great choices.
If there are other vegetables you like better, go ahead and add them to this mixture!
Have fun with the spices too by switching some out or adding in some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for extra heat.
This can be served as either a side dish or main meal but no matter what, the result will be a flavorful yet quick and simple meal.
It takes only half an hour and a handful of ingredients to pull together a meal or side dish that is low carb but high taste!
Green cabbage is recommended for this recipe but red cabbage will work too as long as your cabbage is cut into thicker slices.
Crispy, golden, and fluffy are the perfect descriptors for this amazing potato side dish.
Garlic, parsley, and Italian seasoning elevate this from just a simple potato dish to something remarkable.
Everything is made better with Parmesan cheese and bacon bits so feel free to toss those into the mixture, too!
Another great thing about this recipe is how easy it is to prepare!
Beginners should feel comfortable roasting up this incredibly versatile dish.
Shrimp, sausage, chicken, and rice come together for a satisfying and perfectly seasoned Creole dish that will win over everyone!
Even though there is a lot of meat in this dish, it is actually very easy to make and can be done in one pot.
Make sure to include the Cajun Holy Trinity of onion, bell peppers, and celery to get the most of the flavor!
You can make this as hot as you want, so if you like extra fire in your dinners, have some fun with the spices and go for extra hot sauce and jalapenos, too!
These greens are a staple in many Southern dishes, so when paired with hearty sausage-based meals, it comes together perfectly!
Collard greens are an amazing choice of vegetables and when cooked properly, they will pair well with so many types of meats.
Spinach can be added in, as well as pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds for a change in texture.
The spices you use can completely transform the flavor so depending on what type of cuisine you are enjoying for dinner, you can change up what you add-in for the right addition of flavors!
It is really hard to think of meals that feature sausage and would not taste amazing with this Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread.
This is a safe bet for side dishes for your sausage meals so pull out your cast iron skillet for this!
Using the right type of skillet will make it really easy, adds extra flavor, and gives you the perfect texture for your delicious cornbread.
With only five minutes of preparation and 25 minutes of baking, you get a cheesy and slightly spicy skillet full of your new favorite cornbread!
The bottom line
Sausage is an incredible ingredient for your meals since it goes well in so many dishes and brings a new level of depth and flavor to everything.
Since it is so versatile, the choices for what to serve alongside it are endless!
- Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
- Creamy Red Potato Salad
- Baked Beans
- Bavarian Sauerkraut
- White Bean & Kale Soup
- Hasselback Potatoes
- Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo
- Sauteed Vegetables
- Fried Cabbage & Sausage
- Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes
- Sauteed Collard Greens
- Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
- Find your favorite recipe from our What To Serve With Sausage list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and make us proud!