A juicy sausage can add a world of flavor to an otherwise average dish. The chewy, tasty meat whips up a concoction of tastes within the mouth, and works in so many different meals.
Here are the 35 best sausage recipes!
Scrumptious summer lunch coming right up; you will need sausages (chicken ones ideally), onions, peppers, and brioche buns. Grill it all up, and let the flavors of each ingredient infuse with each other.
The brioche is great toasted, and is finished off with a sprinkle of garlic aioli. fill the brioche with sausage, and it is chow time.
These garlic aioli grilled sausages also make great party food, so bring your friends around!
An Italian sausage bake is a filling meal that will keep the whole family happy. It is a simple dish to make, and only has a few ingredients.
Loaded with cheese, tomato, and sausages, the bake packs a punch, and can be spruced up with herbs and spices. To make it extra filling, add pasta, or some thick crusty bread for dipping.
Over the years Tex-Mex cooking has brought us some amazing recipes, and sausage rice is one of these. It is a skillet dish, and takes no time at all to prepare.
The dish is a palette of flavors, with the sausages combined with a creamy, rich roasted red pepper jalapeno sauce. The rice makes it a complete meal, and is best topped off with a generous amount of cheese!
This is melt in your mouth stuff!
Shrimp and sausage might sound like a strange mix, but trust us, it tastes good!
You will want to cook this one in a crock pot. And along with shrimps and sausages, you will need red potatoes, corn, and Old Bay.
Stick everything in the crock pot together, and let it simmer away. The crock pot does all the work, so you do not have to worry.
When it is ready, serve up and tuck in.
Chicken sausages are our bangers of choice for this dish. And it blows regular chicken enchiladas out of the water.
This dish will fill the skillet, and includes rice, chicken sausages, chorizo, and a healthy selection of vegetables. Everything is cooked in a enchilada sauce, and glazed with melted cheese.
Everyone loves chicken sausage and rice enchilada!
With its green, brown, and red colors, looking at this dish is like looking at the trees during fall.
Chop up your favorite veggies, and slice some succulent sausages, and douse in plenty of olive oil. Top everything off with herbs and garlic, and it is ready for the oven.
This is a really easy dish to put together, but it has the rich flavors of a more complex one.
Squash is such an underrated vegetable, but stuff it with a tasty sausage, and it becomes a fan favorite.
Roast a squash until a knife slips through it like butter. Then stuff it with Italian sausage and different vegetables, which have either been fried or roasted.
To finish it off, grate parmesan all over. Or, you could even whip up a sauce. Healthy, filling, and extremely tasty.
Mac and cheese is hardly an original recipe. But, it can be made more exciting by adding some ground sausage.
From here it is in your hands. Any sausage will go well, and will add a kick to the cheesy elbow pasta we all know and love.
Simple, filling, and an upgrade on the well known classic, cook a batch and keep the leftovers for later.
The godfather of all sausage dishes, created by our friends across the pond.
Thick, long sausages. Creamy, flavorful mash. Onion gravy… Three ingredients which combine to make one of the most delicious meals you will taste. This simple meal can be prepared quickly, but should be enjoyed slowly.
Go the extra yard, and add some garden peas to get in those greens.
sausage and potatoes are often used together in recipes, and this casserole dish puts a creative spin on simple cooking.
Get your staples; sausage and potatoes. Then add a load of veggies, and that is it. The creativity comes in the veggies you choose. Make them as simple or tasty as you like.
A hearty meal of few ingredients that come together nicely.
11. Sausage Paella
To order a paella at a restaurant, you usually need a minimum of two people. But avoid this problem by serving up this sausage and rice infused dish at home.
Simmer sausage, vegetables, and rice. And if you want the classic Spanish taste, throw in some seafood as well.
Aside from the taste, this plate also looks amazing, and will have your guests wowed.
Spetzofai is a sausage and pepper dish hailing from Greece.
It is a sausage and pepper dish, smothered in a rich tomato sauce. The bell peppers release their flavor into the meal when cooked, and add that extra punch.
It is a dish chock-a-block with all the taste of the Mediterranean, and can be prepared in under an hour.
Complete it with a side of crusty bread, which goes best with a dash of feta cheese.
This sausage pizza is not your typical pizza, but will be a group favorite.
Replace the dough with naan bread, but at no sacrifice to flavor. Top it with sausage pieces, mushrooms, and goat cheese. For extra protein, add in some chicken as well. And if you want to make it a little more traditional pizza-like, smear the naan bread with a tomato base.
Depending on the size of your naan bread, you can make pizza or pizzalets. A great meal, and even greater party picking-food.
We are back to stuffing vegetables now, and this time eggplant is our tasty victim. Take a decent size eggplant and bake until it is soft, and that a knife runs through it easily.
Whilst the eggplant cooks, fry up your favorite vegetables with sausages, and add flavor with herbs and spices. It is a good idea to include lots of onion, as this will infuse nicely with the sausages.
Scoop out the cooked eggplant, and mix in with the sausage and veg. Stuff everything back into the eggplant and grate cheese on top. Then bake for a little longer.
Delicious, melted-cheese topped sausage stuffed eggplant!
Italians love pasta dishes, and this love has spread throughout the world. This plate comes from Tuscany, and will have you drooling from the mouth.
You will need pasta, sun dried tomatoes, sausages, and this is where the magic happens, a creamy Tuscan sauce.
This pasta dish gives the beloved carbonara a strong run for its money, and could be your new go to.
For an extra flavor boost, top with cheese.
16. Dublin Coddle
Do not be fooled by the colloquial name, Dublin coddle is a casserole dish, albeit an Irish speciality. It is made with potatoes, juicy sausage, and bacon, cooked nice and slowly in the oven.
Give this beauty the time that it needs, and you will be greeted by rich and punchy flavors. It is a tasty meal, and your taste buds will want more.
It is a great dish to serve up on St. Patrick’s day, but hey, why wait until then?
Add some spice to your life with this spicy sausage rigatoni dish.
The ingredients are straight-forward; red wine, tomato sauce, pasta, and sausages. The red wine infuses with the sauce to add a fruity element to the palette of flavors, and the sausages give the meaty kick. Chop the sausage into tiny pieces, or slice it thinly, either way gives it a great texture.
The pasta finishes things off, making the dish a complete meal that goes down a treat.
Let’s move down south, and check out this Cajun meal from the heart of Louisiana. It is a real blend of ingredients which may not seem to be a good mix, but works out just fine!
Meat eaters will absolutely love this dish as it has sausage and seafood, but also an assortment of veggies to balance things out. And bringing the flavor to the party are the Cajun spices and herbs.
This gumbo needs to simmer for a few hours, but be patient, because it is worth the wait!
Sausage, peppers, and rice. An easy dish, but one that does not skimp on the flavor.
Fry your peppers with the sausage cut into pieces. Add in some onion for extra taste, and do not forget the herbs and spices.
Boil the rice, and then add it to the frying sausages. Cook together until ready. The rice and sausages will blend, sharing flavors and textures, and creating this scrummy meal.
Chicken and pasta has been the go to meat and pasta combo for so long. So why not mix it up and swap the chicken for sausage?
Use the richest, most flavorful Italian sausages that you can find, plenty of herbs, and a deliciously creamy sauce. Cook your pasta al dente, and let the sauce soften it up a little more to perfection.
This baby cooks all together in a single skillet, and will cost you no more than 30 minutes of your time. Not a bad deal for such a hearty and filling meal.
Sausage is a meat favorite in the South, and Jambalaya is another Louisiana inspired dish.
Just like the other Louisianan plates on the list, this meal is quick and easy to prepare, and includes few ingredients. The main goodies are sausage, shrimp, and chicken, but throw in some veggies to make it extra filling.
Cajun spices finish things off, and give this dish its heart-warming taste.
Come Christmas time it’s stuffing galore, and many prefer it to presents. Okay, maybe not, but it is definitely one of the best parts of the festive period.
This fruity take infuses apple and walnut into the mix, along with crumbled sausage to make a delicious stuffing.
Eat it as a main, or as a side, no matter what you choose, it will go down a treat.
23. Tuscan Bean Soup
The Italians might be best known for their pasta dishes, but they know a thing or two about soup as well.
A Tuscan bean soup will warm the heart whilst filling the belly, and is simple to make. You will want a smoked sausage for this one to give it the richness it deserves. And make sure not to hold back on the beans; fill that soup up!
Quick to prepare, this sausage soup can be whipped up in no time.
We are not making this one up on the spot, we swear it…Joking aside, sausage lasagne soup is a delicious combination of dishes, and one that everyone should try.
Cheesy noodles coated in parmesan, mozz, and ricotta. And your favorite sausage for the meaty goodness. What else could you want?
To get a soup texture, simply make it in a pot. Trust us, everyone is going to love his dish.
Looking for a meal that will leave you feeling refreshed like a cool drink, but also energized? Then a pasta salad with summer sausage is a great option.
Load it up with veggies, green leaves, sausage, and give it a good drizzle of creamy dressing.
Loaded with Italian sausage, baby potatoes, and veggies all in a cheesy cream base. This sausage soup might remind you of a cheeseburger soup, but it is its own meal!
Fire roasted tomatoes, a load of beans, fresh herbs, and your ole’ favorite Italian sausage.
Simple to make, yet hearty and tasty. You cannot go wrong with sausage and white bean soup.
28. Zuppa Toscana
Ditch the restaurant recipe and cook yourself a Zuppa Toscana at home.
Tender, crumbly sausage, creamy potatoes, crispy bacon, and some healthy kale. It really is a no-nonsense good-for-you dish that will keep tummies happy!
Want to show off your culinary skills to your party guests? Then put this pesto sausage ring together.
Biscuit dough filled with Italian sausage, pesto, and then a load of cheese from great party-picking food that can be passed around.
You guests will love it, and it takes no time at all to make.
30. Sausage Rolls
We know, it is not exactly a dish, but this list simply could not exist without including sausage rolls!
Grind up a juicy sausage, and add whatever spices and herbs you like. You can also get creative and add veggies to the mix.
Wrap it in puff pastry, and put to bake.
31. Sausage Gravy
Take a hot biscuit, together it in creamy, rich gravy loaded with sausages, and you get this amazing meal.
A great savory breakfast choice, this dish goes from zero to hero in just 20 minutes, and will give you the energy for your day.
Sticking with the most important meal of the day, here we have a homemade breakfast sausage.
pick the meat of your choice, add whatever ingredients you like, roll it up, and you are good to go.
And the great thing about homemade sausages is that you can freeze them for later
A lovely sausage snack for when you are not feeling full on meal.
Chunks of fresh crumbled sausage, sharp cheddar cheese, and green onions create the magic. And together, they all taste sublime.
Most people like their French toast with syrup and fruit, but there are those who want sausage!
It looks similar to an apple pie, but this dish baked apples with the tasty meat to create a sweet and savory breakfast choice.
A hash meal that is great anytime of day. Throw in your favorite sausage, vegetables, potatoes, and plenty of Italian herbs, and fry it all up with some eggs.
And there you go, the 35 best sausage recipes. Get stuck into these bad boys, and give your taste buds the sausage delight that they deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Sausages healthy?
Sausages are not the most healthy meats. The average 100g sausage has about 30g of fat. But consumed moderately, this amount of fat is not dangerous.
How long can a sausage stay in the fridge?
If uncooked and fresh, then a sausage can stay in the fridge for one to two days. Hard and dry sausages have no time limit if refrigerated. But if stored in a pantry, then they last around 6 weeks.
How many types of sausage are there?
In the United States, there are more than 200 types of sausages. Each has a unique flavor, and compliments a dish in its own way.