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    The 20 BEST Andouille Sausage Recipes

    Not sure how to cook andouille sausage? I’ve got you covered! Ever since our trip to New Orleans last year, I have always been on the lookout for new ways to use this tasty smoked pork sausage.

    There are cozy soups, hearty pastas, tasty appetizers and a ton more Andouille Sausage ideas, the sky’s the limit! Whether you’re hosting company or just looking for a super quick weeknight dinner, you’ll find something on this list of my favorite recipes.

    Go through this whole list, and never wonder “what to cook with andouille sausage?” again! Enjoy…

    The best andouille sausage recipes.

    What is Andouille Sausage?

    Andouille sausage is a smoked sausage made using pork, garlic, pepper, onions, wine, and various seasonings. While it originally comes from France, it’s most commonly associated with Louisiana Creole cuisine. The sausage is known for its distinct, smoky flavor, which can range from mild to spicy.

    In Louisiana and the American South, Andouille sausage is a key ingredient in dishes like gumbo and jambalaya.

    The Best Andouille Sausage Recipes:

    1. Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits

    Once you try just one bite of these Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits, you are going to plan on making this meal again and again. My husband grew up in the South, and he is the one who first introduced me to shrimp and grits. Now it’s one of my favorites. This is also one of the most popular recipes on GypsyPlate!

    Get the Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Recipe

    2. Jambalaya

    If you’re on the lookout for a perfect company meal to feed a crowd, this Jambalaya recipe is it! One of America’s most iconic dishes, this rice comes fully loaded with sausage, chicken, shrimp, veggies and a whole world of big flavors. You know I can never get enough rice dishes!

    Get the Recipe: Authentic Jambalaya

    3. Shrimp Creole with Sausage

    This Shrimp Creole with Andouille Sausage is a flavor bomb! I cook plump shrimp and hearty sausage in a great Creole seasoned tomato sauce. If you’re a fan of New Orleans style food like me, this one is going in your rotation!

    Get the Recipe: Shrimp Creole

    4. Jambalaya Pasta (Pastalaya)

    Jambalaya Pasta, aka Pastalaya, is a super tasty dish featuring shrimp, chicken and sausage smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce full of New Orleans flavors. This is surely one of my favorite things to cook with andouille.

    Get the Recipe: Pastalaya

    5. Louisiana Style Red Beans and Rice

    Beans and rice are a staple cheap dinner option. My Louisiana style red beans and rice recipe takes the flavors to a whole new level!

    Get the Recipe: Red Beans and Rice Recipe

    6. Shrimp Boil

    Seafood boils are a traditional party feast in the American south. This classic yet simple recipe includes your favorite shrimp, corn, potatoes and andouille sausage boiled with Old Bay Seasoning and other flavor enhancers. I highly recommend it for big get-togethers.

    Get the Recipe: Shrimp Boil

    7. Jambalaya Soup

    I love jambalaya so much that I decided to turn it into a soup! My recipe has all the flavors and ingredients in the traditional dish, but is a cozy soupified version. It’s great on the stovetop, or in a slow cooker or instant pot.

    Get the Recipe: Jambalaya Soup

    8. Andouille Sausage and Chicken Pot Pie

    This andouille sausage and chicken pot pie uses ingredients that are easily accessible, and pretty common, so you might already have them laying around the house. Combining that with an easy to make recipe and you’ve got a perfect match!

    Get the Recipe @ countrycleaver

    9. Andouille Sausage Skillet Pasta

    Here’s a dish that your family will be asking for again and again. This andouille sausage pasta is wonderfully creamy and comforting, and cooks all in one pot. It’s one of my favorite quick weeknight dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    10. Andouille Sausage with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

    Here’s an easy sheet pan dinner that is full of different flavors and textures. The spicy andouille sausage goes so well with the sweet potatoes and savory roasted brussels sprouts. Trust me, the different flavors work perfectly with each other.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    11. Cajun Orzo with Andouille Sausage

    This Cajun Sausage and Orzo is a one pot casserole dish that comes together in no time, and has all the great flavors of New Orleans. It’s so good!

    Get the Recipe @ melissassouthernstylekitchen

    12. Chicken, Crab and Andouille Gumbo

    Gumbo – one of the quintessential dishes of Cajun and Creole cuisine. This version features crab, chicken and andouille sausage. I like to make a big batch and enjoy leftovers for days!

    Get the Recipe @ foodiecrush

    13. Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

    These spicy and delicious grilled Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skewers are just too good. The sweet shrimp and spicy andouille sausage compliment each other perfectly. I usually pair them with a side of dirty rice.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    14. Black Bean With Andouille Sausage Soup

    This Black Bean with Andouille Sausage Soup is one of those comfort foods that happen when you combine some very simple ingredients. Once you try it, you’ll keep coming back to this easy and budget friendly dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ howtofeedaloon

    15. Cajun Lasagna Roll-Ups

    These Cajun Lasagna Roll Ups are rich, creamy, spicy and decadent. Full of shrimp and andouille sausage, they are totally full of great flavors. I mean, combining Italian food with Cajun food is sure to be a hit, right?

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    16. Andouille Sausage Vegetable Soup

    This Andouille Sausage Vegetable Soup is a cozy and flavorful pot, perfect for chilly fall and winter nights. It only takes about 25 minutes to put this meal on the table.

    Get the Recipe @ sweetcsdesigns

    17. Cornbread Stuffing with Andouille Sausage

    Take your favorite Thanksgiving side dish up a few notches with this great recipe. The addition of spicy and smoky andouille sausage imparts so much extra flavor on the cornbread stuffing. I first tried this last Thanksgiving, and it was a big hit!

    Get the Recipe @ crazyforcrust

    18. Creamy Andouille Sausage and Potato Soup

    You’re going to be blown away by how cozy and delicious this Andouille Sausage and Potato Soup is. And it all cooks in the slow cooker, which makes this a super easy meal.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcafe

    19. Grilled Andouille Dogs

    Fire up the grill, these Andouille Dogs with Jalapeño Coleslaw are going to be your new summertime favorite recipe. Cook them at your next potluck and watch the guests chow down!

    Get the Recipe @ lemonsforlulu

    20. Cajun Pepper Shrimp with Creamed Corn Orzo

    I’m wrapping up with one of our favorite andouille sausage recipes. Shrimp, andouille and peppers are sautéed with spicy Cajun seasonings, then served with sweet creamed corn orzo. It’s an amazing combination!

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest


    So there you go, twenty great andouille sausage recipes for you to try. Don’t they all look delicious? Which ones will make their way into your regular rotation?

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    The 20 BEST Andouille Sausage Recipes

    Yield: 4-6 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    We've compiled this great list of easy Andouille Recipes to help you decide what to cook with your favorite smoked sausage. Try this easy pasta recipe:


    • 8oz penne pasta
    • 12oz andouille sausage
    • 8oz shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 8oz boneless skinless thigh or breast, cut into 1 inch chunks
    • 3 tbsp Creole seasoning, divided
    • 2 tbsp cooking oil
    • 1 green bell pepper, diced
    • 1 red bell pepper, diced
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely diced
    • 14oz can diced tomatoes
    • ½ cup chicken broth
    • 1 tsp Louisiana hot sauce
    • ¾ cup heavy cream
    • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese


      1. Divide 1 tsp of the Creole seasoning between the shrimp and chicken so they can marinate for a few minutes while you’re prepping the other ingredients.
      2. Cook pasta to your preferred doneness, according to the directions on the package.
      3. Heat oil in a pot (or very large skillet) over medium high heat. Sear shrimp 1-2 minutes per side, then remove to a plate.
      4. Add chicken and sausage. Brown 5-6 minutes.
      5. Push the meats to the edge of the pan, then add in the onion, peppers and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes, until they veggies start to soften.
      6. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, hot sauce and remaining Creole seasoning. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes.
      7. Stir in the cream and shredded parmesan cheese. One the cheese melts and the sauce is a uniform consistency, stir back in the shrimp along with the cooked pasta.
      Nutrition Information
      Yield 6 Serving Size 1
      Amount Per Serving Calories 594Total Fat 42gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 206mgSodium 2915mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 3gSugar 6gProtein 34g

      Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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