Do you have some ground sausage in the fridge and don’t know what to cook with it? You’ve come to the right place!
We’ve compiled this great list of easy Ground Sausage Recipes for you to try. You’ll find decadent pastas, hearty casseroles, cozy soups, tasty sausage stuffed veggies, and so much more!
Cook your way through all of these recipes, and you’ll never wonder “what to cook with ground sausage?” again. You’re sure to find some new family favorites!
The Best Ground Sausage Recipes:
1. Meaty Cabbage Soup
We’re starting this list of Ground Sausage Recipes with our own Meaty Cabbage Soup. This soup recipe is a hearty, satisfying comfort food that fills you up without filling you out!
It’s a low carb, high protein soup that you might end up craving for every single day. You can make this delicious soup in a crock pot, instant pot or on stove top. Perfect for weeknight dinners.
2. Creamy Sausage Pasta
This Creamy Ground Sausage Pasta is a family favorite Italian pasta recipe!
Easy, cheesy, creamy pasta with savory mushrooms, tender penne noodles, and Italian sausage, all in a light yet rich creamy garlicky and parmesan sauce. YUM!
3. Slow Cooker Chili
A pot of Chili simmering all day sounds like the perfect cozy, winter dinner idea.
This classic chili is rich and robust, with both ground beef and sausage. It turns out perfect every time.
4. Zuppa Toscana
There are millions of copycat recipes out there for Zuppa Toscana, but this version is going to be your new favorite. And that’s because it has all of the ingredients and flavors we know and love.
This is a super quick and easy recipe with rich, creamy flavor that you can’t resist.
5. Johnny Marzetti
Who is Johnny Marzetti? One hearty and nostalgic American casserole, that’s who. You might call him by another name, but you know this one!
Tender pasta, ground sausage and beef in a rich tomato sauce and covered in cheese. Great family friendly meal!
6. Homemade Sausage Gravy Recipe
Every cook needs a good recipe for Homemade Sausage Gravy, and this is the one!
This mouthwatering homemade gravy is perfect with your favorite biscuits, and gets ready super fast. Great for winter breakfast or brunch.
7. Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Try this easy to make and flavorful Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe, it will quickly become a family favorite dish!
Combining acorn squash with sausage is one of the best and most delicious ways to serve this winter vegetable. It’s so easy, you can make it on a busy weeknight.
8. Sausage Balls
These Sausage Balls are so mouthwatering and only take 30 minutes to make, perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a grab and go snack.
These succulent balls are made with pork sausage, bisquick, shredded cheddar and milk.
9. Sausage Stuffed Eggplant
This Sausage Stuffed Eggplant recipe is super tasty and easy to make. Eggplants are roasted, stuffed with a delicious sausage tomato mixture, topped with mozzarella cheese and baked until bubbly perfection.
10. Creamy Tortellini Soup
If you’re craving a cozy, nourishing meal, then you will love this Tortellini Soup recipe.
This ultra creamy soup is absolutely delicious. It’s made with Italian sausage, vegetables and cheese tortellini and is perfect for the cold night dinner of your dreams.
Everyone loves a good Lasagna right? It’s a great way to feed a crowd and a perfect dish to bring to a potluck. It’s layered with a rich meat sauce and a creamy parmesan ricotta white sauce.
Topped with the perfect amount of mozzarella cheese, it’s an ultimate comfort food that everyone will just devour.
12. Sausage & Herb Stuffing
If you’re gathering recipes for the Thanksgiving menu, be sure to add this stuffing to your list. This delicious stuffing is sure to be one of the most popular dishes on the table.
This Sausage and Herb Stuffing recipe is a flavorful holiday dish, buttery and soft inside and crisp on the outside with Italian sausage, rosemary, sage and parsley.
13. Creamy Tuscan Sausage Pasta
Creamy Tuscan Sausage Pasta makes the ultimate comfort food meal. It’s perfect for family dinners, at home date nights and for entertaining as well.
The combination of sun dried tomatoes and spinach, along with the sausage and parmesan enveloped in a creamy sauce is always a crowd pleaser.
14. One Pan Turkey Sausage Spinach and Marinara Tortellini
Need a quick and tasty dinner idea? Try this Turkey Sausage Spinach and Marinara Tortellini recipe.
Refrigerated three cheese tortellini in a hearty meaty sauce with spinach topped with basil which get ready in 30 minutes. This delicious tortellini is a great weeknight dinner when life gets busy.
15. Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage
This skillet Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and eggs is a filling, savory, hearty meal. Sweet potatoes, onions, peppers and sausage with egg cooked right into the hash.
It is one of the best breakfasts you will ever make, and it keeps you full for a long time.
16. Cheesy Baked Ziti
This super Cheesy Baked Ziti is one of the best Italian dishes! A delicious red sauce bursting with meat and mozzarella cheese and ziti noodles, it’s a perfect family dinner.
17. Sausage and Mozzarella Calzone
Sausage and Mozzarella Calzone are so filling they will satisfy even the hungriest of eaters.
They are the perfect food for a party, hand held, hearty and totally delicious. They will surely get rave reviews.
18. Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes with Sausage
These Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Tomatoes are juicy, cheesy, loaded with flavor and so simple to make. If you never had stuffed tomatoes before, you are in for a real treat.
The simple and delicious stuffing is made from hearty sausage and rice, and all is topped with cheese. One of our favorite ground sausage recipes.
19. Shakshuka with Italian Sausage
If you’re looking for a new and different breakfast recipe, this Shakshuka with Italian Sausage is for you.
This aromatic and spicy Middle Eastern dish is made with flavorful tomato sauce with eggs dropped right in. It’s a protein packed, hearty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for a family breakfast or dinner.
20. One Pot Spaghetti with Sausage Sauce Recipe
Spaghetti with Sausage Sauce makes an easy, family favorite weeknight dinner. This delicious dish is made with pork sausage, peppers, mushrooms and pasta all drenched in perfectly seasoned tomato sauce.
Every bite is packed with amazing flavor that everyone will love.
21. Sausage Potato Pie
This Sausage Potato Pie is very simple to make with only 6 ingredients. It contains a rich and creamy filling which, once baked in the oven, becomes golden and soft.
It’s a quick and easy recipe you can make for a last minute dinner and customize according to what you have on hand.
22. Bolognese Sauce
If you’re looking for a truly luxurious pasta sauce, there is no better recipe than this classic Bolognese Sauce.
Slow cooked for at least a couple of hours, the sauce is deep, rich, flavorful and is worth the extra effort.
23. Lasagna Dip
This easy Lasagna Dip with ground sausage will hands down be the star of any party! All the hot, ooey, gooey cheese and amazing flavors of lasagna are all in this dish, in dip form.
Serve this with plenty of crusty bread and let the dipping party begin.
24. Sausage and Biscuit Casserole
This Super Easy Sausage and Biscuit Casserole recipe is an easy breakfast dish made with biscuits, gravy, eggs, sausage and cheese.
It’s a super delicious and filling breakfast casserole, perfect for any occasion, from large gatherings to a simple Sunday morning breakfast.
25. Cheesy Sausage and Potatoes
Cheesy Sausage and Potatoes are a super easy family dinner that tastes wonderful. In fact, it’s so good that it’s hard to resist going back for seconds.
The recipe combines potatoes, pork sausage and cheese into a hearty and delicious casserole the whole family will love! It’s the ultimate comfort food.
26. Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata
A rich and delicious Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Casserole that everyone will love. This easy recipe makes enough to feed a crowd and can be made the night before, for a simple wake and bake breakfast or brunch next day. It’s an absolute comfort food.
27. Stuffed Zucchini Boats
There are so many different ways to eat zucchini, but this Stuffed Zucchini Boats recipe is one of the best.
The zucchini boats are filled with a hearty sausage mixture, then topped with plenty of cheese and baked to perfection. A easy low carb meal option that the whole family will enjoy.
28. One Pan Creamy Gnocchi with Italian Sausage and Kale
This One Pan Gnocchi is a creamy bowl of comfort filled with gnocchi, Italian sausage, kale and cheese.
When you need an easy dinner recipe, this is the ultimate mid week dinner that everyone will fall in love with.
29. Ham and Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake
This Ham and Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake is the best breakfast casserole recipe ever. The casserole can feed a crowd, and it’s an extremely versatile dish.
30. Zucchini Lasagna
Did you know that you can make Lasagna by replacing the noodles with Zucchini slices?
The tasty result has all the wonderful flavors we love about the Italian dish, and it’s very similar in texture. It’s a fresh take on a classic comfort food dish.
31. Pumpkin Sausage Pasta
Looking for an easy fall dinner idea? Look no further than this Pumpkin Sausage Pasta recipe. This pasta is savory, creamy, indulgent and perfectly spiced.
It is such a comforting dish for those chilly days, and because it’s so quick you can make it even on busy crazy days.
32. Grilled Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed Peppers are a delicious way to get a well rounded meal in every bite. These are filled with Italian chicken sausage and rice, seasoned tomato sauce, cheese and Italian seasoning.
They have bright, Mediterranean flavors and are an easy, healthy and gluten free dinner that everyone will love.
33. Spicy Sausage Pepperoni Pizza
This Pizza is a must make for game day or any pizza night! An easy homemade dough, shaped and spread thin, it’s topped with spicy Italian sausage, pepperoni and tree varieties of cheese.
It’s an extremely delicious pizza sure to be loved by everyone.
34. Easy Sausage Pesto Ring
This Easy Sausage Pesto Ring recipe is so addictive. The perfect low effort addition to Christmas morning.
The ring looks gorgeous, but it comes together quickly so you have more time to spend with the family. Sausage, cheese and pesto all wrapped up in a flakey biscuit dough is just perfect.
35. Spicy Sausage Rigatoni
This Spicy Sausage Rigatoni recipe is pure comfort food, and it makes an easy and delicious weeknight meal that tastes like it came from a restaurant!
Italian sausage and pasta is a magic combination. With all the fresh and flavorful ingredients, this recipe will definitely be a winner in your family.
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- 1lb ground Italian sausage
- 8oz pasta (rigatoni or penne)
- 8oz mushrooms, sliced
- 6oz baby spinach
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Cook pasta al dente according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and keep it aside.
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat and sauté onion, garlic and mushrooms for a couple of minutes.
- Add Italian sausage and cook while crumbling with a spatula. Cook till sausage gets brown all over.
- Lower the heat and add in cream, stir for a minute. Add in cheese along with spinach. Cook for another minute.
- Add in pasta and cook till spinach wilts. Serve immediately.
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