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    The 35 BEST Ground Sausage Recipes

    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!

    Enjoy…

    The best ground sausage recipes.

    Types of Ground Sausage

    There are a big variety of different types of ground sausage. And there is always the option to purchase links and remove the casing. Which type you choose will depend on the recipe, but here are some of the most common sausage varieties:

    • Breakfast Sausage: Mildly seasoned with sage, salt, and pepper. It can be found in one pound tubes in the refrigerated section. Popular brands include Jimmy Dean, Smithfield and Tennessee Pride.
    • Italian Sausage: Comes in sweet, mild, or hot varieties. Seasoned with fennel, anise, and red pepper flakes for the spicy version.
    • Chorizo: A Spanish and Mexican sausage, seasoned with spicy paprika and garlic. Spanish versions are usually smoked, while Mexican varieties are fresh.
    • Bratwurst: A German sausage made of pork, beef, or veal. Seasonings include nutmeg, coriander, and caraway seeds. It generally comes in link form, but the casings are easily removed.
    • Andouille: A smoked sausage commonly used in Cajun and Creole cooking. Seasoned with garlic and spicy peppers.

    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!

    This pot happens when you dream of food magically getting ready while asking very little out of you. This pot happens when the weather or your mood craves a cozy bowl of comfort. It has very simple ingredients, mainly some meat and sausage.

    Get the Recipe: Meaty Cabbage Soup


    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!

    Get the Recipe: Creamy Sausage Pasta


    3. Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

    Spicy Italian sausage cooked in a perfect wine infused tomato sauce over a bowlful of rigatoni. Yum.

    This would will come in your regular rotation in no time.

    Get the Recipe: Spicy Sausage Rigatoni


    4. Zuppa Toscana

    A giant pot of this creamy concoction made up of crumbled sausage, tender, melt in your mouth potatoes, crispy heavenly bacon, and the goodness of kale.

    It can’t get better than this…This one is cozy beyond cozy!

    Get the Recipe: Zuppa Toscana


    5. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

    If you’ve never tried Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe, you need to add this easy pasta recipe to your collection. Like, yesterday.

    Combining a variety of distinctive flavors, this dish comes together beautifully. No wonder this super regional dish from the southeast corner of Italy has spread so far!

    Get the Recipe: Orecchiette Pasta


    6. Italian Sausage Soup

    This easy Italian Sausage Soup with white beans and veggies is a cozy pot perfect for chilly nights, but we love it all year long!

    Get the Recipe: Italian Sausage Soup


    7. 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!

    Get the Recipe: Johnny Marzetti Recipe


    8. Creamy Tortellini Soup

    Now this soup will tempt you to leave behind anything you’re doing right now and come hover over a cozy bowl loaded with happy mood and happy flavors. This Creamy Tortellini Soup is what winter cozy evening dreams are made of…

    Get the Recipe: Creamy Tortellini Soup


    9. Homemade Sausage Gravy Recipe

    Biscuits and Gravy are the South’s ultimate stick to your ribs breakfast. They’re also about as “comfort foody” as you can get.

    This sausage gravy recipe is the BEST!

    Get the Recipe: Sausage Gravy


    10. Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

    These golden yellow Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash are a beauty to the eyes. These gorgeous veggie bowls with their scalloped, caramelized edges are stuffed with the most delicious sausage stuffing…

    It’s so easy, you can make it on a busy weeknight.

    Get the Recipe: Stuffed Acorn Squash


    11. Sausage Balls

    These Sausage Balls are so delicious and only take 30 minutes to make. They’re a great grab and go snack, or party appetizer.

    These succulent balls are made with ground pork sausage, bisquick, shredded cheddar and milk.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo


    12. Sausage Stuffed Eggplant

    If you love eggplant and sausage, this is the ultimate dish for you to bake. These eggplant boats are stuffed with spicy sausage and topped with cheese and baked to melty perfection.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood


    13. Lasagna

    Everyone’s favorite Italian casserole… Lasagna! Meat, sauce and cheese layered in between tender lasagna noodles sheets makes for the ultimate comfort food!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic


    14. Sausage & Herb Stuffing

    Stuffing is a holiday special we always look forward to in our lives. This sausage stuffing is easy and quick with plenty of ground sausages. Sounds fabulous!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites


    15. Creamy Tuscan Sausage Pasta

    Creamy Tuscan Sausage Pasta is a super comforting meal. With sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and ground sausage in a creamy parmesan sauce, the whole family will love it.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic


    16. One Pan Turkey Sausage Spinach and Marinara Tortellini

    We love this Turkey Sausage Spinach and Marinara Tortellini. It’s a hearty and fulfilling one skillet meal, with hidden veggies for the picky eaters.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy


    17. Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage

    Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and eggs is the kind of breakfast that keeps you going for a long time. It has sweet potatoes, onions, peppers and sausage with eggs.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo


    18. Cheesy Baked Ziti

    Another great casserole, this Baked Ziti is loaded with ground beef and sausage. Add some homemade tomato sauce and plenty of cheese and you have a feast fit for a crowd!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic


    19. Sausage and Mozzarella Calzone

    This sausage and mozzarella calzone is going to be your new favorite lunch. This hearty handheld meal is like a pizza turnover!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum


    20. Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes with Sausage

    We love stuffing veggies, they make such great meals. These tomatoes are packed full of ground sausage and plenty of cheese.

    Yum level achieved!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic


    21. Shakshuka with Italian Sausage

    Shakshuka is a flavorful Middle Easter dish with eggs cooked in a well seasoned tomato sauce. This recipe adds sausage, which brings the dish to w whole new level!

    Get the Recipe @ averiecooks


    22. Slow Cooker Chili

    You can’t get much cozier than a big pot of chili.

    This recipe takes classic rich and robust chili up a notch with the addition of ground sausage. It turns out perfect every time.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites


    23. One Pot Spaghetti with Sausage Sauce Recipe

    Anything recipe with the words “one pot” has to be easy, right?

    Well this one is also delicious, as the words “spaghetti” and “sausage” should have implied!

    Get the Recipe @ diethood


    24. Bolognese Sauce

    Bolognese is pure Italian comfort food. Ground beef and sausage are simmered for a long time in a tomato sauce with wine, seasonings, and milk.

    It’s a versatile sauce that can go with a variety of pasta shapes.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven


    25. Lasagna Dip

    Lasagna dip? That sounds like the best idea ever! It’s super cheesy and saucy, plus it’s loaded with Italian sausage.

    This one is going to draw a crowd!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks


    26. Sausage and Biscuit Casserole

    Biscuits and gravy are a classic pairing, and what better way to celebrate the pairing than with a biscuits and gravy casserole?

    It uses sausage gravy that’s thick and creamy, topped with golden brown biscuits. YUM.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic


    27. Cheesy Sausage and Potatoes

    Cheesy Sausage and Potatoes makes for a super easy and family friendly weeknight dinner. The recipe combines potatoes, pork sausage and cheese into a hearty and delicious casserole.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie


    28. Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata

    Strata is a bread casserole, mostly made with cheese and some kind of meat. In this case, some yum sausages and peppers.

    This one is again a crowd pleaser and you can serve it for breakfast or brunch. Everybody will love this new breakfast idea.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies


    29. Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    If you have some huge zucchini out of your garden, try these Giant Sausage Stuffed Zucchini.

    They’re brimming with Italian-inspired ingredients, then covered with panko and baked to perfection.

    Get the Recipe @ lecremedelacrumb


    30. Ham and Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake

    This Ham and Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake is the best breakfast recipe ever. The casserole can feed a crowd, and it’s an extremely versatile dish.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum


    31. Zucchini Lasagna

    Make your Lasagna keto friendly by replacing the noodles with Zucchini slices!

    This recipe is so delicious, that eve your high carb friends and family will love it!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic


    32. Pumpkin Sausage Pasta

    Make this savory pumpkin dish with sausage and pasta, cream and plenty of cheese. It’s a great fall dinner idea!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks


    33. Grilled Stuffed Peppers

    Stuffed Peppers are a great way to get your protein, starch and veggies all in one dish.

    This recipe features sausage and rice, with plenty of melty mozzarella cheese on top.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated


    34. Spicy Sausage Pepperoni Pizza

    If you love spicy food and sausages, you’ll love this spicy sausage pepperoni pizza! It’s a great homemade pizza recipe for when you want to make a fun meal.

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen


    35. Easy Sausage Pesto Ring

    Here is a perfect appetizer or snack to impress your guests. This sausage pesto ring looks so delicious.

    Country biscuit dough filled with Italian sausage, pesto and loaded with cheese and butter arranged in a ring and baked. Brilliant!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I use any type of ground sausage for these recipes?

    Most recipes are versatile and can be made with Italian, breakfast, or even spicy chorizo sausage. However, each type will give a different flavor profile to the dish.

    What can I substitute for ground sausage if I don’t have any?

    Ground beef, turkey, or chicken can work as substitutes, although they may require additional seasoning to mimic the flavor of sausage.

    What sides go well with ground sausage dishes?

    Light sides like green salads, steamed vegetables, or a fruit salad often complement the richness of ground sausage recipes.

    How can I make these recipes healthier?

    Consider using turkey or chicken sausage as a leaner alternative to pork sausage. Adding vegetables can also increase the nutritional value.

    Conclusion

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    35 BEST Ground Sausage Recipes

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    This great collection of easy Ground Sausage Recipes will give you plenty of family friendly weeknight dinner ideas! We love this quick and easy pasta:

    Ingredients

    • 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

    Instructions

      1. Cook pasta al dente according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and keep it aside.
      2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat and sauté onion, garlic and mushrooms for a couple of minutes.
      3. Add Italian sausage and cook while crumbling with a spatula. Cook till sausage gets brown all over.
      4. Lower the heat and add in cream, stir for a minute. Add in cheese along with spinach. Cook for another minute.
      5. Add in pasta and cook till spinach wilts. Serve immediately.

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