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    The 30 BEST Italian Sausage Recipes

    Not sure how to cook Italian sausage? This collection of easy Italian Sausage Recipes has a huge variety of ways to prepare your favorite seasoned meat.

    There are cozy soups, hearty pastas, tasty appetizers and a ton more 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.

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

    The best Italian sausage recipes.

    The Best Italian Sausage Recipes:

    1. Homemade Italian Sausage

    We’re starting this delicious list with a step by step guide on how to make your own homemade Italian sausage.

    While any of the following recipes are great with store bought, if you want to go all out and start from scratch, this is the best recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies


    2. Zuppa Toscana

    A giant pot of this creamy concoction made up of crumbled Italian 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!

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    3. Italian Sausage Bake

    This Italian Sausage Bake is a simple and easy dish and requires only a few basic ingredients. A side of pasta or crusty bread and your meal is complete!

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    4. 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, Italian sausage and ground beef in a rich tomato sauce and covered in cheese. Great family friendly meal!

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    5. Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta

    This Creamy Italian 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!

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    6. 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 one of our favorite Italian sausage recipes.

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    7. Meaty Cabbage Soup

    This hearty, meaty cabbage soup is the perfect one pot dinner. It’s loaded with ground beef, Italian sausage, and healthy veggies. Cook it in the crock pot, instant pot or on stove top, it’ll turn out great every time.

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    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…

    It will become one of your favorite Italian sausage recipes.

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    9. Dublin Coddle

    Dublin Coddle is an Irish fare. It’s an authentic Irish casserole dish made with potatoes and sausage along with bacon cooked low and slow in the oven.

    What’s the result? Some rich and very satisfying flavors. You can try this coddle as a teaser to perfect it for next St. Patrick’s day.

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    10. Italian Sausage Stuffed Eggplant

    If you love eggplant and Italian 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


    11. Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers with Garlic Aioli

    This could be your go-to lunch this summer. Italian chicken sausages, onions and peppers, all grilled and then chowed down in a toasted brioche sprinkled with a little garlic aioli. You don’t need much after this.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum


    12. One Pan Creamy Gnocchi with Italian Sausage and Kale

    This One Pan Gnocchi is pure comfort food, loaded with gnocchi, Italian sausage, kale and cheese. You can have this yummy dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy


    13. Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage and Spinach

    This colorful and flavorful creamy butternut squash pasta is a MUST for the fall season.

    It’s packed with flavors from Italian sausage and spinach along with butternut squash in a creamy pasta sauce. Try it, you are going to love this one.

    Get the Recipe @ juliasalbum


    14. Grilled Italian Sausage Kabobs

    When it’s grilling season, some great kabobs are always a perfect menu item. These Italian sausage kabobs require only 5 ingredients, and will be a hit at all those potlucks.

    Get the Recipe @ theseasonedmom


    15. Italian 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… how cool!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum


    16. Shakshuka with Italian Sausage

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

    Get the Recipe @ averiecooks


    17. Sausage Potato Casserole

    This hearty casserole combines two comfort food staples, sausage and potatoes. Add in a generous helping of veggies and you have one great complete meal!

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    18. Zucchini Lasagna Rollups

    You are going to fall in for this new version of lasagna… Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups. Ditch the noodles for zucchini. There is so much going on in this pot that we promise you won’t miss the noodles.

    Thinly sliced zucchinis gets rolled with crumbled Italian sausage, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan and then baked with yummy marinara… Get ready for your new favorite.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious


    19. Italian Sausage Gnocchi Soup

    This Italian Sausage Gnocchi Soup is a complete weeknight dinner with hearty Italian sausage, fluffy gnocchi, and a variety of healthy veggies.

    Get the Recipe @ fitfoodiefinds


    20. Italian Sausage Manicotti

    This Italian Sausage Manicotti recipe is a hearty and cheesy Italian meal that will always be a hit with both kids and adults alike. Amazing recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen


    21. 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


    22. One Pot Creamy Tomato Orzo

    One Pot Creamy Tomato Orzo is super simple, quick and easy. The creamy fire roasted tomato sauce is flavored with garlic, basil pesto, spinach, parmesan, Italian sausage and more.

    It’s a delicious one pot meal your family is sure to love!

    Get the Recipe @ lovelylittlekitchen


    23. Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans

    This Italian sausage soup happens with very simple, yet very flavor dense ingredients.

    Spicy Italian sausage along with fire roasted tomatoes, white beans and some fresh herbs and spices. That’s pretty much all you need to create this bowl of warmth.

    Get the Recipe @ oursaltykitchen


    24. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Sausage Chili

    Here’s a great cozy warmer for fall. Pumpkin Chili is loaded with white and black beans and Italian sausage.

    Plus, it has that pumpkin flavor so many go wild for when the temperatures start to dip.

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen


    25. Healthy Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup

    Looking for something healthy? Try this healthy zucchini tomato Italian sausage soup.

    It’s delicious, nourishing, and filled with healthy vegetables. Everyone loves an easy to make and healthy soup, and you’ll definitely love this one.

    Get the Recipe @ eatwell101


    26. Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches

    These Italian Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches are going to be your new favorite lunch. Topped with plenty of peppers and sauce, be sure to bring some napkins!

    Get the Recipe @ simplywhisked


    27. Foil Pack Italian Sausage and Veggies

    Foil packs are a fun, easy to clean up, way to prepare your meals. Just wrap the ingredients up together in foil, then grill. Brilliant!

    Get the Recipe @ chelseasmessyapron


    28. Creamy Sausage Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash

    This creamy sausage tomato basil spaghetti squash has, you guessed it, sausages, tomatoes, and basil.

    The ingredients make wonderful flavors that ensure this spaghetti squash dish will become one of your favorites, and maybe a mainstay at your table.

    Get the Recipe @ paleorunningmomma


    29. Rigatoni with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Zucchini

    Pasta lovers – this one’s for you! This rigatoni with Italian sausage, tomatoes, and zucchini recipe is fantastic! It makes a wonderful comfort food, and it’s great for when you’re tempted to eat out, but still want to stay home and save some money.

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbynature


    30. Slow Cooker Italian Chili

    If you can’t decide between Italian or chili… how about Italian Chili? This one features ground turkey, Italian sausage, cannellini beans, spinach, marinara sauce and Italian herbs and spices. It’s absolutely delicious!

    Get the Recipe @ reciperunner


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

    Save or pin this collection of dishes to cook with Italian sausage, so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

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    30 BEST Ways to Cook Italian Sausage

    We've compiled this great list of easy Italian Sausage Recipes to help you decide what to cook with your favorite seasoned meat. We love this easy 5 ingredient casserole:

    Ingredients

    • 4 Italian sausages
    • 8 oz mushrooms
    • 1 bell peppers
    • 24 oz marinara sauce
    • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

    Instructions

      1. Heat some oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Add sausages and cook 3 minutes per side until browned. Add 1/2 cup water to pan, cover and cook 5 minutes. Remove sausages from pan.
      2. Slice mushrooms and add to pan, sauté 3-4 minutes. Cut pepper into strips, removing seeds, and add to pan. Sauté 5 minutes.
      3. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a baking dish, layer sausages and vegetables. Pour in marinara sauce evenly. Top with shredded mozzarella. Bake 20 minutes. Finish by broiling a few minutes, just long enough to give a nice golden color to the cheese.
      4. Remove from oven and rest 10 minutes. Serve with pasta or bread.

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