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:
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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- 4 Italian sausages
- 8 oz mushrooms
- 1 bell peppers
- 24 oz marinara sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 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.
- Slice mushrooms and add to pan, sauté 3-4 minutes. Cut pepper into strips, removing seeds, and add to pan. Sauté 5 minutes.
- 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.
- Remove from oven and rest 10 minutes. Serve with pasta or bread.
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