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 on this Italian Sausage Recipes list, 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 Italian Sausage ideas list.
Go through this whole list, and never wonder “what to cook with Italian sausage?” again! Enjoy…
The Best Italian Sausage Recipes:
1. 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!
2. Italian Sunday Gravy (Sunday Sauce)
Ah, Sunday Gravy, the heartwarming Italian-American culinary tradition that turns an ordinary weekend into a delectable feast!!
This is quintessential Italian-American comfort food that has not only conquered hearts, but also taste buds across generations.
Imagine a rich tomato sauce teeming with a medley of meats like short ribs or spare ribs, meatballs, and sausage simmering for hours, and you have the masterpiece that is Sunday Gravy.
3. Spicy Sausage Pasta
Pasta lovers – this one’s for you! A bowlful of this Spicy Sausage Pasta is what cozy nights are meant to be. Adding a crusty piece of bread with a glass of red is just an extra bonus.
Make this spicy sausage pasta when your heart craves for something easy, yet tantalizing.
4. 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!
5. 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.
6. Chicken Scarpariello
Chicken Scarpariello, or “Shoemaker’s Chicken”, is a delightful dish where chicken braises with Italian sausage and peppers in a white wine sauce. It’s yum!
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, Italian sausage and ground beef in a rich tomato sauce and covered in cheese. Great family friendly meal!
8. 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!
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
This easy Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe recipe is a light and satisfying dish, all the way from the southern tip of Italy. You can use any type of Italian Sausage in this easy pasta recipe.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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!
15. Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers
This Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe is one of our favorite summertime cookout meals!
Not only is the flavor combination spot on, but it only takes about 20 minutes. And once they’re cooked, these sausage and peppers go with a huge variety of sides.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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!
20. 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!
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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!
24. 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.
25. 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.
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. 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!
30. Homemade Italian Sausage
How about making your own homemade Italian sausage. Simple and 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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