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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 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.

    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    5. Italian Sausage and Tortellini Bake

    This Italian Sausage and Tortellini Bake is pure comfort food bliss. With a well seasoned tomato sauce and plenty of cheese, it’s a sure hit with all ages.

    Best of all, it only takes a few minutes of hands on time, then your trusty oven does the rest!

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    6. 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.

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    7. 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!

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    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 one of our favorite Italian sausage recipes.

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    11. 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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    12. 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.

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    13. Pasta alla Norcina

    Pasta alla Norcina is a delightful dish where Italian sausage, mushrooms and al dente pasta are enveloped in a creamy white wine infused sauce.

    Originating from the town of Norcia in Umbria, Italy, known for its exquisite sausages, this dish beautifully showcases Italian culinary traditions.

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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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.

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    18. 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.

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    19. 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.

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    20. 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

    21. 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!

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    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.

    Get the Recipe @ fitfoodiefinds

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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. 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

    30. Homemade Italian Sausage

    How about making your own homemade Italian sausage. Simple and delicious..

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    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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    The 30 BEST Italian Sausage Recipes

    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:


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


      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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