Got some leftover sausage in your refrigerator? Don’t get rid of it just yet as you can use ground sausage meat in a tonne of tasty recipes.
From cozy soups to hearty pastas, there is a ground sausage dish out there to appease any meat eater’s taste buds.
Ground sausage can help steal the show when prepared properly. The mix of herbs and spices are always a hit with families worldwide. Whether you want something sweet or spicy, there is a ground sausage recipe to wow your palette.
Ground sausage works perfectly with dishes such as casseroles, burgers, lettuce wraps, and as simple finger food for parties and snacking on. In other words, if you have ground sausage, the meal possibilities are endless.
Today, we have an amazing list of 15 great ground sausage recipes to try at home. Each one is guaranteed to be a hit with you and your family.
So, let’s not wait any longer and tuck in!
15 Amazing Ground Sausage Recipes
1. Tuscan Sausage Pasta
We start with a comfort meal that will take your breath away. This creamy Tuscan sausage pasta is made with spinach, sun dried tomatoes (see also “Best Stewed Tomato Recipes“), and ground sausage with a sumptuous creamy Parmesan sauce.
Got a fussy eater in the family? Even they will love this delight.
2. Sausage-Stuffed Artichokes With New Potatoes
We adore the mild vegetable flavors of the artichokes interspersed with the bratwurst warm spices in this recipe. They combine to create a dish of the ages.
The artichoke leaves have tender bottoms that taste incredible when dipped in mustard. This is a sensational, elegant dish to impress guests at any special occasion.
3. Sausage And Sweet Potato Hash
Love sweet potatoes? Check! Love sausages? Check! Love eggs? Check! This sausage and sweet potato hash recipe is hearty and will keep you full for a good while.
The onions and peppers combine beautifully to create a delicious dish to warm the bones on a cold winter’s night.
4. Sausage, Basil, And Mustard Pasta
If you’re stuck for ideas but have certain ingredients available, pasta is usually a safe, tasty bet. This recipe is one of the best pasta recipes we have ever tried (and we have made A LOT!)
The spicy sausage pairs brilliantly with the creamy mustard sauce and basil resulting in a mildly spicy pasta dish to enjoy for supper. Try it today!
5. Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños
Sausages and peppers – the duo you didn’t know you needed in your life. This sausage stuffed jalapeños recipe is super filling with a combination of ground sausage, Parmesan cheese, and cream cheese.
Salty, meaty, and creamy equals delicious! And, together, these balance the extra heat from the jalapeños well.
Just make sure you scrape all the seeds from the jalapeños first and try to use the biggest chilies so you can fit in more cheese and meat.
6. Sausage Mac And Cheese
Mac and cheese is great even when it is in its most basic form. But, to enjoy it best, it needs something else, like ground salty sausage! You can make this in one single pot and cook it on your stove top with no fuss needed.
Oh, and that means fewer dishes to wash up afterward. Cooking the pasta with the sauce also guarantees maximum flavors so you can enjoy mac and cheese like you’ve never tried before.
7. Zuppa Toscana
This is a pot of coziness! Creamy and heavenly, this zuppa Toscana recipe included tender potatoes, healthy kale, crispy bacon, and crumbled ground sausage.
The traditional zuppa Toscana is a popular dish in many Mediterranean households, but this recipe is a healthier twist on the classic.
It is a great option for those on Paleo, keto, or Whole30 diets but just as tasty as the original.
8. Sausage Queso Dip
Queso is a hugely popular dish throughout Mexico and many households that hold Mexican meal nights every week. If you’re heading to parties or BBQs this summer, we’re pretty sure you’ll come across this tasty dish.
In fact, you should make this recipe and take it with you to wow friends and family! This hot dip is the perfect choice for dipping chips, crackers, and veggies in.
The flavors will blow your mind, especially the cheesy creaminess of it. Just make sure you shred the cheese yourself for the best texture. We recommend a sharp cheddar to help stand out.
9. Buttermilk Biscuits And Pat LaFrieda’s Sausage Gravy
Next up is a classic Southern dish that will comfort you even after the hardest of days. The gravy is supremely rich but the dry white wine plays against this with perfection.
This creates a balanced acidity to the dish for everyone to enjoy. Make sure you season the homemade ground sausage sufficiently with a savory or spicy blend. Buttered biscuits have never been this good.
10. Cheesy Baked Ziti
Ground sausages and casseroles go together like a milkshake and fries. This Baked ziti recipe is packed with ground beef and sausage and a whole dollop of creamy cheese.
This has a comforting spicy flavor with the cooked ziti blended with the marina sauce.
All of this is layered with mozzarella cheese and then baked until perfect, which doesn’t take long either! Want to enjoy a classic Italian dish? This is one to try!
11. Turkey Sausage And Broccoli Pasta
Chicken and turkey sausages – ever tried them? If not, it’s time you did as they are just as tasty as their beef counterparts but, typically, much healthier.
This recipe lets the melted cheese take center stage as it blankets the broccoli (see also “Best Frozen Broccoli Recipes“) and combines wonderfully with the vegetable’s moistness. You can also add some chopped cherry tomatoes to the pot too for extra flavor and texture.
And, when they burst, you will be left with a natural, flavorful sauce.
12. Sausage-Stuffed Fried Olives
Salty with a tangy twist, these sausage stuffed olives are the perfect pairing with a crisp martini or chilled glass of red wine.
We highly recommend spending a little extra on a high quality Italian sausage to enjoy the best flavor and texture possible.
Buttery and mild, these olives add just enough saltiness to the savory ground sausage and it can all be ready in under an hour. Perfect for parties and snacking during the holidays.
13. Louisiana Dirty Rice
Got a dish that requires a side of rice? Well, don’t go for plain old boring rice. Instead, jazz things up with these Louisiana dirty rice recipes.
Loaded with ground beef, onions, bell pepper, celery, and spices, this is the perfect side dish but is just as good as a main dish alone.
That is why we usually make extra and then fry the leftovers and serve with a fried egg on top. The more Louisiana dirty rice, the better!
14. Italian-Sausage Burgers
Sometimes, the hardest part about lunch is choosing what to have. If you’re a busy bee and haven’t got time to stand in front of the stove for hours on end, we think this Italian sausage burger recipe is the ideal solution.
These Italian sausage burgers are pre seasoned so are quick and easy to make. Add some pesto on the ciabatta rolls for the perfect finishing touch.
Again, though, make more than you think you need because these will go down a storm with family and friends.
15. Italian Sausage Meatballs
Last but not least are these incredibly sumptuous Italian sausage meatballs. Full of flavor, you’ll feel like you’re sitting in the poshest Italian restaurant when you bite into one of these bad boys.
The sausage meat has all the spices and herbs already packed inside to add extra flavor but if they are not spicy enough, add some chorizo into the mix too.
Regular pork sausages work wonders in this dish, however, so go for whatever type of sausage you prefer. Whatever you pick, you will want more and more every time.
Italian Sausage And Pepperoni Pizza
We couldn’t leave without including an Italian sauce and pepperoni pizza recipe. Covered with a sea of spicy Italian ground sausage, this pizza is a joy to make.
If you want to make it quicker, simply buy dough from the store, but homemade dough always tastes better! Add plenty of onions on and, of course, enough cheese to fill a small army (aka, your family). Now we’re hungry!
From burgers to casseroles and pizzas to rice dishes, you can do so much with ground sausages.
Whether you want a small snack or a meal for the family, the recipes above will satisfy your cravings so make sure you save this page for the next time you can’t decide what food to make.
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