30 Savory Sausage Recipes That Are Sure to Please
Soup, pizza, pasta, and more—see how sausage transforms these classic meals into something spectacular.
Whether you choose sweet Italian sausage, spicy Spanish chorizo, Polish Kielbasa, or German bratwurst, sausage is a hearty and flavorful protein to cook with. And it can be made from many different types of meat, such as beef, pork, or even chicken. Its many varieties make it the perfect option for a number of our favorite meals. Here, we're sharing new and inspiring ways to transform pizza, pasta, and seasonal vegetables into something spectacular—all you need to do is add sausage!
Start with a simple sheet-pan dinner, such as the Roasted Sausages with Cabbage and Squash, pictured here. In this one-pan meal, which is perfect for fall, Italian sausage roasts alongside green cabbage, red onion, and kabocha squash. Another easy, family-friendly winner is our recipe for Orecchiette with Sausage, Chard, and Parsnips; it's just as comforting as it sounds. The rich, fatty flavors from the sausages enhance every bite.
With a multitude of varieties and culinary applications from around the world, sausage is a staple in a number of cuisines, including French food—most notably for Cassoulet, a pork and beans dish. We have two iterations—the classic version that takes a total of 18 hours to make (but trust us, it's worth it), or a recipe for Pork Sausages and White Beans that comes together in just over one hour, but still brings major flavor. Whichever one you choose, your guests certainly won't be disappointed. Of course, one of the most popular pizza toppings is sausage, but our pizza recipes are far from ordinary. Make a spectacular Sausage, Mushroom, and Pickled-Pepper Pizza instead of picking up a pie from your local joint—it's a sheet pan pizza that your whole family will enjoy.
Want to start spicing up your dinner routine? Try these tasty, family-friendly recipes featuring sausage and be prepared to wow your loved ones.
Sausage, Mushroom, and Pickled-Pepper Pizza
Instead of ordering delivery, make your own savory pizza with all the toppings. This one, which is made on a sheet pan, is topped with crumbled Italian sausage, sliced shiitake mushrooms, red onions, and pickled cherry peppers. Garnish with fresh basil leaves for an extra pop of green.
Smoky Shrimp-and-Sausage Gravy
Sausage-and-Kale Stuffed Shells
Southern Fried Cabbage with Smoked Sausage
Penne with Spinach Pesto and Turkey Sausage
Baked Rigatoni with Sausage
Scrambled-Egg and Sausage Pocket Pastries
Orecchiette with Sausage, Chard, and Parsnips
Fried Rice with Chinese-Style Sausage
Fried rice is a mix-and-match kind of meal, meaning you can add whatever you want (or leave out whatever you dislike). This basic formula calls for pre-cooked rice, frozen vegetables, garlic and ginger, and Chinese-style sausage (but feel free to use regular pork sausage if you can't find it).
Upgrade a regular sausage or meatball pizza with this inspired version featuring melted fontina cheese, shavings of rainbow carrots, crunchy fennel, arugula, and sausage. Grab a slice—it surely won't last for long!
German Sausages with Quick Kraut and Curry Ketchup
Spicy-Sausage and Lentil Stew With Escarole Salad
Sausage and Broccoli with Pepperoncini Sauce
Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel
Tubular rigatoni can really stand up to hearty sausage and sautéed vegetables. It takes just 45 minutes to prepare this recipe from start to finish, making it the perfect weeknight meal for your family.
Squash, Brussels Sprout, and Sausage Pizza
Broccoli Rabe Pesto with Whole-Wheat Pasta and Turkey Sausage
A delicious mixture of sausage, garlic, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese are packed into scooped zucchini halves for one convenient and wholesome meal.
Pork Sausages and White Beans
Inspired by the French bistro dish cassoulet (but so much easier and faster), this homey pork and beans stew is exactly what we're looking for on a cold evening.
Broken Wonton Soup
Make your own fast and easy meatballs using breakfast sausage, soy sauce, and fresh cilantro. Garlic and ginger create savory, Asian-inspired flavor in every spoonful.
Skillet Pizza Diavola
Bring the flavors and ingredients of Greece into your home with this meaty, Mediterranean pizza recipe. But it's not just any ordinary pizza—it's a deep-dish style topped with mozzarella and feta cheese, Kalamata olives, sweet Italian sausage, and chile peppers
Shortcut Italian Wedding Soup
Whether you make a frittata specifically for this sandwich or have leftovers to use up, it's one fabulous bite. Potatoes, onions, and sausage are sautéed and cooked with the eggs and milk for the frittata, then sliced into wedges and served between sliced bread.
Inspired by the classic Louisiana dish, this one-pan meal is cooked with long-grain white rice, celery, onions, green bell pepper, boneless, skinless chicken thighs, and Andouille sausage.
Stuffed Portobellos with Arugula-and-Bread Salad
Portobello mushrooms are a delicious, low-carb base for a rich filling of chicken sausage, rustic Italian bread, and ooey-gooey fontina cheese.
Put away your passport and make this French classic at home. It's time-consuming, but the savory pork flavor will stay on your mind for days.
Sausage-and-Mushroom Burgers with Broccoli Rabe
Swap out the usual beef blend in favor of something totally unexpected but absolutely fantastic: a combination of cremini mushrooms and sweet Italian sausage. Top with sautéed broccoli rabe for a giant bite of flavor.
Italian-Style Pork Sausage
Learn how to make your own sausage with this straightforward recipe—it's perfect for backyard barbecues, summer cookouts, or an extra-special weekend meal.