Who doesn’t love a little ground sausage in their meal? Sure, it is probably just as easy, if not easier, to source yourself some good ground beef or lamb for a recipe instead.
But there’s just some about ground sausage that is so moreish, especially when you’re in the mood for eating it.
Plus, ground sausage has often been flavored and seasoned with most, if not all the extras that sausages themselves get, meaning that ground sausage often tastes better than a lot of other meats, especially when cooked right and with the right ingredients.
And that’s part of the problem.
Whilst minced beef, lamb, and even chicken and turkey have plenty of recipes that people have created over time with them, ground pork recipes can be a little hard to find out there.
That is if you don’t know where to look for them.
In this list, we are going to show you some of the absolute best ground sausage recipes that you will find on the internet.
We have tried to accommodate all cooking skill levels, with a recipe for amateurs as well as those with more experience.
However, we can guarantee that they will all taste delicious!
1. Bisquick Sausage Balls Recipe
Starting off the list with a classic, we have a holiday treat (see also ‘28 Easy New Year’s Dinner Recipes‘) that is the perfect size for snacking on, during the rough winter months.
These beautiful little balls of flavor are composed mainly of Bisquick baking mix and, of course, ground sausage meat.
This gives a unique texture and flavor at both crumbly whilst also being meaty at the same time.
There isn’t anything quite like it out there, which is one of the reasons why we love it!
For the perfect Bisquick sausage combo, have a bowl of dipping or spreadable cheese at the ready when you see these sausage balls!
If you’re looking for a savory snack (see also ‘28 Savory Snack Recipes That Are Hard To Resist‘) that can carry you through to dinner time or even a supper morsel, this is the recipe for you!
2. Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties
Who doesn’t love a good sausage meal as part of their morning routine? And who doesn’t love a good sandwich or burger?
So, why not combine the two to make the perfect breakfast starting patty?
These homemade sausage patties are exactly like the kind that you’ll find made for you in a sausage McMuffin.
Only here, they are made from home, so they are healthier, and you know all the ingredients that went into them!
3. Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta
Sausages and Italy go way back and have been a cornerstone of Italian cuisine for decades, if not centuries.
So, why not carry on that delicious tradition in the comfort of your kitchen?
With a recipe that can take as little as 20 minutes to prepare for you and your household, this is a delightfully warm and succulent recipe to share with others at the dinner table, with the creamy allowing all the flavors to mesh with each other.
4. Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños
This is an ideal recipe if you are looking to bring a meaty appetizer to the table, and one that will go down with all meat and heat lovers!
The stuffing is as simple as mixing cream cheese and ground sausage, cooking together, and throwing it into a sliced open and hollowed-out jalapeño pepper. It’s as simple as that!
Of course, to get the much stuffing into your pepper as possible, make sure that you cut it lengthwise!
5. Stove Top Sausage Mac & Cheese
Like all the great comfort recipes, Mac & Cheese is a super easy recipe for anyone to make themselves, and with minimal ingredients at that.
With that in mind, many people may wonder why you would make things more complicated by adding more to them.
But trust us, adding some quality sausage meat to your next mac and cheese won’t just make it taste, better, but it will also help fill out your midday or midnight snack into a true meal.
One that will stay good the next day, making it a break snack for lunchtime too!
6. Keto Sausage With Creamy Basil Sauce
You’ve probably noticed at this point that many of these recipes, while delicious, are pretty heavy in carbs too.
With that in mind, this next recipe is perfect for someone who is trying to cut a little carb out of their diet, without going for plain and flavorless food substitutes.
7. Sausage Queso Dip (With Cheese)
Are you looking to make a good dip for your nacho chips that’s a little different this time around? Are you looking for some extra meaty goodness to slow in that pot of veggies and beans?
Well then, we just happen to have the perfect recipe for that meaty taste you’re looking for in your dips.
Most dips, whether in Mexican-style cuisine or other types of food, seem to ignore meat in their dips. And judging by how good this recipe is, we can’t for the life of ourselves figure out why!
8. Quick Italian Sausage Sandwich
Who doesn’t love a good Italian sub? It’s the perfect one-handed meal to eat on the go!
So, next time you’re looking for a hearty sandwich to take with you outdoors, make sure to check out this recipe!
It’s the perfect lunchtime meal for pretty much everyone, from kids to grownups alike!
9. Sausage, Pepper & Potatoes Skillet
Of course, when it comes to meal preparation, you need to have enough food to feed everyone that’s going to be there, which almost always ratchets up the complexity.
Fortunately, this recipe serves 5 people, whilst also being very simple to follow, with just 7 different ingredients being used.
10. Sausage Egg Cups
Sausage for breakfast is an absolute classic of any morning meal.
But if you want to find a novel way to present it, then this is a great recipe to try out for yourself!
Low in carbs, high in protein. It is packed with tons of energy for the morning ahead.
11. Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños
There’s more than one way to stuff a jalapeño chili, as these sausage stuffing recipes clearly show us!
Certainly, there’s more than one ingredient you can through into the mix.
Thanks to the Parmesan and mozzarella cheese added to this version of the recipe, there are plenty of flavor differences to set this one apart from our last!
12. Sausage & Rice Casserole
Casserole dishes (see also ‘53 Delicious Casserole Dishes To Try‘) are a staple up and down the country, and as such, pretty much each household has its special version of this stalwart of American Meals.
This rice-filled version of this dish carries that meaty flavor from the sausages throughout it, making it a hearty meal for anyone to enjoy.
13. Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms recipe
Sausages and mushrooms go together splendidly in many recipes (our personal favorite is on a grill).
However, we will gladly take these mushroom and sausage balls as a close second!
The minced meat means that the sausage can be easily shoved into every open corner of a mushroom’s underside, making them perfect bite-sized little balls for you to snack on, either throughout the day, as a platter at a party!
14. Italian Sausage, Spinach & Tomato Soup
Look, we know that this is like the second or third Italian sausage recipe on this list.
But with just how many ways that they can be prepared, and how good they taste, we just love ourselves a good Italian recipe!
This particular one has a particularly this sauce added to it, making it look more like a soup than many other spicy Italian sausage recipes.
And we think that it goes super well with the pasta that this dish uses, absorbing all those flavors, whilst also packing in all that Italian sausage meat at the same tie in those tortellini pockets!
15. Tuscan Sausage & White Bean Soup
We’re not done with Italian flavors just yet!
Tuscan recipes are almost their subgenre of Italian food, with it preferring meat sauces over sweeter tomato bases.
Considering how meat-filled this list is, it’s not a change that we mind all that much!
Plus, this is a meal that can be whipped up pretty easily almost any day of the week, with surprisingly little prep work needed.
This is a meal that the whole family (yes, even those pickier children), will enjoy!
16. Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta
If you want to make a high-quality Italian-esque meal that looks like hours of prep went into it in only a few minutes…
… Well, that’s a weirdly specific request, but we do have a recipe for that!
This is a savory dish that thrives on the combination of the meaty flavors that the sausage provides, as well as the warm aromatic flavors of the cheese, especially fragrant ingredients such as the Parmesan that is used here!
17. Sausage Queso Dip
What, you thought that there was only one way to prepare a sausage-filled queso dip?
Well, think again!
Using only a few ingredients, ground sausage, salsa, and a few different kinds of cheese, this is a recipe that is easy to make for a meal or party.
Whilst the cooking time is a little on the longer side, especially when compared to others on this list, it is also one that will feed an entire party of people.
Although, you may be surprised just how quickly a party full of folk will take to it!
Although you can substitute the ground sausage for beef instead, we prefer that delicious porky taste!
18. Keto Cheesy Sausage Puffs
Time for another recipe that is easy on the gut, but heavy on the flavors!
Keto is quite often a tricky balancing act of not going overboard with high-calorie and carbs ingredients, whilst also not going crazy from eating the same food all the time.
Fortunately, having another recipe like this helps broaden your keto horizon’s a little and helps you stay on that diet (see also ‘28 Recipes That Follow The Noom Diet‘).
Plus, it’s just a great tasting dish in general. If you want to start cutting back on carbs, then this is a great recipe to do it with.
19. Sausage Stuffed Peppers
Peppers are a great little vegetable. Not only do they taste great on their own, but they can easily be hollowed out and turned into miniature edible bowls for other foods.
This is the strategy that this recipe uses with its mix of garlic, ground sausage, tomatoes, and cheese
20. Italian Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza
With so many different Italian-style recipes that we’ve covered so far, it’s almost strange that it’s taken us this long to mention a pizza recipe.
Time to fix that!
With just a pinch of spice from the herbs in the sausage meat, combined with the meaty pepperoni, this is a pizza recipe that is perfect for those meat lovers out there who want to add some new flavors to their classic pizza recipe.
21. Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole
Time for another casserole recipe!
Why simply be content with a breakfast-flavored sandwich, when you can make a breakfast-flavored casserole dish for lunch dinner, and even supper!?
This recipe is a great way of getting rid of any eggs and ground sausage meat that you have lying around the back of the fridge, especially when their flavors are mixed with the potato filling that this dish produces.
It’s a simple case of dicing your ingredients, cooking the sausage meat, mixing it all with some whisked egg, adding the cheese, and throwing it in the oven for the recommended time.
Steps don’t get much more simple than that!
22. Turkey Sausage & Broccoli Pasta
If you’re as big of a fan of these crunchy floret-filled greens as we are, then you’re going to adore this recipe.
Laid on a bed of perfectly cooked pasta, these two ingredients are full of nutrients and flavor, making it a great make-quick, eat-quick recipe for you to try.
23. Sausage-Stuffed Tomatoes
It’s amazing what you can fit inside of vegetables with enough determination!
Surprise your table with this noble recipe concept that takes the pepper-filled recipes, and adds a little tomato sweetness to the mix.
24. Sausage & Crescent Roll Casserole
And last, but certainly not least, we have this amazing overnight-prepared casserole dish.
Make sure to crown the sausage meat and crack those eggs the night before into a fresh bowl of milk. That way, you’ll be ready to start tomorrow morning!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does Uncooked Ground Sausage Last For?
Ground sausage is interesting to eat, when it comes to preservation, as it tends to go bad noticeably sooner than other types of meat.
Uncooked ground sausage will when cool and contained correctly, usually only last around 2 to 3 days before going bad, around a full day than ground beef or chicken tends to.
To see for yourself if your ground sausage meat has started to expire, check the color of the meat in its container.
Although a slightly different color, fresh sausage meat tends to be a pink or light red color.
If you have noticed that the meat has started to turn a light brown or gray color, then this is a good indication that the meat has gone bad, as well as if you spot any gray, green or blue mold growing on the outside.
Cooked ground sausage, however, so long as it is properly contained, will stay edible for up to 4 days, so if you have any sausage meat lying around, it is better to prepare it sooner rather than later.
The only trouble you’ll have now is deciding on which recipe you want to cook first!
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