Many famous foods come out of Italian culture, and we often think about pizzas and pasta being their main food staple.
However, we often forget that some truly unique recipes are often overlooked. So today we want to dive into our favorite Italian sausage recipes that you’ll instantly love.
This list contains a number of different meals with a multitude of possibilities, such as breakfast casseroles, pizza, and even burgers.
This list is designed to cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences and will be ideal to cook for a large family, or for impressing that certain someone.
1. Sausage And Rice Stuffed Peppers
We start our list with a healthy burst of flavor and nutrition with one of our personal favorite vegetables; the stuffed bell pepper.
This is a colorful combination of ingredients that provide a wonderful stuffing that is flavorful, that comes with a sweet and crunchy taste, and is cooked to perfection.
2. Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage (Mild Or Hot)
We love a rich and versatile dish here, and his homemade sweet Italian sausage recipe is no different.
Simply follow the directions for the sausage patties and enjoy the meat mixture combined with spaghetti sauce meatballs.
We love the fact that you can make this a mild treat, by giving it a little kick by adding in some more stuff.
3. Sausage And Peppers
Have we mentioned that we love cooking peppers with sausage?
If you didn’t already get the hint, this perfect combination of color and taste is an awesome festive dish that is ideal for the holidays.
Simply throw all of the ingredients into a pan and let the oven do the hard work for you. Easy to make, and even better to taste.
4. Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta
Pasta is a wonderful meal as it is easy to make that most people can enjoy, as it contains a rich combination of ingredients.
This recipe doesn’t take long to prepare, and it will make the perfect weeknight dinner that many would think has come straight from the restaurant.
Sprinkle a little cheese on top and you’ve got yourself a magical combo.
5. Homemade Italian Sausage
We know that many of you like to create your very own sausage, so here’s a guide on how to make your delicious Italian sausage from scratch.
You can even make these using store-bought ingredients or build them entirely from the ground up, either option is perfectly acceptable and tastes great.
6. Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers
We love a juicy burger, and these Italian sausage burgers are a great twist to the classic meal.
Making the burger patties from short Italian sausage, you can fill the burgers up with roasted bell peppers, fresh basil, provolone cheese, and some pepper rings for a truly remarkable flavor.
There is no question that you’ll make these more than once.
7. Italian Sausage, Onions, And Peppers
One pan meal is fantastic because they don’t require a lot of preparation and usually save on the washing up.
This Italian sausage recipe comes combined with onions and peppers, which is seriously filling and is an ideal option for those following a low-carb diet.
Save any that is remaining and use them as leftovers.
8. Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole
If you are trying to find inspiration for your first meal of the day and are bored of eating oats and cereal, then start the day with a healthy combination of potatoes, and, broccoli, cheese, and chives.
It’s a dangerously delicious meal that might be best suited for the weekends, as it’s notoriously difficult to say no to one slice.
9. Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta
If you’re looking for your next family favorite meal, you might want to try this creamy Italian sausage pasta, which is ready in around 20 minutes.
It’s packed full of flavor and looks delicious with a sprinkling of cheese over the top.
It would be delicious like lunch or serve a big batch for your next family dinner.
10. Zuppa Toscana
What we love the most about Italian sausages is how versatile they can be.
There are many ways to enjoy this hearty protein without getting bored.
A giant pot of this creamy creation will be tender enough to melt in your mouth, and crispy enough with the inclusion of bacon and kale. This is cozy beyond belief.
11. Sheet Pan Gnocchi With Italian Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Onions, And Peppers
Fans of gnocchi will not get enough of this delicious dumpling that is made by using potatoes and flour.
It contains a soft and silky texture that is made even better with the inclusion of Italian sausage, peppers, and cheese, to give this an extra delicacy without being too complicated.
12. Italian Sausage Stew With Rosemary Garlic Mash
Not everyone has the motivation to cook a large meal from scratch, and for those on a budget, you might want to consider this party and modest midweek stew that is delicious and full of flavor.
This stew will serve up to 4 people and is extremely filling so you won’t need to fill up on salad or carbohydrates beforehand.
13. Italian Sausage Meatballs
We’ve written an article about meatballs, but for those that want a refresher you can check out these Italian-inspired sausage meatballs that are extremely addictive.
What we know about these meatballs is that they are smoky and savory, and they aren’t going to take you hours in the kitchen to prepare.
14. Easy Italian Sausage Spaghetti
Another great recipe that is simple and easy to prepare.
You are going to enjoy the rich flavor of this Italian sausage and homemade spaghetti sauce.
As long as you don’t forget the parmesan cheese you’ve got something that is incredibly cozy to eat, with a beautiful spaghetti recipe that can add so much flavor to your midweek.
15. Italian Sausage Bake
Baking doesn’t need to be overly complicated, and with this Italian sausage bake, you only need a few basic ingredients to help feed an entire family.
We recommend you take the time to serve up a side dish for pasta or bread, and you have yourself a complete meal with plenty of options to suit everyone’s needs.
16. Easy Sausage And Herb Stuffing
Hopefully, you can see the theme and how simple creating a delicious meal can be. So here’s another awesome recipe that could be your next staple during the holidays.
As long as you go with some store-bought options you can pull off this recipe with minimal effort, and in less than 10 minutes it’s going to be ready to place in the oven.
17. Spicy Italian Sausage
This recipe is provided to those that love to have a little kick with their meal, and aren’t afraid to put a little effort into the kitchen.
You can easily make these spicy Italian sausages as long as you have the correct kit, and are ready to get a little messy.
The result is a deliciously professional finish that will blow your taste buds away.
18. Sausage Gravy
We love the use of gravy on top of certain meals, and this is the perfect option to drizzle on top of your fried chicken or breaded steak.
It’s a thick bechamel sauce that is buttery and full of flavor as it contains a number of herbs and spices. Who said that gravy needed to be boring?
19. Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
For those that are looking for the ultimate in presentation, you’re going to seriously enjoy making these sausage-stuffed acorn squash appetizers.
They are beautiful to look at, and even more, fun to eat. Full of flavor and nutrition, the caramelized edges are packed with the most delicious sausage stuffing.
20. Fried Sausage Stuffed Olives
Keeping with the Italian theme, make sure to try out these pitted green olives that are stuffed with Italian sausage and are deep-fried to absolute perfection.
This is the perfect appetizer for mixing the salty taste of the sausage with the umami flavor of the Olives.
Add a sour cream dip for that extra intense flavor.
21. Meaty Cabbage Soup
We love to experiment with soups in the winter, and for a truly remarkable combination you should check out this hearty meaty cabbage soup.
It is the perfect one-pot dinner (see also ‘29 Tasty One-Skillet Recipes‘) that is loaded with a ton of healthy vegetables, ground beef, and Italian sausage tops.
Fantastic for any meal of the day.
22. Sausage And Rice Casserole
Not a lot of people would think to pair sausage and rice together, which is why we have decided to include this interesting recipe that is the perfect one-pan meal for those that love to enjoy both of these foods.
Ideal as a weeknight dinner, it’s a healthy food that you won’t be sad to consume, and you’ll only be left with one dish to wash at the end.
23. Air Fryer Sausage
As people around the country look to save money on their bills, air fryers continue to become a more popular method of cooking.
But something else people enjoy with an air fryer is how much juicier you can cook meat.
It’s perfect for cooking Italian sausage, and you can even cook these on your own.
24. Creamy Tortellini Soup
Here’s another high-quality soup that will tempt you with this gorgeous-looking finish and creamy color.
It’s a delicious bowl of goodness that is loaded with lots of happy flavors and will lift you out of a low mood.
This could be your next best friend during a cozy winter evening, and might even become your favorite Italian dish.
25. Italian Sausage With Bow Ties
We love the many varieties of pasta you can use, and for those that are going to be serving dinner for kids, you might want to try this Italian sausage and bow tie pasta concoction (see also ‘23 Bow Tie Pasta Recipes To Wow Your Family And Friends‘).
You can make this for up to 6 people, and requires minimal ingredients, making a perfect meal to cook up on a whim during the middle of the week.
26. Italian Sausage Dip
I know that many of you love to sew appetizers at your dinner events or parties, making this Italian sausage dip and must at your next gathering.
This is a combination of Italian sausage, tomatoes, pepperoncini (see also ‘What Do I Do If I’ve Run Out Of Pepperoncini? – 5 Fantastic Pepperoncini Alternatives‘), and creamed cheese, making this a very addictive dip that will likely be gone by the end of the night.
27. Dublin Coddle
If you’ve ever been over to Dublin in Ireland, then you know the local dish is the Dublin Coddle.
It’s an authentic Irish casserole that is made using potatoes and sausages along with bacon, which is best cooked low and slow in the oven.
Bring this classic Irish dish (see also ‘33 Traditional Irish Recipes For Any Occasion‘) straight to your dinner table tonight with this awesome recipe.
28. Roasted Italian Sausages With Borlotti Beans And Nduja Sauce
This is an Italian-inspired recipe that combines the lovely flavors and taste of Italian sausage with the spiciness of ‘nduja leaving you in awe at this heavenly combination of delicious ingredients.
It’s not too heavy that you’ll be struggling to move, and it’s not too light that you’ll be left unsatisfied.
29. Italian Sausage And Porcini Mushroom Casserole
A soul-warming stew is on the cards with this delicious Italian sausage and porcini mushroom casserole.
The best way to describe it is that it’s Earthy and hearty, which could be the next dish in your versatile range of midweek meals.
Stir in some pasta, or make some mash for a number of different meal options.
30. Italian Sausage & Caramelized Onion Pizza
For those that are on a pizza kick, you should try out this Italian sausage and caramelized onion pizza.
What love is the fine balance between the sweetness from the onions and a crunchy buy you get from the Italian sausage for the perfect combination.
This won’t last long if you manage to save any slices for leftovers.
31. Tuscan Sausage Pasta
Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes, but one thing that we love about pasta is how hearty and tasty it is to enjoy.
Try out the simple Tuscan sausage pasta that is a mix of bell peppers, spinach, sausage, and undeniably awesome cream that takes less than 30 minutes to make.
32. Italian Sausage Manicotti
Here’s an awesome recipe that will excite both adults and kids with this cheesy Italian sausage manicotti.
You go back as it’s true that delicious, and what excites the biggest cheese fans in the household.
If you are going to have anything with this, Make sure to get a few slices of garlic bread for that authentic Italian taste.
33. Italian Pork & Fennel Sausage Pizza
Looking for new and interesting ways to incorporate fennel into your weekly meal plan can be a difficult challenge.
But we think we found the perfect option in this Italian pork and fennel sausage pizza.
This is topped with a whole host of delightful ingredients that shouldn’t be overlooked as a weekday favorite.
34. Skillet Italian Sausage And Peppers
This recipe is truly remarkable, and the moment that you put this all together you will see how awesome it looks and how wonderful it smells.
It’s an enticing recipe that will blow your mind and excite your taste buds.
The good news is that it is quite a simple dish to make and includes several healthy ingredients designed to make you feel good.
35. One Pot Creamy Tomato Orzo
Concluding the list is a super simple recipe that is a one-pot creamy tomato orzo.
The creamy fire tomato sauce is harnessed by adding garlic, spinach, and basil pesto, and by topping up with a nice sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
A delicious one-pot meal that anyone can enjoy.
Italian sausage is an underrated food that is both smoky and savory at the same time.
It will provide the absolute best flavor to any meal or combination of ingredients.
As it tastes so great, the options are nearly limitless and you won’t run out of recipe options for a long time.
It even tastes great on its own, or in the combination of recipes provided.
So make sure that the next time your grocery shopping list is being written up, that you include Italian sausage and that you hit up the refrigerated section.
Two or three packs of this and you’re good to go.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is It Referred To As Italian Sausage?
In North America, Italian sausage is referred to as a style of pork sausage, that is seasoned with fennel.
However, in Italy, there are a wide variety of sausages which are quite different from this type of sausage, which can be sweet, hot, or hot.
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