Ground sausage is an affordable and versatile meat protein that brings flavor to every dinner. It cooks quickly, can often be mixed with other pantry staples, and limits the number of extra seasonings you need to add to your meals.
Are you wondering what to make with ground sausage? We have done the work for you and created a list of 25 of the best recipes with ground sausage the internet has to provide.
Whether you are following a keto diet or have a large family to feed, these recipes have you covered.
They can take you from Italian restaurant flair to game day snacking and back again. Try out one (or three) of these ground sausage recipes this week!
1. Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta
Meals that make for quick weeknight dinners are always in style. What’s not in style is eating the same three easy meals on repeat. That’s why we love this dinner idea with ground sausage.
When you make this ground Italian sausage recipe, you will feel like you have ordered from your favorite Italian restaurant.
With some ground Italian sausage, penne pasta, and baby spinach, you have a delicious dinner done in 20 minutes.
Being fast and flavorful puts this recipe at the top of our list.
2. Keto Sausage with Creamy Basil Sauce
Recipes with ground sausage taste great and often fit into a wide variety of dietary needs.
This recipe is keto, gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free but brings great flavor in full force. It really is a meal you can share with anyone.
This recipe requires only 5 ingredients: Sausage, pesto, mozzarella cheese, cream, and cream cheese. The blend of cheeses makes a creamy sauce, and the sausage is the perfect protein source for this meal.
Insider tip: Use room-temperature cream cheese to make sure your cream cheese blends well into your sauce.
3. Sausage Pepper and Potatoes Skillet
Are you hoping to find some ground sausage dinner recipes that only dirty one pan? Then we have you covered!
This recipe mixes ground sausage with potatoes, bell peppers, and onion to give you your protein and your vegetables all in one dish. You can easily swap out vegetables for other seasonal favorites to make this meal your own.
When cutting your potatoes, use smaller dice than normal and try to keep a uniform size to help speed up cooking time and get your meal to the table faster.
4. Sausage and Rice Casserole
There is a reason that casseroles and comfort food go hand in hand; they belong together. Well, this recipe proves that the same can be said for ground sausage and rice.
This recipe uses pantry staples such as chicken broth and long-grain white rice to make a casserole worth repeating.
Mixing the ground pork with the rice gives this dish a southern flair that even picky eaters will love.
Another perk of this recipe? It is easy to double in a 3-qt 13×9 inch casserole dish with just 15-30 minutes of additional cook time.
5. Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup
A list of recipes with ground sausage wouldn’t be complete without a great soup. That’s why we knew that this Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup had to be on our list.
This soup warms you from the inside out, is made with very simple ingredients, and really features that great sausage taste.
This is a ground pork sausage recipe, but you can easily use a flavored Italian sausage.
As written, the recipe makes four bowls of soup. If you’re feeding more than four simply double or triple the recipe and enjoy.
6. Keto Cheesy Sausage Puffs
Do you struggle to find snacks that aren’t pre-packaged and full of sugar? If so, we completely understand.
That’s why we made sure to include these perfect puffs in our ground pork sausage recipe list.
These sausage puffs are easy to make, hearty, and bite-sized for easy and healthy snacking. They also make a great make-ahead alternative to cereals or other sugary breakfast options.
Recipe Secret Ingredient: Coconut flour! This flour gives the puff a bread-like texture which is great for anyone eating low carb and missing their favorite breaded treats. If coconut flour isn’t your thing, you can easily substitute almond flour for these sausage puffs.
7. Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole
Don’t let the word breakfast fool you. This ground sausage casserole is delicious at any time of day (or night!).
One great part of this recipe is that it uses frozen diced hash browns, which saves prep time and guarantees a nice cook on the potatoes. This recipe is also a great way to use up those extra eggs in your fridge.
To change the profile of this dish, you can select from mild, sweet, or spicy ground sausage to suit your taste on any given day.
8. Sausage and Crescent Roll Casserole
For an easy morning casserole that features your favorite ground sausage, you need this recipe.
Brown your sausage and crack your eggs into a bowl of milk the night before serving so your morning is as simple as laying out your crescent rolls, dumping, and baking.
This casserole holds its form, which means it is easy to cut into squares and serve at family gatherings.
The sausage also keeps its flavor and makes this recipe a great one to heat up as leftovers.
A meal that makes breakfast easy serves a crowd and can be kept for later? That’s a ground sausage recipe worth making.
9. Italian Sausage Meatballs
Italian Sausage Meatballs are a classic too good to ignore. Making meatballs fresh by hand adds a few minutes of prep and produces a flavor that frozen pre-made varieties can’t rival.
When making your meatballs careful not to over mix the sausage. A quick roll between your palms will keep the meatballs tender and juicy while mixing too much will create a tougher meatball.
These sausage meatballs are great on top of spaghetti but can also be served as a meatball sandwich or used to top a fresh salad.
10. Country-Style Sausage Gravy
If you don’t have a great sausage gravy recipe in your kitchen repertoire, we are going to fix that problem for you right now!
Ground sausage brings all the flavor we need to this thick gravy recipe that pours perfectly over some fresh biscuits.
The best part is that you probably have all of the necessary ingredients right at home, with sausage, flour, milk, and water making the base for this gravy.
With this recipe, you do not drain the grease after browning the sausage. It will easily mix into your other ingredients as you cook.
11. Sausage & Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos
When it comes to appetizers, recipes with ground sausage easily steal the show.
To control the spice with these poppers, check out all of the jalapeno seeds before filling the peppers.
A nice flavorful kick can be added back in by using spicy ground sausage, or the heat can be kept low with traditional pork sausage.
To change your flavors, try using your favorite flavored cream cheeses or adding other shredded cheese to your filling mixture. The sky really is the limit with this appealing appetizer.
12. Lasagna Soup
What’s better for heating you up on a cold winter night than homemade soup?
This Lasagna Soup featuring ground beef and sausage with spinach and three types of cheese will warm you from the inside out.
This soup can be made and then kept frozen for 2-3 months for an easy weeknight meal down the road.
Simply leave out the noodles until you heat the frozen soup mixture and bring everything to boiling in a pot on the stove.
If you don’t have lasagna noodles on hand, you can substitute any convenient pasta from your cupboard!
13. Creamy French Onion Sausage Pasta
Are you searching for one-pot, budget-friendly dinner ideas with sausage? We hope so because that is exactly what you get with this sausage pasta.
The egg noodles in this recipe cook up soft and delicious when paired with french onion soup and spicy or sweet ground sausage. A half-cup of sour cream makes for a rich sauce that isn’t overpowering and brings the entire dish together.
Serving Suggestion: Add some fresh garlic bread or a tossed salad on the side to make dinner feel complete.
14. Keto Sausage Dip
Are you wondering what to make with ground sausage for your next party? This keto sausage dip is the answer. Let’s be honest. You don’t even really need a party to make this tasty recipe.
This dip requires only three ingredients: sausage, cream cheese, and one can of Rotel or diced tomatoes. That list makes it both easy and affordable to make for your next get-together.
This recipe isn’t limited to use as a dip. It is also a delicious filling for hard-boiled eggs, peppers, or squash and packs a protein punch.
15. Bisquick Sausage Balls
We love Bisquick for being an affordable, no-fuss ingredient. We love sausage for its versatility and full flavor. That means it only makes sense to bring the two together in one perfect recipe.
You only need Bisquick, milk, sharp cheddar, Italian seasoning, and sausage for this recipe. Mixing them gives you a nice texture and the perfect amount of moisture in each bite.
This recipe can be served any time of day and to just about any crowd. These are perfect for dipping, so leaving them out with a mix of dipping sauces means that every eater can tailor them to their own taste.
16. Easy Sausage Pasta
Did you forget to make a plan for dinner again? Don’t stress, with easy ground sausage dinner recipes like this, you will have everyone fed and happy in no time.
One great thing about this recipe is how easy it is to customize. It only requires three ingredients, sausage, cream, and pasta. Beyond that, you can grab whatever seasonings or veggies you have on hand and mix to your heart’s content.
The sauce with this recipe is lighter than other cream sauces, which keeps the meal from feeling too heavy and makes it a great option for eating year-round.
17. Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Sausage Potato Soup
Slow cooker soups are wonderful because you don’t need to spend extra time in a kitchen stirring, and you can make them in the summer without overheating your kitchen.
The fact that this soup includes a wonderful sausage flavor is a perfect perk.
If you have even had this soup style at your local Italian restaurant, you know it is hearty and flavorful. Now, you don’t have to leave home to enjoy it any night of the week.
We recommend trying this recipe with a hot or spicy sausage to add just the right amount of heat to each spoonful of soup.
18. Low Carb Eggroll In a Bowl
Classic eggrolls are delicious but can be time-consuming to make. That’s why we love this eggroll in a bowl. It has everything you love about eggrolls served in an easy to prep and enjoy the form.
Using a pre-made coleslaw mix saves you time on cutting vegetables, and ground sausage cook quickly to give this recipe a filling protein source.
If you want to add more bulk to this recipe, serve it over quinoa, cauliflower rice, or your favorite brand of white rice.
19. Sausage Tortellini Soup
Kids love Tortellini for its unique shape and its cheesy center. Mixing it with sausage for this soup will bring a smile to their faces.
This soup can be prepped ahead by chopping the vegetables and refrigerating them until you are ready to cook.
You can also use fresh or frozen tortellini in this soup. Just simmer your soup a little longer if you go the frozen route.
Because the sausage has so many flavors already, you don’t need to add much in the way of extra seasonings to this soup.
Feel free to swap out the veggies for your favorites or growing in the season where you live.
20. Lasagna Stuffed Peppers
Every year our garden overflows with green peppers at the same time. This recipe is a great way to use sweet bell peppers in a new and fun way.
This recipe is both keto and low-carb, as written, which makes it a healthy weeknight choice.
Don’t feel like you have to use only green bell peppers. Any color of bell pepper will work great with this recipe and add some brightness to your dinner plate. Wondering what to serve with lasagna stuffed peppers!
21. Italian Beef and Sausage Pie
Do you love sausage? Does the thought of a cheesy dish make your mouth automatically water? If so, you need to make this Italian Beef and Sausage Pie tonight.
This recipe mixes beef, sausage, and three types of cheese for a pie that’s definitely main-course-worthy.
You will want to use a springform pan to make this pie. This allows the pie to be set and then be served free-standing after baking for easy cutting and serving.
This pie can stand on its own in a meal or is paired nicely with a light salad. Delicious!
22. Garlic Butter Italian Sausage Sandwiches
When the big game is on T.V., there is one important element every house needs – and that is great food.
These sandwiches are filled with flavor and spice and are easy to enjoy at half-time.
Toasting the buns for these sandwiches in garlic butter and then placing them under the broiler to melt the cheese means that the buns stay crisp and flavorful, not soggy.
You might be tempted to skip the basil topping at the end of the recipe, but we strongly suggest you don’t. The added flavor of the basil really compliments all the great tastes of this sandwich. You might like these other sandwich recipes!
23. Italian Sausage and Peppers Skillet
This recipe brings out all the things we love about cooking with ground sausage.
The sausage cooks quickly and easily, the seasoning is perfect, and the mix of sausage with rice and vegetables makes a savory dish and filling.
This recipe requires only one skillet and goes from prep to table in 30 minutes. It can be made with any bell pepper you like, but we recommend sticking with the Vidalia onions the recipe recommends.
Keep this dish in the refrigerator for easy reheating up to five days after making.
24. Italian Sausage Crescent Braid
What’s better than a delicious meal everyone loves? A delicious meal with a beautiful presentation like this Italian Sausage Crescent Braid.
This recipe takes crescent rolls beyond the usual layout and bake approach and teaches us how to create a beautifully braided roll. Even better is the fact that the braid is filled with mouth-watering ground sausage.
This recipe is wonderful as baked, or you can pair it with some marinara sauce for topping or dipping.
25. Italian Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini
We love recipes that use our favorite main ingredients, like Italian sausage, in new ways. After having stuffed peppers more than once, we knew it was time to show you this recipe for sausage stuffed zucchini.
Zucchini is perfect for you! It is high in water and fiber and has zero fat. Not to mention it is packed with vitamins B6, C, and K.
For this recipe, you will boil your zucchini long enough to soften it and make scooping out the pulp an easy task.
Then you mix the pulp in with your sausage and cheese before baking. You can make your sausage and cheese stuffing ahead of time and freeze it when you have zucchini available!
The best part of this recipe? Eating it, of course.
25 Best Ground Sausage Recipes To Feed Your Family
- 1. Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta
- 2. Keto Sausage with Creamy Basil Sauce
- 3. Sausage Pepper and Potatoes Skillet
- 4. Sausage and Rice Casserole
- 5. Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup
- 6. Keto Cheesy Sausage Puffs
- 7. Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole
- 8. Sausage and Crescent Roll Casserole
- 9. Italian Sausage Meatballs
- 10. Country-Style Sausage Gravy
- 11. Sausage & Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos
- 12. Lasagna Soup
- 13. Creamy French Onion Sausage Pasta
- 14. Keto Sausage Dip
- 15. Bisquick Sausage Balls
- 16. Easy Sausage Pasta
- 17. Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Sausage Potato Soup
- 18. Low Carb Eggroll In a Bowl
- 19. Sausage Tortellini Soup
- 20. Lasagna Stuffed Peppers
- 21. Italian Beef and Sausage Pie
- 22. Garlic Butter Italian Sausage Sandwiches
- 23. Italian Sausage and Peppers Skillet
- 24. Italian Sausage Crescent Braid
- 25. Italian Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini
- Choose your favorite Ground sausage dish!
- Prepare ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready in 30 minutes or less!