28 Ground Sausage Recipes That You Don’t Want To Miss

Sausages are made from pork, beef or poultry meat that has been ground and added a few ingredients, including salt and spices.

The skin around the sausage called casing is traditionally made from intestines, but nowadays, you can cover sausages with a synthetic casing.

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Sausage making dates way back in history, almost like it has always been there since butchery.

There are different types of sausages classified according to the people making them, and their opinions of how it should look like, its consistency or what it contains.

Sausages are worldwide, and there are numerous dynamics of them. However, the following are the general classification of sausages: Cooked sausage, cooked smoked sausage, vegetarian sausage, bulk sausage, dry sausage, fresh sausage and fresh smoked sausage.

Ground sausage is sausage meat that has been minced. Ground sausage recipes use ground sausage without the casing as the main ingredient.

I will show you different ground sausage recipes that range from breakfast to dinner meals, casseroles, keto and beef and sausage mixes.

The following are the ground sausage recipes in this article.

  1. Italian Beef and Sausage Pie
  2. Creamy Sausage Soup
  3. Sausage Potato Hash
  4. Sausage Quesadillas
  5. Homemade Sausage Patties
  6. Breakfast Casserole
  7.  Gravy
  8. Sausage Quiche
  9. Italian Sausage Rigatoni
  10. Sausage Pasta
  11. Tortellini with Sausage
  12. Sweet Corn Pot
  13. Broccoli Skillet
  14. Rice Casserole
  15. Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese
  16. Potato Sausage Casserole
  17. Sausage Potato Soup
  18. Sausage Stuffing
  19. Slow Cooker Sausage Gravy
  20. Crockpot Sausage and Cheese Tortellini
  21. Rice and Sausage Casserole
  22. Skillet Lasagna
  23. Sausage and Beef Meatloaf
  24. White Trash Sliders
  25. Zucchini and Italian Sausage
  26. Sausage Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet
  27. Sausage Alfredo
  28. Keto Sausage Soup

1. Italian Beef and Sausage Pie

In order to make this dish, you will need these three kinds of cheese; Parmesan cheese, provolone cheese and mozzarella cheese.

You will also need ground beef and ground sweet Italian sausage, peppers, onions and Italian seasoning.

Are you looking for a weeknight meal? This recipe will work for you. or when you are hosting and want something exquisite on your dinner table.


It is undeniably yummy and will have your guests craving more. You can serve it with other types of food, but it’s quite satisfying by itself. Hence I recommend you serve it with just a salad.

2.  Creamy Sausage Soup


This soup will be ready within an hour of preparation and cooking. Therefore, it saves your time and energy.

It is a perfect recipe for when you want something delicious for comfort and some to save for later, but it will not freeze well since it has dairy.

You can refrigerate for up to four days. While reheating the leftovers of this soup, add chicken broth in case it’s too thick.

I would recommend that you use Russet potatoes for easy breakdown, although other potatoes work just fine.

You can add more pepper flakes as you would like to range how spicy the soup gets, but if you need more heat, consider using the hot Italian sausage.

3.   Sausage Potato Hash


Sausage potato hash is a recipe that you cannot miss on an Italian menu, and it is ideal for brunch. If you have it for breakfast, you can skip lunch because it is satisfying.

It is simple to make and very comforting to eat. If you are a food photographer or a food content creator and have not covered it, consider it since it has the most colourful aesthetics.

You will need potatoes and ground sausage, salt, onions and peppers. You can make potato hash with many additional ingredients since it is versatile. For instance, you can add carrots and tomatoes to your recipe.

The idea is to keep it colourful! To store it, use an air-tight container in a fridge for a maximum of four days.

4.   Sausage Quesadillas


Are you looking for a swift way to have a snack on your hands? Make sure you have the ingredients for this recipe with you, and within thirty minutes, you will have it.

The main ingredients are hot Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, and a couple of Italian flavours.

Use any tortillas available to you to fill in the mozzarella cheese, red peppers(roasted) and sausage crumbles.

Make sure the sausages are Italian and spicy for perfect results. Quesadilla is a comfort meal that is perfect for weeknights.

5.   Homemade Sausage Patties


For breakfast, sometimes you want something that you can keep for later, right? Well, with these tasty patties, you can achieve that.

You can refrigerate or freeze them for snacking or eat them as lunch. The ingredients are effortless to find since they are common and universal.

This recipe is limitless when it comes to experimenting with the ranges of taste from savoury, to sweet, to spicy.

The level of these tastes will depend on how much maple syrup or spice you will use while making them. If you love spice, you can increase the number of red pepper flakes while preparing them.

6.   Breakfast Casserole


Weekdays are busy with work and schedules. Therefore, breakfasts are meant to have quick and easy preparatory processes.

This recipe is ideal for a weekday breakfast when you spend the least amount of time in the kitchen. You only need four ingredients; sausage, eggs, cheese and dough.

After you have prepared everything, the baking only takes thirty minutes, and you end up with a perfect breakfast that you can serve to several people, even when you are hosting.

You can add tomatoes or avocados to make it more interesting. This meal is perfect even as leftovers.

7.   Gravy


Sausage gravy is an easy recipe for breakfast with an exquisite feel since you will not find it everywhere.

Easy recipes like this one are ideal when you are practising with your children in the kitchen or teaching them how to cook. You can use hot and spicy sausage or a plain one.

Make sure you use whole milk or low-fat milk for this recipe which you should save a little because it will come in handy when reheating the gravy.

After all, when it’s cold, it becomes thicker and adding a little milk to it while you heat gently will thin it to whatever level you would like. Go ahead and add this recipe to your meal plan. It will come through for you.

8.  Quiche


What if you wake up feeling like breakfast, but your tongue particularly craves a savoury taste?

You make sausage quiche which is easy to prepare. This meal is ideal for breakfast and brunch or even snacking at whatever time.

The cheese to use is not very specific; hence you can use your favourite cheese while making quiche.

You can also explore other ingredients within the range of the ingredients used in this recipe to keep things interesting.

For instance, you are using a hotter spice. It is perfect as a leftover and can be served with a fruit salad.

9.   Italian Sausage Rigatoni


Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is heavier and more quantified in terms of portions because it is mostly the last meal of the day, and it’s served on special occasions when you have more than one person at the dinner table.

This Italian recipe is one of the best meals you can have on your dinner table.

Ensure you have all the ingredients needed and follow the recipe to achieve impeccable results.

This meal has Italian and American feels, making the ingredients readily available even locally.

It is an aesthetically enticing meal, so be sure to plan for it when you are hosting dinner.

10.  Sausage Pasta


I would highly recommend this recipe if you want a decent dinner, perfect for everyone, even picky eaters, but you have one of those busy days.

It is simple and quick to make with very easy to acquire ingredients. You will only need pasta, sausages, heavy cream and any other ingredient you might want to add, like spices or pepper.

It is as simple as combining cooked pasta, cooked sauce and cooked sausage and boom! You have dinner.

Cook each of those ingredients separately. You can make it creamier and hotter by adding more heavy cream and pepper, respectively.

11.   Tortellini with Sausage


You will need ground sausage and two types of cheese; mozzarella and cheddar cheese. It is an easy meal to make, and it only requires one pot. It is a perfect idea for family dinner since everyone can eat it and it takes a minute to prepare and cook.

Take pictures while you cook and serve and share with friends or on the internet because it is beautiful and photogenic.

To make it more fascinating, make sure you use hot Italian sausage.

This meal will come through for you as comfort during cold seasons and is recommended for weeknights. The ingredients are readily available.

12.  Sweet Corn Pot


Are you looking for a dinner idea that everyone, including your particular eaters, will love?

Here is one delicious meal with all your guests and family members asking for more.

It is made of a rice casserole with savoury sausages, creating a portion of undeniably sweet comfort food.

Once you have mastered this recipe, be sure to have it on your meal plan for rotation because it is worth it.

Once you have the ingredients you need, follow the recipe to the core, and you will end up with an unforgettable dinner. Be sure to enjoy it.

13.   Broccoli  Skillet


I love casserole recipes because I can make one meal in one pot, especially if it is a sausage casserole recipe.

This meal is perfect for dinner and holidays. It is comforting, although, in my opinion, everything with sausage is already comfort food.

If you are looking for a perfect recipe that will give you both aesthetics and flavour, this is what you should go for.

Unless you have some frozen rice in the freezer, consider cooking some before starting this recipe. It’s like a preparatory step. You can also use pasta or noodles instead of rice.

You can use chicken broth instead of wine, although wine, specifically white wine, is recommended with this recipe.

14.  Sausage Rice Casserole


If you are searching for a casserole dish that will give you flavour, it is easy to make, and this one fits your hunt.

So how do you make this casserole? Just bake rice, sausage, onions and celery all in one! However, for a more accurate result, follow this recipe keenly.

This comfort dish is perfect for family, and it can be on the dinner table at any time of the year; hence, it’s not limited to specific holidays and occasions.

It is perfect for leftovers, so if you live alone, you can prepare it and have it several times, as long as you can store it well.

15.   Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese


What tops a meal you can make within thirty minutes in one pot? In my opinion, none!

This recipe is a beautiful, tasty meal that will give you a lot to do with it, from content creation to hosting a friend group and having them go crazy just because of how tasty and comforting it is. So what do you require for this dish to come through?

You need a few ingredients since the sausage is full of flavour by itself. You also need cheese, macaroni, onions and tomatoes.

This recipe will have the best time of your life since it does not even leave a mess in the kitchen. Please make sure you have fun with it.

16.   Potato Sausage Layered Casserole


This dish is my favourite combination; potatoes and sausages. Let’s make a casserole out of it! Everything is layered.

The potatoes, cheese, sausage and sauce are all layered and casseroled together to make this amazing dish.

The ingredients for this dish are probably stuff you already have in your kitchen or items you can easily pick up from any store.

Preparatory activities are just boiling the potatoes and browning the sausage, which you can do simultaneously, then you are good for a casserole.

You will end up with four main layers, but you are free to add another layer of onions.

17.   Sausage Potato Soup


This recipe, just like the previous one, has my favourite combination of potatoes and sausage, but this time it is a slow-cooked soup instead of a casserole.

In this soup, the potatoes have an extra creamy feel while the ground sausage blends perfectly with the potatoes making the soup so filling. It is an absolute comfort dish for everyone, including the pickiest eaters.

You need a few ingredients, all available universally in stores and a good quality crockpot to make this in an ideal way.

The fact that you just brown the sausages then add everything into the pot to cook slowly makes it one of the easiest recipes you will ever see.

You can serve it with some bread or salad, after topping it with Parmesan cheese.

18.  Sausage Stuffing


Sausage stuffing cooked in a crockpot is very simple to make since you throw everything into the pot, and the meal cooks nice while blending to give you an exemplary dish.

Make sure you time your crockpot according to its speed of cooking since they are all different.

You need the following ingredients; sausage, chicken broth, mushroom soup and stovetop stuffing.

Check the recipe to see the quantities needed for the recipe depending on how many people you are serving.

19.  Slow Cooker Gravy


We already talked about sausage gravy and how easy it is to make. Slow cooking adds more flavour because the ingredients have more time to blend as they slow cook in the crockpot.

Just like normal sausage gravy, this one has non-complicated steps into it. The difference between this and the one we discussed earlier is that this takes longer.

The ingredients you will need are; sausage, flour, milk, salt and pepper. Check the recipe for exact quantities while cooking.

The instructions on the recipe attached here are very simple to follow.

20.  Crockpot Sausage and Cheese Tortellini


This recipe is simple and versatile, allowing you to experiment and try different ingredients in places of what is used to create different flavours and tastes. To keep your dish hot and spicy, use hot Italian sausage.

You only need sausage, tortellini, broth, tomatoes and cheese, parmesan and cream cheese.

It has a few preparatory steps, then you slow cook in a crockpot.

21. Rice and Sausage Casserole


When you click on this recipe, you will find out that the maker calls it Jailhouse Rice.

There is a whole backstory that is interesting, but I am here to show you how to make this delicious mix of rice, ground beef and sausage.

The recipe is versatile, and you can interchange the ingredients; hence this will depend on the flavours you would like in your meal.

Use the recipe as a base and work your creativity towards the dish of your dreams.

22.   Skillet Lasagna


This dish is beautiful to look at. Its aesthetics are amazing, and food content creators can attest to that. So how do you make a skillet lasagna?

First of all, it is a simple recipe, and you can use these options of pasta; penne, rigatoni campanelle or bowtie.

You can use all ground sausage or all ground beef; however, it is a mix of the two in this recipe. If you prefer beef over chicken, substitute the broths with your preference.

Ricotta can be interchanged with cottage cheese, depending on what is available. Store your leftovers in a  container and refrigerate for up to three days or freeze for up to three months.

23.  Sausage and Beef Meatloaf


This meatloaf is one of the tastiest meatloaves that you will encounter because as much as the preparation is the same as a traditional meatloaf, this one oozes flavour because of the addition of ground sausage that increases the spice in the beef.

You are free to use a hot or sweet Italian sausage to make it spicier.

This dish is perfect for dinner since it has a high protein level. You can serve it with potatoes or any other carb food you are craving at that moment. It is a limitless meal.

24.   White Trash Sliders


The name is the total opposite of what this meal is! It is a super-fast snack that can be made within fifteen minutes, best for game nights, family hangouts and picnics. They are perfect chill snacks.

You will need beef and sausage, ground, onion powder, cheese, slider burns and pepper. Check the recipe for specific amounts.

The preparatory activity is just browning the beef and sausage, which takes a very short amount of time, then mixing it with the rest of the ingredients and making sure all the cheese melts.

25.   Zucchini and Italian Sausage


The Keto diet is not boring, unlike many people’s beliefs. Zucchini with sausage is delicious if you make it right, so follow this recipe to the core.

This recipe shows you how to cut zucchini into penne pasta shaped pieces, and because of its texture, you will feel as if you are eating pasta.

This dish is ideal for weeknights and can be served as dinner with any sauce or salad of your choice.

It is super delicious, easy to prepare and cook while using the ingredients already in your kitchen or easy to find.

26.   Sausage Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet


Are you looking for nutritious low, carb food for dinner? This dish is the answer to your troubles. The vegetables in this food include; cauliflower, onions, tomatoes and green peppers.

According to this recipe, the meal’s time to be ready is thirty minutes maximum.

All the ingredients you need are effortlessly available, and you probably have some already in your kitchen.

However, you can easily get them from your local store if you lack some. The dish is extremely photogenic. Therefore, I recommend this recipe if you are keen on food aesthetics.

27.   Sausage Alfredo


This Italian dish is one of the most versatile ones for the keto diet because it does not limit the number of veggies you can add.

However, you still have to make sure you keep the veggies to a level that you can still enjoy the alfredo taste.

The ingredients are as many as you would like to add but can be kept to a minimum, depending on your convenience.

It is a perfect meal for dinner which takes a short amount of time to make and is very simple.

28.  Keto Sausage Soup


Soup has to be on the keto sausage recipe list, especially if it is creamy and Italian. To make this dish, you will need to use Italian sausage.

Follow the recipe carefully to achieve the best results.

This soup is perfect comfort for cold days and can be served during dinner as a side dish. I recommend you cook it on weeknights with family because it is a happy meal worth sharing.

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