Do you have some ground sausage in the refrigerator and don’t know how to prepare it? Do you need some creative and delicious ways to prepare a basic type of food like sausage? You’ve come to the right place! These 10 simple and delicious ground sausage recipes are here to impress you and test your limits when it comes to improvising. Even though excess in anything leads to unfortunate situations, consuming ground sausage is not as unhealthy as you might think at first sight. Sausages, in general, provide high levels of Vitamin B-12 and Iron, both of which are essential for healthy red blood cells. Moreover, B-12 helps your body create both fats and protein. So, eating some sausages every now and then, especially if they are prepared and served in the right ways, is not such a drama for your health!
1. Ground Sausage Balls
If you’re tired of eating sausages in their original form, it’s time for you to try these ground sausage balls recipes. This is such a simple and quick recipe that even your kids could prepare (it’s even a little fun; like playing with Play-Doh). Don’t hesitate to try it and pair it with some marinade sauce and mashed potatoes.
2. Fried Potatoes and Sausage Skillet
This is certainly a ground sausage recipe we all cooked at least once. When it comes to me, this is one of the first recipes I prepared as a kid, so the sentimental bond is stronger than you’d think! However, even if you have any memory of this dish or not, you can’t deny this is the perfect easy-delicious match!
3. Orecchiette with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sausage
Do you know how everybody has that perfect pasta idea for hot summers, early spring, or chilly autumns? It almost looks like we don’t eat pasta during winter, right? Well, my friends, I have the perfect earthy pasta recipe for the cold season here! The ingredient list is short — just five ingredients if you don’t count salt and pepper — and the bouquet of flavors is spectacular! Also, the caramelized fennel lends a not-too-sweet touch that balances the richness of ground sausage.
4. Sausage Meatball Soup
You know you love ground sausage when you make meatballs and add them to the soup. In my family, serving ground sausage in the soup is uncommon, so it sounds a little strange to me. However, after consulting with my friends, I discovered I am the strange one, as they all make meatballs from sausage and add them to a hearty hot soup.
5. Sausage-Stuffed Onions
Mmmm, this looks just amazing! The strong flavor of onion pairs wonderfully with the richness of the sausage, not to mention how nice this dish actually looks. So, gather some simple ingredients and start preparing this ground sausage recipe for any get-around with friends and family.
6. Garlicky Italian Sausage Soup
Next, we have another soup recipe that includes ground sausage. After reading the ingredient list for this one, I started considering cooking it for my family this week. I won’t lie; it sounds delicious! We are big fans of garlic in almost any dish and the Italian touch is something I’m particularly keen on.
7. Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Peppers
One of my best friends is crazy about this recipe; she always cooks it when we’re visiting. However, I don’t blame her; it’s a delicious and tasteful way to serve ground sausages. Not to mention that she brags about how easy it is to prepare it and that the cooking time is also amazingly short.
8. Sausage and Eggplant Summer Frittata
This sausage and eggplant frittata is perfect for summer brunches or light weeknight meals, served warm or at room temperature (I don’t recommend serving it cold). Meltingly soft eggplant and a touch of basil make it taste like summer, while spicy sausage and creamy cheese turn it into a hearty meal.
9. Sausage and Tomato Risotto
Finally, a sausage recipe that is 100% hubby style! He is a risotto fan in general. However, tomato risotto is his favorite one. Moreover, he eats sausage almost only paired with risotto. He finds the richness of a good ground sausage too heavy, so he needs a light side. Also, the tomatoes add just the right amount of sourness to the whole meal.
10. Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Eggs
This savory, garlicky sweet potato hash, roasted with sausage and rosemary can be baked the next day with eggs on top to make a quick and delicious brunch. This is such a good-looking, hearty, and easy-to-make ahead recipe with ground sausage. Is best for late-morning breakfasts with family or for small gatherings with friends.
How Do You Cook Ground Sausage?
So, my loves, these are my 10 favorite ground sausage recipes. Unfortunately, I didn’t have to prepare them all. However, I tasted them in different places and fell in love.
All in all, please let me know your favorite ground sausage recipe, and if it’s not found on my list, don’t hesitate to share it with us. Moreover, any further questions about the recipe ideas, ground sausage preparation, or kitchen, in general, are expected in the comment section below.