Irresistible Italian Sausage Recipes
Whether you’re craving pasta, pizza, sandwiches or a warm-and-cozy breakfast casserole, Italian sausage always fits the bill. It’s easy quick and easy to prepare and packed with some seriously savory flavor — making a great meal doable any day of the week.
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Sausage, Peppers and Onions
Giada’s genius secret to cramming more Italian sausage into every bite of these delicious Italian sandwiches? Hollow out the bottom of the roll to make space for extra fillings!
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Italian Sausage Pasta Skillet
Looking for a hearty, family-friendly dish? Ree’s veggie-and-sausage pasta is the way to go. Best of all, the whole thing is ready in just 16 minutes.
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Italian Sausage and Pepper Strata
Bake up breakfast, lunch or dinner with this cheesy, eggy sausage-and-pepper casserole. It makes 4-6 servings, so it's perfect for feeding the whole family.
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Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage
Not a fan of red sauce? This pasta dish uses olive oil, red pepper flakes and shaved Parmesan instead.
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Italian Sausage Balls
This version of sausage balls, a traditional Southern appetizer, gets an Italian twist. Pickled cherry peppers add a touch of acid and spice that complements the richness of the sausage and the mozzarella.
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Baked Rigatoni with Sausage
Giada combines savory Italian sausage with broccoli and rigatoni for a warm, comforting baked pasta dish that will become part of your regular rotation.
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Sheetpan Sausage Supper
Weeknight dinners just got a whole lot easier. Toss your sausage and vegetables onto a sheet pan along with a little olive oil and seasoning and roast until tender. It's that easy!
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Italian Sausage and Pepper Burgers
Katie upgrades her burgers by using two types of Italian sausage (sweet and hot) instead of ground beef. How do you top a sausage burger? Onion, bell pepper, banana peppers and provolone, of course!
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Pasta with Clams, White Wine and Spicy Italian Sausage
Italian sausage is right at home with littleneck clams in Guy’s flavor-loaded pasta dish. First, he seasons and cooks the sausage until well-browned, then adds the rest of the ingredients. When the clams pop open, it’s time to reduce the sauce a little — and eat!
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Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini Boats
A mix of sweet and hot Italian sausage makes the perfect stuffing for halved zucchini — along with some Parmesan and mozzarella, of course!
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Italian Unstuffed Shells
A family-favorite dish with a twist! This unfussy version has all the flavor of stuffed shells – without all the work of filling the pasta. The best part? You can make this dish ahead of time and freeze for later.
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Hot Sausage Cast-Iron Skillet Pan Pizza
Who needs a pizza oven when you can make a delicious pie in the oven, using your cast-iron skillet? Toppings like sweet sausage, chili flakes and honey give it the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors.
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Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Sausage
Ina’s 5-star pasta recipe has rave reviews. Fans say that the dish has “amazing flavor” and is one “for the whole family to enjoy”. There aren’t many ingredients in this dish so be sure to use the best quality you can find. It will be worth it!
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Italian Sausage-and-Pepper Pigs in Blankets
Pigs in blankets get an Italian makeover! The combo of cheese, pesto and peppers stuffed into the sausages is a winner. Use hot sausage if you like a little spice.
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Sausage and Rigatoni Dump Dinner
Skip boiling a big pot of water. This hearty pasta dinner calls for uncooked rigatoni and layers of ricotta and Italian sausage to be layered right in the casserole, so you'll have nothing to wash while it bakes.
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The Best Italian Wedding Soup
We tried all-sausage meatballs but found them heavy and dense — adding ground pork keeps them light but still extremely flavorful. If you really want to up the umami factor in this soup, toss a Parmesan rind into the broth as it simmers.
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Italian Sausage and Egg Bake
Breakfast will never be boring with Giada’s sausage and egg bake. She nestles the eggs into a hearty sausage stuffing for a casserole-like dish to be shared with the whole family! When cracking the eggs, be sure to keep the yolks intact so they’ll still be a little runny when the whites have finished cooking.
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Cheesy Sausage Rigatoni
Ree’s layered sausage-and-rigatoni dish can be cooked right away — or stored in the freezer for a night when you need a low-maintenance meal.
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Italian Sausage Stuffing
You might think of stuffing as a holiday side dish but this one makes a great accompaniment to many wintry meals like pork chops, roast chicken and more.
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Rigatoni with Sausage & Fennel
Don’t know what to do with fennel? Ina incorporates it into her rigatoni, along with Italian sausage and grated parmesan for an adult version of mac and cheese.
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Sunny's Italian Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Got a few extra links of Italian sausage? Use them to make a sweet-and-savory stuffing for hollowed-out acorn squash. It’s the vegetable side dish we’re sure no one will be able to say ‘no’ to!
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Italian Sausage, Spinach, and Ricotta Cannelloni
One of our favorite ways to use Italian sausage? As a filling for stuffed pasta. This recipe calls for homemade pasta and sauce. If you don’t have time to make everything from scratch, store-bought works great too.
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The next time you’re making slow-cooker meatballs for meatballs subs, throw some Italian sausage in too. It will add extra flavor to the sauce and simmering meatballs — and be a welcome addition to the traditional sandwich.
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Spinach, Walnut and Golden Raisin Pesto Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage
When you need a quick, satisfying dinner, reach for Italian sausage. It cooks up fast and adds tons of flavor to anything you pair it with.
Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Want to give your stuffed mushrooms maximum flavor? Fill them with a blend of Italian sausage, fennel, mushroom and garlic.
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Sausage-Spinach Stuffed Shells
The best way to eat your leafy greens? Stuffed into al dente pasta along with hot Italian sausage and three different cheeses!
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Pro tip: when you’re assembling lasagna, alternate the direction of your pasta with each layer. That will give the finished dish more stability!
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