Ground Sausage Recipes

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Ground Sausage Recipes you must try. Sausage is a delicious and versatile ingredient that can be used in so many different recipes. Here are 20 ground sausage recipes that are sure to please everyone at your next gathering!

From spicy sausage bread and Soups to Italian-style lasagna and pizza, there’s something for everyone. Give these recipes a try and see why sausage is such a popular ingredient!

20 Ground Sausage Recipes

Tips for cooking with ground sausage

  • Use a wooden spoon when stirring ground sausage to prevent the sausage from breaking up too much, resulting in a crumbly texture.
  • Cook the ground sausage over medium heat until it is no longer pink, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.
  • Remove the cooked ground sausage from the heat and drain away any excess fat by placing it on a paper towel-lined plate or baking sheet for a few minutes before using it in your recipe.
  • If you are adding ground sausage to another dish, make sure to break up any large chunks of meat with a spoon before mixing it into the other ingredients.
  • When baking dishes containing ground sausage, such as casseroles or quiches, be sure to bake them thoroughly so that they are cooked through and no pink remains inside the dish.

20 Ground Sausage Recipes

1: Sausage Bread

Sausage bread is a hearty bread that’s full of flavor and perfect for any occasion. This simple recipe combines savory ground sausage and cheese all baked inside a crusty bread that brings out the best in both ingredients.

The result is a delicious, bread that will have everyone coming back for more! With just a few ingredients and a little bit of time, you can make this delicious bread that’s sure to be a hit at any gathering. Enjoy!


2: Bob Evans Sausage Gravy

This Bob Evans Sausage Gravy Copy Cat recipe is the perfect breakfast comfort food – creamy and spicy gravy made with quality Bob Evans breakfast sausage and served over your favorite buttermilk biscuits.

This is an easy dish to make and perfect for a weekend brunch or anytime you want something savory and delicious. And, it’s budget-friendly too using ground sausage! Enjoy this classic southern comfort food without ever having to leave your home.

Bob Evans Sausage Gravy

3: Air Fryer Sausage Balls

We love sausage balls in our house, especially in the air fryer. They are easy to prep (less than 15 minutes) and cook incredibly fast using ground sausage. Not only that, but the air fryer has a way to lock in the flavor and juices to give you the most incredibly tender sausage meatballs. 

They can be eaten alone or with a side of your favorite sauce. Plus, these air-fried sausage balls are the perfect party appetizer! So give this recipe a try and see for yourself just how delicious these sausage meatballs can be! Happy cooking!

Air Fryer Sausage Balls

4:Smoked Queso

Smoked Queso Dip is an irresistible smoky cheese dip that is loaded with sausage, tomatoes, creamy cheese, and Mexican seasonings all smoked to perfection on your smoker or grill.

This dip is so delicious, you won’t be able to get enough of it! Whether you choose to serve it with chips and vegetables or as an appetizer before a big meal, your guests are sure to love this flavorful smoked queso dip.

Smoked Queso

5:Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden Copycat

Zuppa Toscano soup is so different in flavor from other soups I have had over the years. It is a rich and creamy base with Italian sausage, bacon, chopped kale, and a variety of herbs and spices. Each bite is like a flavor explosion in your mouth of goodness.

I love serving this soup with a side of toasted garlic bread. Delicious! It’s definitely one of my go-to comfort foods. Another great thing about Zuppa Toscano is that it is easy to make and doesn’t take long at all.


6:Cowboy Sausage Dip

Ninja Foodi Cowboy Sausage Dip is one of the best dips you will ever have. Creamy, cheesy, and jam-packed with flavor. This sausage dip will be your go-to football party dip this season. 

Sausage dip is a favorite in our home. Cowboy sausage dip is the ultimate party food! Cheer on your favorite team, play games with friends, or pass time snacking at the holidays with this dip. 

Ninja Foodi Cowboy Sausage Dip

7:Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna is a keto lasagna that uses no true noodles. Grounds Sausage, Tomato Sauce, and Ricotta layered between your zucchini noodles. Your thinly sliced zucchini takes the layer of traditional noodles, for a hearty yet light lasagna! This delicious lasagna is easy to make and is a family favorite.

This lasagna recipe is one of the easiest keto-friendly meals you can make. With just five simple ingredients, you can have dinner on the table in no time!

The Best Zucchini Lasagna

8:Crockpot Lasagna

Crockpot Lasagna is layers of Italian Sausage meat sauce, ricotta mixture, lasagna noodles, and cheese. One of my all-time favorite crockpot pasta recipes.  It’s not only easy to make but it tastes amazing!

The Italian Sausage adds a savory flavor to the sauce that really takes this dish over the top. Plus, you can feel good about using whole-wheat lasagna noodles instead of traditional white noodles.

Crockpot Lasagna in the slow cooker

9:Instant Pot Lazy Day Lasagna

Instant Pot Lazy Ravioli Lasagna is crazy simple to make and loaded with your favorite lasagna flavor Ground Sausage, Ground Beef, and Ravioli. Skip all the prep and try my lazy lasagna ravioli recipe. 

We love a good Italian dish in our home. While I love classic lasagna, it can take a ton of time to make, especially if you use homemade sauce. If you are in a time crunch or want a quick and easy dinner then this instant pot ravioli recipe might be perfect.

Lazy Lasagna

10: Instant Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta

Instant Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta combines Italian sausage, pasta, spinach, and cheese with a delicious creamy sauce for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will shout for joy with excitement when you make it. 

With only 5 minutes of prep time, you’ll have your meal cooked and on the table in under 30 minutes. Even better, this one-pot pasta recipe can be easily adapted to suit your family’s tastes. So give it a try and let us know what you think! Bon Appetit!


11: Sausage Mac and Cheese

If you love comfort food, this Sausage Macaroni and Cheese Recipe is a must-try. Dinner is so easy when you make this delicious recipe full of cheesy goodness, sausage meat, and tangy tomatoes.

It’s sure to become a family favorite in no time. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftovers from the fridge! Enjoy and happy cooking! 🙂

12: Italian Sausage and Potatoes

Italian Sausage and Potatoes is an easy hearty meal. The combination of crispy potatoes, sweet onion, and ground sausage will have your family asking for more.

This one-pan fried potatoes recipe cooks up perfectly every time in cast iron making this a quick meal and clean-up a breeze.

13: Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe

Jumbo shells filled with ground sweet Italian sausage, ricotta and parmesan cheese, fresh basil, garlic, and an optional egg. Baked topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese until golden. Absolutely delicious! A great alternative to classic lasagna!


Creamy Tuscan sausage pasta is pretty much a one-pan wonder you will want to cook over and over again!  Perfect for a busy night, this is a hearty comforting dish that will truly satisfy you.

15: Sausage Tortellini Soup

This creamy sausage tortellini soup is a 30-minute meal that’s easy to make with sausage, kale, simple seasonings, broth, and cream!

It’s quick and delicious, making it the perfect weeknight meal. I love serving this soup with a side of crusty bread or biscuits for dipping into all that savory goodness. The whole family will be asking for seconds! Enjoy!

16: Easy Sausage Rigatoni

Italian sausage is simmered in a garlic tomato sauce with a splash of cream in this easy sausage rigatoni recipe! It’s a family-friendly meal that’s simple to throw together any evening.

I like to use hot Italian sausage but feel free to use mild or sweet if you prefer. Serve with a side salad and warm crusty bread for a complete meal. Enjoy!

17: Eggroll In a bowl

Whip up this Easy Egg roll in a Bowl for a quick and easy dinner this week. You get those components of an egg roll but without all the headache of rolling and frying each roll.

This is an egg roll in a bowl that will become an instant family favorite. Tender cabbage and carrots, ground pork, and spices for flavor.

Easy Egg Roll In a Bowl


One Pot Italian Sausage Orzo is a delicious weeknight dinner recipe. With just a few ingredients, this tasty orzo recipe is simple and quick to make for busy weeknights. It takes just over 30 minutes and is made in just one pot for easier cleanup. 

This sausage and orzo recipe that I’m sharing with you today is hearty and satisfying. It’s also versatile and budget-friendly which is always a bonus!

19: Easy Sausage Quiche

Easy Sausage Quiche is a spectacular savory pie that’s ideal for serving at any meal. Breakfast sausage, green onion and lots of cheddar cheese smothered with a seasoned egg custard combine into a classic combination of flavors that always satisfy.

The preparation isn’t complicated and well worth the small amount of effort it takes to make. Serve it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner any day of the week.

20: One Pot Creamy Sausage Gnocchi

Want a quick hearty meal this One Pot Creamy Sausage Gnocchi is the perfect weeknight burst of flavor recipe that you’re looking for!

Not only is it delicious, but it’s also so easy to make- taking just 30 minutes or less. Feel free to use store-bought gnocchi or follow the recipe for homemade gnocchi.

In this dish, crumbled Italian sausage, garlic, and cream cheese give the sauce a rich flavor that pairs perfectly with the pillowy gnocchi and vegetables. Serve this one-pot meal with a side of crusty bread for a complete weeknight dinner that is sure to please. Enjoy!

This Italian Sausage Gnocchi Skillet makes the perfect midweek comfort food.

Whether you’re looking for something savory or sweet, there’s bound to be a recipe here that will quickly become one of your favorite go-to dishes! With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up an amazing meal that everyone will love – so get cooking today!

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