7 Ways With Sausage

Link or patty, savory sausages are part of the global flavor palate lending flavor to everything from soups to sandwiches to dumplings.

  • Ground for Good Flavor
    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

    Ground for Good Flavor

    Sausage adds bold and spicy flavor to the breakfast table, so why not try it for lunch or dinner? Use ground pork, chicken, or turkey sausage to add a kick to casseroles, burgers, sauces, and side dishes.

  • Sausage and Peppers
    Photography: Becky-Stayner: Styling: Jan Gautro

    Sausage and Peppers

    This Italian style dinner for six can be on the table in less time than it takes to boil the water for and cook a pot of pasta. The secret: bottled marinara sauce and Italian turkey sausage links that sauté quickly with multicolored bell peppers.
  • Make-Ahead Pork Dumplings

    Make-Ahead Pork Dumplings

    Savory little dumplings spiked with Asian flavors are kept light with a combination of ground pork loin and 50 percent less fat pork sausage. Store bought wonton wrappers keep the assembly process easy but the recipe feeds a huge crowd so freeze them in batches.
  • Pigs in a Blanket

    Pigs in a Blanket

    Breakfast, brunch, or snack, these crispy goodies come together in minutes with crescent rolls and cooked breakfast sausage. You'll love the special mustard dipping sauce. It's a simple combo of grainy mustard, mayonnaise, and a squeeze of honey.
  • Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

    Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

    Laced with hash browns, hot ground pork sausage, custard, cheddar cheese, and baking mix, this easy casserole is a sure-fire hit at pot lucks, holidays, or family gatherings. Make it the night before since it needs to chill for 8 hours before baking.
  • Spicy Baked Beans

    Spicy Baked Beans

    In a league of their own when it comes to flavor, these contest-winning baked beans are a snap to assemble using various canned beans, ground pork sausage, barbecue sauce, and seasonings. Serve them as a side with roasted meats or burgers.
  • Italian Meatball Burgers
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Italian Meatball Burgers

    Who knew that combining turkey Italian sausage and ground sirloin would make for a made-in-heaven kind of match that keeps you hooked bite after bite. Serve this on a bun or over spaghetti. Either way, you won't be able to get enough.
  • Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

    Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

    This authentic little recipe uses the king of all sausages, spicy andouille sausage, with shrimp and traditional gumbo fixings. Simmering the shrimp shells in the broth adds distinct flavor, but you can skip this step and start with peeled shrimp.
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