Italian Sausage Dishes

Made from pork and often featuring anise or fennel, Italian sausage comes in three varieties: mild, sweet, and hot. Try Italian sausage grilled or in Italian preparations such as lasagna or soups.

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How to Cook Italian Sausage

Italian sausage comes in countless varieties, including familiar types like pepperoni and salami; the kind of sausage most people refer to when they speak of how to cook Italian sausage is "sweet Italian," "spicy Italian" or "hot Italian" (the latter two are typically the same), and it's found in the pork section of the supermarket. Typically made with pork, peppers and Italian seasonings, Italian sausage is most commonly used in pasta dishes or as a topping for pizza, but it can be the centerpiece of many other dishes as well.

Easy Italian Sausage Pie

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Italian Soup

Midwest Living

Crumbled Italian sausage adds slow cooked flavor to this broth-based soup that's filling enough for dinner and delicious enough to serve at a party.

Tuscan Sausage and Bean Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

In this slow cooker recipe, dried beans simmer with sausage and Italian seasoning all day while you're away. When you come home, stir in the spinach and dinner is served.

Gemelli with Asparagus and Sausage

Better Homes and Gardens

Juicy Italian sausage, creamy ricotta cheese, and bright, peppery fresh basil lend incredible flavor to this vibrant pasta dish. Rich pine nuts and nutritious asparagus add texture and dimension. When buying asparagus, look for firm, bright green stalks with tight tips. If stems are tough, simply remove the outer layer with a vegetable peeler.

Total: 40 mins

Basque Sausage with Creamy Polenta

Better Homes and Gardens

This sausage dinner shows off the rich, hearty country cooking of southern France and northern Spain.

Hot Italian Shepherd's Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Shredded provolone melts into the mashed potato topping while Italian sausage and pepperoncinis spice up the filling of this Italian shepherd's pie.

Sausage and Vegetable Galettes

Better Homes and Gardens

Reimagine pizza night with single-serving galettes filled with roasted vegetables and chicken sausage.

Sausage-Pasta Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

The tomato and turkey sausage sauce nestles in a crust of baked vermicelli in this family-pleasing recipe.

Sausage and Spinach Skillet Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

Pizza toppings, including sausage, spinach and mozzarella, get highlighted on a perfectly-crisp pizza crust.

Italian Sausage Pie

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How to Make Ziti

Just about every Italian joint in the U.S. knows how to make ziti, but why not put it together at home next time you're craving a hearty, red-sauce meal? Ziti--also referred to as baked ziti, depending on the preparation--is as honored among Italian-Americans as spaghetti with meatballs.

Butter Beans Italian Sausage and Chard Pan Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Highlight the fennel flavor of sweet Italian sausage by pairing it with creamy butter beans and mild Swiss chard.

Total: 30 mins

Sausage And Corn Risotto

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Italian Bean Stew

Parents

This Italian stew tastes slow simmered, but since it calls for handy canned vegetables and seasoned sausage, the dinner only takes 30 minutes.

Spicy Italian Meatballs

Better Homes and Gardens

For your next party or tailgate, prepare a batch of these slow cooker beef and sausage meatballs. They can stay warm in the pot as guests come and go!

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