Sausage is the ultimate ingredient, taking any recipe from sweet and mild to spicy and hot. This collection of recipes shows the true power of sausage, whether you are using andouille, pork, Italian, smoked, or kielbasa.

Sausage Muffin Cups

Better Homes and Gardens

These muffins have a sausage-and-barbecue sauce filling as tasty as any pizza.

Swiss Chard and Turkey Sausage over Polenta

Diabetic Living

Main Dish- Swiss chard Swiss Chard and Turkey Sausage Over Polenta main dish- Chard sauteed with garlic and red pepper flakes, served over cheesy polenta and topped with just a bit of very thinly sliced turkey sausage

Total: 30 mins

Hot Sausage and Lentil Slaw

Better Homes and Gardens

For a fall meal and taste adventure, this hot slaw recipe for two. Tender lentils, smoked sausage, vegetables, and zippy vinaigrette cook together for a fantastic blend of flavors. Serve the hearty meal with rustic whole grain bread.

Total: 45 mins

Rotini-Kielbasa Skillet

Better Homes and Gardens

This flavorful skillet meal is fast enough for busy weeknights.

Total: 35 mins

Cool Antipasto Kabobs

Better Homes and Gardens

Great party appetizes--let guests pick between skewers of vegetables or flavorful bites of sausage, shrimp, and cheese.

Gingersnap Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Sausage, beans, and a gingerbread sauce make for a festive holiday stew.

Blue Cheese Mini Corndogs

Better Homes and Gardens

Bring the state fair to your backyard. Blue cheese and bacon in the batter make these little treats blue ribbon-worthy.

Brats and Beer

Better Homes and Gardens

Beer and bratwurst are the usual fare at local events in Germany, and the tradition is now an American crowd-pleaser too!

Mustardy Brats with Sauerkraut

Better Homes and Gardens

A sweet yet tart sauerkraut relish tops these spicy grilled brats.

Baked Cavatelli

Better Homes and Gardens

This quick and easy cavatelli casserole recipe uses simple but tasty ingredients such as fresh mozzarella and sausage.

Sausage and Squash Scrapple

Better Homes and Gardens

Scrapple began as a Pennsylvania Dutch dish of leftover pork, cornmeal, and spices. This recip calls for butternut squash, turkey kielbasa, polenta, sweet peppers, and herbs.

Firehouse Meat Loaf

Better Homes and Gardens

Prepared pasta sauce tops a cheese stuffed meat loaf for a home-style dinner with an Italian twist.

Brats with Gooseberry Catsup

Better Homes and Gardens

Italian-Style Corn Dogs

Better Homes and Gardens

A twist on the popular hot dog version, spicy Italian sausage links are deep fried in a cornmeal and Romano cheese batter. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.

Sage Biscuits and Sausage Gravy with Roasted Vegetables

Midwest Living

Try this cold-weather comfort food of maple sausage, creamy gravy, fluffy biscuits, and vegetables for weekend brunch, lunch, or dinner.

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.

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