Italian sausage is often associated with the popular pizza topping and sandwich filling, but there's so much more to this spicy meat. From stuffing and casseroles to dips, breads, and sauces, these Italian sausage recipes are simply sensational.
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.
Prepared pasta sauce tops a cheese stuffed meat loaf for a home-style dinner with an Italian twist.
This quick and easy cavatelli casserole recipe uses simple but tasty ingredients such as fresh mozzarella and sausage.
Healthful kale and meaty shiitake mushrooms complement the sausage in this hearty main dish stew.
This savory main dish has Middle Eastern flavors. Raisins enhance the spices and sausage, adding delicate, sweet taste.
Arancini, fried risotto balls, are a classic Italian delicacy. This version hides yummy sausage meat and fontina cheese inside the bite-sized appetizers.
Need a lasagna recipe? Here's a classic. And if you need to save time, follow the quick version.
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.
Beef, Italian sausage, and turkey make up this simple seasoned meat loaf.
Bake this Italian-style sausage and cheese pizza in a pan at least 2 inches deep. Serve it for dinner with a tossed side salad.
This double crust meat pie hides a cheesy sausage filling. Serve it for dinner with a tossed green salad.
This pie is our version of a two-crusted pizza sometimes called pizza rustica. It's easy because the crust is made from hot roll mix.
Starting with frozen bread dough makes this stuffed loaf much easier to make than it looks.