15 easy sausage recipes

Pre-seasoned and super versatile, sausage is a smart choice for quick meals. These simple recipes are perfect for busy weeknights.

15 easy sausage recipes

Photo: Erik Putz

Suppers starring sausage

Sausage, Kale and White Bean Rigatoni

There’s a lot going on here, but somehow it doesn’t feel too heavy. Look for a ribbed pasta, the texture is sturdy enough for holding those tasty bits of sausage, kale and beans. Get the recipe: Sausage, Kale and White Bean Rigatoni

Plate of rigatoni with crumbled sausage, kale, white beans and grated cheesePhoto: Erik Putz

Big Breakfast Pie

Tucked within this puff pastry masterpiece you’ll find Italian sausage (sans casings, hey little meatballs!), ham, eggs and cheddar. Get the recipe: Big Breakfast Pie

puff pastry in a pie dish covered with egg, ham and cheesePhoto: Jodi Pudge


Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash and Kale

We’re sheet pan’s number one fans. Put your meat and veg on a tray, lightly season and walk away. This is your dinnertime saviour. Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash and Kale

Squash, sausage and kale on a pan

Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

Perfect for the cooler months, this hearty quinoa minestrone soup eats like a meal. If your crew can stand it, try adding hot Italian sausage for an extra kick. Get the recipe: Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

pot of homemade minestrone with sausagePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Penne with Sautéed Sausage and Kale

Kids won’t turn their noses up at kale when it’s served on cheesy pasta with mini sausage meatballs. Get the recipe: Penne with Sautéed Sausage and Kale

thermos filled with pasta and sausage and kalePhoto: Jodi Pudge


Breakfast Fried Rice

Your breakfast-for-dinner game is strong with this simple fried rice recipe. Try it with breakfast or Italian sausage. Get the recipe: Breakfast Fried Rice

plate with fried rice and eggPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Campground Paella

This comforting, one-pot dish has it all—meat, rice, veg and tons of flavour. And with the addition of cured chorizo sausage, your prep work just got a whole lot easier. Get the recipe: Campground Paella

bowl of rice and vegetable paellaPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata

Strata is a warm, casserole-style breakfast that can be made ahead and popped in the oven once the coffee is on. This yummy one is made with toasted croissants, sausage and plenty of cheese. Get the recipe: Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata

casserole dish of holiday strataPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Lasagna Soup

Mini sausage meatballs are so tasty in this deconstructed classic. Plus, it’s a lot quicker to make than the ones your nonna rolled out. Get the recipe: Lasagna Soup

bowl of soup with meatballsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Foil Packets of Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes

A full meal couldn’t be simpler. Plus, with everything cooking together in a foil pouch, this no-fail recipe is guaranteed delicious. Get the recipe: Foil Packets of Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes

bowl of grilled sausage, potatoes and peppersPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Ravioli Lasagna

Try a new spin on the classic Italian dish. This recipe, which has crumbled sausage, is made in the slow cooker. Easy peasy. Get the recipe: Ravioli Lasagna

bowl of ravioli with cheese and tomatoesPhoto: Maya Visnyei


Spanish Chorizo Frittata

Emergency fix: If you find that you don’t have enough eggs in the house, use six eggs instead of the eight called for in the recipe, and top up the liquid with 1/2 cup half-and-half cream. Get the recipe: Spanish Chorizo Frittata

skillet with sausage frittata

Cider-Sautéed Sausages with Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

This super-simple stove top recipe for sausages with potatoes and Brussels sprouts is a one-pot marvel, perfect for a busy weeknight. Try not to act smug when your little one gobbles up the crisp and sweet Brussels. Get the recipe: Cider-Sautéed Sausages with Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

casserole dish of roasted veggies

Sausage and Corn Chowder

It doesn’t get much better than a bowl of chowder. Yep, those are hearty chunks of sausage and potato. We approve. Get the recipe: Sausage and Corn Chowder

Bowl of chowder with chunks of sausage, potato and cornPhoto: Edward Pond


Sausage Roll-Ups

Store-bought pizza dough is the real hero here. Fill it up with sausage, spinach and salsa, then bake it, slice and serve. It’s great in a bento box or as an app at that potluck you forgot you were going to. Get the recipe: Sausage Roll-Ups

Stuffed pizza dough with sausage and peppersPhoto: Vincent Noguchi

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This article was originally published on Mar 13, 2019

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