Sausages are a great thing to keep in the fridge or freezer as they are so versatile and can be used in a wide range of tasty and nutritious recipes. There’s nothing worse than coming home from a long day and having no idea what to cook for dinner. If you always have a pack of sausages then you are only a few simple ingredients away from a delicious and satisfying meal.
One of the great things about sausage recipes is that you can use whichever sausages suit you best. Whether you like plain pork sausages, or something more fancy with additional flavours like leek, apple, black pepper or red onion. If you want a low fat option, then switch out your traditional pork sausages for a low fat option, or turkey or chicken sausages which contain much less fat than pork sausages.
You can also change your sausages to suit different dietary requirements, like having beef sausages instead of pork, or using gluten free sausages.
Sausages have been made and eaten for thousands of years in a range of different cultures and cuisines, so whatever kind of food you like to eat there is bound to be a sausage recipe for you. Whether you are looking for a hearty breakfast, a light lunch or a comforting evening meal, sausages would be an excellent choice.
We have put together a list of the best sausage recipes, so keep reading to find some inspiration for your next meal!
This tasty recipe can be eaten for breakfast, brunch or lunch! It is quick and easy to make, and it works with lots of different kinds of vegetables so you can use up whatever you have in your fridge. The flavours are simple and fresh, and contrast well with meaty sausage.
The warm spices in this one pot recipe are perfect for a cold wintery evening. You can even prepare it ahead of time and reheat it quickly when you get in from the cold, so a hearty family meal is only a few minutes away. The vegetables make this recipe a nutritious choice, and the beans add extra protein which will keep you nice and full.
If you are looking for a twist on the classic sausage and egg breakfast then this recipe is perfect for you. It is great to prepare ahead if you have guests, or if you want something quick to take to work in the morning. It is a simple but satisfying recipe that you will want to make over and over again.
This meal is packed with flavour and is perfect for breakfast or brunch. The scrambled eggs and spicy chorizo are served on a corn tortilla which makes a nice change to toast. You can add any additional ingredients you like- mushrooms or red kidney beans go particularly well.
This is an easy recipe to make as it is all on one sheet so there is less washing up! The mix of tangy apples and fresh herbs create a lively flavour which goes well with the browned sausages.
This is the classic sausage recipe that everyone knows and loves – bangers and mash! The creamy mash is slathered in rich gravy, and you can choose whichever kind of sausages you prefer.
A nice strong flavour would go well with this dish, like a peppery cumberland or a red onion sausage.
Don’t let the strange name put you off this fantastic recipe. Tasty sausages are surrounded by fluffy yorkshire pudding in this recipe to create a warming dinner. You can serve it with whichever vegetables you like, but it goes particularly well with mashed potato, carrots and greens.
The trick to great yorkshire pudding is to make sure the oil is sizzling hot before you add the batter- this will make sure it rises well.
This is a classic American dish that combines buttermilk biscuits with a creamy sausage gravy. It makes a tasty dinner or you can have a smaller portion for a lunch. It is popular with people of all ages – if you have children they will love this family favourite.
You might think that Mcdonalds do the best toasted English muffins, but you can make your own at home. The classic combination of sausage patties, fried egg and sliced cheese make a fantastic breakfast – the flavours and textures go perfectly together. Pair it with your favourite sauce or just enjoy the runny egg yolk.
Sausage rolls are a brilliant pastry snack and they are quite easy to make. Grab one on the go with a coffee for breakfast or wrap a few up to take with you for lunch. If you want to make this an evening meal, serve with a side salad and some boiled potatoes. The addition of fennel in this recipe makes these sausage rolls extra yummy.
Sausages make an excellent choice of meat for Italian dishes, like this delicious pasta dish. You can use whichever pasta shape you like but this recipe recommends DeLallo Casarecce, as the twisty shape holds onto the sauce so you get more flavour with each mouthful.
This slow cooker soup will take the stress out of getting dinner ready as it will be ready as soon as you walk through the door. The crumbly sausage has a bit of a kick which cuts through the creaminess of the soup. The crispy bacon adds a lovely texture, and the kale makes the dish more colorful and nutritious.
This is another lovely soup recipe which makes use of the rich flavours of sausages. The white beans create a soft texture and add protein to the meal, and the vegetables add a splash of colour and plenty of vitamins. Chicken broth forms the base of this soup which is a great starting flavour to carry the rest of the dish.
Sausages are often associated with hearty winter dishes, but they are also a great choice for lighter summer recipes. This smoked sausage pasta salad is flavoursome and healthy.
It would make a great dinner for a warm evening, or you can serve it as a side dish at a BBQ or garden party.
Lasagna soup has all the flavour and cheesy goodness of a normal lasagna, but is much quicker to make. This recipe uses turkey sausage, but you can choose whichever sausages you prefer- even beef sausages.
If you are fed up with the classic sage and onion stuffing then you should give this recipe a try. The fresh herbs and celery really bring out the flavours in the sausage and the walnuts add a fantastic crunchy texture which contrasts with the soft bread. The eggs are used to bind everything together.
This traditional creole rice dish is wonderful served with warm crusty bread with a thick spread of butter. It is packed with onions, green peppers and tomatoes so this will definitely go towards your five a day.
You can also add shellfish and whatever kind of meat you like. This particular recipe uses chicken thighs and smoked sausage which are reasonably priced items and budget friendly.
This is an easy midweek supper that only takes 30 minutes to make. The tasty sausage is complemented by the tomato sauce and the whole bake is topped with melted cheese.
When you pull the pasta bake out of the oven and the cheese is bubbling on the top your mouth will definitely start to water.
The combination of prawns and sausage in this hearty gumbo are so tasty- you will definitely want to come back for seconds. The most important tip for getting this recipe right is using Andouille sausage, as this creates the classic flavour associated with gumbo.
You can also leave the shells on the prawns to make sure your gumbo is as flavoursome as possible.
If you really want this meal to pack a punch, make sure you use San Marzano tomatoes as they are particularly flavoursome. Choose a nice red wine for the sauce that will really complement the sausage. Rigatoni pasta is used to catch more of the sauce with each mouthful.
Dublin Coddle is an Irish stew with sausages, onions, bacon and potato in a rich gravy. You can put all of the ingredients in a slow cooker and leave the flavours to develop while you are busy doing something else.
When you are ready to eat, you will have a delicious meal that you can spoon into a bowl and tuck into. You can also enjoy this dish with some crusty bread dunked into the meaty gravy.
Eggplant is very nutritious but it can be difficult to know what to do with it! Baked eggplant is particularly delicious, especially when it’s stuffed with sausage, onions and melted mozzarella.
We all know that kale is a superfood and we should eat it often. If you have run out of inspiration for how to cook your kale then you should try this recipe. It uses naan bread instead of a pizza base, which is softer and quicker to cook. The turkey sausage is low fat which makes this recipe even healthier.
Spetsofai is a traditional Greek recipe of spicy sausage and peppers. The pan fried sausage and peppers are deglazed with wine to create a delicious sauce.
Oregano is used in this recipe, as it is in a lot of Greek cooking, and it is served with salty feta cheese and fresh bread. This is a perfect meal for a warm summer evening, especially if you have guests to impress.
You might think that the classic macaroni and cheese couldn’t get any better, but adding sausage gives this meal another level of flavour. It’s comforting, meaty and cheesy, and it’s not too difficult to make.
If you brown the sausages in the same pan that you cook the pasta, you get even more flavour in the final meal. If you want it even meatier, just add more sausage! Or you can add in some crispy bacon.
Sausages go very well with Mexican food, and this recipe is no exception. It is packed with vegetables and beans, making it nutritious and filling. They are baked in the oven and topped with cheese. It doesn’t take long to put together this tasty meal and it’s one the whole family will love.
This recipe can be used with any ground meat but sausage works really well. It’s a dish that doesn’t require much attention- it’s quick and easy and tastes fantastic. If you have instant rice or leftover rice then you will save yourself even more time and effort. You will need a large, oven-proof skillet – preferably cast iron.
This is a different take on a hot dog. The sausages are grilled with peppers and loaded into soft brioche buns, then drizzled with aioli. This recipe makes a perfect lunch for a summery day in the garden. You can use any sausages you choose- pork, chicken or even vegetarian sausages.
These fluffy pancakes are great for a filling breakfast. If you like mixing sweet and savoury then you can drizzle syrup over the pancakes to make this meal even tastier.
Putting pears and sausages together in a salad might seem unusual but you won’t regret it! The soft, meaty sausage contrasts with the crisp, fresh pear. It’s all tied together with the earthy lentils and green watercress.
This twist on the classic italian dish replaces pasta with chickpeas for a gluten free alternative. The sausage meat is seasoned with fennel for an extra depth of flavour which goes really well with the rich tomato sauce.
This is an alternative version to classic bangers and mash. The spicy chorizo sausage tastes lovely with the sweet, smooth pumpkin mash. This meal would be lovely served with some fresh spring greens.
This recipe is like classic baked beans but with upgraded flavours and textures! The cannellini beans are soaked overnight to ensure they are nice and soft, and the marjoram gives this dish a unique flavour. Toasted Ciabatta bread drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar is the perfect pairing with this meal.
What’s better than a standard hot dog? Not much, but a chilli dog might just do it! You can choose whichever sausages you prefer, but a smoked sausage would pair well with the ground spiced beef.
The cheese will melt into chilli and if you want an extra kick you can top your chilli dog with diced raw red onion or jalapenos. The trick is not to overload your hot dog with too much chilli, or you will end up making a big mess when you try to eat it!
Sausage and leek is a classic combination of flavours and the addition of mustard and strong cheddar in this recipe really take this dish to the next level. The shredded kale is also a delicious element of this meal.
Pork is often paired with apples, so it’s no surprise that sausages and cider are a great combination. The lentils make a nice change to potatoes and pasta and are a good choice for people who are trying to watch their weight.
If you have some brie in your fridge then you will probably reach for some bread to spread it on, but have you ever thought to pair it with sausages?
Simply slice the sausages lengthways after they have been grilled and add the room temperature brie. Serve with red onion chutney and a side salad for a delightful meal.
Fennel is a great ingredient to pair with sausage, and fennel coleslaw is unique and tasty. These wraps are great for a light dinner or a satisfying lunch. The crunchy coleslaw is a lovely texture in contrast with the soft wrap.
As you can see, there are lots of options for tasty recipes to use up those sausages in your fridge. Whether you are looking for comfort food, a fancy meal to impress your friends, or something quick and easy for a midweek dinner, sausages are a great choice! Pork, chicken, or veggie- they are versatile and delicious.