Ground sausage is the perfect ingredient to add to easy meals to make them savory and satisfying. This list of ground sausage recipes is perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as anything in between!
Whether you're using pork, chicken or turkey sausage, this meaty ingredient adds texture and flavor to any dish. It's a versatile meat that works with eggs, pasta, veggies, greens, soups, stews and more.
Explore these easy ground sausage recipes when you need a hearty meal that's delicious and filling.
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Best Ground Sausage Recipes
Many of these recipes are perfect for meal prep and are freezer friendly. Explore this collection of best ground sausage recipes and find countless ways to incorporate this protein-packed ingredient in your next meal.
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
Make your own paleo, keto and Whole30-friendly sausage to have on hand for breakfasts or other meals. By adding savory spices to ground pork, chicken or turkey, you can easily flavor the ground meat and form them into patties for immediate use or to stash in the freezer for later.
They're perfect to fry in a skillet to go with eggs or to use as a classic meal of sausage and biscuits. Or use it as the base for any of these ground sausage recipes!
Sausage And Butternut Squash Frittata
Whether you make this hearty frittata for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you'll want to have my homemade sausage on hand to incorporate into this savory dish. It's a deciduous low carb version that doesn't require cheese or potatoes.
Instead, it uses sausage along with roasted butternut squash, onion, bell peppers and plenty of herbs to keep the egg base flavorful and packed with protein. Be sure and sauté the veggies in a tablespoon of bacon grease or duck fat to make this frittata amazingly delicious.
Mushroom And Sausage Frittata
This easy recipe combines ground pork sausage with onions, red bell peppers, and lots of mushrooms for a savory and filling frittata that's perfect for any meal.
Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Use spaghetti squash as a substitute for pasta noodles in this garlic-infused casserole that's full of creamy goodness, thanks to a rich sauce made with coconut milk.
Add spice with browned Italian sausage and add in sautéd broccoli florets and sliced mushrooms, as well. It's all mixed with the roasted spaghetti squash noodles and baked to bubbly deliciousness.
Recipe by Real Simple Good
Cabbage And Sausage Stew
Put your Dutch oven or large pot to use making this comfort food stew that starts by sautéing bacon over medium high heat along with diced onion, chopped carrots and minced garlic.
Italian turkey sausage and seasons go in next followed by chicken broth and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil before adding sliced cabbage. Let it all simmer until the cabbage has cooked down.
Recipe by Primavera Kitchen
Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs
Homemade meatballs made with ground turkey as well as pork sausage can be easily made in your slow cooker or Instant Pot. Mix the meat and season it with a host of herbs such as rosemary, oregano, thyme and basil. Garlic and onion powder go in, too.
Almond flour helps form the sausage balls. Cook them in a base of tomatoes, onions, and garlic. They're perfect to serve over zoodles or spaghetti squash noodles. They're also a great appetizer item.
Recipe by Wholesomelicious
Cauliflower Sausage and Apple Stuffing
Keep it bread-free with this stuffing that uses riced cauliflower as its base. Pork sausage is browned, along with onion and celery.
Mix it with the cauliflower rice and add in unsweetened applesauce, dried cranberries, water chestnuts, eggs, parsley and sage spices. Bake in a casserole dish until browned on top. It's an easy and tasty gluten-free stuffing for the holidays
Recipe by Cheap Recipe Blog
No crust is needed with this soup recipe that incorporates all the spicy and savory flavors that you crave from a pepperoni pizza. Sautéd bell pepper, onion and browned turkey sausage is added to a tomato and chicken broth-based soup. Add in cooked and crumbled bacon as well as diced turkey pepperoni.
Season it with chili pepper, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. Simmer until warm and serve with a non-dairy parmesan cheese or your favorite grain-free breadsticks.
Recipe by The Divine Kitchen
Breakfast Sausage Chicken Poppers
Perfect for meal prep, these bite-sized poppers are protein-packed with spicy ground chicken and cubed bacon and sweetened with diced apple and sweet potato. Throw in some spinach for good measure, add some coconut flour as a binder, add a dash of olive oil, and mix, roll and bake.
Serve immediately, save in the fridge for a few days, or freezer for later. These are tasty enough that even picky eaters will gobble them up.
Recipe by Unbound Wellness
Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole
This is a great meal prep casserole that you can assemble the night before, keep it refrigerated and slide it in the oven in the morning. Brown your favorite breakfast sausage and add in sauteed onion, garlic and red bell pepper.
Comfort food goes healthy with this savory version of lasagna. You'll use zucchini, sliced lengthwise for the noodles that are layered with a spicy meat sauce that uses a combo of grass-fed ground beef and chicken sausage.
The diced tomato and tomato paste sauce is seasoned with dried Italian herbs as well as onion and garlic. The thick meaty tomato sauce goes between a few layers of the zucchini before being baked. Serve with a side salad for a satisfying and filling meal.
Recipe by Sara Fragoso
Paleo sausage balls are a quick mix with this easy recipe. To a bowl, add ground sausage, red pepper flakes, almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour and baking powder. Form them into balls and place them on a lined baking sheet.
If you love a meal with gravy, you'll want to keep this Whole30 recipe handy. Thick and flavorful, this gravy comes together by browning the ground sausage and seasoning it with sage and fennel seed.
Add a little ghee for some fat and flavor before stirring in almond and tapioca flour along with almond milk. Keep stirring until it has thickened. Serve it over mashed cauliflower or however you want to use it.
Recipe by Real Food With Jessica
At first glance, you'll think this tasty soup has the classic white potatoes in it, but its actually white sweet potatoes. It's a nifty swap to use when making this paleo and Whole30 soup that uses a coconut milk and chicken broth base.
Other ingredients include chopped kale, onion and spicy Italian sausage. Make it in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop. Cooked and crumbled bacon is the perfect garnish for this hearty soup.
Recipe by Unbound Wellness
Sausage And Cabbage Skillet
When time is short and you need dinner on the table quickly, this easy skillet meal comes together in minutes. Use a bag of cabbage slaw with either kale or broccoli included, Italian sausage, diced onion, minced garlic and seasonings of paprika and dried oregano.
Sauté the sausage and remove it from the skillet. Add olive oil to the skillet and add the aromatics. Mix in the cabbage and then finally, the sausage. Stir until warm and the slaw is wilted. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Recipe by Fox And Briar
Roasted Poblano Sausage Hash
This skillet meal is a savory and sweet dish for breakfast or dinner. In a skillet, brown sweet Italian chicken sausage and drain off the fat. To the sausage skillet, add roasted and diced sweet potato and roasted, seeded and diced poblano pepper.
Carve out four wells in the hash and crack in four eggs. Cover the skillet and cook until the eggs are done to your preferred texture.
Recipe by Plaid And Paleo
Bacon Sausage and Zucchini Casserole
This protein-packed casserole is perfect for breakfast or dinner. Sauté ground sausage and diced bacon, as well as diced onion and mushrooms before adding them to a seasoned egg batter.
Make it extra hearty by adding grated zucchini to the mixture before baking it to golden deliciousness. Any leftovers taste just a good the next day!
Recipe by Real Simple Good
Baked Penne Italian Sausage Casserole
Keep it grain free and use penne pasta made from cassava flour in this Italian sausage casserole. Free of tomatoes, a homemade vegetable-based sauce are joins with ground pork, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, capers and Italian herbs to create an ultra savory dish.
Cook and drain the penne pasta and mix with the sausage mixture before baking. There's an optional dairy-free cheese topping make with coconut milk and pumpkin that takes this casserole over the top.
Recipe by Eat Beautiful
Sausage Gnocchi Power Greens Skillet
Use cauliflower gnocchi (or look for one made with almond flour) in this easy skillet meal. You'll puree a butternut squash and coconut milk mixture as a base to this savory dish. Over medium heat, brown Italian sausage before stirring in the cooked gnocchi.
Add the butternut squash sauce and simmer until everything is warmed through. Add in the power greens mixture and stir until wilted. Ladle it up in a bowl and enjoy.
Recipe by Cook At Home Mom
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Forget the crust with this protein-packed quiche full of spinach and browned sausage. Diced onion and sliced mushroom add flavor and its all combined in an egg and coconut milk base that's seasoned with garlic powder and Italian dried herbs.
Make it and bake in a cast iron skillet or transfer to an oven-safe pie dish that's been greased with butter or ghee. Bake until set.
Recipe by Real Simple Good
Instant Pot Beef Sausage Butternut Chili
Ground beef and ground sausage make up the protein portion of this chili that's seasoned with chipotle chilis, smoked paprika, cumin and oregano. Onions, jalapenos and garlic lend their spice, as well.
It's all simmered in a beef broth and tomato base that's flavored with a little cocoa powder for a subtle sweetness. Butternut squash adds texture and dimension to this savory chili.
Recipe by Paleoish Krista
When you need an easy meal that only requires a minimal amount of effort to whip up, these ground sausage recipes have you covered.