We’re not sure whether it’s the wafting scents of BBQ season starting up in our neighbourhood now that summer has hit or simply our lifelong love for the food itself, but something has us absolutely craving smoked sausage lately. Whether you’re capable of making the sausage yourself from scratch or would prefer to buy your favourite brand and simple prepare it, we’ve always found smoked sausage the kind of thing that’s diverse enough to make into all different dishes but also delicious no matter which direction you take it in. That’s why we’ve been feeling interested in learning some new things to make with smoked sausage, just to keep up our interest in a food we love and put an interesting spin on things.
Are you feeling just about as interested in learning how to make some new smoked sausage recipes as we are, if not more? Then keep scrolling and take a look at this collection of the 15 best smoked sausage recipes we came across in our search!
1. One-pan cheesy smoked sausage pasta
If you had to name one food (besides smoked sausage itself, obviously) as your favourite, would you be able to say cheese, hands down? Then we’re pretty confident that you’re going to love the way Budget Savvy Diva outlines this first recipe. Their tutorial shows you how to make a super simple but very flavourful one-pan cheesy smoked sausage pasta that’s comfort in every bite.
2. Smoked sausage and cheesy rice skillet dinner
Did we actually really catch your attention right of the bat with this whole idea of combining smoked sausage and warm, gooey cheese in one place, but you’ve actually always been more of a rice person than a pasta lover? Well, never fear, because there are still plenty of options out there for you! One of our favourites along those lines is this mouthwatering recipe from The Midnight Baker that shows you how to make a smoked sausage and cheesy rice skillet dinner quite quickly indeed.
3. Smoked sausage and potato skillet dinner
Are you actually the kind of cook who likes to keep things quite easy and simple but still wants to make sure that the flavours you love so much are perfectly prepared and can really stand out the way you want them to? Then we have a strong feeling you might get along quite well with something like this simple but delicious smoked sausage and potato skillet dinner outlined in detail on Eatwell101.
4. Classic chicken and shrimp jambalaya with smoked sausage
Besides your clear love for smoked sausage, have you actually always been a rather enthusiastic seafood fan? Well, believe it or not, there are all kinds of recipes out there that will let you combine those two things you love in one place! One of our very favourite options along those particular lines was this next dish idea from The Spruce Eats. Take a better look at their page to learn how simply this classic chicken and shrimp jambalaya with smoked sausage was made.
5. Smoked sausage cassoulet
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make a delicious smoked sausage dish from scratch, would you actually rather make it something that’s completely packed with flavour and can warm you from the inside out? In that case, we’re not sure you’d have to look much further than this mouthwatering smoked sausage cassoulet that’s outlined step by step thanks to My Recipes.
6. Smoked sausage pasta with white beans, spinach, and pine nuts
Have you actually caught yourself still thinking about how delicious even the basic idea of a smoked sausage pasta would be but you’re also just not sure that you want yours smothered in quite so much cheese as you aw before? In that case, we’re pretty sure this recipe from A Cedar Spoon will be a little more suitable for what you had in mind. Check out how they prepared this smoked sausage pasta with white beans, spinach, and pine nuts instead.
7. Oven roasted smoked sausage and sweet potato
If you’re going to combine your beloved smoked sausage with a delicious, satisfying carb within your dish, would you actually much rather make it potatoes than rice or pasta? In that case, we’re pretty sure we’ve found just the recipe for you! Take a better look at the information outlined on 42nd Recipe Street to learn more about how this over roasted smoked sausage and sweet potato dinner was made.
8. Sheet pan BBQ smoked sausage and vegetable dinner
As irresistible as a lot of these one-pan and skillet style ideas are, we know that a lot of them either require a little more time and preparation or involve ingredients that the average child’s tastebuds aren’t quite accustomed to yet. That’s part of the reason we were so pleased to come across a slightly more simplified version that’s still full of nutrition! Meatloaf & Melodrama is here to show you how they made this sheet pan BBQ smoked sausage and vegetable dinner in just a few simple steps.
9. Mexican pasta and smoked sausage
Are thoughts of smoked sausage, pasta, and cheese still swirling around your head because that truly is a combination that dreams are made of, but you’re also still wondering whether there isn’t a slightly spicier option out there that can satisfy all those cravings at once too? Then we’re absolutely sure that this next recipe from The Midnight Baker will be right up your alley. Their tutorial will show you how to make this Mexican pasta and smoked sausage dish in all its spiced and creamy goodness!
10. Smoked sausage and zucchini noodles
Have you actually still been holding out in an attempt to find a slightly healthier dish that will still really fill you up on top of giving you that smoked sausage flavour you love so much? Then look no further, because this unique and absolutely scrumptious meal idea from Eatwell101 is definitely the kind of thing you’ll find intriguing. Their tutorial teaches you how to make these smoked sausage and zucchini noodles in full.
11. Hot smoked sausage kabobs
Have we piqued your interest the best so far with all this talk of recipes that involve both smoked sausage and a bit of spice, but you just haven’t seen anything quite yet that has you feeling entirely convinced? In that case we’d absolutely suggest taking a better look at this full recipe and tutorial outlined by Boar’s Head. Instead of a heavy pasta, they show you how to make hot smoked sausage kebabs packed with veggies of your choosing.
12. Crockpot smoked sausage with potatoes and cabbage
Have you actually been feeling quite nostalgic for slightly more classic sausage meals, more like your elderly Ukrainian grandma might have made you as a kid? Well, honestly, that might be the most delicious idea we’ve heard so far, so we’re pleased to report that we’ve found you the perfect resource to work with. This tutorial from The Spruce Eats walks you through the steps for making crock pot smoked sausage with potatoes and cabbage. You’ll get all that traditional flavour, but with a slightly easier and more modern preparation process!
13. Cheesy smoked sausage and potato casserole
By this point, we’re sure you can probably tell that we love cheese just about as much as we loved smoked sausage itself. We’re sure it’ll come as essentially no surprise, then, that we also loved this next meal idea from Grandmother’s Kitchen enough to have actually already tried it ourselves! Their tutorial shows you how to make a cheesy smoked sausage and potato casserole that was a huge hit with our kids.
14. Keto potato “salad” with smoked sausage
Just in case you’re still in the market for something that’s a little more on the health conscious side but you’d also prefer that it be lighter and less rich or hot, here’s a unique way to use smoked sausage in a salad! We were particularly excited for this recipe because that’s a basic concept we’ve never actually tried before. Find out how this keto potato salad with smoked sausage was made in more detail on Cast Iron Keto.
15. Smoked sausage chips
Have you actually been scrolling all this time because you’ve been feeling quite determined to make something you’ve never even heard of before, let alone actually tried yourself? Then we think you’ll be rather pleased indeed to learn that your patience has paid off in the form of this last recipe from My Recipe Journey! Their page shows you just how easy and delicious these smoked sausage “chips” and homemade cheese sauce are to make as a tasty snack or appetizer.
Do you have another favourite smoked sausage based recipe that your family always loves but that you don’t see on our list? Tell us all about what you made or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can give it a try as well!