These smoked sausage dinner recipes feature a variety of easy and delicious dishes that will take the stress out of weeknight cooking.
From simple sheet pan meals to hearty one-pot pasta creations, there's a smoky and flavorful dish here for every craving.
Smoked sausage is one of those ingredients that's great to keep on hand in the freezer. It's so versatile that it can add the most incredible robust and smoky flavors to just about any recipe.
Whether it's sizzling in a skillet or smothered in a creamy cheese sauce, smoked sausage can transform an ordinary dish into a mouthwatering meal. And that's what you can expect with these recipes!
Why We Love these Sausage Recipes
These recipes show you just how many wonderful ways you can add smoked sausage to your menu planning. And because the sausage is already seasoned, most of these dinner ideas only require a few other simple ingredients.
It not only comes seasoned but most smoked sausage types are pre-cooked. This helps to speed up the cooking process, creating delicious, hearty, weeknight dinners in a snap.
But the best thing about these recipes is they offer an array of flavorful options, all in one place. With all of these choices, even your pickiest eaters will find a new favorite go-to recipe.
This hearty and comforting casserole combines the savory richness of smoky sausages with the creamy indulgence of melted cheese and tender, diced potatoes.
The smokiness of the savory turkey sausage paired with the sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes gives this simple recipe amazing flavor. It's an easy meal that you can have on the dinner table in no time.
This delicious sausage green bean potato casserole is such an easy side dish recipe perfect for any time of year. It’s a complete meal with meat, green beans, and potatoes all in one dish. So scrumptious and seasoned perfectly.
Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo only has 5 ingredients; smoked sausage, pasta, Cajun seasoning, heavy cream, and parmesan. It's a great recipe that's ready in under 15 minutes with no prep.
This is a simple, budget-friendly, one-pot meal. With cooked sausage, onion, and potatoes, this is a dish the whole family will love. I'd serve this for breakfast, too!
This flavorful rice dish is elevated with the flavors of smoked sausage, white rice, and bell peppers. It's a great option for an easy weeknight meal.
This dish has a delicious combination of smoked sausage, onions, and garlic. A creamy blend of chicken broth, diced tomatoes, and cream coats the tender pasta for the ultimate comfort food with so much flavor.
This easy skillet meal features savory smoked sausage slices, colorful veggies, and a rich medley of herbs and spices. This smoked sausage dish is the ultimate quick dinner everyone will love!
Sheet pan dinners are awesome and this is one of the best. Smoky kielbasa and a savory medley of juicy roasted veggies tossed with spices and herbs make this dish the ideal answer for a perfect weeknight meal.
Sometimes you need to feed a crowd and this cowboy soup with hearty sausage, ground beef and veggies is perfect for that. Full of flavor and different textures, it’s a crowd pleaser.
This cream cheese smoked sausage pasta recipe is a great meal using everyday ingredients. It's also easy to make and comforting! Ready in about 30 minutes.
Smoked sausage, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and baby potatoes get a kick from garlic, butter, and special creole seasoning. It's an all-in-one summer meal on the grill or in the oven!
Crockpot Sausage and Cabbage with smoky sausage and tender cabbage is a hearty comfort food dinner. With only 6 simple ingredients, it's both healthy and super easy to make. This is sure to be a new family favorite!
If you’re looking for a hearty, crowd-pleasing chili to serve on game day, this Barbecue Smoked Sausage Chili is the recipe for you! It's a cross between your favorite baked beans and your favorite chili.
This wholesome soup is fully loaded with 15 kinds of beans, lots of veggies, and smoked sausage for a cozy, hearty, budget-stretching kind of meal. It's a delicious meal even your picky eaters will enjoy,
This easy recipe for potato kielbasa soup is full of cheddar cheese, crispy sausage pieces, and potato chunks! It’s a filling, cheesy, and delicious soup, perfect for lunch or dinner.
This Perogies and Sausage Skillet is a nourishing meal that’s ready in just 25 minutes! These frozen potato and cheese perogies are paired with smoked sausage that's pan-fried and drenched in a simple cream sauce.
It may be easy to make, but the flavor is out of this world!
Common Types of Smoked Sausage
The best part about most of these recipes is that you can swap out regular pork or beef smoked sausage with whatever you have on hand. Here are some of the most common types used in recipes.
- Smoked turkey or chicken sausage: Chicken and turkey sausage has a mild flavor compared to regular ground pork sausage. The flavors work well with pasta dishes, stir-fries, or even as a pizza topping.
- Italian sausage: Mixed with herbs and spices like fennel, garlic, and red pepper flakes, this type of sausage has bold, savory flavors. It's also great on pizza, but it's commonly used in sausage and pepper skillets and lasagna recipes. I've also used it in these stuffed mushrooms.
- Andouille sausage: This sausage is known to have a bold and fiery kick from red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper. It's awesome in gumbo, jambalaya, and other Cajun or Creole recipes.
- Polish sausages: This sausage is also known as kielbasa. It has a bold and smoky flavor profile that pairs well with tangy sauerkraut or creamy potatoes.
Sausage fans will want to try this Pan Roasted Bratwurst recipe, too.
Smoked Sausage FAQs
Cooked smoked sausage can last in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days when stored in an airtight container.
Smoked sausage is made from ground pork, beef, chicken, or turkey. It's seasoned with different herbs and spices depending on the type. Smoked sausage is cured and smoked which enhances its flavor.
If you bought too much sausage at the grocery store to make these recipes, throw it back in the fridge. The next day use it to make omelets, breakfast burritos, or frittatas for a hearty breakfast. You can also freeze it (as long as it wasn't frozen before) and throw it into your next pot of soup.
More Delicious Dinner Recipes
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10 Delicious and Easy Smoked Sausage Dinner Recipes
- Cheesy Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole
- Italian Rigatoni with Smoked Sausage
- Smoked Sausage Green Bean Potato Casserole
- Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo
- Southern Fried Potatoes with Sausage
- Smoked Sausage with Peppers and Rice
- One Pot Smoked Sausage Pasta
- Sausage and Peppers Skillet
- Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies
- Texas Cowboy Stew
- Cream Cheese Smoked Sausage Pasta
- Garden Vegetable Smoke Sausages
- Slow Cooker Cabbage and Sausage
- BBQ Smoked Sausage Chili
- Bean Soup with Sausage
- Potato Kielbasa Soup
- Perogies and Sausage Skillet
- Choose a smoked sausage dinner recipe.
- Gather up the ingredients.
- Cook and enjoy!