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10 Tasty Ground Sausage Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

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February 9, 2024
Courtesy of Well Plated

Who doesn’t love an easy recipe made with ground meat? Whether it’s ground chicken, ground turkey, ground beef, or even ground pork, this type of meat is cheap and easy to cook with, simplifying weeknight meals. So of course, we had to round up some of our favorite ground sausage recipes, featuring some of the tasty and healthy ways you can use it. From comforting casseroles to soups and even some breakfast-for-dinner winners, here are the ground sausage recipes that are about to streamline your weeknights.

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1. Sausage & Corn Chowder with Toasted Pepitas

Sausage & Corn Chowder with Toasted Pepitas

Courtesy of Love and Olive Oil

Sausage makes for an excellent protein in soup thanks to its incredible flavor. Thankfully, this corn chowder keeps things light by skipping the cream and relying on healthy sources of fat and fiber-rich vegetables to make it satiating.

Try the recipe from Love and Olive Oil.

2. Sausage Egg Muffins with Spinach

Sausage Egg Muffins with Spinach

Courtesy of Haute and Healthy Living

Save on the usual egg bites at your local Starbucks and prep your own healthy version instead. These egg bites are made with turkey sausage, but you can always swap in a ground sausage for a different flavor profile.

Try the recipe from Haute and Healthy Living.

3. Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Courtesy of A Couple Cooks

If you’re on the hunt for low-carb ground sausage recipes, look no further. These stuffed zucchini boats are super flavorful and satiating, making them a delicious high-protein weeknight dinner when you need something healthy in a pinch.

Try the recipe from A Couple Cooks.

4. Sausage and Rice Casserole

Sausage and Rice Casserole

Courtesy of Well Plated

Who doesn’t love a comforting casserole for dinner? Skip the heavy cream and cheese and make this healthy sausage and rice casserole full of fiber-rich veggies and rice. While the recipe calls for sliced Italian chicken sausage, it also says you can substitute it with ground sausage, if you prefer it.

Try the recipe from Well Plated.

5. Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

Courtesy of Pinch of Yum

If the idea of a comforting casserole involves pasta instead of rice, then this spicy sausage rigatoni is about to become your new go-to. This recipe still keeps things light by reducing the amount of cheese and relying on the bright tomatoes and rich red wine to give it that pop of flavor we love from a homemade sauce.

Try the recipe from Pinch of Yum.

6. Italian Sausage and Egg Stuffed Peppers

Italian Sausage and Egg Stuffed Peppers

Courtesy of Craving Something Healthy

Stuffed peppers make it easy to get an extra serving of vegetables without having to cook an entire side dish, given that your meal is literally cooked inside your vegetable. These egg-stuffed peppers work well for dinner, but could also serve as breakfast or even an easy meal-prep protein-rich lunch.

Try the recipe from Craving Something Healthy.

7. Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

Courtesy of Bucket List Tummy

The Instant Pot comes to the rescue with this easy tortellini soup, getting dinner on the table in just under 30 minutes. Try a pesto-filled tortellini to add a pop of herby flavor.

Try the recipe from Bucket List Tummy.

8. Crockpot Cabbage and Sausage

Crockpot Cabbage and Sausage

Courtesy of Haute and Healthy Living

If you crave a slow-cooked meal that you can just dump and go, this crockpot cabbage and sausage will be your jam. All it takes is a quick saute of your ground sausage, then dump the rest of the ingredients in the crockpot and leave it to do its slow-cooking magic while you get on with the rest of your day.

Try the recipe from Haute and Healthy Living.

9. Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup

Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup

Courtesy of Pinch of Yum

Sausage, kale, white beans? This savory soup truly has it all. Plus, the recipe makes six servings, so you can enjoy it for dinner, then warm some up for an easy-peasy lunch a day or two later.

Try the recipe from Pinch of Yum.

10. One Skillet Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Italian Sausage

One Skillet Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Italian Sausage

Courtesy of Well Plated

Any recipe that includes an entire butternut squash is a winner to us. This skillet recipe calls for ground turkey sausage, but you can always swap out regular ground Italian sausage if that’s what you have on hand.

Try the recipe from Well Plated.

Read next: 15 Flavorful Dinner Recipes That Start With Ground Turkey

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