Here are some Italian sausage recipes with whom you can add a quick Italian flair to your lunch or dinner.
The possibilities are endless from sausage burgers and breakfast casseroles to pasta and pizza.
The easiest way to add a good taste to any dish is the savory and smoky meat.
Italian sausage is such an underrated dish.
where Italian sausage is involved, you won’t run out of recipe options. Because it tastes great whether on its own or added to other ingredients.
So The next time is sure to hit the refrigerator section and get two to three packs of this tasty bad boy whenever you do grocery shopping. And when you get home try these recipes.
1. Rice and Sausage Peppers
Assemble these ahead of time and chill, then bake them when it’s time to eat!
- A mixture of 6 huge bell peppers in colors including red, orange, and yellow.
- There should be 3 tablespoons of olive oil in there.
- A pound of uncooked, delicious Italian sausage.
- For this recipe, you’ll need 4 plum tomatoes, chopped.
- 2 red onions, diced.
- Three minced garlic cloves.
- 1 tsp. dry Italian seasoning.
- Use freshly ground black pepper and Kosher salt to taste.
- 2 cups of brown rice, cooked (thawed if frozen).
- Shredded mozzarella cheese, two cups’ worth.
- Cut the tops off the peppers. Take off the stems, throw them away, and then finely slice the tops. Remove the membranes and the seeds as best you can. Put the peppers in a microwave-safe bowl, add the water, and cover with plastic wrap. Cover and microwave for 12 minutes, or until the food is just starting to soften.
- Preheat the oven to 450˚. In a big pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Adding the sausage and breaking it up with a wooden spoon, heat for approximately 6 minutes, or until the sausage is done. Take out to a serving dish.
- Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. For 10 to 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally, add the tomatoes, red onions, garlic, Italian spice, and chopped pepper tops.
- Add the sausage and rice and season with salt and pepper, then combine well. It’s time to put your taste buds to work.
- In a baking dish that is just big enough to contain the peppers, stand them upright. Fill with the rice mixture and bake for 10 minutes. Add the cheese and bake for another 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese is browned in areas.
2. Peppers and Sausage
The sheet pan diet has me interested. Sheet pan suppers like this Italian Sausage and Peppers in the oven are you’re new go-to for weekday meals since they can be adapted to suit every palate and lifestyle and need just a single pan to clean up afterward.
This dish is rich with Italian appeal, ultra-filling, and excellent either on its alone or as a quick add-on to pasta, sandwiches, and more.
It’s weeknight-friendly and weekend-worthy blended into one meal.
- This dish has become our go-to weekend lunch (along with this Sheet Pan Italian Chicken) when I want to keep things simple and am wanting something that’s equal parts healthful and hearty.
- During the warmer months, we top our sausage and peppers with sauce and cheese to make a meal that is perfect for picnics or picnic baskets.
- A favorite wintertime dinner is sausage and peppers cooked with potatoes. (Here’s another crowd-pleasing dish: sausage, cabbage, and potatoes cooked in a slow cooker.)
- For a variation of this dish with the rice built right in, check out this stovetop Sausage and Rice Casserole.
- I find that traditional, don’t-mess-with-it combinations, like the one between the spicy and juicy Italian sausage and the sweet bell peppers, are the most satisfying in Italian cooking.
The most beautiful things are often the simplest (like these Italian Stuffed Peppers).
This sausage and peppers sheet pan recipe is so simple, quick, and adaptable that it will become a family favorite in no time.
Baked Sausage with Peppers: A Simple Recipe
Like this Crockpot Italian Chicken, this easy Italian dish has just only one pan to prepare, capturing the carefree spirit of a summer evening in a satisfying meal.
Pan-roasted with bell pepper pieces, onion slices, and Italian seasonings, this dish boasts luscious chunks of Italian sausage.
Those Necessary Elements
- Pepperoni is a kind of Italian sausage. Using lean, protein-rich precooked Italian sausage links (I use Italian chicken or turkey sausage) speeds up supper preparation.
- Peppers and onions go well together. Sweet Italian sausage goes well with spicy bell peppers and onion (and on these Italian Turkey Burgers). Once roasted, they soften, become sweet, and are delicious. Moreover, they are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber. Onions of any color will do, from white to yellow to red.
- Vinegar from red wine. Add a hint of sourness and zest.
- Spices. Salt, black pepper, dried basil, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes give this meal the authentic Italian flavor it needs.
- Prepare a baking sheet by arranging the sausage, peppers, and onions on it.
- Toss with olive oil, vinegar, and seasonings.
- The sausage and peppers should be baked at 400 degrees F. Sausage and peppers will need to be baked for 25 to 35 minutes. Toss with some chopped fresh basil and dig in!
Guidelines for Putting Things Away
- Put Away. You may keep leftovers in the fridge for up to four days if you use an airtight container.
- To reheat anything. Gently reheat in the microwave or a nonstick skillet over low heat.
- As the name implies, to freeze is to stop all movement. You may keep leftovers frozen for up to three months if you store them in an airtight container. Cool overnight in the fridge to defrost, then reheat as desired.
Instructions for Preparing and Serving Sausage and Peppers
- Intact Grains. Brown rice, farro, or quinoa would taste delicious after being cooked. Cauliflower rice is a great alternative if you’re watching your carb intake.
- Being a Sub. Toast the hoagie sandwich and stuff it with the sausage and peppers. Top with provolone cheese (bonus points for warming it in the oven to melt the cheese).
- As a side dish to pasta. Serve over whole wheat pasta like penne and top with your preferred marinara sauce for a delicious sausage and peppers pasta meal.
- Breakfast and Lunch together Throw the leftovers in a skillet with some spinach and cook an egg to put on top. When paired with roasted potatoes, this dish becomes even more delicious.
Equipment Suggested for Preparation of this Dish
- Iron Sheets for Baking. Ideal for preparing this dish of baked sausage and peppers.
- Scroll Paper. Use it on your baking sheet and your ingredients won’t cling!
- Spatula. You can toss and flip this one with ease.
3. Italian Sausage Burgers
Try these Italian Sausage Burgers for a change of pace at the grill. Pepper rings, fresh basil, and roasted red bell peppers fill them up.
A total of $17.03 is needed to complete this dish. It feeds four people and costs roughly $4.26 per dish.
For even more burger variety, try my Stovetop Burgers with Cheese and Spicy Mayo or these Smoked Burgers.
It’s grilling season! One of the better seasons, in my view. The day honoring dad is coming up soon, and it’s the ideal opportunity (not that you really needed one) to break out the barbecue.
Here is a recipe for Italian sausage patties that is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. My dad loves Italian sausage and peppers, so that’s where I got the idea for this recipe. These burgers contain all the wonderful tastes of sausage and peppers but in burger shape!
These Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers are really simple to cook, and all you need are just a few ingredients and approximately 20 minutes!
Using Italian ground sausage to create burgers is a creative variation on the basic hamburger, and a wonderful quick recipe since the sausage is already seasoned!
The fiery Italian sausage paired with the sweet sausage and then topped with peppers and cheese provides the ideal burgers for any occasion.
How To Make Italian Sausage Burgers
- To begin, get the grill nice and hot.
- Next, in a very big mixing basin, combine the ground sweet and spicy Italian sausages.
- Then, roll the meat into four balls and gently press each into a 5-inch wide patty 1 ¼ inch thick. Make a small divot in the center of each burger with your knuckle.
- Grill the patties for 5-6 minutes before flipping them over and grilling them for another 4-8 minutes. Remove the grill and add a slice of Provolone cheese on top of each burger.
- Last but not least, place the burgers on the toasted Kaiser buns and top them with roasted peppers, pepper rings, and basil leaves.
Changes to the Recipe
If you don’t enjoy spicy cuisine, feel free to use mild Italian sausage instead of hot one.
Sliced mozzarella cheese works just as well as Provolone cheese here.
Guidelines for Putting Things Away
- SERVE: These burgers are best enjoyed when still hot off the grill. You may keep them at room temperature for no more than two hours before they need to be covered and refrigerated.
- REFRIGERATE: For up to three days, leftovers may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge.
- FREEZE: Once cooled, put the cooked patties in a freezer-safe container or zipper-top plastic bag for 1-2 months.
- TAKE OUT: Defrost in the fridge overnight.
- Warm it up again in the microwave until it’s hot and steamy.
- Cooking equipment
- Bowl for mixing
- Substitute: a cutting board
- The knife used by chefs
- Tray for baking
4. Breakfast Casserole with Italian Sausage
If you’re in need of a morning pick-me-up, this breakfast casserole will do the trick.
- Grease-repellent spray
- One-half pound of Italian sausages in bulk (no casings)
- Diced red onion, one small
- 1 cup of chopped big Idaho or russet potatoes
- Quite a few big eggs, two
- There should be 3 tablespoons of whole milk.
- chopped fresh broccoli equaling 2 cups
- Shredded 3/4 cup strong cheddar cheese
- Two tablespoons of chopped fresh chives
- Use freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to taste.
- In an 8-by-8-inch baking dish, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the sausage in a large pan and cook it over medium heat. About 3 to 4 minutes until the sausage is gently browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
- Throw in some chopped onion and potatoes, then season with salt and black pepper. Stirring regularly, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 6-7 minutes, until the onion is tender and the potatoes are golden brown.
- While you wait, in a small bowl, beat together the eggs and whole milk and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Stir in a half cup of cheddar cheese.
- Sprinkle the diced broccoli over the sausage-potato mixture before transferring it to the prepared baking dish. Make a flat layer, then drizzle the egg mixture all over it. Extra cheese should be sprinkled on top.
- Put into the warm oven and bake for 30–35 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the potatoes are tender.
- After removing from the oven, let stand for a few minutes before slicing. Immediately before serving, sprinkle some chopped chives over top. Enjoy!
5. Gnocchi, Italian Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Onions, and Peppers, Baked in a Sheet Pan
These small dumplings have a texture that’s equal parts pillowy soft and silky smooth, and they’re delicious because of it.
They’re delicious without anything more than butter and basil.
However, by adding Italian sausage, bell peppers, vegetables, and cheese, they become a delicious and festive main course.
Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Onions and Peppers
In 2021, one of the simplest and most convenient meals will emerge from your kitchen.
Enjoy a delicious meal with this recipe for Sheet Pan Italian Sauage Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe, Onions, and Peppers. Sheet pan dinners are hard to surpass, in my opinion. Sorry, but I don’t buy it.
And if you throw some gnocchi into the mix, I’m in. Definitely one of my top picks!
I love gnocchi with the traditional cream sauce, but this version with the added vegetables and crumbled Italian sausage tossed in olive oil is just as good, if not better. And when I do eat it, I don’t feel quite as terrible about it.
To that end, one of my resolutions for the new year was to expand BHK’s selection of sheet pan dinners. Several of you expressed an interest, so I knew I had to pass this along right now.
I was going to season this dish with yellow peppers, onions, and sliced tomatoes until my college dorm buddy suggested substituting broccoli rabe. A big debt of gratitude to you, Lore. You need to eat more dark, leafy greens.
- Potato Gnocchi
- Sausage, Italian
- Toppings: yellow peppers
- • onion
- broccoli rabe
- • Roasted tomatoes, diced
- • alliums (garlic, leek, etc.
- We recommend: • Olive oil
- • grated Parmesan cheese for topping
Italian sausage and gnocchi give it a meaty feel. While I used mild sausage, spicy Italian, or perhaps a combination of the two would work just as well.
Sheet pan meals with gnocchi are easy to make, and the gnocchi may be cooked directly on the sheet pan. There should be no pre-boiling. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
You may use a big sheet pan, some olive oil, some chopped vegetables, and some uncooked crumbled sausage. Just 20 minutes in the oven and then a quick broil to crisp it all up on the sheet pan will do the trick. Grated Parmesan cheese is my preferred topping for mine.
I know. To whom much gratitude is due! This sheet pan dinner is stupidly simple and unbelievably wonderful. Enjoy!
My berry buttermilk sheet pan pancakes and my sweet and spicy salmon sheet pan dinner are two more popular one-pan dinners here at the BHK.
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