Top 10 Smoked Sausage Recipes

Top 10 Smoked Sausage Recipes
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People worldwide love smoked sausage. A recent study showed that in 2019 alone, 15.2 million Americans consumed an average of 6 pounds of smoked sausage per person. If you ate 6 pounds of smoked sausage, would you like it on a bun, or would you like to mix it up?

Today we are going to mix it up by giving you our top 10 smoked sausage recipes. Most of these recipes feature smoked sausage for our previous article, but you can always buy cooked smoked sausage if you must.

Without further ado, let’s get right into our first recipe.

Smoked sausage, potato, and pepper bake.

1. Smoked sausage, potato, and pepper bake.

The first recipe is suitable for all ages and has the necessary nutrients for people who are in diet. The great thing in this recipe is whether you add or take one of the ingredients; it is still delicious and rich in flavors.

What do you need?

  • 1 pound of skinless smoked sausage.
  • 4  golden potatoes sliced to quarter.
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper and salt.
  • 2 cups of diced yellow and orange pepper.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 1 teaspoon of rosemary.
  • 2 tablespoons of butter.

How to make smoked sausage, potato, and pepper bake?

  • Put the smoked sausage, potatoes, and two colors of peppers in a pan.
  • Add the butter.
  • Spray olive oil to them.
  • Add rosemary.
  • Heat the oven to 375 F.
  • Put the pan in the oven to bake for 40 minutes.
smoked sausage and potato soup recipe

2. Super easy smoked sausage and potato soup recipe.

On cold days, you want a meal to warm you and your family.  The answer would be in soups.  Even if all you have smoked sausage and potato, you can make one taste soup with them.

What do you need?

  • 1 pound of ground sausage.
  • 1 pound sliced smoked sausage into circle pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 3 cups of diced medium carrots.
  • 2 medium onion.
  • 2 cloves of garlic.
  • 1 pound diced red potato.
  • 4 cups of different vegetables(your favorites).
  • 1 tablespoon of salt and black pepper.
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth.

How to make smoked sausage and potato soup recipe?

  • Add ground sausage and diced potatoes to a big pot and cook it over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until it becomes brown. Then move it to a plate.
  • Add the olive oil, carrots, and onion to the pan then fry them for 2 minutes. After that, add garlic.
  • Add potatoes, vegetables, cooked ground sausage, sliced smoked sausage, and water to the pan
  •  Set heat to med-low and cover the pan for 15 minutes or until carrots are soft.
  • The last thing adds salt and black pepper as needed.
Cheesy Smoked sausage balls

3. Cheesy Smoked sausage balls.

Do you have a party and you want to cook something new and easy to eat for your guests? Smoked sausage balls recipe is your golden choice.

Note: you can make this dish the night before a party, refrigerate, and then smoke them day of your party.

What do you need?

  • 1 pound ground sausage (uncooked).
  • 1 pound of cheddar cheese.
  • 2 cups of biscuit mix.
  • Water as needed

How to make cheesy smoked sausage ball?

  • Mix uncooked sausage with biscuit mix by using a mixer.
  • Put the cheddar cheese.
  • Mix all of the ingredients(add water as needed to complete mixing).
  • Roll them into balls.
  • Put them in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm up.
  • Preheat your smoker to 350 F.
  • Put in the smoker for 25 minutes.
  • Check for an internal temp of 160 degrees.

4. Smoked sausage with potato and green bean.

This recipe is an old dinner dish made on the stovetop. When you eat this meal, it takes you back to your childhood. It’s ancient and full of vital nutrition.

What do you need?

  • 1 ½ pound of smoked sausage.
  • 3 cups of cubed potatoes.
  • 1 can of green beans.
  • 2 cups of fresh green beans.
  • 4 cups of beef broth.
  • 2 cups of water.
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic.
  • ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper.

How to make smoked sausage with potato and bean?

  • Put a slice of smoked sausage in a large pan on medium heat until it becomes browned or cooked.
  • Add onion and minced garlic until onion cooked for 4 minutes.
  • Put potato and green beans.
  • Put beef broth and water. 
  • Add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Cook it for 15 or 20 minutes until potatoes are tender.

5. Smoked sausage with creamy pasta.

This recipe is very delicious that is made with smoked sausage, pasta, dried tomato, garlic, red pepper, and Mozzarella cheese.

The secret in this recipe is the cooking steps. First, you cook slices of sausage, letting it release its juices then mix this liquid with a creamy sauce to have excellent flavor.

What do you need?

  • 1 pound of smoked sliced sausage.
  • 1 pocket of penne pasta.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • ½ cup of chopped dried tomatoes.
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  • ½ teaspoon of red pepper.
  • ½ cup of milk.
  • ½ cup of heavy cream.
  • 3 garlic cloves(minced).
  • ½ teaspoon salt.

How to make smoked sausage with creamy pasta?

  • Put olive oil in a large pan on medium heat.
  • Add sausage to cook for 4 minutes until releasing its sausage
  • Transfer sausage to a plate
  • Add chopped dried tomatoes and minced garlic in the same pan.
  • Add ½ cup of milk and ½ cup of heavy cream.
  • Add in the cheese
  • Bring to a quick boiling then immediately reduce the heat to med-low.
  • Add sausage and cover.
  • Boil the pasta in another pan until al dente.
  • Stir in cooked pasta and rest five minutes before serving.
  • Add salt if needed.

6. Smoked Sausage with Zucchini.

Do you have some vegetables and zucchini in your fridge? Do you want to cook an easy and fast meal for dinner? This recipe is one of the recommended to cook that will take around 20 minutes.

What do you need?

  • 1 tablespoon of margarine or olive oil.
  • ½ cup of sliced onion.
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, around( 1-2) cloves.
  • 1 pound of smoked sausage cut down half lengthwise then into ¼ inch pieces.
  • 2 medium zucchinis cut down half lengthwise then into ¼ inch slices.
  • 1 yellow squash cut down half lengthwise then into ¼ inch pieces.
  • 2 cups of grape or cherry tomatoes cut into equal parts.
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano.
  • ½ teaspoon of red pepper pieces.
  • ½ teaspoon salt as needed.

 How to make smoked sausage with zucchini?

  • Put butter in a heated pan over medium heat.
  • Add slices of onion, cook them until they become tender.
  • Put minced garlic and cook it for 20 seconds.
  • Add the sliced of smoked sausage and cook until they become brown for around 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Add zucchini, yellow squash, grasp or cherry tomatoes, dried oregano, and red pepper pieces .cook them until zucchini is tender about 7 minutes.
  • Add salt as needed.
Smoked sausage and chicken in tomato sauce

7. Smoked sausage and chicken in tomato sauce.

In this recipe, you will have the pleasure of eating boneless chicken with smoked sausage cooked in tomato sauce, which is an explosive taste with a Cajun flair. Rice is an excellent choice to serve it on.

What do you need?

  • ½ pound of boneless chicken thighs cut into pieces.   
  • ¾ pound of smoked sausage (slice in 1-to 2-inch) chunks.
  • 1 cup of sliced onions.
  • ¾ cup chicken stock(have extra on hand).
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes.
  • 1 can of tomato paste.
  • 2 teaspoons Creole or Cajun flavoring.
  • 1 green pepper cut into small pieces.
  • Salt and pepper as needed.

How to make smoked sausage and chicken in tomato sauce?

  • Cook chicken for 5 minutes in a large skillet.
  • Add smoked sausage and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add sliced onions and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the stock.
  • Then, add tomatoes and tomato paste.
  • Put Creole or Cajun flavoring.
  • Add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Put green pepper an hour before it has done.
  • Simmer for 3 to 4 hours on low heat(add additional stock if needed).

8. Smoked sausage with apple

Do you want to try some new ingredients and add a twist to your meal? Break barriers between your recipes and the traditional ways of cooking. To do that in this recipe, we will add apples to smoked sausage in our dish to have a lovely and incredible flavor.

Note: if you are smoking your sausage use apple wood to add an additional layer of flavor.

What do you need?

  • 2 pounds of diced smoked sausage.
  • 2 cups diced green apples.
  • ½ pound of diced carrots.
  • 1 cup chopped onion.
  • 1 pound of diced yellow potato(Yukon gold).
  • ½ teaspoon of dried thyme.
  • ¼ teaspoon of common sage.
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard(Dijon ).
  • ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper.

How to make smoked sausage with apple?

  • Preheat your smoker to 350 F.
  • mix olive oil, dried thyme, sage, maple syrup, and mustard in a small bowl and make a sauce.
  • Put smoked sausage, apples, carrots, and potatoes in a large bowl.
  • Put a sauce you made into a large bowl and mix all ingredients.
  • Then, add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Smoke for 60 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are soft.
Smoked sausage with rice and sweet, crunchy pepper

9. Smoked sausage with rice and sweet, crunchy pepper.

We guarantee that all of your family will love this meal because it contains tasty ingredients, and you don’t need a lot of elements to make it. This recipe is a cook in one pan, which makes it easy to clean.

What do you need?

  • 1 cup of rice.
  • 2 cups of water.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive.
  • ½ pound of sliced smoked sausage.
  • 1 cup of diced sweet pepper(red or orange).
  • ½ cup of diced onion.
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic(1 glove).
  • 1 teaspoon of salt.

How to make smoked sausage with rice and sweet pepper?

  • Put olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add the diced onion and stir until they become soft.
  • Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add sliced sausage and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add rice and stir it for 3 minutes until it becomes brown.
  • Add water and salt.
  • Bring to a boil then lower to med-low.
  • Add sweet peppers.
  • Cover the pan and cook it for 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.

10. Smoked sausage with cheesy cabbage.

This dish combines sausage, cabbage, and cheese to create a unique combination that is sure to convert cabbage skeptics into cabbage lovers.   

What do you need?

  • 4 tablespoons of butter.
  • 1 pound of smoked sausage.
  • ½ of a small head of chopped cabbage.
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes.
  • ½ cup diced onion.
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic.
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Salt and pepper as needed.

How to make smoked sausage with cheesy cabbage?

  • Preheat your smoker to 350 F.
  • Put the butter in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add a slice of smoked sausage and fry it until brown.
  • Next, add garlic, onion, pepper, and cabbage.
  • Cook them for 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender and soft.
  • Add tomatoes and half the cheese.
  • Pour into baking pan and top with remaining cheese.
  • Put it in your smoker until the cheese is melt and become brown.

Conclusion

Now it is time to take that sausage you smoked and use one of our top 10 smoked sausage recipes to add some variety into your life. Don’t forget it is always ok to change a recipe up to suit your taste.

Enjoy!

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