With all the different types of sausage, you might wonder what makes smoked sausage different from others. Simply put, it has a much deeper flavor because of how it’s cooked or preserved. The sausage comes in contact with woodsmoke, giving it a complex, savory flavor. According to Masterclass, this can include but is not limited to kielbasa, andouille, or chorizo. You can smoke nearly every type of sausage if you want to try the process at home. Or, take the easier route and purchase smoked sausage from your local grocery store. Either way, these recipes are delicious ways to use smoked meat.

Some ingredients that pair well with it include onions, sausage, cheese, pasta, or rice. Surprisingly, you can even use it in breakfast dishes because it tastes amazing with eggs! You’ll want to go through all of the recipes below because they are unique in their own way and highlight the best qualities of the smoked sausage. The opportunities are endless, whether you want something that can work as a side dish, like Smoked Sausage and Bell Peppers, or a full-on hearty supper, like Creamy Sausage Pasta with Mushrooms. Go on now. Check them out! What are you waiting for?

1. Creamy Sausage Pasta with Mushrooms

With hints of fresh thyme, garlic, smoked sausage, and heavy cream, this meal is certainly worth trying. It also has mushrooms, pasta, onions, and other seasonings that add complexity to the dish. You can also use white wine in the sauce! We suggest sprinkling on some fresh parsley when serving this lovely dinner.

2. Smoked Sausage Rice & Veggie Bake

Do you have a busy week coming up? No worries, this recipe will come to the rescue! It has a simple base with smoked sausage, white rice, chicken broth, seasonings, and broccoli. Using diced tomatoes that already have basil, garlic, and oregano in them makes it so much easier and saves time. Lastly, don’t forget to add the sharp cheddar cheese, which brings everything together.

3. Smothered Cabbage With Smoked Sausage

There seriously isn’t a better way to use up cabbage than in this divine smoked sausage dish! There is just something so appetizing about the contrasting flavors and textures. This recipe has smoked paprika and chili powder to give a hint of spice. It also has fennel seeds, celery seeds, smoked sausage, garlic, and chopped cabbage. This is a good option when you want a light yet fulfilling lunch!

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4. Turkey Sausage Pasta

Our recipe, which includes sausage in a lovely pasta dish, is the perfect opportunity for you to utilize smoked sausage. Simply swap the turkey sausage for the smoky one! It perfectly fits since this recipe calls for garlic and Cajun seasoning, which are a good match for the savory sausage. It also has penne pasta, parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and chicken broth. We suggest adding the parmesan at the last minute and serving immediately!

5. Smoked Sausage & White Bean Stew

Aunt Bee’s Recipes posted this stew recipe, which is suitable for the colder months! You will crave this on chilly days when you just want to get cozy and watch movies. It has comforting flavors of chicken breast, garlic, smoked sausage, thyme, and northern beans. The stew base has chicken broth, diced tomatoes, and bay leaf to provide a nutritious and flavorful foundation for the meal. Try it with biscuits or cornbread!

6. Corn Maque Choux With Hot Smoked Sausage

This dish is so colorful that it will stand out at any party you bring it to. With vibrant ingredients like onions, red bell peppers, Anaheim chilies, and corn, no wonder it makes your mouth water just by looking at it! Of course, the most important ingredient is the hot smoked sausage, which gives it more substance. This is a 30-minute meal, which makes things easier for you!

7. Creamy Mozzarella Pasta With Smoked Sausage

The creamy mozzarella is balanced by slightly spicy smoked sausage undertones in this dish! With every bite you take, your taste buds will be welcomed with flavors of garlic, mozzarella, red pepper flakes, and sun-dried tomatoes. The chunky smoked sausage pieces take center stage and stand out when you garnish the meal with a fresh, bright herb. We suggest serving this with some veggies on the side!

8. Smoked Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans

Here is a recipe for home cooks who love skillet meals! This dinner has three main components, which are smoked sausage, potatoes, and green beans. Each component is uniquely flavored with different spices that perfectly pair with it. Meanwhile, you could cook the smoked sausage with chicken broth, Italian seasoning, oregano, and red pepper flakes, ensuring it stays nice and juicy. Load all the components onto a plate and get ready to dig in!

9. Penne With Smoked Sausage And Caramelized Onions

We are definitely fans of caramelized onions, so we were blown away by this recipe, which was created by Heather Who Likes Food. If you’ve never had caramelized onions, they have a certain natural sweet yet umami essence. When you couple them with smoked sausage, the result is heavenly. This meal also has penne pasta, diced tomatoes, and parmesan cheese to top it all off. Oregano and salt enhance the flavors of the dish, too!

10. Grilled Smoked Sausage Breakfast Egg Scramble

Here is the breakfast that you’ve been waiting for! This recipe has fluffy and light scrambled eggs, melted cheddar cheese, cheddar smoked sausage, and tender potatoes. You can also include some onions in there, too, because why not? The scramble will feed eight hungry people, so it’s perfect for large families. Or, you can always save the leftovers and put them in a breakfast burrito the next day!

11. Goulash with Smoked Sausage and Potatoes

You haven’t truly lived until you’ve had an amazing goulash! This might just be the recipe that will change it all for you. It has onions, garlic, paprika, potatoes, and smoked sausage. The chicken stock and the butter make the dish richer, giving it a sophisticated depth. This is a Hungarian-style dish, and it takes about 40 minutes total from start to finish! Serve it with parsley sprinkled atop it.

12. One Pan Smoked Sausage and Ravioli Skillet

Skip the canned ravioli and use frozen ravioli instead, which tastes much better! This recipe utilizes cheese ravioli, smoked sausage, pasta sauce, and parmesan cheese. It also has mozzarella cheese to take it up a notch. You can use any pasta sauce, but a tomato-based sauce is best. We suggest serving this with some cauliflower or asparagus so that you have more vegetables on your plate!

scalloped potato and sausage casserole

13. Sausage and Scallop Potato Casserole

Substitute chicken sausage for smoked sausage in our delicious scalloped potato casserole recipe! It’s an easy swap since you can use the same ratio with the smokey meat. Not to mention, the grated cheese, onions, potatoes, and oregano perfectly paired with smoked sausage. The recipe also has light cream cheese, milk, flour, and margarine. Slice into the casserole to find tender potatoes, cheese, and meat layers!

14. Grilled Hot Honey BBQ Smoked Sausage Skewers

Don’t these skewers look so enticing? Since you grill them, the smoked sausage gets slightly charred, which gives it an even deeper flavor. It also has colorful bell peppers and red onions to complement the meat. If you don’t have an outdoor grill, you can always use an indoor grill to make these, too. We suggest serving the skewers with wild rice! You can also serve them with various sauces for dipping.

15. Creamy Mexican Pasta With Smoked Sausage Skillet Dinner

The Midnight Baker posted this savory skillet dish that even picky eaters will devour. It’s hard to believe how easy it is to make since it looks so elegant, especially with the chopped green onions on top. The recipe requires smoked sausage, pasta, onions, jalapenos, and salsa. There’s more, though! Enjoy grape tomatoes, chicken stock, cheese, and heavy cream flavors. All of these ingredients come together to create a masterpiece of a meal.

16. Cheesy Smoked Sausage Vegetable Casserole

This casserole has different levels of deliciousness. The first layer contains potatoes and onions, which are classic comfort veggies. Then, you are met with corn, green peppers, and incredible smoked sausage! On top of that, there’s a layer of golden-brown cheese. We don’t know what will catch your attention if this doesn’t! If you want some spices, you can always put a dash or two of hot sauce with the cheese.

17. Smoked Sausage and Rice Casserole

Here’s another casserole recipe to try out, except this one has rice. The Southern Lady Cooks created this impressive dish as either a main course or a side dish. It has tasty notes of garlic, paprika, celery, green peppers, and smoked sausage. Cream of mushroom soup gives it a heavenly, creamy texture that perfectly pairs with the cheddar cheese. This would be a wonderful option to bring to your next potluck!

18. Sausage and Peppers Skillet

This meal has hints of red, yellow, and orange vegetables, which gives it an eye-catching appearance. Of course, the peppers and onions taste amazing, but the best part is the smoked andouille sausage. Additionally, it has garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes to pump up the flavor. Garnish it with fresh herbs (basil and parsley).

19. Smoked Sausage and Green Beans with Corn (One Pot Meal)

This juicy recipe has smoked sausage, butter, garlic, and more. Green beans and diced onions accompany the sausage, too. You can use a substitute such as margarine if you don’t want to use butter. Just don’t skip on it because it prevents the dish from being dry! This dish can be made in a cast iron skillet and served immediately since it is best when it’s nice and hot.

20. One Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta Skillet

As you can tell by many recipes on this list, smoked sausage is a match made in heaven with cheese and onions. This recipe takes advantage of those lovely flavor pairings. It also has chicken broth, heavy cream, pasta, and green onions. The green onions act as the garnish, so hold off on using them until you serve the dish. This is one of the cheesiest, most decadent ways to serve smoked sausage, so you definitely need to try it!

21. One Pan of Sausage and Rice

Every time we see a recipe for a one-pan meal, it is music to our ears! This means there aren’t many dirty dishes to clean after cooking. It also means the recipe is easy to create. This meal has peppers, chicken broth, tomatoes, rice, smoked sausages, and more. To keep it healthy, use low-sodium chicken broth! You don’t need many seasonings aside from red pepper flakes, paprika, salt, and pepper.

22. Simple Chili With Smoked Sausage

It’s the season for chili! Save this recipe for your next rainy day. With this dish, your palate meets a variety of flavors and textures. For example, the chili contains tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, onions, peppers, and smoked andouille chicken sausage. This is a great option for folks who like to make meal prep. Make this at the start of your week and use it during the week, or freeze it for later use!

23. Cheesy Grits Casserole with Smoked Sausage

We love that this dish can function as breakfast, lunch, or dinner! It has green onions, peppers, eggs, milk, and smoked sausage. However, the main component is the quick-cooking grits. Additionally, use parmesan and cheddar cheese for extra flavor and to complement the sausage. This is a southern-style dish, which means that it is the ultimate comfort food!

24. Sausage Potato and Kale Soup

Include delicious smoked sausage in your next soup! It definitely improves the flavor and makes the soup heartier. This recipe has chunky potatoes, creamy heavy cream, earthy kale, and savory garlic. The smoked sausage and yellow onion taste wonderful among all of these components. We suggest serving this with warm French bread or crackers! You can also grind black pepper on the top of the soup when you serve it for a nice display.

And I’ll leave you one of my favorite sausage pasta recipes.

3.50 from 2 votes

24 Spectacular Smoked Sausage Recipes

By: Drizzle
Servings: 6
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Penne and sausage pasta
8-9 WW points 4-7PP, 7SP blue/green, 4SP purple


  • 4 turkey sausages
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 oz light cream cheese
  • 3 cups penne pasta, measured uncooked, about 300g
  • 1/4 cup grated or shredded parmesan cheese


  • Cook the sausages first in a pan over medium heat on the stove with a little cooking spray. Once cooked, slice them up. Slices should be about ¼ – ½ inch thick.
  • Heat a large pot over medium heat on the stove, add a little cooking spray, the sliced sausages, and the diced garlic, and let it cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the 14oz can of crushed tomatoes. Then stir in the chicken broth, followed by all seasonings. Bring to a slight boil then reduce heat to a medium-low simmer and add the pasta. Partially cover with a lid and cook until the pasta is cooked (usually about 10 minutes). The sauce should thicken as the pasta is cooking.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, stir in the cream cheese until it melts and blends in, then stir in the parmesan cheese.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Personal Points- 4-7 depending on your 0PP foods 
Smart points- blue/green- 7 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- purple- 4 using WW recipe builder
Points plus- 6 using PP calculator
8-9 points per serving based on the WW app recipe creator.  


Serving: 1cupCalories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 18gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2.9gSodium: 906mgFiber: 3.7gSugar: 3.2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Main meals
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