The best blend of savory, comforting dishes you’ll make again and again. These ground sausage recipes bring with them a ton of flavor, hearty meal ideas, and delicious finger foods. If you’re ready for new ideas in your cookbook, you’ll find them here.

There’s something just so cozy about ground sausage recipes. No matter what the blend, they bring with them a comforting, hearty flavor that everyone loves.

The recipes below are all simple in nature but deliciously tasty and you’ll find something for every occasion. Spice up your dinner table, grab an appetizer to munch on, or amp up your breakfast. These ground Italian sausage recipes are sure to please.

1. Italian Sausage Penne Casserole

A cheesy blend of Italian sausage, easy seasonings, and penne pasta baked in the oven until perfect. This easy-to-make dinner is a hearty recipe to serve your family and is perfect for cooler nights. There’s something about the savory blend of flavors that you’ll just want to curl up with.

2. One Pan Sausage and Potatoes

Great for any meal this one-pan recipe features crispy potatoes, sweet onion, delicious parmesan cheese, and your favorite Italian sausages. Easily cooked in a cast-iron pan to make cleanup a breeze it’s perfect for busy weeknights. This hearty dinner is one your family will ask you to make weekly!

3. Creamy Sausage Soup

Curl up with a bowl of this creamy sausage soup! Loaded with flavorful Italian sausages and thickened up with potatoes, this soup recipe comes together in under an hour. It’s filled with wholesome ingredients to keep you full but the best part about the soup is its warming flavor which makes it perfect for cold weather.

4. Italian Sausage Orzo

Skip the rice and pasta and whip up this fun grain instead! This orzo recipe is creamy, rich, and made in just one pot to make busy nights that much easier. With a blend of Italian sausage, red pepper flakes, and spinach it’s a flavorful meal. Add in some parmesan cheese and you have maximum comfort.

5. Sausage and Rice With Broccoli

A burst of color and a lot of flavors is what you’ll find in this sausage and rice dish. This dinner recipe is made all in one skillet so that you have your protein and vegetables in one dish. Simple ingredients, lots of flavors, and easy cleanup make this sausage dinner a weeknight staple.

6. One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta

Deliciously simple to whip up this flavorful dish is an easy 30-minute dinner recipe. Naturally dairy-free and made with gluten-free noodles, this sausage pasta uses coconut milk for its rich and creamy taste. Loaded with tomatoes, mushrooms, and green onions it’s a nutrient-dense bowl that packs a punch. Comfort food made simple.

7. Italian Sausage Lasagna Soup

All your favorite flavors in one spot. This lasagna soup is loaded with savory cheese, bursts of tomatoes, protein-packed sausage, and the best seasonings. Made in the slow cooker for ease it’s a wonderful recipe for any day of the weak. Simple, comforting, and hearty this lasagna soup is even kid-approved!

8. Italian Sausage Meatballs

Minimal ingredients mean that these meatballs whip up in a pinch but don’t skimp on flavor. You can cook them on the stove, in the oven, or even in a slow cooker! The perfect recipe to serve for dinner or as a game-day appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce.

9. Tuscan Sausage Pasta

A 30-minute meal the whole family loves. The blend of Italian sausages with salty, sundried tomatoes makes for a pasta dish that no one can refuse. It’s creamy, loaded with color, and has a slightly rich but tangy flavor twist. A great meal to curl up with and enjoy any time.

10. Italian Drunken Noodles

An Italian spin on drunken noodles, this dish features classic Italian ingredients like tomatoes, garlic, and herbs but is mixed into a sausage and white wine sauce. The result is an easy-to-make but deliciously flavorful twist on pasta. Served over egg noodles this recipe is great for the nights you’re not sure what to make but want something comforting.

11. Italian Sausage Sandwich

Loaded with peppers, onions, and mushrooms and smothered in a savory sauce and melted cheese, this sandwich is one you can’t miss. Great for game days and lazy dinners this sausage sandwich tastes like it was made in a gourmet deli but is simple enough to whip up at home.

12. Sausage and Peppers Pasta

Made in a rich tomato base this pasta tastes like it came from your favorite restaurant. The Italian sausages bring their own delicious flavor to the mix and are paired with sliced bell peppers and garlic and chili flakes seasoning. It’s a bowl of creamy indulgence that’s always a hit with the family.

13. Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Spicy, creamy, and vegetable packed! This soup recipe will warm you up from the inside out. Made with a blend of chicken stock, and cream for a rich base it’s also topped with parmesan cheese to give that comforting feel to it. Loaded with protein it makes for a great dinner recipe when you want to curl up after work.

14. Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Italian sausages, peppers, and salsa all wrapped up into a gooey cheese casserole. With only a handful of ingredients, this recipe will become a weeknight staple. Made with bright vegetables and lots of seasonings, part of the flavor comes from your favorite jar of salsa. Add in the Italian sausages and you’ve got a bit of a spicy kick to a comforting meal.

15. Sausage Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a classic comfort food and this sausage variation makes it even better. It’s a simple stovetop meal made with easy ingredients that will be on your table in just 30 minutes. Serve this cheese dinner with a side salad to complete the meal and kids will be asking for it over and over.

16. Italian Sausage and White Bean Soup

Loaded with bacon, sausage, spinach, and cannellini beans this soup is as hearty as it gets. Perfect any time of year the sausage soup whips up quickly enough and relies mostly on pantry staples. Naturally dairy-free it gets its creaminess from the mix of white beans and broth. A mouthful of comfort in every bite.

17. Parmesan Italian Sausage Soup

Made with parmesan and tomato broth this is a simple, one-pot soup that everyone loves. With it there’s a lot of Italian herbs and red pepper flakes for added heat. Whipping cream helps keep it thick and rich and the Italian sausages give it a bump in protein. A great soup recipe to curl up with over the weekend.

18. Italian Beef and Sausage Pie

With three kinds of cheese, there isn’t a meal that’s more comforting than this. This sausage pie recipe features Italian sausage and a ton of herbs. The batter for the pie is made from a Greek yogurt, egg, and flour blend which means you get an added boost of protein and flavor with each bite!

19. Italian Sausage Crescent Braid

Sausage, mozzarella cheese, and a few vegetables rolled into a flakey, buttery crust. This crescent braid makes for an easy but flavorful dinner or a tasty appetizer or snack at gatherings. Made in just 15 minutes you can dip it into your favorite sauce for extra flavor and enjoy the lack of effort it took to whip up!

20. Italian Meatloaf

Made with both ground beef and Italian sausage, you’ll be full in no time with a serving of this meatloaf. Bursting with savory flavor and topped with golden-brown melted cheese, it’s the perfect recipe to bump up your daily protein intake. Comfort food on a whole new level.

21. Italian Sausage Quesadillas

Easy to make these quesadillas work just as well for lunch or dinner as they do to share at a low-key gathering. They’re loaded with roasted red peppers and fresh basil along with hot Italian sausages for a kick of spice. Dip them into sour cream or top them with salsa and enjoy the burst of flavor with each bite.

22. Sausage, Peppers, and Hawaiian Roll Sliders

Add these to your next game-day party and everyone will be coming back for more. Each slider is topped with cheese, Italian sausages, cooked peppers, and onions along with a bit of Zesty Italian dressing. They’re a flavorful bite that brings a fresh taste to the table. Plus, they’re easy to make in bulk making them perfect for parties.

23. Italian Sausage Casserole

A cheesy combination of hot Italian sausage, riced cauliflower, and easy spices. This low-carb, healthy casserole is the perfect dinner to whip up! This dish will soon become a go-to for your family because it’s easy to make in advance. Couple that with its savory, delicious flavor, and you’ll be adding it to your weekly rotation in no time.

24. Italian Sausage and Rice Skillet

A one-pot meal that cooks with almost entirely no effort. Made with minimal ingredients but packed with flavor this rice skillet is on the table in just 30 minutes. Opt for hot Italian sausage to add a spicy kick to the dish and enjoy the pops of color from the diced tomatoes. The perfect recipe to stretch a meal for large families.

25. Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Filled with spinach, peppers, and spicy Italian sausage this casserole is perfect for brunch! Topped with melted cheese that turns golden brown in the oven and packed with eggs to hold it together, this breakfast casserole pairs perfectly with a couple of mimosas after a holiday gathering!

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