21 Ways to Use Pork Sausage

September 28, 2021

What do you think of when someone mentions sausage?  Most people think
"breakfast", such as eggs and sausage/pancakes and sausage, sausage
gravy, or maybe even a quiche.

Well, I'm here to tell you that there are many, many ways to use
sausage!  First, let me tell you about Elm Run Farms' pork sausage... 
Our pigs are raised on green pastures, with plenty of fresh air and
sunshine, and plenty of space to do piggy things like root and dig.  We
don't use any hormones or steroids to make them grow bigger/faster.  Nor
do we use any antibiotics to keep them healthy...the fresh air,
sunshine, and a bit of apple cider vinegar in their water help with
that.  Our sausage is made with salt, pepper, and a tiny bit of our very
own maple sugar...no nitrates or preservatives, fillers, or ingredients
you can't pronounce.  You can't get any cleaner than that!

If you're attempting to think of ways to use it, read on for some inspiration! 
Some of these are links to my own recipes, but most are simply ideas to
jog your thinking.  If you like to cook and are comfortable in the
kitchen, you can make them your own recipes.  If you're one that doesn't
cook without a recipe, you can use google to find tons of them.

Here are 21 suggestions (26 if you count the different ways to use sausage gravy!):

Pizza Rice Casserole - a family favorite.


Meat-potato Quiche - we use this as "breakfast for dinner".


Easy sausage gravy - ideas for serving:  biscuits, potatoes (baked or fried), pasta, rice, sweet potatoes, pancakes.


Breakfast burritos - sausage, scrambled eggs, and any other fillers (salsa, sour
cream, cheese, peppers, onions, etc) wrapped in a soft tortilla.

Stuffed squash - use any winter or summer squash with seeds removed - add
peppers, onions, rice or whatever fillers you like to the sausage -
stuff squash and bake.

Breakfast "muffins" - put browned sausage in muffin tins (add veggies if you
like) fill tins with beaten egg and milk, bake.Top with cheese.

Use sausage as a pizza topping.

Replace ground beef with sausage in spaghetti.

Use in lasagna.

Make stuffed peppers.

Use it in chili.

Make a pizza dip - brown sausage, add pizza sauce (and other toppings if you
like). Top with cheese.  Serve with garlic bread or crackers.

Sausage/sweet potato hash - stir fry with diced or shredded sweet potatoes.

Sausage/cheese dip - brown sausage, add salsa, sour cream, and cheese.  Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

Add sausage to potato soup or scalloped potatoes.

Add it to cheesy broccoli or cauliflower soup.

Add sausage to baked beans.

Add sausage to bean soup.

Make Mexican Corn soup.

Add sausage to your favorite stuffing recipe for a main dish casserole.

Make stuffed shells.

There you have them...21 ideas to help you brainstorm!  Let me know if you have other unique ideas for using sausage.

Sandra Ressler

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