Homemade Sausage Recipes

Enjoy homemade sausage recipes from Italy, Germany, and the American South. They're easy and delicious.

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Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage (Mild or Hot)

Rating: 4.73 stars
This is a very versatile Italian sausage which can be used in many different ways. You can take it from mild to hot and it's very easy to use. There are also different options for type of meat to use, like ground chuck or ground turkey (do not use ground beef). If using ground turkey, you'll have to coat your skillet with a little olive or veggie oil before cooking as it has very little fat and will stick to skillet.

Breakfast Sausage

Rating: 4.65 stars
Makes a delicious, homemade breakfast sausage using ground pork and an assortment of spices.

Andouille Sausage

Rating: 4.58 stars
Home made spicy Andouille sausages. Adjust the seasonings to suit your preferences. Pack any unused sausage casings in a jar with salt.

Robert's Homemade Italian Sausage

Rating: 4.48 stars
Robert's Homemade Italian Sausage is easy to make and very tasty. Extra lean meat, low sodium, low sugar, and full flavor in every bite. Use in any recipe that calls for Italian sausage.

Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Rating: 4.65 stars
You can use this recipe for chicken and pork as well.

Homemade Chorizo

Rating: 4.16 stars
Savory and spicy pork chorizo with garlic, vinegar, oregano, and red pepper. This can be made with ground beef as well. To cook, crumble in a skillet and fry.


Rating: 4.1 stars
It's not that hard to make your own kielbasa! The best part is that you get to see exactly what goes inside. Boil or grill them before serving.

Lamb Merguez Sausage Patties

Rating: 4.57 stars
Merguez sausage is not commonly stocked at the grocery store, so I decided to come up with an easy home version .

Mom's Turkey Sausage Patties

Rating: 4.7 stars
A quick and easy recipe for classic tasty breakfast sausage patties. Great with pancakes and eggs. This recipe has a mild to moderate zing. Increase cayenne and black pepper if you like more of a punch. Thyme may be substituted for sage, or use both.

Hot Italian Sausage

Rating: 4.43 stars
An Italian friend of mine had an Italian restaurant and used this recipe for over 30 years. When he retired, he graciously consented to passing it on to me. I will share it with you. It is excellent as meatballs, in spaghetti sauce, hamburger patties, or on pizza. This Recipe was prized by him and revered by many. We are lucky to have gotten this Recipe.

Homemade Beef Breakfast Sausage Patties

Rating: 4.56 stars
A delicious alternative to pork sausage.

Cajun Boudin

Rating: 3.73 stars
Boudin (boo-dahn) is a wonderfully scrumptious Cajun dish made with meat, rice, and seasonings. Boudin sausage is normally stuffed with pork and rice, but you can add shrimp, crawfish, or alligator meat.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sandy's Summer Sausage

"Delish! The hardest part is the waiting—it smells so good while it's cooking. I served this on a meat, cheese and cracker tray and totally impressed my guests." – LilSnoo

Homemade Sausage

Rating: 4.65 stars

Delicious sausage, and I know exactly what's in it! Add to pretty much anything you would add meat to spice it up a bit or enjoy by itself.