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)

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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

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Makes a delicious, homemade breakfast sausage using ground pork and an assortment of spices.
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Andouille Sausage

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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

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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

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You can use this recipe for chicken and pork as well.

Homemade Chorizo

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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.

Kielbasa

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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

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Merguez sausage is not commonly stocked at the grocery store, so I decided to come up with an easy home version .
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Bulk Venison Breakfast Sausage

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60
My husband is a avid hunter and we make this sausage every year. We add pork to the venison because the venison has such a low fat content. For the pork we get really fatty looking roast ground at our grocery store.

Venison Cheddar-Jalapeno Summer Sausage

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60
This is a nice change from regular summer sausage. The cheddar and jalapenos give it a bit of a spicy kick that is sure to please at gatherings. We serve this at the 'Beast Feasts' we host every year where all the dishes are from wild game. This recipe works well with beef as well.

Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage

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Homemade turkey sausage flavored with sage, marjoram, and a bit of red pepper with no preservatives. Freeze individually to store and cook throughout the week.

Hot Italian Sausage

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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.

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

Seafood Sausage

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Seafood sausage is a great, underrated way to take less than thrilling seafood, like some sleepy sole, and previously frozen salmon, and make something that seems far more special. The flavor is lovely, and the texture is similar to a boudin blanc, or white hot dog, if you prefer. You can brown and serve these right after they're done boiling, but I like to make them ahead of time.