Healthy Sausage Recipes

Find healthy, delicious sausage recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Creamy One-Pot Orecchiette with Sausage & Peas

Rating: 5 stars 1
This easy one-pot pasta recipe earns the title "creamy" thanks to the addition of sour cream and Parmesan, which combine to create a savory cheese sauce that clings to the orecchiette, peas and sausage. The best part about this recipe is that it only requires one vessel to cook everything—pasta included. By using the exact amount of water you need to cook the pasta, the starch that usually gets drained off with your pasta water stays in the pot, adding even more creaminess. If you like spicy but not too spicy, use a mix of sweet and hot Italian sausages.
By Carolyn Casner

Hash-Brown Egg Cups

These muffin-tin egg bites pack a crunch thanks to a crispy hash-brown potato crust. Using fresh hash browns, found in the produce section of most grocery stores, ensures a crispier result than you'd get from frozen. Plus, wringing them out before baking removes excess moisture, ensuring they'll be even more crisp.
By Devon O'Brien

Sheet-Pan Sausage & Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 4
This easy one-dish meal is bound to become a regular in your dinner rotation--it's super simple and comes together quickly. Be sure to preheat your sheet pan--adding vegetables to a hot pan helps start the charring and caramelization, without steaming your veggies. And remember, you are only heating up your sausage, not cooking it from raw in this recipe, but if you substitute with fresh sausage (which you can), you'll need to cook the sausage longer.
By Ivy Odom

Baked Cavatelli Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 2
This easy to make, comforting dish will keep you warm on a cold day.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Grilled Sausage, Peppers & Onions with Herb Vinaigrette

Adding a bright parsley-tarragon vinaigrette brings fresh flair to sausage and peppers. Serve with some crusty bread to sop it all up.
By Adam Dolge

Louisiana Gumbo

Rating: 5 stars 12
Chock-full of shrimp, chicken, sausage, okra and tomatoes, this flavorful stew is a staple in Louisiana. Make it a meal and serve with Real Cornbread (see associated recipe).
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

One-Pot Italian Sausage & Kale Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
For a fast weeknight pasta dinner, why not cook your sauce and pasta all at once? By using the exact amount of water you need to cook the pasta--no colanders here--the starch that cooks off into your pasta water, which you usually drain away, stays in the pot, giving you delectably creamy results.
By Breana Killeen

Grilled Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Here, we put all the components of a classic shrimp boil into foil packets for cute, individually portioned meals. Be sure to choose extra-large, shell-on shrimp, which stay plump and juicy during the 15 to 20 minutes on the grill.
By Devon O'Brien

Sausage, Brussels Sprout & Potato Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Bake up some Manchego cheese toasts and uncork a bottle of Ribera del Duero to enjoy alongside this healthy pot of soup. Both sweet and hot Italian sausage work well.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Andouille, Sweet Potato & Broccoli Salad with Creole Mustard Dressing

Rating: 3 stars 1
Learn how to make broccoli salad packed with sweet potatoes and andouille sausage for a colorful and tasty winter salad.

Spaghetti Squash Nests with Sausage, Mushrooms & Tomatoes

Cutting spaghetti squash into horizontal rings instead of in half lengthwise not only cuts down on cooking time, it also makes for a fun presentation.
By Devon O'Brien

Empanadas with Chorizo & Potato

Rating: 5 stars 3
A staple in South American cuisine, homemade empanadas can be served as a main dish or a side. We keep this simple by focusing on the empanada filling and instead of making the dough from scratch, we achieve flaky empanadas with the help of refrigerated pie crust.
By Devon O'Brien
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Inspiration and Ideas

10 Grilled Sausage Recipes for Dinner This Weekend
Try something new on the grill with these sausage recipes. Whether they're made with chicken, pork or turkey, sausages take on a delicious smoky flavor when cooked on the BBQ. You can pair these sausages with a side salad or grilled vegetables to make it a complete and filling meal. Recipes like Jambalaya Sausage Kebabs and Grilled Sausage, Eggplant & Tomatoes with Polenta are hearty, flavorful and perfect for the weekend.
Low-Country Boil
Rating: Unrated 7
One pot is all you need for this easy Low-Country boil. We added green beans to the classic combination of potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage to boost the veggie servings for a healthier crowd-pleasing meal. Dump the whole potful out on newspaper and serve with melted butter for dipping and crusty bread to round it all off!
Skillet Eggs with Sausage & Tomato Aioli
Rating: 5 stars 1

This breakfast-for-dinner fried egg skillet is a no-brainer alternative to takeout when you're rushed. The sausage and dark leafy greens are cooked in the same pan as the eggs, so cleanup is a cinch. Loading kale into this quick dinner recipe provides some calcium as well as vitamins and fiber. Serve with whole-grain toast and simple tomato aioli for a weeknight dinner that's ready in 20 minutes.