What meals can I make with sausages..........

@gemini_rose (16208)
September 27, 2008 10:14am CST
Other than sausage and mash etc? I have been wracking my brains and going through recipes but cannot come up with anything interesting and exciting for sausages. If you have any sausage meal recipes or any marinades or sauces that I can make to go on sausages could you please share them with me?
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@kbourgerie (8782)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Without knowing exactly what kind of sausage you are using, its difficult to answer, but one of mine and my childrens favorite dishes is Polish sausage, Cheddarwurst or Kielbasa cut into chunks and then sauteed with chunks of green pepper and onion. Add barbeque sauce and then serve with something like macaroni and cheese and its not only simple but wonderfully delicious.
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@gemini_rose (16208)
27 Sep 08
Any sausage will do! Barbecue sauce sounds good, can I make it or is it easier to buy it ready made?
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• United States
28 Sep 08
I'm sure you could make your own if you wanted to, but I just buy mine. I use Sweet Baby Rays Honey Chipotle. It is the best barbecue sauce in the world.
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@katsmeow1213 (24667)
• United States
27 Sep 08
What kind of sausage are we talking about? Italian sausage? Polish sausage? Italian sausage can be made tons of ways. I like it with pasta dishes. Slice it and put it in lasagna or serve along side stuffed shells, yum. Or it's great by itself smothered in onion and peppers, tossed on a sub roll. I don't do polish sausage too often, and when I do it's plain sausage and saurkraut or something along those lines. Occasionally I will do a cajun dish just as jumbalaya. It's not too bad that way.
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@gemini_rose (16208)
27 Sep 08
Any sausage will do if I can get it. My kids love sausage, but my culinary skills seem to extend to sausage and mash or sausage chips and beans. I need to broaden my horizons and perk my sausage up!
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• United States
28 Sep 08
Yeah, I don't do a whole ton of sausage either, just what I mentioned above. Other than that, I can't help ya much. Although have you thought about a homemade sausage pizza? We do that a couple times a month.
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@Ravenladyj (22994)
• United States
28 Sep 08
Well if its Italian sausage you can slice it up and put it into a spaghetti sauce, OR slice it up cook it with some onions and add it to white rice and mix in corn (my kids love that)....OR you could serve them on buns with fries on the side....Thats a couple of ideas anyway...I've got others if you like
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@gemini_rose (16208)
28 Sep 08
Thanx for the ideas, it is amazing how many things that can be done with a sausage. Who would have thought it! We could live on sausage all week in a different disguise every day!
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@tessah (6650)
• United States
27 Sep 08
sausages (sliced) mushrooms, onions, peppers, fresh garlic, sautee.. add tomato pasta sauce.. simmer. serve over yer fave pasta with a side of fresh baked garlic bread. yum
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@gemini_rose (16208)
27 Sep 08
Oh that sounds good, it is going to be so hard for me to make this and not be able to have any, but my kids will eat that I am pretty sure.Thank you!
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@AmbiePam (40730)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Have you every made sausage balls? They are so good. You grate some cheddar cheese, mix it in with the sausage, and then roll the ball in a little bit of flour. Bake, and then eat, and they are so good!
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@gemini_rose (16208)
27 Sep 08
No, but they sound like something at least 3 out of 5 of mine would eat, so thank you for the idea!
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@ellie333 (21030)
27 Sep 08
Hi Gemini, I sometimes will make a sausage casserole for a change or toad in the hole but like you a bit stuck on idea really. My favourite though is a good old English fry up (grilled those these days) with sasuasges, bacon, beans, tomatoes, saute potatoes, toast mushrooms, the works and the kids love it too as a meal rather than as a breakfast. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@gemini_rose (16208)
27 Sep 08
I know my hubby would eat casserole but not sure about kids. I know that they like sweetcorn and brocolli so maybe I could try and use those ingredients and try to come up with some sort of casserole. They would not eat a fry up! Thank you xx
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@lilybug (21183)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I guess it depends on the type of sausages. You could try adding them to your pasta sauce if it is the type of sausage that would taste good with it. I like to use polish sausage with cabbage and onions or with sauerkraut, onions, and potatoes.
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@gemini_rose (16208)
27 Sep 08
That is a good idea, my family like pasta sauce so I know that they would eat it. Thank you.
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@annjilena (5621)
• United States
28 Sep 08
buy some jimmy dean sauguages brown the sauguage and open a can of rotel chopped spice tomatoes put a pound of cream cheese in it and mix well and taste it. it is delicious buy some torilla chips with the dip and enjoy.
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@NrgDfenZ (1811)
• Belgium
27 Sep 08
I would say sausages :D I almost never eat it.. Have a nice day..
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• United States
27 Sep 08
You can always make a sausage gravy and then make some homemade rolls or just buy some buttermilk biscuits from the store and have sausage gravy and biscuits. That's definitely by far my favorite meal with sausage.
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@gemini_rose (16208)
27 Sep 08
How would I make sausage gravy, I have never heard of having it with biscuits before, that is a very different meal!
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• United States
27 Sep 08
Here's a pretty simple recipe on how to make sausage gravy. http://www.ehow.com/how_2103967_make-sausage-gravy.html
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I'm not sure what kind of sausage you are referring to. But smoked sausage we cut into bite size pieces and fry with cubes of potatos, peppers and onions. Its a whole meal in one skillet. Italian sausage we crumble and brown, then we add garlic, onions, celery, carrots and italian seasoning. We also use a can of tomato paste, chicken broth, and let it all simmer. It becomes a wonderful ragu sauce to add to pasta.
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@gemini_rose (16208)
27 Sep 08
I like smoked sausage. So is that tomato paste and chicken broth mixed together?
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
28 Sep 08
Yes, I know it sounds strange. But you don't really notice the chicken taste, it just makes the sauce richer tasting. You need to simmer it for about two hours on low to cook down some of the liquid and blend the flavors. We use rotini noodles and then top it with fresh parmesean cheese before serving. Boy, its making me hungry remembering this recipe.
@checapricorn (16076)
• United States
27 Sep 08
[i]Hi gemini, I am sure we have many friends here who are good in cooking..LOL! I apologize I cannot suggest anything..I am very dependent with the websites when I will cook and hubby cooks most of the time! LOL! ANyway, I love to drop in this post since I am reading all our friends suggestions..LOL![/i]
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@gemini_rose (16208)
27 Sep 08
Hello checapricorn! I do not mind that you cannot help out, it is just nice to see you drop by!
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• United States
29 Sep 08
Thanks gemini...LOL! I am loving my learning in this post! I will experiment this next time!
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
27 Sep 08
There are few out of the norm recipes that I go to when I get bored wit the same old recipes. Baked Apples and Sausage http://www.yankeemagazine.com/recipes/search/onerecipe.php?number=4845 Sweet Potato and Sausage Casserole http://southernfood.about.com/od/sausagerecipes1/r/bl50825j.htm Apricot Mustard Glazed Sausages http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/SAUSAGE-LINKS-WITH-APRICOT-MUSTARD-GLAZE-105979 Sausage Pinwheels http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sausage-Pinwheels-2/Detail.aspx And Italian Sausage Stew http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Italian-Sausage-Stew/Detail.aspx
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@gemini_rose (16208)
27 Sep 08
Ooh yum they all look good, thank you very much I shall be looking into those more closely!
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
28 Sep 08
You are welcome. If you do try them let me know what you think
• United States
28 Sep 08
I didn't read all the responses other than the first one, so besides spaghetti and sauerkraut, you could cut the sausages up into coins and saute them with a peppers and onions mix (either fresh or frozen) and eat alone or on sandwich rolls. You could simply pan fry them and serve them as the main meat course with all the sides you like. Depending on their flavor, you could take the meat out of the casing and cook it like any other ground meat and make sausage gravy using flour and milk, or you could leave them whole or mince them and do the same thing, but leave the whole sausages out of the gravy & serve separately. Make biscuits to put the gravy over. A lot of it depends on the flavor of the sausage - mild breakfast sausage vs Italian or spicy Italian makes a difference in what they go with. I wouldn't make gravy with Italian sausage. I hope whatever you figure out, you enjoy it thoroughly!
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@winterose (39916)
• Canada
28 Sep 08
depends really on the type of sausages you are making, if you get the spicy ones you can put them in spaghetti sauce or serve the arabic style, cooked in tomato juice and served with vegetables and rich, for ordinary sausages my husband used to like fried sausage with mash potatoes and cream cord poured over everything. you can make sausage hero or subs,
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@ms1323 (260)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Sausage with Mac & Cheese:Make Mac & Cheese just like normal, except take out of water a few minutes early Sauteed onions Sauteed red bell peppers Sauteed mushrooms Partially cooked broccoli Browned suasage (I use Keilbasa) cut into small chunks Mix it all together, put into casserole dish, add cheese on top and bake @ 350 until nice and bubbly, usually about 20-25 mintues. Add a little extra milk if you like it creamier. All the flavors blend nicely and the kids don't even notice all the vegetables. My entire family loves this. I usually sautee everything up the night before so I can just throw it altogether at dinnertime.
@ruby222 (4849)
16 Oct 08
A tricky one here,a sausage is a sausage and it is good traditional british food,and for me the best way to cook a sausage is to fry it with some onions and then make a thick rich gravy with the fat that is left.Calorie laden it maybe but served with fresh vegetables and mashed potatoes it makes a scrumptious meal.I personally do not care for sausages in a casserole.But I suppose that you could marinade them.Toad in the hole,another great british tradition lol,lovely grub.Rose no matter how I try I can only think of the sausage as the humble sausage that we like to eat in the conventional ways!Do you remember the post about Asda/wallmart sausages,the packs that were 14p a pack?I could not bring myself to buy any in the end,I was not convinced what were in them lolol.I wonder if they are still on the go?
16 Oct 08
What about a sausage casserole?? I love sausage casserole and you could have it with potato or rice. Maybe experiment and make a stew and add sausages to it!!!
@MsTickle (24623)
• Australia
10 Oct 08
How about curried sausages. Mum used to make a sweet curry with snags that had carrot, onion, sultanas and apple in it. Serve with rice and lemon juice...very yummy. You can just use a pinch of curry for the flavour not the heat...use a mild curry if you like.
• United States
28 Sep 08
i have a great receipe. buy frozen peppers in a bag, l or 2 polish sausage, 1 stick of butter, 1 samll tomatoe. melt ur butter, then put in peppers & tomatoe (diced up), then cut up sausages & add. let it simmer for a while. i buy 3 bags of frozen peppers to l pack of sauages. my family loves this!!!!! i usally brown french bread smoothered in butter in the oven to go along with this. happy eating!!!!!!!!!