Sweet Italian Sausage...Please Help!!

United States
March 27, 2007 4:17am CST
I bought some, but I really dont want to make pasta with it. Anyone have any ideas of how I can use this in a meal? Also any ideas of how I could cook it? I ushally cook it in a skillet with some butter. Thanks.
7 responses
@Suze05 (480)
• United States
27 Mar 07
my favorite way to do to sweet sausage without making spaghetti and a sauce is to cut it up in pieces and fry it up with some peppers and onions, salt, pepper, garlic salt..and I usually serve it over some kind of pasta..either regular pasta, elbows, egg noodles..or sometimes I use the noodles from a package of ramen noodles..add the flavor packet to the noodles with some butter and pour scoop the sausage over it...its yuuumy. I tend to use Ramen noodles for a lot of things, they're very versatile and they cook very fast, thats my favorite part. LOL but you could serve it over white rice..or some Rice a roni ..or I guess you could cut up some potatos into wedges and fry them up with the sausage mixture.. that could be yummmy too :O))
• United States
27 Mar 07
ohh rice! Great idea! Thanks bunches! *best response!
@KissThis (3006)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I like to use sweet italian sausage in my meat loaf. It gives it a nice deep flavor.I use 1 lb. of each hamburger, italian sausage, and turkey.About a 1/2 c. italian breadcrumbs. 2 egg whites, and a packet of beefy onion soup mix.Line the bottom of a baking dish with some bread[this will assorb the grease], place meat on top of bread , cover . Bake in the oven at 300 degrees for 2 1/2 hours or until done.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I sometimes brown sausage in a deep skillet with some potato chunks and diced onion until the sausage is done. Season with salt and pepper and then cover with an entire can of sauerkraut, cover and cook until most of the liquid is gone and the potatoes are tender. It is really good.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Try stromboli. No butter, just brown it up with some peppers, onions, mushrooms, garlic - whatever interests you. Drain off the excess grease. Spread out a bread dough as though you were making a pizza. sprinkle some italian season on the dough - now distribute your sausage mix evenly over all. Sprinkle on it a fair helping of shredded mozzerella and/or Parmesan cheese. Now, roll it up tightly, jelly roll style, folding in the ends. Make a diagonal slice or two across the top (just through the top layer of dough, not disecting the loaf in half or anything) bake as you would bread - 350*F 30 minutes or till golden and makes a hollow sound when you rap on it.
@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I like it cooked on the grill. It really brings out the flavor. A quick and easy way to fix it is to boil it. Boil it like you would hot dogs. If it's the smaller sausage you could put it in buns like hot dogs. If not, just as the main course and that works well too.
• United States
27 Mar 07
I cook sweet Italian sausage on the grill with sliced onion and peppers in foil and eat them on a bun. I love them this way. I also use them in lasagna.
@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
27 Mar 07
My recipe is pretty close to Suze's above. I cook the Italian sausage (and you can use either hot or sweet) with peppers, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, a bit of hot sauce and crushed red pepper (My boyfriend likes his extra spicy so her gets more crushed red pepper). Then I pour a small can of Hunt's tomato sause into the mix and let that cook for a little while. The sauce will thicken a bit and the peppers and onions will get soft and obsorb more of the flavors. Rather than serving it over noodles, I like to get some crusty bread and make sandwiches. Leftovers are also really good with eggs.