What To Make With What’s On Sale: Italian Sausage

It’s Friday — time for What To Make With What’s On SalePork Italian sausage is $1.99/lb this weekend at Sprouts during their 72-hour sale (Friday through Sunday.)

Italian sausage can be a flavorful addition to lots of different dishes.  Here are five recipe ideas using Italian sausage!

Replacing ground beef with Italian sausage is a great way to give some dishes extra spice.  This Classic Meatloaf recipe uses both ground beef and Italian sausage, as well as some finely chopped veggies.

Zuppa Toscana: Image from The Chou Life

Zuppa Toscana: Image from The Chou Life

This Zuppa Toscana (Sausage and Potato Soup) is a simple recipe but full of flavor.  It’s a mildly spicy soup as the spice is balanced by the addition of heavy cream at the end of the cooking time.

Here’s another simple but tasty recipe, Sausage Ragout with Linguine.  Italian sausage is simmered with onion, bell pepper, and fresh tomatoes, and served over pasta.  This ragout could also be served with rice, polenta, or mashed potatoes.

Sausage Ragout with Linguine: Image from Epicurious

Sausage Ragout with Linguine: Image from Epicurious

These Italian Sausage Rolls look interesting.  Puff pastry sheets are filled with Italian sausage, grated Romano, and fresh basil, then sliced and baked.  Several reviewers commented that these rolls were easy to make but looked like they’d spent hours on them!

The Pioneer Woman’s Baked Ziti looks delicious.  The recipe uses Italian sausage and ground beef with a mixture of ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses.

What’s your favorite way to use Italian sausage?

Be sure to check out the What To Make With What’s On Sale archives for more meal-planning ideas!



  1. As a child, my Italian neighbors put the sausage in their stuffing at Thanksgiving. I love it so much I make it year round and add mushrooms, fennel, celery, onions and garlic to stuffing mix (and I always have my bowl of dried bread from the loaf ends that I mix in too).

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