These dinner ideas with smoked sausage are packed with flavor, easy to make, and budget-friendly. In fact, they take the entire meal to a very high level of deliciousness.
Sometimes I use traditional smoked pork sausage, but I’ve also used turkey sausage, chicken sausage, and Italian sausage.
Most of these meals can be made in one pot or pan. All you need is a large skillet, or if you like sheet pan dinners, a large sheet pan.
You can use any brand and style of smoked sausage, including Hillshire Farm, Eckrich, or even the generic brand from the store. Try a variety before deciding which one is your favorite.
One-Pan Meals for Weeknight Suppers
I love cooking one-pan meals in a cast iron skillet because the food cooks evenly. But you can use whatever pans you have.
All of these are great recipes that make the perfect weeknight meal. As a matter of fact, meal prep is usually kept to a minimum.
With a small amount of prep time, you can have any of these meals on the dinner table in a matter of minutes.
Smoked Sausage Dinner Recipe Ideas
There are so many different sausage dinner recipes that you’re bound to find several that the whole family will love. Stock up on sausage so you always have something delicious to serve on a busy weeknight.
I like to have a variety of sausages in my fridge. My husband and I both enjoy spicy sausage like andouille sausage, but we like something a little milder for breakfast.
I recommend picking whatever type of sausage you like and find new ways to cook it. You can find a variety at any grocery store, plus sometimes they go on sale. This is the best time to stock up.
Most of the time, my husband and I like medium to spicy smoked sausage. However, when I’m serving company, I typically get mild.
15 Best Dinner Ideas with Smoked Sausage
Smothered Potatoes & Sausage Recipe
You only need a few ingredients to make this chicken broth based recipe a great choice for those nights when you’re in a hurry. It’s a one-pot meal that’s just as good the next day. You’ll also love the easy clean up afterward. This sausage and potato skillet dinner is such an easy meal to make that you’ll want to add it to your regular dinner rotation.
Cheesy Sausage Potato Bake
Next time you’re in the mood for a meal with a lot of flavor, make this yummy cheesy sausage potato bake. The cheese sauce brings all of the flavors together in the most delightful and creamy way. This is a simple recipe that delivers a hearty meal the whole family will enjoy.
One-Pot Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya
Here's a one-pot sausage dinner that will send your tastebuds into orbit--in a good way! It's Cajun food at its finest.
Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Sausage
This hearty soup is super satisfying and so delicious you'll want to make it often.
Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe
Whether you're making sandwiches or looking for something to serve over rice or potatoes, this sausage and peppers recipe is delightful.
Crockpot Sausage and Black Beans for Two
Black beans and sliced smoked sausage come together with a burst of oh-so satisfying flavor. It’s a great main dish or one-pot dinner with a very simple cooking process. Serve it over brown or white rice. Or serve it all by itself when you want an easy soup dinner. This recipe can be doubled or tripled if you want more.
Slow Cooker Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya
Deliciously filling and absolutely wonderful, your family will enjoy this yummy sausage and shrimp jambalaya.
Grilled Sausage with Pimiento Cheese Grits - Sunset Farm Foods
Mix some of your favorite flavors, and you'll wind up with more yumminess than you ever thought possible.
Fried Cabbage With Bacon & Smoked Sausage
Finding the perfect blend of flavors is easy when you know what you like. And you will absolutely love this tasty cabbage, bacon, and smoked sausage dish!
Sausage Kale and Acorn Squash Sheet Pan Supper
You won't have a bit of trouble getting your kids to eat their vegetables when you serve this yummy sausage, kale, and acorn squash dinner. Make it on a sheet pan, and cleanup will be a breeze!
Instant Pot Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans
If you like sausage and potatoes, you'll love this recipe with sweet potatoes with green beans added for flavor, texture, and color.
Sausage Fried Rice
Fried rice lovers will want to make this delicious meal. It's quick and easy to make, so you can actually have this on the table in a flash!
Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetables Dinner
All-in-one sheet pan dinners are popular for a reason: They’re easy and fun. This is also a great recipe when you don’t have much time to assemble, cook, and clean up afterward. Don’t be afraid to experiment by swapping out the vegetables. It’s also yummy with sweet potatoes.
Instant Pot Sauerkraut and Sausage
Sauerkraut and sausage give you a delightful blend of flavors that will have you cleaning your plate.
Creamy Sausage Pasta (dinner made in one pan!)
You only use one pan to make this super easy and flavorful dinner. It's perfect for weeknights because you can make it in a jiff!
Easy Family Dinners with Smoked Sausage
Once you discover your favorite ways to enjoy smoked sausage, it will become a comfort food. The best part about that is the ease of preparation.
What to Serve with a Smoked Sausage Dinner
Serve any of these dinners with a side of crusty bread and butter. Or you can sprinkle some Italian seasoning into a tablespoon of olive oil for dipping.
You can serve your favorite salad with vegetables, fruit, or a combination for an extra helping of nutrition. Actually, anything goes with a smoked sausage dinner, but you’ll have your favorites.
Here are more delicious sides:
Mama’s Southern Style Potato Salad
Zesty Pasta Salad (without mayonnaise)
Cloud Bread (gluten-free)
Simple Southern Style Cornbread
Delicious Desserts for a Smoked Sausage Dinner
My family always appreciated having a little bit … okay, a lot of dessert after their favorite meals. Here are some of our favorites:
Easy Pineapple Dump Cake – Every single bite of this delicious cake is like a tropical vacation in the mouth. It’s super easy to make and will put smiles on the faces of everyone who tries it.
Oatmeal Strawberry Jam Bars – Although we sometimes have these for breakfast, they’re also a delicious dessert. Plus they’re actually good for you, so you won’t feel so guilty afterward.
Easy Pecan Brownie Cookies – These are so yummy, and they’re super easy to make. Start with a brownie mix (shh, don’t tell anyone), and add a few more ingredients for what will become one of your favorite cookie recipes.
Butterscotch Pecan Cookies – If you like butterscotch and pecans, you’ll love these cookies.
Chocolate Chip Fluff Dip – Serve this yummy dip with vanilla wafers or graham crackers. It’s a guaranteed hit among both adults and children.
Creamy No-Bake Cherry Lime Pie – Easy to make, beautiful to look at, and absolutely delicious, this will impress your family and friends.