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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.