30+ Smoked Sausage Recipes (Easy Dinner Ideas)

Are you ready to discover a world of smoky, savory deliciousness? Look no further than the incredible versatility of smoked sausage. Here’s 30+ tasty smoked sausage recipes to try out!

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Whether you’re craving a hearty meal, a quick and tasty snack, or a flavorful addition to your favorite dishes, smoked sausage has got you covered.

From sizzling sausage stir-fries to zesty sausage sandwiches that will make your taste buds dance, these recipes will elevate your culinary game to new heights.

So, get your taste buds ready, gather your ingredients, and let’s dive into a world of smoky, mouthwatering goodness that will leave you coming back for seconds and thirds!

The BEST Smoked Sausage Recipes

Two bowls of kielbasa soup with spoons
This easy Kielbasa Soup recipe is filled with savory sausage, hearty potatoes, and healthy vegetables. It’s a warm and comforting soup that’s perfect for a cold winter day. 
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Overhead shot of red beans and sausage in red bowl topped with scoop of rice.
Cajun Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice with Sausage is a traditional New Orleans recipe made with smoked sausage, red beans and cajun seasoning. Plus, with the help of your pressure cooker there's no need to soak the beans, meaning that this delicious dinner can be on your table in under an hour! 
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This Oktoberfest inspired dish combines polska kielbasa sausage and sauerkraut, topped with emmentaler cheese and thin potato slices and baked until bubbly.
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This cream cheese smoked sausage pasta recipe is fast, uses everyday ingredients, and it’s easy to make and comforting!
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This smoked sausage pasta recipe is quick, uses a handful of everyday ingredients, and it’ll hit the spot on busy weeknights!
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Give yourself a much needed break in the kitchen and whip up this smoky, veggie-packed black bean soup for a meal that cuts way back on prep time, not flavor.
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This sausage kale skillet gnocchi is loaded with flavor and such a delicious, simple weeknight meal. Parmesan and pepper flakes top it off!
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Smoked Sausage, White Bean and Spinach Soup is full of wholesome ingredients and packed with flavor thanks to two special ingredients.
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This insanely delicious Chicken and Smoked Sausage Cassoulet is chocked full of flavor. It features tender pieces of chicken rubbed with fragrant Herbes de Provence nestled into a bed of onion, carrot, kielbasa, fire roasted tomatoes and cannellini beans.
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Cheddar Smoked Sausage Fritters are the most amazing appetizer of all time. Always the first to go on game day. Exploding with flavor.
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Andouille Sausage Appetizer Bites With Cranberry Cheddar – quick, flavorful and delicious appetizer, perfect for the holidays. Loaded with fall and winter flavors. 
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Smoked Sausage Ragù is a simple way to add some smoked flavor to your next ragù sauce. Serve over creamy polenta and pair it with some delicious red wine and you’ve got yourself an awesome dinner.
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Smoked Sausage Risotto combines smoked sausage and mushrooms for a creamy, meaty, hearty and comforting risotto recipe. This risotto recipe uses homemade smoked chicken stock giving it a rich mildly smoky undertone.
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This dish is easy to make and comes packed with flavor from the smoked sausage so I don’t need a long list of ingredients to extract and impart flavors. Along with that, I’ve paired it with some spaghetti squash instead of pasta for a better-for-you bite.
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Cooking kielbasa in the air fryer is one of the easiest dinner you can make that the whole family will love. Try it for breakfast too.
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Pan-fried sausage and potatoes is an easy one-pan meal made with only a handful of ingredients. Pesto adds a delicious herby parmesan flavor!
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Our creamy Cajun shrimp pasta is an easy, flavorful weeknight meal. Made with homemade blackening blend and andouille sausage, it’s packed with flavor!
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Best Instant Pot red beans and rice recipe! This easy, one-pot red beans recipe makes the most flavorful red beans and rice in about an hour.
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Cheesy Baked Andouille Dip is not your average sausage dip. It is creamy, super cheesy, easy to make, and full of bold Cajun flavor that will knock your socks off!
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Cajun Shrimp and Andouille Skewers: Shrimp and sliced andouille sausage are tossed with lemon juice, cajun seasoning and threaded onto skewers and grilled!
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This easy Cajun corn chowder recipe is bursting with bold Louisiana flavors! It’s a budget friendly and hearty recipe that easily feels a crowd.
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This lentil stew recipe leverages the bold flavors of Cajun andouille to create a balance of smokiness, spice & herbs.
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Be transported to New Orleans for a night with this creole inspired chicken and andouille sausage gumbo with bell peppers, celery and onion.
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Roasted Squash and Apple Soup with Andouille Sausage
This Roasted Squash and Apple Soup with Andouille Sausage is sweet, savory and absolutely delicious! Rich and creamy, with a little spice, this is the perfect winter soup for any occasion.
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The BEST Seafood Boil loaded with shrimp, crab, andouille, potatoes, eggs, and corn on the cob and drowned in an epic garlic butter sauce!
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Grilled Andouille sausage hot dog, topped with grilled corn with a little elote seasoning, and a cilantro aioli. It’s an explosion of flavors in one bite.
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An ode to my favorite city! Whether you live here, moved away, or simply love visiting, this recipe for Pittsburgh Pierogy Nachos with kielbasa, sauerkraut, and a homemade beer cheese sauce will bring a little bit of Pittsburgh to your kitchen.
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Sausage Kabobs are simple to make, nutritious, and loaded with flavor! We combine smoked sausage with veggies & the best seasoning blend!
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Smoked Andouille Sausage and Cream Cheese Rolls
Smoked Andouille Sausage and Cream Cheese Rolls are the perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras! A super soft and pillowy potato roll dough is filled with onions, pepper, celery and of course seasoned smoked pork sausage.
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Cheesy kielbasa and spaetzle casserole is a combination of Polish kielbasa sausage, a blend of cheeses, and German spaetzle noodles. It is a merging of German and Polish comfort foods in one casserole dish.
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Take the classic southern dish to the next level with this shrimp and grits with andouille sausage recipe sautéed in creole seasoning!
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these smoked sausage recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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30+ BEST Smoked Sausage Recipes

Here's 30+ tasty smoked sausage recipes to try for dinner tonight! These easy recipes are smoky, savory and delicious! Try this easy Kielbasa Soup recipe. Filled with savory sausage, hearty potatoes, and healthy vegetables.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 people



  • Add sausage to a large stockpot and cook over medium-heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring and flipping occasionally, until the sausage is lightly browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a separate plate, and set aside.
  • Heat the butter and olive oil in the pan over medium high heat. Once melted, add the onions and fennel and saute about 5 minutes, until beginning to soften. Add the garlic and saute 30 seconds longer, until fragrant.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots, beans, paprika, italian seasoning, broth, water and cooked sausage. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and can be pierced easily with a fork.
  • If you would like a thicker soup, use a potato masher to mash up some of the potatoes and beans.
  • Stir in the spinach and season with hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste. Enjoy!
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Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 878mg | Potassium: 1082mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4691IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg

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