Italian Sausage Recipe Alternatives


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A ground Italian sausage recipe is easy to prepare and serves several uses in Italian cooking. Any Italian dish is only incomplete without it. These sausage recipes come in different shapes and sizes, but they serve the same purpose: to give a unique and tasty twist to your traditional Italian meal.

How To Make Spaghetti Sauce?

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Ground Italian sausage can make lots of dishes, from spaghetti sauce to meatballs, pizza dough, and even ice cream. For making spaghetti sauce, cut up a pound of lean sausage and place it in a skillet with three cups of water. Bring the water to a boil and cook the sausage over medium heat for two minutes. Remove from the heat and drain it in a colander. Then put the pasta in a separate bowl, add salt and pepper and let it cool until it is ready to be served.

Ground Sausage Recipe

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If you don’t have time to cook sausage, then consider making your ground sausage recipe. Simply slice the sausage and place it in a mixing bowl. Add one tablespoon of each of flour, milk, salt, pepper, and black pepper. Stir it together to form a batter, then let it stand for 20 minutes to mix the flavor. Mix it well, place it in the fridge for up to six hours, and then cut into smaller pieces for recipes. Alternatively, you can buy ground sausage that has already been seasoned and cooked.

Besides using ground sausage as a meat substitute, it can also be used in a variety of Italian recipes as part of a larger dish. For example, you can make a delicious potpourri by combining ground sausage with onion, garlic, dried oregano, parsley, and thyme.

Marinara Sauce Recipe

Ground Italian sausage also makes an excellent ingredient in marinara sauce. To make marinara, mix a half cup of tomato paste, a quarter teaspoon of oregano, a quarter teaspoon of garlic powder, a quarter teaspoon of dried basil, half a teaspoon of dried oregano, and half a teaspoon of dried Rosemary. Put this mixture in a blender and blend until smooth. Then add a tablespoon of olive oil and simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally.

Ground Italian sausage is also useful in pesto, an Italian dish of pasta with tomato sauce served at lunchtime. You can either make your pesto with fresh tomatoes or purchase it from a food store.

Ground Italian Sausage In Sandwiches Recipe

Another great use of ground Italian sausage is in making sausage cashew and banana sandwiches. The recipe is relatively easy and doesn’t call for any special ingredients, except for a few potatoes to cook. When the potatoes are almost fully cooked, place them in a pan, pour in some olive oil, and cook them on both sides of the pan.

When the potato mixture is almost finished cooking, spread it evenly over the pan and cook for about 5 minutes until crisp. Then place the cashew and banana sandwiches on top of it. Sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper over it, drizzle with pepper sauce, and serve hot! These recipes are also a great way to enjoy Italian sausage without leaving your house.

Final Words

Sausage is a very versatile and healthy meat alternative. It is also cheap and readily available, making it a perfect food for those on a budget. You can cook a delicious meal for less than a hundred dollars. Using ground sausage as a filler, you can easily create your meatloaf version for less than $10.

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