Ground pork sausage comes in wide variety of flavors and is used in a number of recipes. Find some great pork sausage recipes here.
Ground pork sausage is for more than biscuits and gravy. If you have a package of ground pork sausage that needs used, try one of these 10 recipes using ground pork sausage. You won’t have to worry about what to make with ground pork sausage ever again.
Ground Pork Sausage Recipes other than Biscuits and Gravy
I love biscuits and gravy. It’s the perfect meal, but sometimes it’s nice to make a recipe with pork sausage other than biscuits and gravy.
If you’re looking for an amazing biscuits and gravy recipe, check out this version from Farm Wife Feeds.
Is ground pork and ground pork sausage the same thing?
The first thing you need to know is that ground pork and ground pork sausage are NOT the same.
Ground pork is just that – simply pork that is ground up in texture and unseasoned in nature. Think of ground pork as similar to ground beef, but only the pork version.
Pork sausage is actually ground pork that has been seasoned with salt, seasonings, fat and other additives. Ground pork sausage typically comes in all different flavors from mild, medium, spicy, breakfast, Italian, Sage, etc.
Can I substitute ground pork for ground pork sausage?
Yes, you can substitute ground pork for ground pork sausage, BUT you’ll want to add a few other ingredients along with the ground pork. Your dish will turn out quite bland if you just use plain ground pork.
Ground pork sausage typically has many seasonings and spices to make it so flavorful. Add a combination of the following ingredients to suit your tastes and to mimic ground pork sausage: salt, black pepper, brown sugar, fennel, red pepper flakes, sage, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, etc.
Is breakfast sausage the same as pork sausage?
Yes, breakfast sausage and ground pork sausage are the same thing.
Ground pork sausage comes flavored in various ways (mild, Italian, spicy, sage, etc.), and “breakfast” sausage is one of the seasoning blends.
Breakfast sausage is seasoned with flavors that pair perfectly in all breakfast recipes.
Top 10 Recipes Using Ground Pork Sausage
This soup is our number one recipe on These Old Cookbooks. The recipe features pork sausage, cannellini beans, chicken broth and evaporated milk, and it is super easy to make. My family eats this soup every couple weeks in the fall and winter months.
Other Soups Featuring Pork Sausage
I love old fashioned potato soup, but it’s very easy to have a bland-tasting soup. Solve that problem forever with the addition of ground pork sausage for a punch of flavor.
The addition of ground pork sausage to a tasty homemade broccoli cheddar soup makes it more filling with the extra pack of protein. You may never eat your broccoli cheese soup without pork sausage ever again.
Veggies are the perfect complement to healthy lentils and tasty sausage. Using the slow cooker makes this recipe easy to follow.
More Recipes featuring Sausage
This easy recipe is one that I tend to make ahead the weekend and serve later in the week when we have a busy night with little time to cook. All my kids gobble this up. The combination of beans, onion, bell peppers, tomato sauce and ground pork sausage has a creole spin for dinner.
Queso is served at every holiday, party and family gathering. Using the Crock Pot makes it easy to make and transport, and ground pork sausage is full of flavor for this simple dip. This is a small batch recipe perfect for a small gathering but easily doubled for a larger group.
Another great appetizer recipe using pork sausage are Polish Disasters (also called Hanky Pankies).
This taco skillet meal has all the flavors of your favorite Mexican dish in a fast one pan meal. Think of this as a homemade hamburger help only using ground pork sausage instead.
Using the slow cooker for this tasty homemade spaghetti sauce allows the sauce to cook slowly infusing loads of flavor. Also the combination of ground pork sausage and ground beef is a homerun.
Casseroles Using Pork Sausage
A hint of spice from chili powder accompanies the sausage, egg noodles and tomatoes. This weeknight staple is quick and easy. Reach for this recipe when you are short on time.
This old fashioned recipe is perfect for any rice-loving member of your family. My kids love any recipe using white rice. Savory Rice Casserole uses the oven to bake the rice to perfection, and ground pork sausage makes it an entire meal in one dish.
This is hands-down comfort food. Layer of potatoes and pork sausage are baked in an easy white sauce to create the ultimate dinner. This will quickly become a family-favorite recipe.
This classic breakfast casserole always goes over well with friends and family. Eggs, cheese, and breakfast sausage is cooked together with cubes of bread to make the perfect breakfast or brunch. Looking for an easy crock pot breakfast casserole with ground pork sausage? Try this 13 x 9 inch Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole recipe.
The combination of refrigerated crescent rolls, eggs, shredded cheese and breakfast sausage is the base of an amazing breakfast or brunch. Be creative, and make this recipe your own. Spinach, onions or any other veggies would be welcome additions.
What can I substitute for ground pork sausage?
There are many different meats that can be used instead of ground pork sausage.
Just note, that you might want to adjust the other seasoning to prevent your meal from being bland. Pork sausage contains a variety of seasonings such as salt, black pepper, brown sugar, maple syrup, fennel, red pepper flakes, garlic, etc. Be sure to taste your meal and try adding some of these seasonings to your own taste preferences.
- Plain Ground Pork
- Turkey, ground
- Chicken, ground
- Ground beef (also known as hamburger)
- Venison, ground
You could also go meat-free by using a heartier chopped vegetable such as mushrooms or eggplant to mimic the texture of ground pork sausage.
Where to purchase ground pork sausage?
The grocery store is not the only place you can find delicious ground pork sausage. Farmers markets, meat markets, and small farmers often sell ground pork sausage in one pound packages. Stock up, and freeze some for later. Pork sausage comes in numerous flavors such as Italian Sausage, hot sausage, breakfast sausage, maple sausage, sage sausage and more. Or, try turkey sausage which has less fat.
What are some easy ground sausage recipes?
- Biscuits and gravy
- Ground sausage served over baked potatoes or baked sweet potatoes
- Pasta recipes including lasagna and spaghetti. Try subbing in pork sausage for ground beef.
- Egg dishes such as omelets or quiche
- Queso or cheese dip
- Homemade or store-bought hamburger helper
- Soup (vegetable, chili, potato, etc.)
What’s the difference between ground pork and ground pork sausage?
The meat in ground pork and ground pork sausage is the same; however, ground pork sausage has been pre-seasoned with herbs and spices such as ground cumin, oregano, sage, garlic, paprika, and salt. The herbs and seasonings used is based on the variety of pork sausage you purchase.
What’s the easiest meal using ground pork sausage?
The simplest, yet tasty, meal using a package of ground pork sausage or ground breakfast sausage is as follows. Cook a package of egg noodles in water or chicken or beef broth; drain. At the same time, brown up a package of pork sausage (any variety). Drain excess oil from the sausage after cooking. Combine the sausage and the cooked noodles. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. If desired, sprinkle with your favorite cheese (cheddar, Colby Jack, Parmesan, Swiss, anything works).