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35 Recipes with Chicken Sausage

Cozy right up to these chicken sausage recipes—a healthy alternative to traditional sausage.

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Sausage & Vegetable Skillet Dinner

I threw this chicken sausage recipe together one night to use up produce before going out of town. Who knew it was going to be such a hit? Now it’s a recipe I turn to whenever time is tight. —Elizabeth Kelley, Chicago, Illinois

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Bavarian Apple Sausage Hash Exps Sdon18 195731 E06 13 3b 14

Bavarian Apple-Sausage Hash

This awesome chicken sausage recipe reflects my German roots. In the cooler months, nothing is as comforting as a hearty hash. Serve this versatile recipe as a side dish at a holiday meal or as a brunch entree over cheddar grits or topped with a fried egg. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, CO
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Gnocchi with Spinach and Chicken Sausage

Dinner is easy when I can use ingredients typically found in my fridge and pantry. And this chicken sausage recipe is the perfect example. —Laura Miller, Lake Ann, Michigan
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Apple Sausage Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Making croutons with cinnamon-raisin bread is sweet genius. Toss together the rest of the salad while they toast. —Kim Van Dunk, Caldwell, New Jersey
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Smoked Gouda Spinach Pizza

My daughter actually created this savory gouda and spinach pizza recipe as an appetizer. There’s never a crumb left!—Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada
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Ravioli with Apple Chicken Sausage

I wanted the perfect sauce for squash ravioli. The wait is over. Here’s what works: spinach, chicken sausage, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice in one happy saucepan. —Mary Brodeur, Millbury, Massachusetts
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Chorizo & Grits Breakfast Bowls

While growing up, I bonded with my dad over chorizo and eggs. My fresh approach combines them with grits and black beans for this chorizo breakfast bowl. This is one of my favorite chicken sausage recipes. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
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Spicy Roasted Sausage, Potatoes and Peppers

I love to share my cooking, and this hearty sheet-pan dinner has built a reputation for being tasty. People have actually approached me in public to ask for the chicken sausage recipe. —Laurie Sledge, Brandon, Mississippi
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Chorizo Pumpkin Pasta

I’m a busy student, and this spicy-sweet pasta makes a perfect quick dinner. Even better, it works on a bigger scale to feed a bunch of friends. —Christine Yang, Syracuse, New York
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Honey Mustard Apple Chicken Sausage

I threw this chicken sausage recipe together one day for a fantastic lunch. It’s a great way to use up leftover rice from dinner the night before. —Julie Puderbaugh, Berwick, Pennsylvania
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New England Bean & Bog Cassoulet

When I moved to New England, I embraced the local cuisine. My cassoulet with baked beans pays tribute to a French classic and to New England in one hearty, heartwarming dish. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
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Makeover Biscuits & Gravy

We lightened up biscuits and gravy to curb our guilt for eating them the day after having pancakes. Here’s a terrific chicken sausage recipe for brunch guests. —Ian Cliffe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Sausage-Tomato Coconut Curry

Made in one pan, this easy and tasty chicken sausage recipe can be altered to fit vegetarian diets. —Jessie Apfe, Berkeley, California
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Apple Cider Chicken Quinoa Skillet

Since I’m especially busy with three active teenagers, I don’t have much time to get dinner on the table in the evening. Instead, I rely on quick options, like this one-skillet chicken sausage recipe that boasts essential proteins, veggies and good carbohydrates. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
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Summer Garden Pasta with Chicken Sausage

For a backyard bash, I do the busy work before the guests arrive so all I have to do is pour beverages, cook pasta and grill up the chicken sausages. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, WA
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Chicken Sausages with Peppers

Chicken sausage is lower in calories compared to its pork counterpart, but it doesn't skimp on the bold, savory flavors you love. Try it with sweet, crunchy bell peppers for a fast and healthy dinner. —Deborah Schaefer, Durand, Michigan
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Meaty Slow-Cooked Jambalaya

Sure makes life easy having this tasty chicken sausage recipe stashed away in the freezer! Another plus, you throw it all in the slow cooker—no skillet necessary. —Diane Smith, Pine Mountain, Georgia
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Sausage & Pepper Pizza

All pizza should satisfy a craving. This one easily beats delivery service to your table. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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Chicken Sausages with Polenta

I get a kick out of serving this chicken sausage dish—everyone's always on time for dinner when they know it's on the menu. —Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida
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Sausage Chicken Jambalaya

For anyone who enjoys entertaining, this jambalaya is the perfect one-pot meal to feed a crowd. It’s comforting, spicy and easy to make.—Betty Benthin, Grass Valley, California
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Sausage Spinach Salad

Want a fast way to turn a salad into a hearty meal? Add sausage. The mustard dressing also goes with smoked salmon or chicken. —Deborah Williams, Peoria, Arizona
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Sausage Skillet with Pasta & Herbs

The fresh herbs really pop in this cinch of a weekday meal. If you want a break from pasta, serve the saucy chicken sausages on polenta instead. It would make a fantastic hoagie filling, too. —Victoria Davis, Wilder, Vermont
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Pumpkin-Chorizo Bow Ties

Chicken sausage is a convenient way to add flavor to healthy dishes. If your family doesn’t like spicy food, skip the red pepper flakes and use a milder chicken sausage. The pumpkin really stands out that way. —Sharon Ricci, Mendon, New York
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Israeli Couscous & Chicken Sausage Skillet

Our comfort food is a big plate of chicken sausage with couscous. Add some onion, celery, a little heat and a sprinkle of feta. —Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida
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Andouille Sausage Soup

I make a soup every football Sunday. I came up with this recipe because I wanted to use lots of vegetables to keep it healthy, but wanted it to be interesting. My wife suggested adding the andouille and now it's one of my favorite andouille sausage recipes. —Steven Thurner, Janesville, Wisconsin
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Butternut Squash and Sausage Soup

Soup comforts the soul and this creamy, healthy soup does nothing short of that. This makes a large pot and I love sharing it with others. --Jerilyn Korver, Altoona, Iowa
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Lentil & Chicken Sausage Stew

This hearty and healthy stew will warm your family right down to their toes! Serve with cornbread or rolls to soak up every last drop. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois
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Couscous & Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

If you have a tiny apartment, zero counter space and only two people to feed, hefty meals are out. This acorn squash with couscous is just the right size. —Jessica Levinson, Nyack, New York
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Italian Sausage and Provolone Skewers

My husband made this chicken sausage recipe with veggie kabobs when we didn’t have buns to make classic sausage bombers. Grill ‘em up, then add cheese cubes. —Cindy Hilliard, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Cajun-Style Beans and Sausage

Beans and rice make the perfect meal because they’re well-balanced, an excellent source of protein, and easy to prepare. The chicken sausage adds full flavor to the recipe, and traditional pork sausage lovers won’t even notice that chicken sausage is used in this dish. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
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Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwiches

My version of the classic Vietnamese sandwich combines the satisfying flavor of chicken sausage with tangy vegetables pickled in rice vinegar. Stuff the ingredients in a hoagie bun and lunch is ready to go! —Angela Spengler, Niceville, Florida
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Chorizo Burrito Bowls

I'm always on the hunt for fast and filling meals. Chicken sausage makes an awesome one-dish dinner by itself or served with brown rice in a burrito. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Kale and Fennel Skillet

I love to mix different vegetables together and use unexpected herbs and spices to change things up. If you can't find apple sausage for this skillet, a good mild Italian sausage would work just fine. —Patricia Levenson, Santa Ana, California
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Lora's Red Beans & Rice

My dear mother-in-law passed this simple recipe to me. With meats, beans and savory veggies that simmer all day, it's tasty, easy and economical, too! —Carol Simms, Madison, Mississippi
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Smoky Sausage & Apple Pizza

This good-for-you pizza combines savory chicken sausage with fresh fruit and vegetables. It makes for a healthy dinner that won’t sabotage your waistline. —Lindsay Williams, Hastings, Minnesota

Colleen DuVall
Colleen is a writer/editor/podcaster who has made it a lifelong hobby to collect and try out new recipes. After another October has come and gone, she starts counting down the days until next Halloween.