When it comes to protein, most people tend to turn to beef or chicken as the stars for their dinner menu. However, sausage is a versatile protein that should definitely be added to the rotation. One of the best things about sausage is that it can be sauteed, stewed, grilled, or even braised and easily become the star of a meal.
In addition to adding great flavor to many dishes and simply tasting great, using sausage for your dinners will provide you with some quick and easy recipes that you can make even on your busiest evenings. This is one protein that is found throughout the world, with many different takes on how it is used. Here are 16 great sausage recipes that you can add to your dinner rotation for a little bit of variety and spice. These are great for taking your taste buds on a trip around the globe.
1. Sauerkraut Soup
This is a wonderful soup recipe that is great for those long and cold winter days. It can be made quickly in the morning and ready for you when you come home from work.
What you need:
Medium potato, cut into quarter-inch cubes
1 pound fully cooked kielbasa sausage rope, cut into half-inch cubes
A 32 ounce can sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
4 cups chicken broth
10 ¾ ounce can cream of mushroom soup
½ pound sliced mushrooms
1 cup chicken, cooked and cubed
2 carrots, sliced
2 celery stalks, sliced
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp dill weed
3 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
In a slow cooker combine the first twelve ingredients on the list. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 5 to 6 hours. The vegetables should be tender when you are ready to serve. Garnish with the crumbled bacon and serve warm.