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5+ Budget-Friendly Recipes Using Sausage Links

Sausage links are such a great way to add some flavor into your meals. If you’re tired of making the same old recipes, this list of Budget-Friendly Recipes Using Sausage Links will give you some great ideas. There are recipes for kabobs, breakfast quesadillas, and more.

For more ideas of what to make, check out all of our recipes.

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I love using sausage in recipes. Sausage adds such a good flavor with a lot less work for you. Since it’s already heavily seasoned, you don’t have to add that much seasoning to the rest of your dish.

Plus, sausage links just feel fancy. We have ground meat or whole chicken multiple times a week, but I only make sausage occasionally. So, because of that, it feels special.

If you picked up a package of sausage links and are looking for something to make with them, you’re in luck. We have this great list of recipes using sausage links for you to choose from. 

Quick note: The majority of these recipes use pork sausage, but you could easily substitute chicken sausage or turkey sausage, if that’s what you find on sale at the grocery store.

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If you actually only have ground sausage, not sausage links, check out our list of Budget-Friendly Ground Sausage Recipes instead. That has a one pot sausage pasta recipe, a recipe for cornbread sausage balls, and more.

Budget-Friendly Recipes Using Sausage Links

As we add new recipes using sausage links to Drugstore Divas, we’ll be sure to update this post. So save it (bookmark it, pin it, however you save posts) and come back to it from time to time to see what we’ve added.

Five sausage and veggie skewers on a plate with the words "Grilled Sausage Kabobs" digitally written on top.

Grilled Sausage Kabobs

Sausage links are cut into pieces, then threaded onto skewers with a red and yellow bell pepper and red onion, to make these Grilled Sausage Kabobs. We use spicy sausages in this recipe to give the kabobs a little bit of heat, but you could use a more mild sausage if that’s what your family would prefer.

The kabobs are perfect for summer so you can grill dinner tonight, outside, rather than turning on the oven and heating up the whole house.

Shrimp, sausage, mushrooms, and pasta in a bowl with the words "Mardi Gras Pasta (aka Cajun Alfredo)" digitally written on top.

Mardi Gras Pasta (aka Cajun Alfredo)

I love alfredo. I prefer it over marinara sauce, but I know some people can find the creamy sauce pretty bland and one note, as they say on cooking shows. This Mardi Gras Pasta (aka Cajun Alfredo) is anything but bland.

The alfredo sauce is flavored with a Cajun seasoning blend and a few other seasonings. It’s served over andouille sausage, shrimp, and pasta.

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Slow Cooker BBQ Sausage Bites

If you’re looking for a party appetizer, these Slow Cooker BBQ Sausage Bites are a great option. They’re very similar to the jelly meatballs people usually make for parties, but these are made from two smoked sausages rather than frozen meatballs.

This is such an easy recipe, thanks to the slow cooker. Just slice your sausage links into bite-sized pieces, put all the ingredients in the slow cooker, set it, and that’s it.

Sausage, potato wedges, and peppers in a pan.

Chicken And Sausage Bake

If you’re looking for something to please everyone, this Chicken And Sausage Bake is a great dinner idea. You start it by cooking some of the ingredients individually, then combine everything — sausage links, chicken, potatoes, and vegetables — in a cake pan. Bake it in the oven and you’ve got a great dinner.

To make your life easier, while that’s baking in the oven, you can wash the skillet you used to cook the other ingredients. Then, you’re only left with one pan to clean after dinner.

Chicken, peas, sausage, carrots, and onion in a pan with the words "Sheet Pan Chicken Vesuvio" digitally written on top.

Sheet Pan Chicken Vesuvio

This easy Sheet Pan Chicken Vesuvio is one of our most popular recipes. Probably because it’s one of our tasty, but also very easy recipes.

All the ingredients, including sliced sausage links, are added to a pan. Seasoning and wine are to the pan, then everything is baked together. The entire meal cooks in that one pan, making your life super simple.

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Sheet Pan Sausage And Peppers

This Sheet Pan Sausage And Peppers recipe is the best way to make sausage and peppers on a busy weeknight. Everything (cut sausage links, bell peppers, and onions) cooks on one sheet pan, which means you only have one pan to clean at the end of the night.

You can eat it as is, serve it over white rice to make rice bowls, or toast rolls to make sausage and peppers sandwiches.

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Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadillas

This Sausage And Egg Breakfast Quesadillas recipe uses sausage links, but you break them into crumbles in order to make it, so you could just start with ground sausage and save yourself a step.

Either way, it’s a delicious breakfast recipe and one that you’ll love making when you have a little time on Sunday mornings.

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Baked Ziti With Sausage

Three sausage links are broken apart and cooked. The cooked sausage is put into a pan with boiled pasta, cheese, and marinara sauce, then baked to make this delicious Baked Ziti With Sausage. It’s a really easy dinner, one that we usually make on a weeknight, then eat as leftovers the next day.

Of course, you could make it without sausage, but the sausage adds such a good flavor to the tasty dish, and it would be a little bland without the meat.

Which of these Budget-Friendly Recipes Using Sausage Links is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.