There’s no better time to enjoy sausage than summer. Cooking with sausage is as versatile as the many flavors it comes in. Whether the protein is pork, chicken, or turkey, the meal possibilities are seemingly endless. On days when the outdoors call and the grill begs for use, sausage will answer the call. Or, on a rainy day spent indoors, a sausage-filled bake makes a perfect hearty dinner.

Spicy, sweet, or cheese-filled, our homemade sausages will shine in these recipes.

1) Broccoli Rabe with Sweet Italian Sausage

Broccoli Rabe Sweet Italian Sausage

via Epicurious

Broccoli rabe is a wondrous superfood, packed with vitamins and nutrients. Perfect for a night in, Epicurious‘ recipe combines the bitter greens with sweet sausage in a dish as comforting as grandma would make. The rabe is boiled, then sautéed in garlic oil while the sausage broils. Your family will love this tasty way to eat all their greens.

2) Spiralizer Sweet Potato Pasta with Sausage & Spinach

Spiralizer Sweet Potato and Sausage

via Everyday Good Thinking

Spiralized veggies are a unique, delicious way to make a meal healthier. This dish from Everyday Good Thinking is a tantalizing marriage of sweet and spicy, with hot Italian sausage crumbled over spiralized sweet potato pasta. Bright baby spinach elevates the meal with a pop of green, while sprinkled parmesan melts on top.

3) Sun-Dried Tomato, Kale, and Chicken Sausage Quinoa Bake

Chicken Sausage Quinoa Bake

via Fit Foodie Finds

Not only is this recipe from Fit Foodie Finds filling, it has an easy clean-up of only one dish! Chicken sausage is a plump and juicy way to serve everyone’s favorite white meat. The sausages, kale, and sun-dried tomatoes are evenly stacked and spread out on top of the quinoa and chicken stock base. Make this meal on a cool summer night.

4) 30-Minute Quinoa with Sausage and Brussels Sprouts

Quinoa With Sausage and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

via The Weary Chef

Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving. Unlike the time it takes to cook a whole turkey, this fantastic quinoa recipe from The Weary Chef bakes in only 30 minutes. Whole grain brown rice soaks up juices from the tomatoes, sausage, and baked brussels sprouts, packing every bite full of flavor.

5) Penne with Sausage, Fennel, and Pecorino

Penne Sausage Fennel

via The Weary Chef

Fennel adds a sweet brightness to a dish, which is why we offer it in our homemade sausage selection. Fine Cooking‘s recipe gets a double-dose of fennel, with fresh bulbs featured in the dish as well. With warm-flavored sage and salty chicken stock, this recipe is anything but your typical pasta dish.

We recommend giving the above recipes a spin with these delicious, homemade Butcher Boy sausages: Tomato Sausage, Tomato & Cheese Sausage, and Garlic & Cheese Sausage.

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