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5 Standout Sausage Recipes You Have to Try

Tired of serving chicken every night? Give sausage a go! You can use it in everything from lasagna to turkey burgers.
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Tired of serving chicken every night? Give sausage a go! You can use it in everything from lasagna to turkey burgers.

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This pasta dish is adapted from Lidia's Italian Table by Lidia Bastianich. Not only is it quick and easy to make -- 25 minutes tops -- the whole family gobbles it up, broccoli and all. GET THE RECIPE

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Turkey burgers are usually dry and tasteless. Not these! The secret is adding Italian turkey sausage -- a trick often used with meatballs. GET THE RECIPE

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Bread pudding is usually sweet, but it can be made savory too. This version, brimming with sweet pork sausage and sharp cheddar, is deeply flavored with a crisp, golden crust and tender, creamy interior. Bonus: it can be made ahead of time and feeds a crowd. GET THE RECIPE

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Lasagna is a cooking project if there ever was one, but it's perfect for feeding a crowd and everyone loves it. The sauce in this recipe is a quick bolognese made with sweet Italian sausage and lots of veggies. FYI -- it freezes beautifully: make two and save one for another night. GET THE RECIPE

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Don't wait for a holiday to make this amazing sausage stuffing. It's super simple and totally worth the splurge. GET THE RECIPE