Looking For an Amazing Main Course Idea? Try Smoked Sausage!

Did someone say amazing main course? If yes, then the first thing that comes to mind is delicious Smoky Sausage. If you are a foodie person or love cooking various dishes from various cuisines for your family and friends, then you must have tried smoked sausage. Wait! What? Haven’t you tried out this recipe yet? If not, then you should try it now. Invite your friends and prepare an amazing smoked sausage for lunch or dinner. Your pals will definitely love it and will fight over the last bite.

Looking For an Amazing  Main Course Idea? Try Smoked Sausage!

What Is Sausage?

A type of meat product that is specifically prepared by grounding the meat is called a sausage. It can be made up of beef, pork, or poultry along with spices, salt, and other flavorings. It is packed in a casing that is made up of intestines or synthetic material. Various types of synthetic material including collagen, plastic, or cellulose are used as sausage casing.


Different types of cooking techniques are used for cooking sausage. You can either cook them, bake them, grill them or even boil them. It depends on personal preferences and taste.


Sausages come in numerous varieties. Some popular types are listed hereunder:


  1. Fresh sausage: They are pre-cooked or uncooked sausages that mostly come in casings. They are not smoked or dried.


  1. Smoked sausage: as the name suggests, the type of sausage that is smoky in taste is called smoked sausage. They are already cooked. And have a strong flavor.


  1. Dried sausage: the sausage that has a concentrated taste and hard texture is called dried sausage. Cooking is not required in dried sausage.

What Are The Benefits of Eating Sausage?

Including sausage in your diet and eating it often is good for your health. The benefits of eating sausage are vast. Some are listed hereunder:


  1. Sausages are loaded with a good quantity of proteins. As we know protein contains amino acids that are essential for building muscles. So, the persons who want to gain a lot of muscle can add sausages to their diet to satisfy their needs for proteins. Doubtlessly, protein is considered an important macronutrient. Besides building muscles, it is useful in fighting against various infections.


  1. Sausages contain a sufficient quantity of vitamin B. Vitamin B12 helps in the breakdown of fats and proteins. Also, it protects the body from nerve damage.


  1. Lastly, sausages are an excellent source of iron. Iron plays an important role in the production of hemoglobin and myoglobin. The meat that is used in preparing sausage (red meat, beef, pork, and lamb) contains a sufficient quantity of iron.  

How to Make Sausage at Home?

If you can’t go out for any reason, then you can make sausage at home. Yes! making sausage at home is an easy process.

How to Make Smoked Sausage?

Ingredients Required:


  1. Sausage


Note: You can buy ready-made sausage from any supermarket or you can also make sausage at home. All you have to do is get the meat of your choice, mix it with Traeger rub, and then put it in the casing.


  1. Mesquite traeger pellets



  1. Smoker



  1. The first step in making smoked sausage is preheating the smoker. Preheat the smoker to 437F or 225C. Many advanced smokers come with super-smoke features. If your smoker has one, turn that feature on.


  1. Now, take your sausages whether they are ready-made or homemade, and place them in the smoker. And let them smoke until the temperature reaches 155C on the inside of the smoker.


  1. This will almost take 2 hours. So be patient. Meanwhile, you can do the plating.


  1. Once the temperature reaches a specific point, take the sausages out, set them on a plate, grab your fork and knife, and enjoy with your favorite sauce.

Can I Serve Smoked Sausage For Breakfast?

Yes! You can serve smoked sausage for breakfast. As they are delicious and loaded with numerous nutrients, you can start your day with a delicious sausage breakfast. You can pair smoked sausages with the  following dishes:


  1. Sausage breakfast hash
  2. Smoked sausage served with a sandwich
  3. Sausage and eggs
  4. Sausage served with cheese omelet
  5. Pairing sausage with cheese, scrambled eggs and tortilla
  6. Serve sausage with pancakes

What Are The Serving Options for Smoked Sausage?

Sausages can be eaten alone or along other main courses. Read on to know the serving options for smoked sausages.


First and foremost, let’s discuss appetizers.  Sausages are the best appetizers. After the appetizer, let’s discuss breakfast. As discussed earlier, they can be combined with breakfast meals. If you are in a hurry and want a tiffin that you can eat later, then try the combination of smoked sausage with a sandwich. You can use a whole sausage or its slices and add them in between the bread. Use condiments including sauerkraut, mustard, or other sauces for better taste.


If you are a pasta lover, then you should try smoked sausage with pasta. Eating pasta with smoked sausage is like eating in heaven. The exciting taste will force your taste buds to dance. You can combine smoked sausage with alfredo, carbonara, or marinara. The smoky flavor of sausage can definitely add depth to the sauce.


If you are on a light diet and sick of eating all that stew and soups, then try something exciting. Try adding smoked sausage in stews and soups and you will love it. Add slices of smoked sausage to potato soup, bean soup, or gumbo and you will not regret it.


If you are making pizza at home and bored of that ordinary chicken topping, then you can use smoked sausage as a topping. It will really bring the taste of pizza to a new level and in this way, you can introduce a new flavor of pizza to your family and friends created by your own.

Can I Store Smoked Sausage for Later Use?

Yes, you can store smoked sausage for later use. You can refrigerate or freeze them according to your use. If you want to keep smoked sausage for 2-3 weeks, it’s best to freeze them. However, if you want to keep them for up to 2 weeks, refrigeration is the best option.