Tips and recipes for making the best homemade sausages. From pork to veal to game animal sausages, start here here for delightful and enticing inspiration.

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Sautéed Italian Sausage with Onions and Peppers
Rating: Unrated 2
Searing sweet Italian sausage in a dry skillet renders the fat, resulting in a deliciously crispy sausage. Tender bell peppers add a welcome vegetal sweetness to this one-pan dinner while they cook down in a blend of savory chicken broth and tangy vinegar perfect for sopping up with crusty bread. Sausage, peppers, and onions is a great dinner to pair with a red wine, says sommelier Theo Lieberman of Pasquale Jones in New York City, who provided the inspiration for this recipe. To go with the sausage, peppers, and onions, he says, "I've been digging Forlorn Hope's Queen of the Sierra red—I like it chilled. It's easy to drink and lends itself to all kinds of food."
Carrot and Spring Onion Toad in the Hole
The traditional toad in the hole consists of whole sausages cooked in an egg-and-flour batter. This recipe delivers a taste of the British classic but stars tender baby carrots and spring onions for a flavorful, vegetable-forward spring twist. 
New Orleans-Style Jambalaya
Rating: Unrated 1
This hearty Creole jambalaya is smoky, aromatic, and just a little bit spicy. Rendered fat from a combination of andouille sausage, bacon, and smoked sausage serves as the base, and the dish keeps building from there. Take the time to cook each element of the jambalaya to add browned, caramelized flavor. Make sure to save the shells when peeling and deveining the shrimp, as they'll be used for a homemade shrimp stock that goes in towards the end.
The Best Italian Sausage Recipes You'll Want to Eat Again and Again
Whether you're tackling cheesy pizza for family night, a quick sandwich for lunch, or a rich broth for a light dinner, Italian sausage makes any meal a little more savory. Italian sausage pairs well with a variety of vegetables including bright peppers, crunchy kale, fennel, and briny olives. If you want to turn up the heat, you can always add a few extra red pepper flakes. Here are our top 17 Italian sausage recipes.
Braised Sausage and Fennel with Toasted Spices
Rating: Unrated 3
With whole pink peppercorns and fennel seeds, this simple braise is gently perfumed and aromatic with fresh spring flavors inspired by the braised fennel at Red Hook Tavern in Brooklyn, New York, from chef Allison Plumer. Use a fresh, spicy sausage here to complement the creamy bean puree and sweet fennel.

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We tried all three sausages from J&E SmallGoods, the recently launched company from butchers Jocelyn Guest and Erika Nakamura.
Roasted Merguez Sausage with Apples and Onions
For this sheet pan dinner, use Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples, which hold their shape better during roasting that other varieties. Plus, their pleasant sweetness balances the intensely spiced merguez sausage.
Pork-and-Apple Bedfordshire Clangers

Sam Jacobson of the Stargazy bakeshop in Philadelphia delivers both sausage roll and fruit pie in these traditional spiced half-and-half pastries from eastern England. Fun fact: Bedfordshire residents are nicknamed “Clangers” after this sweet and savory specialty. Slideshow: More Pork Shoulder Recipes