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Make your own Italian sausage at home with this homemade italian sausage seasoning recipe. Add these savory spices to turkey, pork or beef and have delicious Italian sausage ready for pizzas, meatballs, spaghetti or your favorite Italian dish. Fits Paleo and Whole30 eating plans!
Do you like making homemade spice mixes? It can be cost effective to whip up your own seasoning blends at home with spices that you may already have in your cupboard. Italian seasoning, fajita seasoning, taco seasoning and pasta salad seasoning are 4 of our favorites.
When we started watching our sugar intake, we realized that so many of our favorite foods had sugar in them. Sausage was one of those things. Now let me tell you. I love my sugar. But if I’m going to make the decision to have sugar, I’ll take a donut, please. I don’t want sugar in my sausage.
This homemade Italian sausage seasoning solves that problem and lets you know exactly what you’re putting in to your food to season it.
There are a few key ingredients that give homemade Italian sausage seasoning its flavor:
**Pro Tip: It may seem like we’re cheating by adding in pre-mixed Italian seasoning. We find that most people have this in their spice cupboard already. If you don’t, you can use our recipe to mix up some of your own.**
This homemade italian sausage seasoning makes enough to season two pounds of meat. You can use more or less, depending on how flavorful you like your food. We recommend starting by using this whole recipe in two pounds of meat and adjusting from there.
Use ground pork, ground beef, ground chicken or ground turkey, which is our preference.
I use this Italian sausage in soup, meatballs, spaghetti sauce and lasagna. Anytime you have an Italian dish, you can substitute Italian sausage for the ground beef to give it an extra zip of flavor.
I often make up a big batch of this savory sausage. You form it into patties and freeze the patties to cook later (I actually like having an Italian sausage patty for breakfast alongside some veggies), or you can cook them right away.
You can also brown the meat and freeze it. This makes it super easy to pull out and use in sauces and all of your savory Italian dishes!
**Pro Tip: If we make up a big batch of this, we used dried onions and garlic. If we make up a single batch, we use fresh onion and garlic.**
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Great! I used less salt and more fennel, and substituted sage for savory in the Italian seasoning blend.
Yummy!! Bought some fresh ground pork at the local deli and needed to cook it.
Mixed all ingred up (minus fennel… not a fan) and browned. Then froze in 1-pound portions. Delicious recipe!!!
Great recipe! We made it this afternoon with chicken (in preparation for grilled meatballs). Okay, after tasting it we asked ourselves why we didn’t do this sooner. Many Thanks!!
Fantastic seasoning (excluding the fennel). We use this with pork sausage for a fathead pizza topping!
I make most of my own spices. Delighted you shared these ingredients.
I had dry, leftover stuffing. I used about a cup of cooked hamburger I spiced like Italian sausage, and added extra water and bullion, in addition to the gravy. It was wonderful!
Like everyone else felt, this recipe is great. We used it on pizza and it tasted like it was from a restaurant. Will add more pepper flakes next time. we ground the fennel seed and was the perfect amount, not dominant. used in home ground sausage if that helps.
I’m assuming that the minced onions and garlic are the dried ones. Two questions…
If I use onion powder and garlic powder, how much of each would I use?
If I use fresh onions and garlic, how much would I use?
I just made this to use in tortellini soup and it was perfect! Thanks!
this is by far the best italian sausage recipe we’ve come across! Our search is over. It can be easily modified because the herbs and spices are so obvious. We don’t much care for fennel so we backed off on it. Big mistake. Should’ve followed the recipe though next time we will add more pepper flakes. Used it on a homemade pizza since we had no more pepperoni and for me the taste was way better. And less expensive. Will add to spaghetti and stuff next to see how it tastes with peppers and onions in a bun
Delicioso!!! Used for ground beef in lasagna recipe