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28 Sizzling Keto Sausage Recipes

Louise Hendon | November 14
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From lazy summer cookouts to quick weekday breakfasts, sausage is perfect for any occasion! And with so many varieties to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find a sausage style that suits you best.

Whether you want to make your own sausage at home or just looking to spice up a dish with a little more protein, this list of over 30 Keto-friendly sausage recipes has everything you need.

Looking for an easy recipe on how to make your own breakfast sausage? Or how about an elegant protein-rich main course for dinner? This list has it all! With over ten different breakfast sausage recipes plus new twists on dinnertime favorites, like sausage-stuffed pork tenderloin or sausage kale soup, this list is a protein lover’s dream come true!

Here are just a few of the Keto Sausage Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Sausage – Breakfast

Paleo Chicken and Bacon Sausages

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Chicken and Bacon Sausages Recipe

Ingredients: chicken breasts or ground chicken, bacon, egg, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper.

Chicken goes so well with bacon and these little paleo patties look so good that you will want to make them again and again. Using the seasonings listed here makes the flavor of these sausages absolutely delicious and they will surely become a family favorite. One idea would be to make them into strips and serve with a dip of your choice as party food.

Beef Breakfast Sausage

– The Paleo Mom

Beef Breakfast Sausage

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: ground beef, sage, garlic powder, ground mace, salt, tallow.

These sausage patties are designed to fit with the Auto Immune Protocol and are completely nightshade-free but totally delicious! Sage is not usually associated with beef dishes, but combined with the garlic it brings a ton of flavor to the sausage. This is a versatile recipe as you can either fry the patties in a skillet or bake them in the oven, and the sausage freezes really well so you can make a bigger batch and store them for later.

Smoked Sausage Frittata with Spinach & Mushrooms

– Ketogasm

Smoked Sausage Frittata Recipe With Spinach & Mushroom

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: spinach, ghee, mushrooms, smoked sausage, garlic, salt, pepper, eggs.

Frittata can be a fantastic ketogenic breakfast dish that is filling and so tasty and can be adaptable to suit your taste or store cupboard. This one uses smoked sausage for a boost of flavor but you can use whatever sausage you like. This is a great dish for getting vegetables into picky kids too, just chop the veggies smaller – sneaky, I know!

Black Olive and Oregano Breakfast Sausage

– AutoImmune Wellness

Ingredients: ground pork, black olives, oregano, salt, garlic powder.

In this AIP recipe, the flavors of Italy shine through because of the garlic, oregano and the olives, which are studded through the sausage patties. Black olives have a slight sweetness such as we get from Kalamata olives and this contrasts well with the savory beef. These sausage patties can be turned into a substantial dinner by serving them with a selection of roasted vegetables.

Paleo AIP Sausage Breakfast Hash

– The Health Nut Mama

Paleo AIP Sausage Breakfast Hash

Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama

Ingredients: ground pork, sage, thyme, onion powder, sea salt, avocado oil, organic spinach, leek, organic mushrooms, organic squash.

Here is another versatile AIP-friendly recipe that you can make ahead of time and reheat for breakfast through the week. It is a combination of ground beef or pork and veggies, seasoned with herbs and makes a filling start to the day. For those people living the paleo lifestyle, you could make it even more filling by serving it with eggs for extra protein.

One spice that gives sausage its familiar taste is thyme, which actually has some surprising health benefits. Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. says, “I think thyme can play an important role in treating mild health concerns. It can help to suppress coughs, and is a good antifungal.”

Paleo Breakfast Sausage

– Cook Eat Paleo

Paleo Breakfast Sausage

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: ground pork, sage, sweet paprika, hot paprika, sea salt, fresh ground pepper.

This is a simple recipe that is easy to make and gives you delicious paleo breakfast sausage patties that you can enjoy all week. This recipe uses pork and it is seasoned with wonderful smoked paprika which really boosts the flavor of the meat. However, if you are not a fan of the smoky taste you can experiment with other spices till you find the ones that make this dish yours.

Keto Sausage Frittata

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Keto Sausage Frittata

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: Italian sausage, capers, sun-dried tomatoes, eggs, water, salt, pepper, fresh basil.

Breakfast can be a bit of a challenge when you are following an eating plan but for paleo diets, frittata can come to the rescue! They are simple to make, can be altered to suit your taste and are so portable. The frittata in this recipe has sun-dried tomatoes, adding a savory-sweet flavor and a lovely color to the dish.

American-Style Breakfast Sausage

– The Paleo Mom

American-Style Breakfast Sausage

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: ground pork, salt, sage, ground ginger, mace, dried thyme.

It can be difficult to find ready-made sausage that complies to the ketogenic rules, so this delicious recipe shows you how to make your own! It is so easy to do and the flavors can then be adapted to suit your taste. Here we use pork with sage which really brings out the flavor but you can experiment with other herbs and seasonings. If you don’t want to put the meat into casings you can form it into patties and fry them.

Sausage and Butternut Squash Frittata

– Cook Eat Paleo

Sausage And Butternut Squash Frittata

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: bacon fat, sausage, onion, red pepper, butternut squash, eggs, mixed fresh herbs, sea salt, pepper.

Making frittata is an ideal way to use up leftover sausage and veggies and can be served at any time of day – even for breakfast. You can use any sausage you have, but the more flavorful the better. This whole paleo-friendly dish takes only a few minutes to prepare and cook, so it is a great start to a busy day, or a quick and easy dinner when you get home. Instead of the squash, you could try sweet potato.

Keto Sausage – Entrees

Spinach and Italian Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

– The Healthy Foodie

Spinach And Italian Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: ghee, onion, spinach, Himalayan salt, black pepper, mushrooms, pork tenderloins, Italian sausages, bacon.

If you are entertaining guests and want a low-carb dish that can’t fail to impress, then this one will certainly be a winner! Tender pork stuffed with spinach and tasty sausage all wrapped in a bacon blanket – mouth watering yet? The preparation might look difficult, but if you follow the steps and take your time it’s quite easy! Remember to rest the pork for a few minutes to ensure it is tender.

Low Carb Chicken Sausage and Vegetable Skillet

– Peace, Love, and Low Carb

Low Carb Chicken Sausage And Vegetable Skillet

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: ghee, chicken sausage links, garlic, red onion, zucchini, squash, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, cremini mushrooms, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt, black pepper.

I just love one-pot meals and this is one of my favorite low-carb dishes, full of colors and flavors from the sausage and vegetables. This is a hearty meal which would feed the whole family but it can be budget-friendly and great if you have guests. If you can’t get chicken sausage you can use whatever ones fit with your low-carb diet. This meal freezes really well so leftovers won’t go to waste!

Tray Roasted Butternut, Romanesco and Sausage with Sage Oil

– Healing Family Eats

Tray Roasted Butternut, Romanesco And Sausage With Sage Oil

Photo Credit: Healing Family Eats

Ingredients: olive oil, sage leaves, coconut oil, butternut squash, romanesco, shallots, garlic, pork sausages, black kale, capers.

Don’t you just love the look of romanesco? It really adds something special to a meal! It is actually a form of broccoli but so much more exciting to look at! This is an oven-baked dish that is so full of flavors and textures you won’t even notice that it’s low-carb, and you can make it go further by adding extra veggies if you have a lot of mouths to feed.

Kale and Sausage

– Savory Lotus

Kale And Sausage

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: kale, sausages, coconut aminos, ghee.

This lovely paleo recipe is so quick and easy to make that it would be perfect to throw together for a filling dinner when you are short on time. By adding the coconut aminos you eliminate any bitter taste from the kale and give the dish that umami flavor we all like. You can add in whatever healthy sausage you like, but try to pick one without too many additives.

Hot Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

– My Heart Beets

Hot Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: portabella mushroom caps, hot sausage, onion, garlic, bell pepper.

Portobello mushrooms make the perfect platforms to stuff with veggies and spicy sausage to give a fantastic keto low-carb meal for any time of day. These ones are full of color from the peppers and aromatic fresh basil and have plenty of heat from the sausage and would make a great lunch, but would also go well at breakfast with a side of scrambled eggs.

Sausage Kale Soup with Mushroom

– Low Carb Yum

Sausage Kale Soup with Mushroom

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: chicken broth, fresh kale, sausage, mushrooms, garlic, salt, pepper.

There can be nothing quite like a delicious bowl of soup when you need warming up or if you are feeling a bit low – it’s kind of like a hug in a bowl! This amazing keto-friendly soup has chunks of sausage, mushroom, and kale and it uses chicken broth as the base. If you like a thicker soup you could add in some sweet potato, but this dish is delicious as it is.

Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal

– Kalyn’s Kitchen

Ingredients: uncooked Jenni-O turkey Italian sausage or other uncooked Italian Sausage, sweet mini peppers, sweet red onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, fresh-ground black pepper.

This recipe is so simple but the result is super-tasty! The chunks of sausage are partnered with sweet mini peppers to give a flavor-packed dinner. If you choose to add in the red onion you will find it adds sweet notes to this keto-friendly dish, and don’t worry if you can’t get baby peppers as this meal works just as well with larger peppers. The yellow ones will still add a hint of sweetness and a pop of color.

Easy Sausage and Cabbage Dinner

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: Italian sausage links, cabbage, bacon, onion, garlic, salt, pepper.

Years ago, this classic favorite of cabbage with sausage was considered a ‘poor man’s dinner’, but these days are gone. Now we can all appreciate a plateful of tasty sausage with sweet cabbage and onions for a delicious low-carb and grain-free meal. If you really don’t like cabbage you could use some other greens but you may not get the sweet hint that you get from the cabbage.

Pork Loin Stuffed with Pumpkin & Sausage

– KetoDiet Blog

Ingredients: pork loin, gluten-free sausage meat, ghee, onion, garlic, pumpkin, Spanish chorizo sausage, freshly chopped rosemary and sage, salt, black pepper.

If you are trying this keto-friendly recipe I suggest that you do use chorizo sausage as the paprika-filled juices that it gives off go so well with pork. Along with the sage and rosemary, there is an infusion of flavor that makes this pork loin packed with delicious taste. If you are like me and don’t like pork with fat on, you can use this recipe for pork tenderloin instead, just adjust the cooking time or use a meat thermometer.

Sausage Stuffed Peppers

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: Italian Sausage, marinara sauce, shallot, baby bella mushrooms, bell peppers.

Peppers are great for stuffing as they are little ‘cups’ that hold the other ingredients and look so good! For the stuffing in this paleo recipe you will use Italian sausage, mushrooms and marinara sauce so this is a dairy-free meal that is impressive enough to serve to family and friends. If you find the peppers don’t stand up properly you can pack the bases together with scrunched-up kitchen paper.

Keto Sausages – Recipes Containing Dairy

Bangers and Mash (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Bangers and Mash

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: sausages, onions, olive oil, butter, chicken stock, heavy cream, salt, pepper, cheesy cauliflower puree, parsley.

Bangers and mash is a staple comfort food in the UK where it is often eaten once a week, but it normally involves using the potato. This lovely recipe uses cauliflower mash instead making it a low-carb and gluten-free dinner. You can use your favorite sausage but if you want to stick to the traditional Irish recipe you should use pork sausages and serve them without the red wine.

Italian Cheesy Sausage Zucchini Bake (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and the Foodie

Italian Cheesy Sausage Zucchini Bake

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: butter, garlic, fresh sage, Italian seasonings, sea salt, heavy cream, ricotta cheese, zucchini squash, Italian sausage links, red bell pepper, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese.

Here is another delicious comfort food recipe that is low in carbohydrates but high on taste! With the zucchini noodles and chunks of sausage, you have a filling and hearty meal for the whole family, and the Italian flavors come through really well because of the seasonings and cheese. To make this dish serve even more people and be budget-friendly you could add in some mushrooms.

Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Sausage (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Sausage

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: sausage, broccoli, cauliflower, heavy cream, water, chicken broth, butter, cheddar cheese, bacon, mustard seed, marjoram, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, ground black pepper, olive oil.

Although this dish is described as a soup it is more like a full meal in a bowl because of all the vegetables and sausage pieces. This is a hearty meal that is full of flavor and that flavor can be boosted even more if you use a variety of different sausages, and like many dishes, this one has bacon which in my opinion adds flavor to everything! Although this low-carb recipe uses dairy it is still keto-friendly.

Low Carb Cheesy Smoked Sausage Casserole (Contains Dairy)

– Genius Kitchen

Ingredients: cauliflower, butter, heavy cream, pepper, cheddar cheese, smoked sausage, paprika.

Because I am not keen on washing dishes, one-pot meals are all the rage in our house and this one was added to the list of favorites recently! Smoked sausage adds a lovely contrast of flavor to the cheesy sauce and goes really well with cauliflower, making this low-carb meal a family favorite. If you have other veggies needing used up you can add them in too and that will make this meal go further.

Cauliflower And Sausage Low Carb Stuffing (Contains Dairy)

– Keto Connect

Ingredients: ground pork, pink salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, black pepper, red pepper flakes, cauliflower, butter, chicken broth, celery, white onion, garlic, poultry seasoning, fresh parsley.

One of the best things about low-carb stuffings is that they don’t fill you up too much and that is especially important at Thanksgiving or Christmas when you need space for other things! This delicious recipe gives you spiced sausage and cauliflower with all the seasonings associated with the holidays, but this stuffing could be used any time you have roast chicken or turkey.

Spicy Sausage & Cabbage Skillet Melt (Contains Dairy)

– Ruled Me

Ingredients: spicy Italian chicken sausages, green cabbage, purple cabbage, onion, coconut oil, Colby Jack cheese, cilantro.

There are more family-friendly recipes like this one appearing now which can make your keto journey a lot easier. This skillet melt is a hearty and filling meal that is packed with flavor and color and would look good on any dinner table. If you don’t like spice you can use different sausage and maybe some fresh herbs instead, but just have fun with the flavors!

Prosciutto and Sausage Keto Rolls (Contains Dairy)

– The Nourished Caveman

Prosciutto and Sausage Keto Rolls

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: pork sausages, prosciutto, thyme, cheddar cheese.

This recipe for keto sausage rolls is so easy I wish I’d thought of it before! After all, what’s not to like about sausage wrapped in bacon? Whether or not you use the cheese is up to you as the flavor from the meats is tasty enough without it, but I have tried this without cheese and with a sprinkle of Italian seasoning on the prosciutto and it is delicious!

Low Carb Spanish Chorizo and Manchego Egg Muffins (Contains Dairy)

– My Keto Kitchen

Ingredients: chorizo sausage, red chili, garlic, eggs, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, Manchego cheese, roasted peppers, parsley.

Egg muffins can be a lifesaver when it comes to ketogenic breakfasts as they are quite easy to make and very easy to eat! These muffins are spicy and have loads of flavor from the chorizo and cheese and could be served up for lunch alongside a fresh green salad or packed cold in your lunchbox for food on the go. These are low in carbs and calories so would be great if you are watching your weight.

Fat Head Sausage Rolls (Contains Dairy)

– Ditch the Carbs

Fat Head Sausage Rolls

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: sausages, onion flakes, mozzarella, almond meal/flour, cream cheese, egg, salt.

Sausage rolls are very popular across the globe and can be served as a snack, a lunch or as party food as they are easily eaten with your fingers. However, they are normally made with wheat flour so are not allergy-friendly. So that’s where fat head pastry steps in! It is low-carb, gluten and dairy-free and can be a useful alternative to traditional pastry when making these little beauties!

28 Sizzling Keto Sausage Recipes

Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.