31 Easy Keto Sausage Recipes For Nights When You’re So Over Chicken, Fish and Beef
- February 27, 2021
October 16, 2020 – 6:46 PM – 0 Comments (Recipes from a Pantry)
Doing keto, but tired of the same old protein options (AKA chicken, beef and fish)? We hear you. You might be forgetting one other delicious, keto-friendly option though and that’s sausage! These 31 easy keto sausage recipes prove breakfast, lunch and dinner don’t have to be boring when there are so many great dishes featuring Italian sausage, chorizo, turkey sausage and more in this post.
What Kind of Sausage to Choose for a Keto Diet
The carb count in most commercially prepared sausages is pretty low. However, you should still check the ingredients before buying sausage to make sure everything added is keto-friendly.
Although sausage is primarily meat, it can contain binders or flavor enhancers that aren’t low in carbs. So look out for added ingredients (such as sugar and wheat flour), which should be avoided on a keto diet. It’s also best to choose products that have less than two grams of net carbs per serving.
How to Cook Sausage
Sausage links are often cooked in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned and cooked throughout. Generally, the internal temperature should reach 160°F to be considered fully cooked. That usually takes between 10 to 15 minutes. Sausage links can also be boiled, baked, pressured cooked and air fried.
Many recipes call for bulk sausage or sausage meat without a casing. This allows more browning and the meat to be spread better throughout the dish. Bulk sausage is great for patties, keto meatballs, low-carb soups and dips. Usually, sausage meat without a casing is browned in a skillet on the stovetop when used in a recipe.
For a no-fuss keto sausage dinner, you can combine cut sausage links with low-carb vegetables on a baking sheet and roast until the meat is cooked and the vegetables are tender. Green beans and cauliflower are two great choices for the veggies. To make them, just lay everything out on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake in a preheated 450°F oven for 30 to 35 minutes. For the best flavor, be sure to add seasonings to the vegetables.
You’ll find well over two dozen keto sausage recipes in this collection and it you don’t have time to check them all out now, just pin this post to save them for later.