sides for sausage

14 Simple and Tasty Sides for Sausages (Perfect for Your Meal!)

Sausages are incredibly versatile in flavor, shape, and cooking preparation. They can taste hot and spicy or sweet and smoky. Some come as complete sausage links, while others resemble burger patties.

But whichever sausage you have on hand, there’s a simple yet tasty side dish perfect for its unique, meaty flavor. These sides can also match the type of meal you’ll have, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or a simple snack. Plus, you don’t have to look far – all those are in here, 15 easy-peasy recipes perfect for your delicious sausages!

1. Scrambled Eggs

What’s better than sausages and eggs for the first and most important meal of any day? You might often have breakfast sausages with sunny-side-up eggs, and that’s alright – it’s a classic. But delicious and hot sausages with perfectly creamy, fluffy scrambled eggs are a game-changing and protein-filled combo that will change how you start your day.

2. Baked Beans

If you’ve had a full English breakfast, you’d know that baked beans and sausages are an underrated yet classic combination. The sweetness and savoriness of the beans complement the juiciness and meatiness of the breakfast bangers (aka sausages). Also, don’t let the British aura of baked beans intimidate you – with this recipe, they’re effortless to make as you’ll be using canned pork and beans.

3. No-Knead Italian Crusty Bread

Italian sausages stand out for their fennel flavor, sweetness, and varying spiciness. This taste profile is perfect with homemade Italian crusty bread, which needs only flour, salt, water, and active dry yeast. The preparation is also effortless – no kneading, machines, or Dutch oven necessary. Within a few hours, you have fresh, rustic Italian bread to serve with your sausages.

4. No-Knead Homemade English Muffin

Another classic component of a fry-up or English breakfast is the English muffin. Its plain buttery flavors allow the intense meatiness and savoriness of the sausages to stand out. This recipe is no-knead, no-oven, and calls for six easy-to-find ingredients, like butter and flour. Also, you can have sausages, toasty English muffins, and baked beans all at once!

5. Golden Sweet Cornbread

Golden sweet cornbread is the perfect compliment to savory dishes, one of which is sausages. Some recipes even have them embedded right into the bread, but we’re keeping the two separate with this recipe. That’s so you can focus on making the most delicious homemade cornbread with simple ingredients: flour, yellow cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, milk, salt, oil, and an egg.

6. Sinangag (Garlic Rice)

If you have Asian sausages, there’s no better side dish than warm, white rice. While plain cooked rice is perfect, you can make your experience more complex and flavorful with sinangag or Filipino garlic rice. It’s best with longganisa or Filipino sausages and is a creative, savory way to reinvent your day-old, cold rice.

7. Potato Salad

Potatoes are a popular pairing to sausages, and for a good reason. The plain yet distinct profile of potatoes is well-matched to the more pronounced sausage taste. Moreover, there are many ways you can prepare a potato side dish that’s perfect for sausages, one of which is this potato salad. It’s creamy, starchy, and complex, yet all the textures and flavors still allow the sausages to shine.

8. Mashed Potatoes

This mashed potatoes recipe fits the bill if you prefer a smoother, simpler potato side. Like potato salad, it’s creamy, but the texture is more consistent, and there are fewer components, thus, leading to a simpler flavor that’s better suited with sausages. But if you want to elevate the mashed potatoes, you can add sour cream, cheese, garlic, or even sausage tidbits.

9. Coleslaw

Try pairing sausages with the freshness and crispness of coleslaw! They work out surprisingly well, with the shredded cabbage and carrot salad providing new and exciting flavors, colors, and textures. The recipe takes only 20 minutes, but you must set aside an extra hour to chill the coleslaw.

10. Baked French Fries

Flavorful sausages with a side of French fries – and some dips – are a classic snack or meal combination. But if you want a healthier but similar alternative, you can opt for these baked French fries instead! Same potato goodness but less oil and fat that often makes these treats unhealthy. You can have it plain, with seasonings, or served with dips, like ketchup.

11. Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese

Turn your delicious sausages into a hefty, satisfying meal by giving it a side of creamy, tasty mac and cheese. This American classic isn’t just rich and simple; it’s also comfortingly familiar, making this a perfect homemade treat. Like any good mac and cheese, it’s loaded with cheese, cream, and pasta; you can toss in some meat like bacon or sausage bits.

12. Buttered Noodles

Buttered noodles are plain and homey, making them the perfect side for many rich or intensely-flavored dishes, like sausages. For instance, this specific recipe needs only four ingredients – noodles, butter, salt, and pepper – and takes only fifteen minutes to make. The resulting taste profile is simple and neat, so the flavors aren’t overwhelming when you pair them with sausages.

13. Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are an impeccable side dish. It’s not just the nutrition that makes them perfect. The caramelized outsides, tender insides, and simple yet succulent flavors all contribute to the remarkable goodness of this recipe. You also have freedom over the seasoning; keep it light and classic, or add spice, acidity, and other unique spices.

14. Pan-Roasted Broccoli

You can’t go wrong with having this pan-roasted broccoli with your sausage. It’s healthy and simple, has the perfect sear, and has incredible flavors with hints of caramelization. Also, you don’t need a lot of ingredients or time to make this recipe. Cooking and prep time is 15 minutes, and you only need water, salt, pepper, oil, and broccoli.

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.