Vienna sausage are a tasty and protein-filled option to mix up some of your favorite recipes. However, if you’ve never cooked with them before, you may be wondering how to best use them. These Vienna sausage recipes provide some interesting and unique options to make sure that you can try a variety of options.
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1. Scrambled Eggs with Vienna Sausage
This recipe is a favorite for a good reason. Most of the Vienna sausage recipes are lunch or dinner but this breakfast option is a handy one to keep around. It’s similar to an omelet and will give you good protein and vegetables to get the day started. The best thing is that it’s also easy to scale up this recipe and make it for a larger crowd if you have company. Easily customizable, this is a good option to keep in mind.
2. Arroz con Salchichas
This recipe can be used as a side dish or stand alone as a main dish. A colorful sausage and rice dish, it’s incredibly easy to make. In fact, you can get this on the table in 30 minutes or less. With just a few ingredients, you’ll have a flavorful and healthy dish that contains protein, carbs, and vegetables. This recipe makes about four servings and can be the main dish when you’re low on time or serve as a side dish. This dish is filling and great for a cold day.
3. Breakfast Vienna Sausage
When you’re getting ready in the morning and low on ingredients, check out this easy to make recipe. Ready in just a few minutes, you’ll probably have all of these ingredients already in your pantry or fridge. You can enjoy this on its own or have with toast for a bigger breakfast. Kids tend to love this recipe and you can even add a little extra ketchup. Easy to mix up and will keep you going throughout the day, what more could you ask for?
4. Fideo with Vienna Sausage
If you’re not familiar with Fideo, it’s a thin type of pasta but you can also substitute angel hair pasta. This delicate pasta holds onto the sauce well to make a satisfying dish that’s perfect for any night of the weak. You’ll start by cooking sausage and peppers together and adding a touch of garlic to amp up the flavor. If you’re looking for a quick skillet meal, this one will be a great option. Not only can this be made in just a few minutes, it also saves well and is great for meal-prepping when you have a busy week.
5. Pigs in a blanket
If you need a recipe that’s great for parties, tailgates, and just something fun to snack on, this pigs in a blanket recipe has you covered. Easy, fun, and delicious are all terms that describe this recipe perfectly. Kids love making these recipes and eating them too! The recipe can be made with Vienna sausage or hot dogs, whatever you have around the house. You can also keep or leave off the cheese. Make sure that you make extra those as this recipe is a crowd pleaser.
6. Vienna Nachos
Also another recipe that’s great for parties or as a quick snack, this nacho recipe uses Vienna sausage as the main protein. You’ll want to cut them up so they’re easier to fit onto chips but you can make this recipe in just a few minutes. With a little heating in the oven, you’ll have a quick snack that’s fun and easy to share. Just a few ingredients are needed to make this recipe but you can also add your own if you want them to have guacamole or other toppings so don’t be afraid to experiment.
7. Sausage Mac and Cheese
We all love the boxed mac and cheese but sometimes don’t you wish it was a little more substantial? Take your favorite boxed recipe and turn it into a gourmet dish by adding a few more spices, a protein, and black beans. Most people probably won’t even know that you started with a boxed recipe. This meal is easy to make and doesn’t take much longer than your average box mix also. The Vienna sausage add some flavor and protein to turn this into a cheesy, satisfying dish.
8. Pickled Sausage
Pickling has become more popular in recent years and with good reason. It adds a unique flavor to many foods and also keeps them fresh for a longer period of time. You can pickle a lot more than cucumbers as well. This pickle recipe actually pickles meat. You may not be familiar with doing this, but people have been pickling meat as a method of preservation for hundreds of years. They’re great for adding another dimension of flavor to the sausage and are perfect as appetizers or just a quick snack.
9. Bread Vienna Sausage Rolls
If you’ve got a few slices of bread, some cheese, and Vienna sausage, then you’ve got all the ingredients for a tasty meal. Similar to the pigs in a blanket, this recipe is also easy to make and fun to eat. You can make up a few at a time for an easy snack or even a light meal. Enjoy them on their own and add your favorite dipping sauce to amp up the flavor.
10. Vienna Sausage Breakfast Skillet
If you’re in the mood for a satisfying brunch dish but don’t have any good ideas, then this recipe has got you covered. With eggs as the base, this recipe is easy to make and also a real crowd pleaser. It can serve a number of people and comes together in just a few minutes. The Vienna sausage is an easy ingredient to add and will amp up the dish to make it more substantial. Enjoy with toasted bread or on its own for a great late breakfast option.
11. Vienna Sausage Soup
What’s better in the colder months than cozying up with a bowl of warm chili? Not much which is why you’ll want to save this recipe. With a rice and beans base, the Vienna sausage pairs perfectly in this cozy dish. It’s easy to make a large batch so you’ll have plenty to enjoy when the weather starts to turn cold. You can also pair this recipe with a warm loaf of bread or any preferred items to make it a more substantial meal.
12. Vienna Sausage and Beef Bread Boats
If you enjoy hot dogs but want a dish that’s slightly more complex, then you’ve come to the right place. These bread boats are made with baguettes and have two types of meat in addition to bacon. Just like a hot dog, you’ll be getting a meal that’s easy to eat with your hands but it has a more complex flavor with the addition of vinegar, garlic, and other flavoring agents. Easy to make and even easier to eat, you’ll love pulling out this recipe.
13. Vienna Sausage Pancakes
We often keep the protein separate from the pancakes but what if you added them together? This recipe is a simple pancake recipe but instead of having a sweet taste, you’ll be getting lots of flavor from the addition of the sausage, cheese, and chopped peppers. It’s a great spin on a traditional breakfast recipe. You can double up this recipe if you want and you’ll find that it’s a filling recipe so great to make for a few hungry people.
14. Pork Embutido
If you’ve never made this recipe before, then you’re not alone but you’ll be glad that you tried it. As a type of Filipino-style meatloaf, this recipe actually contains hardboiled eggs and Vienna sausage in the middle of the meatloaf. After mixing the pork with meatloaf ingredients, you’ll add the eggs and sausage and roll it up before baking and then slicing to serve. Enjoy with your favorite side dishes. As an interesting take on meatloaf, this is a great dinner option.
15. Chicken Pastel Recipe
For those unfamiliar with Chicken Pastel, this is a dish that’s a hearty stew. Made with diced chicken, vegetables, and Vienna sausage, it’s features a creamy sauce and is perfect for a cold day. It’s adapted from Spain’s pastel de pollo but has taken several variations on over the years. This recipe is fairly easy to make and extremely filling so it’s perfect as the main dish. Serve with a side of bread or you can even have it on its own. Most people like to make this dish when the weather starts to turn cold.
Who knew that Vienna sausage could be such a versatile ingredient? While you can always eat the sausage on its own, consider trying out these recipes to give yourself a new take on a household staple. You’ll be glad that you did. Chances are, you’ll find that there is a world of flavor to enjoy.
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