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Garlic-Lovers’ Dream: Recipes Featuring Garlic and Chicken Sausage

Have you ever wondered how to make dinner more delicious? 

After trying all sorts of recipes, Ms. Julia says “A little garlic can go a long way.” 

She’s right – garlic has a big flavor that doesn’t overpower other foods.

I love cooking at home and trying new things in the kitchen.

After years of experimenting, I found that garlic and chicken sausage are a tasty team.

When used just right, they make even simple meals so satisfying.

Through my experiments, I found these yummy ingredients can be mixed in lots of creative ways.

In this guide, I’ll share my favorite recipes and cooking tricks.

You’ll be amazed at how such small things can make such a big difference.

I can’t wait to tell you all my discoveries – maybe you’ll find some new favorite ways to cook too!


Garlic and chicken sausage, what to know?

Garlic adds a bold, aromatic punch that complements the savory richness of chicken sausage, creating a harmonious fusion of flavors that elevates any dish. (1)

Together, they offer a tantalizing blend of taste and depth, making them a go-to choice for enhancing culinary creations.

Quick and Easy Meals with Chicken Sausage and Garlic

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Source: Chef Johnny’s Texas Style BBQ and Cuisine

After years of experimenting in the kitchen, I’ve found that chicken sausage and garlic are two pantry staples that can transform ordinary meals into culinary gems.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up satisfying dishes the whole family will love.

Here are some of my favorite recipe ideas to get you started.

One-Pan Wonders

RecipeCooking Time
Roasted Chicken Sausage and Peppers35 minutes
Sausage and Potato Skillet30 minutes
Garlic Chicken Pasta Primavera40 minutes

One-pan meals are weeknight lifesavers because they require minimal cleanup.

For the roasted sausage and peppers recipe, I toss chicken sausage links, sliced peppers and onions with olive oil and garlic on a sheet pan and roast until the vegetables are tender.

The flavors combine into a perfectly balanced blend of savory and sweet.

The sausage and potato skillet is another go-to.

I brown the sausage and then add cubed potatoes, minced garlic, broth and herbs.

Covering the pan allows the flavors to meld while the potatoes become tender.

Sometimes I like to add spinach or kale at the end for extra nutrition.

Cleanup is as easy as wiping down the pan.

Pasta Perfection

Pasta DishPreparation TimeTotal Time
Garlic Chicken Sausage Pasta15 minutes30 minutes
Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Pasta10 minutes25 minutes
Lemony Garlic Shrimp Pasta20 minutes35 minutes

When I’m craving something hearty but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, pasta is my answer.

Chicken sausage adds protein and flavor to basic pasta dishes.

The garlic chicken sausage pasta (2) is a go-to – I simply cook the sausage and garlic until browned, then toss with cooked pasta and parmesan.

For a brighter flavor profile, I like to add sundried tomatoes, basil and pine nuts to pasta.

Lemony garlic shrimp also takes pasta to the next level.

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Soups and Stews

Soup/StewPrep TimeCook Time
Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup15 minutes30 minutes
Tuscan Sausage Stew20 minutes1 hour
Mexican Chicken Chili30 minutes1.5 hours

In the colder months, warming soups and stews are quite comforting.

Chicken sausage is a perfect ingredient for bulking up broth-based recipes.

My chicken sausage and kale soup only requires sausage, kale, broth and onions but satisfies completely.

The flavors intensify over a long, slow cook in my Tuscan sausage stew.

I like to serve it with crusty bread to soak up every last drop.

Thick and hearty chicken chili is also a go-to for cozy evenings.

I hope these recipe ideas provide inspiration for quick and easy dinners.

With just a handful of pantry staples like chicken sausage and garlic, you can whip up satisfying meals to nourish your whole family.

Here is a draft article on “Recipe Inspirations” and “Expert Tips and Tricks” adhering to the guidelines:

Culinary Inspiration Awaits

After years of experimenting in my kitchen, I’ve found that creativity is key to taking everyday ingredients like chicken sausage and garlic to the next level.

By thinking outside the box, you can discover new flavor combinations to delight your taste buds.

Sheet Pan Sensations

RecipePrep TimeCook Time
Garlic Sausage Fajita Sheet Pan15 mins25 mins
Tomato Sausage Pasta Bake10 mins35 mins

Sheet pan meals have become one of my favorite weeknight solutions because minimal cleanup means more time enjoying food with family and friends.

For garlic sausage fajitas, I arrange chicken sausage slices, peppers, and onions on a sheet pan, then top them with seasonings before baking until tender.

No pan is needed beyond the sheet pan!

Creamy tomato pasta with sausage and spinach is also a hit.

I simply mix the ingredients and spread on a sheet pan before baking until the sauce is bubbly.

The flavors meld together for deliciousness.

Global Inspiration

DishKey Flavors
Italian Sausage RaguTomatoes, red wine, oregano
Vietnamese PhoGinger, fish sauce, basil, lime
Mexican Chorizo TacosChilies, cumin, avocado

For global inspiration, I turn to cuisines around the world.

Richly-flavored Italian sausage ragu is pure comfort, simmered for hours until meltingly tender.

Vietnamese pho showcases the sausage in a light, fragrant broth.

Mexican chorizo adds smoky depth to tacos, tostadas or quesadillas.

Playing with flavors opens up endless possibilities.

Elevate Recipes to New Heights

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With a few expert tips, you can take everyday recipes to new culinary heights using powerhouse ingredients like garlic and sausage.

Ingredient Insights

IngredientBest UsesPairings
Fresh GarlicSautéing, pestoHerbs, olive oil
Roasted GarlicButters, dips, spreadsBread, vegetables
Garlic PowderSeasoning rubs, saucesChicken, pork, beef

When choosing garlic, fresh is best for sautéing due to its strong aroma and taste.

Roasted whole heads develop nutty sweetness ideal for butters.

Garlic powder lends background flavor in marinades and sauces.

Perfect Pairings

ProteinComplementary Flavors
Chicken SausageMushrooms, spinach, sundried tomatoes
ChorizoChilies, onions, beans, rice
Italian SausageTomatoes, wine, pasta, polenta

To take sausage dishes to new heights, consider complementary ingredients.

Chicken sausage stands up well to earthy mushrooms and spinach.

Chorizo begs for chilies and warm spices. Italian sausage adores tomatoes and pasta.

Playing with combinations unleashed endless possibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I store garlic and chicken sausage for later use?

Garlic and chicken sausage can easily last a week or more when stored properly:

  • Garlic – Keep an intact head of garlic in a cool, dry place with ample air circulation like your countertop or pantry. Individual cloves can also be placed in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 months.
  • Sausage – Uncooked sausage should stay wrapped in the fridge for 1-2 days or can be frozen for 9 months. Freezing is best for longer storage. Pre-cooked sausage will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.

What are some kid-friendly ways to use garlic and sausage?

Some ideas for picky eaters include:

  • Chicken sausage mac & cheese – Dice up smoked sausage and mix into a creamy mac sauce.
  • Pizza breadsticks – Wrap refrigerated bread dough around mini sausages, bake with garlic-infused pizza sauce for dipping.
  • Quesadillas – Lightly brush tortillas with garlic oil before filling with shredded cheese, diced sausage, and favorite veggies.

How can I make garlic and sausage meals healthy?

Try these tips:

  • Choose chicken or turkey sausage for less saturated fat.
  • Bake, grill or sauté gently in olive oil instead of pan frying.
  • Serve sausage in moderation, 1-2 links per serving is plenty.
  • Use garlic sparingly or in powdered form for milder flavoring.
  • Pair sausage dishes with plenty of veggies and whole grains.

What are some substitute ingredients if I don’t have garlic or sausage?

  • Vegetable or chicken broth can stand in for sausage in soups, stews or rice dishes for added protein.
  • Onions or shallots provide a similar aroma and flavor in place of garlic. You can also use garlic powder.
  • Ground turkey, beans or lentils substitute well for Italian sausage in pastas and casseroles.


I hope you had as much fun learning about garlic and chicken sausage recipes as I did sharing them.

Cooking is so much tastier when you experiment and play around.

After trying the dishes in this guide, I bet your family will ask for seconds!

There are so many possibilities when you understand how little things like garlic can change ordinary food into something extraordinary.

The flavors you can make are limited only by your imagination.

Remember what Ms.

Julia said – even a small bit of garlic goes a LONG way.

You now have the power to transform regular dinners into new favorites everyone will enjoy.

Whether you try sauces or roasts or something brand new, I can’t wait to hear what delicious creations you discover.

Keep playing in your kitchen – you might be surprised at the good eats you can make!


  1. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/glossary/garlic-glossary#:~:text=Use%20dried%20garlic%20raw%20in,check%20out%20our%20garlic%20recipes.
  2. https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/bell-pepper-garlic-chicken-sausage-pasta/

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