14 Recipes With Andouille Sausage

Andouille sausage is a smoked sausage that plays a significant role in Creole cuisine. It's made of pork, onions, garlic, pepper, seasonings, and wine. Not only does it seem fitting to be part of gumbo, but this smokey sausage is also delicious in a breakfast egg dish, flavorful stew, creamy soup, and a rich casserole. If you can't find smoked andouille sausage in your area, look for spicy Cajun-style sausage.

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    Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

    Classic Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

    The Spruce

    Andouille sausage and shrimp make this wonderful gumbo hearty and delicious. Chock full of vegetables, including the traditional okra, this gumbo takes on a nice shrimp flavor by adding them to the recipe early on. There are several steps to making this satisfying dish, but you will be pleased with its authentic taste.

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    Creamy Mushroom Soup With Cheddar and Andouille

    Creamy Mushroom Soup With Cheddar and Andouille Sausage

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This creamy mushroom soup gets a little kick with the addition of andouille sausage. The sausage is cooked, and then the mushrooms are sauteed in the drippings, adding a bit of decadence to this dish. Cheddar cheese and heavy cream create richness, while garlic and green onion bring an extra layer of flavor.

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    Speckled Butter Beans With Andouille Sausage

    Speckled Butter Beans with Andouille

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Butter beans are actually lima beans and a popular ingredient in the South. If you are not a fan of lima beans, don't pass by this recipe—the slow cooking makes the beans tender, and when combined with andouille sausage, take on delicious flavor. Perfect when served with warm cornbread.

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    Andouille Macaroni and Cheese

    Andouille Macaroni and Cheese

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Pump up the flavor of regular old mac-n-cheese with the addition of andouille sausage, along with a bit of Cajun seasoning. Peppers, onions, and garlic add color, texture, and taste, and the wagon wheel noodles add a little playfulness to the dish.

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    Spicy Kale and Mustard Greens With Sausage

    Spicy Kale and Mustard Greens With Cajun Sausage

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Turn a side of cooked greens into a filling main dish with the addition of andouille sausage. The Cajun seasoning brings another level of spice, and the lemon juice and cherry tomatoes add the right amount of acidity. Serve with fresh coleslaw and warm cornbread.

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    Instant Pot Jambalaya

    instant pot jambalaya in a serving dish
    Diana Rattray

    The Instant Pot makes preparation a cinch in this Creole-style jambalaya. Andouille sausage, chicken, and vegetables are sauteed, and then the seasonings, stock, canned tomatoes, and rice are added and pressure cooked. The shrimp go in at the end along with some green onions to make a delicious and filling dish.

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    Spicy Breakfast Casserole With Andouille Sausage

    Breakfast Casserole With Andouille Sausage

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Start your day off with a kick with this egg casserole featuring andouille sausage and Creole seasoning. The sausage is cooked along with peppers and onions and layered on top of bread pieces with some chopped tomato; after a sprinkling of cheddar cheese, the egg and milk mixture is poured over, and the casserole is baked until puffed up and lightly browned.

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    Purple Hull Peas and Sausage

    Purple Hull Peas and Sausage

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Fresh purple hull or black-eyed peas grow very well in the South, which is why they are a popular ingredient in Southern-style dishes. With just a few simple ingredients—peas, onion, garlic, chicken broth, and andouille sausage—you will have a filling and flavorful dish that is perfect as a hearty lunch or satisfying dinner. 

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    Spicy Sausage and Penne Casserole

    Spicy Sausage and Penne Casserole

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    If you and your family are fans of mac-n-cheese and also love a smokey sausage, this casserole recipe is the perfect combination. The sausage is cooked along with bell pepper and onion and then is stirred together with a Creole-flavored cheese sauce and penne pasta. The casserole is topped with breadcrumbs and baked until bubbly.

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    Potato Casserole With Andouille Sausage

    Potato Casserole With Andouille Sausage

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Bring a bit of zip to a cheesy potato gratin with andouille sausage, chopped pepper, and Cajun spices. A creamy cheese sauce is layered with cooked potatoes and the sausage and vegetable mixture to make a casserole that is ideal for a cold winter night.

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    Kale and White Bean Soup With Spicy Sausage

    Kale and White Bean Soup With Sausage

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    The andouille sausage adds just the right amount of interest to this kale and bean soup, and the onion, pepper, celery, carrot, and tomatoes round out the flavors and make the dish filling and nutritious. Serve with hot baked cornbread or warm crusty rolls.

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    Spicy Sausage and Potato Soup

    Potato Soup With Andouille Sausage

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    The touch of cream at the end makes this tasty soup thick and rich, the ideal lunch on a wintery day. Simple to make, onion, celery, and sausage are sauteed in butter until tender and browned, and then mixed with a bit of flour and green onion and herbs. This is simmered in chicken broth along with the potatoes and finished with the heavy cream.

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    Black Bean Soup With Cajun-Style Sausage

    Pinto Bean Soup With Spicy Sausage

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Spicy andouille sausage flavors this hearty soup that is studded with chopped jalapeno peppers and canned black beans. The beef broth and tomatoes create a rich base that complements the Cajun spice. Serve with freshly baked cornbread or crusty rolls for a fabulous lunch or dinner.

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    Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

    Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    As with all good, traditional gumbos, this recipe takes a bit of time—but once you taste it, you will see that the effort is worth it. The roux and the chicken can be made a day in advance if you like, leaving you to simply put together the gumbo and let it simmer before serving. Spoon over a mound of boiled rice.