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Italian sausage

What is italian sausage?

About the ingredient italian sausage. Including 153 recipes with italian sausage, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.



Sasuage is typically a mixture of ground (minced) meats, that is seasoned and then enclosed in a tube like casing.  Italian sausage is a fresh sausage that requires cooking by grilling, frying, poaching or boiling.

Typically Italian sausage is made from pork (pork sholder) along with pork fat then seasoned with salt, black pepper, fennel seed and in some area anise seed.

Hot Italian sausage will have hot chile pepper flakes added along with a healthy amount of black pepper.

In Italy there are numerous regional varieties with varying spices mixtures.

homemade Italian sausage


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 link, 4/lb (83g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 285Calories from Fat 204
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 22.7g 35%
Saturated Fat 7.9g 40%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 1001mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 3.5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.7
Protein 15.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Italian sausage is usually found in the meats section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Italian sausage is a member of the Sausages and Luncheon Meats US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does italian sausage weigh?

Measure Grams
1 link, 4/lb 83
1 link, 5/lb 67

In Chinese:意大利香肠
British (UK) term: Italian sausage
en français:saucisse italienne
en español:salchicha italiana

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