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The Calories in Andouille Sausage

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Brian Willett began writing in 2005. He has been published in the "Buffalo News," the "Daytona Times" and "Natural Muscle Magazine." Willett also writes for and He is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina.
The Calories in Andouille Sausage
Spicy Cajun Jambalaya made with andouille sausage and shrimp. Photo Credit: bhofack2/iStock/Getty Images

Andouille suausage is a zesty meat that is often used in Cajun dishes. While this sausage does provide protein, it is also high in fat, so assess the nutrition facts carefully if you are dieting.

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According to the nutrition information from calorie counting resource My Fitness Pal, one 76 g andouille sausage link contains 220 calories. If you wanted to burn off the calories in this serving of sausage, notes it would take about an hour of ballroom dancing to do so.


Andouille sausage is high in fat. My Fitness Pal notes that each 76 g link of this sausage provides 19 g of fat. Of this fat, 7 g come from saturated fat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture explains that while some fat is needed in your diet, saturated fat should be limited to no more than 10 percent of your calories, as it can be harmful to your health.


According to My Fitness Pal, andouille sausage is also rich in protein, with each 76 g sausage link containing 10 g of protein.


Andouille sausage is a low-carbohydrate food. My Fitness Pal notes that each 76 g link contains just 3 g of carbohydrates. Of these carbohydrates, 1 g comes from sugar.

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