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How to Cook Ground Italian Sausage

author image Jonathan Croswell
Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.
How to Cook Ground Italian Sausage
Pan fry ground sausage just as you would any other ground meat. Photo Credit: vinicef/iStock/Getty Images

Many recipes call for ground pork sausage because of its strong flavor. While not as healthy as other forms of ground meats, including ground beef and ground turkey, ground Italian sausage features high amounts of fat and can be combined with seasonings to spice up certain dishes. You can buy Italian sausage ground in bulk, or remove sausage from its casings to crumble and cook as you desire. Although link sausage can be cooked in a number of ways, ground Italian sausage is best cooked in a saute pan.

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Step 1

Place a small amount of cooking oil in a stove-top pan and heat at medium heat.

Step 2

Crumble sausage into the pan and allow to simmer. Turn over the sausage and continue cooking until the meat browns and there is no pink.

Step 3

Drain the meat into a strainer to eliminate excess grease and oil. If desired, pat dry with a paper towel to further remove grease.

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