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Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Italian Sausage (and Jenni-O Italian Turkey Sausage)

This post spotlights some of my Favorite Recipes with Italian Sausage, plus why I’m recommending Jenni-O Italian Turkey Sausage as one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks

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Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Italian Sausage (and Jenni-O Italian Turkey Sausage)

Today I’m sharing some Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Italian Sausage and also talking about my favorite Jenni-O Italian Turkey Sausage! This sausage is something I grab from the freezer when I need a quick dinner, and I’ve made so many tasty recipes using it. I’m a fan of both the Jenni-O Hot Italian Turkey Sausage and the Jenni-O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage, and both varieties have ZERO CARBS, which is one reason I love them! But if you’re not cooking for kids, the slightly spicy Hot Italian sausage is the one I like best.

it’s only fitting that I make Jenni-O Italian Turkey Sausage one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks, since I use it so often and have so many recipes that include it. Of course this sausage is fantastic with pasta of any type, but I’ve also made a lot of low-carb and Keto dishes using it.

Featured here are some of my favorite recipes with Italian Turkey Sausage; I hope you’ll enjoy trying some; and if you’ve already made some of these, I’d love to hear in the comments about how you liked them or other ways your family enjoys turkey Italian sausage. 

Why I love Jenni-O Turkey Italian Sausage

Jenni-O Italian Turkey Sausage
It’s mostly the spicy flavor that makes me love this Jenni-O Italian Turkey Sausage! But it doesn’t hurt that it has zero carbs, and when it goes on sale like this I grab four or five packages to stash in the freezer to pull out later and make one of these recipes. And I think this sausage is the start of so many tasty meals! I even use it occasionally for a splurge on something that’s not super low in carbs, but most of my favorites are low in carbs. If you want even more ways to use this sausage after you’ve looked through the options in this post, check out Italian Sausage recipes you’ll make over and over for every more ideas!

Low-Carb and Keto Recipes Using Italian Turkey Sausage:

Sausage and Pepperoni Layered Pizza Bake
This Sausage and Pepperoni Layered Pizza Bake has a low-carb and a Keto version, depending on what you use as the base, and this will help with those cravings for pizza, I promise!

Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad 
Italian Sausage adds to much flavor to this Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad!

Low-Carb Mock Lasagna Spaghetti Squash Casserole
This Low-Carb Mock Lasagna Spaghetti Squash Casserole is a dish where the flavor of the sausage really shines!

Low-Carb Ratatouille Wanna-Be Stew with Italian Sausage
Low-Carb Ratatouille Wanna-Be Stew with Italian Sausage is a perfect recipe to make with summer produce, but this is tasty any time of year.

Instant Pot Sausage Soup with Pesto
Instant Pot Sausage Soup with Pesto is another soup that has a lot of sausage and peppers and not that many beans, and you can replace the beans with cauliflower rice if you want a lower-carb version.

No-Pasta Low-Carb Salad with Zucchini, Italian Sausage, Red Pepper, and Olives
When you’re craving pasta salad but don’t want the pasta, make this No-Pasta Low-Carb Salad with Zucchini, Italian Sausage, Red Pepper, and Olives!

Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole with Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Cheese
This Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole with Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Cheese was so delicious it made me wonder why it had taken me so long to try Italian sausage in a dish like this.

Grilled Zucchini Low-Carb Lasagna with Italian Sausage, Tomato, and Basil Sauce
In the fall when you get those giant zucchinis, I love this Grilled Zucchini Low-Carb Lasagna with Italian Sausage, Tomato, and Basil Sauce that uses big slices of zucchini instead of pasta.

Instant Pot Chunky Pasta Sauce with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Herbs
Instant Pot Chunky Pasta Sauce with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Herbs is so tasty, and this is quick and easy to make. 

Cauliflower Rice Sausage Casserole
Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Sausage Casserole is a delicious low-carb version of a favorite casserole from the early days of my blog.

Italian Sausage Recipes that are Higher in Carbs:

Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Arugula
Baked Whole Wheat Spaghetti Casserole with Turkey Italian Sausage and Mozzarella
Pasta with Hot Italian Sausage, Kale, Garlic, and Red Pepper Flakes
Stuffed Green Peppers with Brown Rice, Italian Sausage, and Parmesan
Italian Sausage and Kale Soup with Whole Wheat Orzo
Easy Brown Rice Casserole with Turkey Italian Sausage and Green Pepper
Slow Cooker Cannellini Bean Stew with Tomatoes, Italian Sausage, and Kale
Sausage and Lentils with Fried Sage
Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper
CrockPot Sausage, Beans, and Greens

Blogger Disclosure:

I purchased the all the Jenni-O Italian Turkey Sausage used in these recipes myself and this company has no idea that I’m writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I will happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don’t accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me.

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    11 Comments on “Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Italian Sausage (and Jenni-O Italian Turkey Sausage)”

  1. What do you recommend now that Jennie-O has changed the recipe for the hot sausage.

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  3. I recently discovered the Jenni O spicy turkey sausage making it a substitute for ground beef in my spaghetti sauce. Was delicious and I bought some more, in search of inspiration for other things to make, I found your site. Tried the Brown Rice and Turkey Sausage…delicious! Whole family loved it. Was easy too =) Going to try one of the soups next, looking forward to trying them all in an effort to eat less red meat. Thank you!

  4. Don't assume that kids can't eat spicy foods–my grandsons have loved hot wings since they were toddlers and dribble on lots of hot sauce now they are in elementary and junior high. When I first started cooking Chinese food, I remember preparing several fairly innocuous dishes and adding a half recipe of a very spicy tangerine chicken dish for my husband and me. By the time he and I got to the table, the tangerine chicken was gone and preteen kids were licking their chops and getting to work on everything else–it was the last time I ever held the chili peppers for anyone.

  5. This is my favorite of your turkey sausage recipes…Slow Cooker Chickpea Stew Recipe with Italian Sausage, Tomatoes, and Pesto – YUMMM!.

  6. I have to try one of those since you recommend them so highly. I'm low-carb but not low-fat so I never buy any turkey-this-or-that anything and just go with the real deal. Is there any reason that you like these so much other than that they're lower in fat and calories than the real pork sausage? Just wondering. Thanks for all your tips. You've been a God-send for me and my low-carb efforts.

    • Elizabeth glad the low-carb recipes are helpful. I think in some recipes the amount of fat that drips out of the pork sausage gives an overly greasy result, otherwise I like pork sausage too. But these sausages are just so flavorful!