Don’t you hate it when you throw a whole packet of sausages in the freezer without breaking them up, then realising you have to cool the whole lot at once to stop being wasteful!
I do this all the time and I really should know better!
But if you do this too – here is my secret. 20 Meal Ideas Using Leftover Sausages. Now you might even deliberately cook too many sausages to make these yummy and kid-friendly meal ideas!
Delicious Curried Sausages for when you need cheap but yummy savoury dish but don’t want to spend all day cooking. Though they’re irresistible enough to eat on their own, serve them over rice with some steamed veggies for one of the most flavorful and kid-friendly meals out there.
I couldn’t resist the opportunity to experiment with Honey-flavoured sausages in my cooking and I highly recommend using them in my recipe for Frugal Sausage Casserole. They taste so good! If you’re looking for a low-cost alternative then thin beef sausages are just as tasty and can be frozen too.
If you have some leftover sausages from the barbecue last night – and don’t want to waste them – then chop them up and add them to a simple Fried Rice recipe! If you fry up the sausages pieces first – they caramelize all over and it adds loads of flavour!
Risotto is so good in Winter, we make it a lot as it is so filling. But instead of using your usual different types of protein, add your chopped up leftover sausages. The kids will devour it!
Any sort of Risotto that would go with sausage meat will work.
Pasta is so frugal – everyone always has pasta in the pantry. Grab our recipe for Leftover Pasta Bake and then add some chopped leftover sausages in there and prepare to be the most popular parent ever!
If you got on the pie maker bandwagon – then you will love this idea! Mix your leftover sausages with some gravy and onions if you like, then plonk them in a baking tray and top with mashed potato and cheese, or otherwise pop the mix into your pie maker with some puff pastry. Delicious!
This Sausage Curry is delicious – and although the recipe says to use raw sausages, you can just add chopped up leftover sausages as a substitute. This curry is very mild – so perfect for the kids.
This is a meal I had regularly as a kid! Mum would take sausages (cooked or leftover) and wrap them in a quarter square of puff pastry. Just delicious – even better cold the next day!
Split open your leftover sausages and fill them with things like mashed potato, cheese, onion, garlic or even bacon rashers.
Mince and Noodle Stir Fry is a simple and frugal meal perfect for kids on weeknights when you don’t want to spend ages cooking. But if you have leftover sausages in the fridge, substitute the mince for the sausages – just chop them up nice and finely first!
Baked Potatoes is another good weeknight dinner that is really easy because you can use anything leftover you have in the fridge to top a delicious and simple baked potato. Including leftover sausages, and cheese, yum!
If you are a fan of Sausage and Egg Muffins, you can make them easily at home using leftover sausages in place of the burger pattie.
Homemade Egg Sausage Muffin Sandwich for Breakfast
Frozen pizzas are a good item to pick up cheap and plonk in the freezer for when you don’t feel like cooking. But sometimes the toppings can be a bit on the lean side. If you have leftover sausages in the fridge, chop them up nice and finely and spread them over the frozen pizza, top with a bit of sweet chilli sauce and some extra cheese!
We have a fantastic and simple recipe for a delicious Four Ingredient Onion Tart – but if you have some leftover sausages in the fridge, chop them up and add them to this recipe!
Savoury Mince Scrolls are one of my boy’s favourite items for their school lunch box. But you can replace the mince in this recipe for chopped up leftover sausages! Easy!
Freezable Muffins for the school lunches are filling and super cheap. So adding leftover sausages to any leftover savoury muffins is a great way to make them taste better and use up those leftovers!
Quesadillas are like toasted sandwiches but using tortillas instead of bread. Any type of leftover meat with grated cheese and a bit of sauce is a delicious filling for quesadillas.
Potato Bake should be a food group on its own. It’s delicious at any dinner party or roast dinner. And it will be even yummier with some chopped up leftover sausages added in.
The Coffee Cup Quiche is great for an after school snack or lunch where you just want something hot and tasty fast – but can’t be bothered actually cooking. It’s a great recipe – so simple. So adding a bit of protein such as leftover sausages is a great way to use them up!
Fully Loaded Fries – perhaps the best invention ever! Usually topped with things such as mayonnaise, bacon pieces and marinated chicken, chopped up sausages would go hand-in-hand with this recipe.