Dear friends: I have a hot dog problem. When I decided to put together this sausage, hot dog and kielbasa recipes for dinner post, I quickly realized this development.
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Although, I’m not surprised. I prefer a hot dog over a hamburger, I have no issues serving sliced sausages for dinner, and I ate an embarrassing amount of hot dogs during each pregnancy.
So, looking through the site for easy sausage recipes to share with you was kind of fun. When searching for cheap weeknight meals, you may not think of sausage recipes for dinner.
Hot Dog Recipes Are My Jam
Side note: the bunless hot dog recipe game is strong in our home. When we had NO money, I used beef franks in lots of meals. Now that I look back on those creative meals, I’m pretty proud of how well I did feeding my family on a tight budget.
Sausage, hot dogs and kielbasa are affordable proteins that can easily stretch your grocery budget. It also helps if they are high quality products. Over the years, we’ve spent the extra 50 cents to a dollar to get good quality meat, even when it comes to our bratwurst recipes.
Sausage Dinner Sides That Make Sense
I’m sure you’ve heard of these vegetables and sides that pair well with sausages, kielbasas, and beef franks, but there might be a few you haven’t tried. We have our family favorites, and we even love the standard sides (hello, potatoes!). Here’s a quick list, to help you complete your meals.
- roasted potatoes
- mashed potatoes
- rice pilaf
- brown rice
- roasted peppers and onions
- mashed carrots
- Instant Pot corn on the cob
- bean puree
- corn pudding
- buttered noodles
- steamed broccoli
- cheesy broccoli
- pea puree
- quick side salad
Sausage and Kielbasa Recipes for Dinner
These recipes listed below use a variety of bratwursts, sausages, kielbasas and even hot dogs to make some delicious dinners to add to your meal list.