Hot dogs and sausages are easy on the budget and can be used in all kinds of meal combinations. They go with mac and cheese, beans, and scalloped potatoes, or serve them along with mashed potatoes or a rice dish.
While you might not like the preservatives in many of the smoked or cured products, there are plenty of "uncured" sausages and hot dogs on the market these days, and many are made without added preservatives or hormones.
Check the labels to be sure.
Andouille Sausage Cornbread Dressing Spicy andouille sausage makes this a unique cornbread dressing with loads of flavor.
Andouille Sausage Hot Pot This is my take on the comforting British dish, Lancashire hotpot.
Autumn Mixed Bean Soup With Sausage The sliced smoked sausage in this soup can be a gourmet chicken sausage or turkey sausage or use a spicy andouille or kielbasa.
Baked Ziti With Sausage and Peppers This baked ziti is made with cheese and peppers, but no tomato sauce.
Barbecued Baked Beans With Spicy Sausage These baked beans are perfect for a cookout, potluck dinner, or family meal. They're sure to be an instant hit!
Barbecued Hot Dogs Take these along to a party or tailgating and serve them from a slow cooker.
Beans and Hot Dogs Casserole This is an easy and economical meal — a family favorite.
Bean and Sausage Casserole This beans and sausage casserole is a simple layered dish made with kielbasa or hot dogs, canned baked beans, onions, and apple juice.
Feel free to add some chopped bell pepper to the dish.
Bean Stew With Sausage, Butternut Squash, and Apples This easy baked bean dish is a delicious combination of fall flavors. The butternut squash and apples are delicious together, and combining them with baked beans and sausage is nothing short of amazing.
Boudin Balls With Remoulade Sauce Cajun boudin sausage is made with a seasoned mixture of pork and rice, similar to a dirty rice dressing. In this recipe, boudin is battered and fried into these delightful little balls, which make delicious appetizers, or a wonderful side dish to go with a special breakfast or brunch.
Breakfast Casserole With Sausage, Eggs, and Biscuits Easy baked split biscuits make the base for this flavorful sausage and egg breakfast casserole.
Breakfast Egg Bake With Chicken Sausage Use your favorite flavor of chicken sausage in this breakfast casserole.
Cajun Shrimp Boil With Spicy Sausage This meal is always a favorite, for so many reasons: it's fun, easy, a one-pot meal, and certainly a conversation breaker--you can't avoid plenty of casual chatter while chewing corn off a cob or peeling shrimp with your already messy hands!
Cauliflower and Sausage Roast With Cheddar Cheese This is a tasty combination and a snap to prepare. The sausage and onions are briefly sauteed and then they're tossed with the seasoned cauliflower and roasted to perfection.
Cheddar Polenta with Broiled Andouille Sausage This is a simple, rustic meal. Use cornmeal labeled polenta or grits in the recipe.
Cheese and Sausage Quiche This unique breakfast quiche includes hard boiled eggs, breakfast sausage, and two kinds of cheese.
Chicken and Sausage Stew This hearty stew is made with vegetables, smoked sausage, and chicken.
Chili Dog Recipe This easy chili dog recipe makes about 16 to 20 servings, perfect for a party or big game day gathering, and it takes just 30 minutes to cook.
Classic Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce A variety of spices flavor this delicious ground beef Coney Island hot dog sauce. The chili sauce is standard on classic coney dogs, and this version is easy to prepare and cook, and it's delicious.
Corn Chowder With Sausage and Potatoes This hearty corn chowder packed with sausage and potatoes is perfect for a cold weather meal or an everyday lunch. Serve with homemade bread or biscuits.
Classic Frogmore Stew This classic Frogmore stew is a highly seasoned shrimp boil with smoked sausage, potatoes, and corn on the cob. Similar dishes are Beaufort stew or shrimp boil.
Classic Homemade Southern Sausage Gravy Serve the southern sausage gravy from a slow cooker or chafing dish and keep split buttered biscuits warm until serving time.
Corn Dogs Use mini hot dogs for appetizers or standard size hot dogs for a lunch or dinner dish.
Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice With Andouille Sausage Spicy andouille sausage jazzes up this basic crock pot red beans and rice recipe. If you like a meatier red beans and rice, add a ham bone, ham hocks, diced ham, or some bacon to the beans.
Crock Pot Sausage With Onion and Mustard Sauce This dish can be an appetizer or entree.
Crockpot Cornbread Dressing With Sausage This dressing is quick to fix, moist, and easy to cook in the slow cooker. Add raisins or dried cranberries if you'd like.
Crockpot Sausage Stew This popular sausage stew is easy to fix and cook in the slow cooker.
Crockpot Smoked Sausages With Potatoes and Cabbage Cabbage, potatoes, and smoked sausages are flavored with a little apple juice and vinegar, along with thyme and other seasonings.
Easy Pigs in Blankets These little hot dogs make a delicious lunch or snack, and they're the perfect hors d'oeuvres for a party or casual gathering. Plus, kids love them!
Easy Sausage Bake With Sauerkraut and Apples Serve this sweet-tangy sauerkraut dish with hot baked biscuits or crusty rolls. Feel free to cut back on the sugar to suit your own taste.
Egg and Sausage Casserole If you have a busy weekend coming up, consider this delicious breakfast casserole.
Eggplant and Spicy Sausage Stew This stew is perfect for any season but makes an excellent warm lunch or dinner in the winter.
Favorite Meaty Lasagna I use ground beef and ground Italian sausage in this lasagna but it could be made with all ground beef or a mixture of ground beef and ground pork.
Frank and Beans Casserole With Biscuits A cheesy biscuit topping makes this an extra-special family casserole, perfect for any meal. Frozen biscuits make it easy to prepare, and it's so easy on the budget.
French Toast Sausage Wraps Sausages are rolled up in a blanket of French toast in this easy recipe, a fun and tasty breakfast for kids and families.
Hash Brown Casserole With Sausage and Chives The popular hash brown casserole is a versatile and satisfying side dish. This version uses sour cream and condensed soup along with cooked crumbled sausage and cheese.
Hearty Party Beans With Beef and Sausage Use jalapeno peppers in these hearty beans if you like them hot and spicy. These are great for a party or gathering, served hot from the slow cooker. Take them along to a tailgating party or potluck.
Homemade Boudin Sausage This homemade Cajun boudin, also known as boudin blanc, is a traditional mixture of pork meat and liver and rice, along with onions and seasonings.
Homemade Breakfast Sausage Homemade is usually better than store-bought, and this spiced pork sausage is no exception to that rule.
Italian Sausage Lasagna Bulk Italian sausage and a homemade tomato sauce are featured in this delicious lasagna.
Lentil Soup With Spinach and Smoked Sausage This lentil soup includes spicy smoked sausage and spinach, along with a Cajun or Creole seasoning blend and diced tomatoes.
Little Smokies With Spicy Sauce This is an easy crock pot dish to put together, and you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry. This dish makes a great appetizer.
Loaded Pizza Pasta Casserole Ground beef and pepperoni are among the ingredients in this amazing casserole.
Macaroni and Cheese and Sausage Casserole Sausage makes this a hearty macaroni and cheese, perfect for an everyday family meal. Use your favorite bulk sausage in this easy one-pot meal.
Macaroni and Cheese With Sausage Browned sausage and sliced tomatoes help to make this creamy, delicious macaroni and cheese a hearty main dish. It's made with a homemade cheese sauce and bread crumb topping.
Maple and Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs The mini hot dogs (or Lit'l Smokies) are baked with a bacon wrapping and then they're combined with the delicious sauce.
Mini Sausage Frittatas These little muffin cup frittatas are super easy to fix, and they make a delicious breakfast dish.
Mushroom Soup With Cheddar and Andouille Sausage This creamy mushroom soup is flavored with cheddar cheese and chunks of smoked andouille sausage. Feel free to use another variety of smoked sausage in this recipe.
Pea Soup With Spicy Andouille Sausage This crock pot pea soup is filling and flavorful.
Potato Casserole With Andouille Sausage Cajun spices and chopped peppers flavor this tasty potato and sausage casserole.
Rigatoni With Sausage and Parmesan This rigatoni has become one of our favorite meals. The rich tomato-based sauce includes some cream cheese.
Roasted Potato and Sausage Dinner This simple meal makes a nice everyday dinner, perfect for any busy weekday or weekend. The Cajun sausage is spicy and wonderful, but feel free to use a different smoked sausage, such as kielbasa or a seasoned chicken sausage.
Saucy Hot Dogs Use sliced hot dogs, little smokies, or cocktail franks in the slow cooker appetizer dish.
Sauerkraut and Sausage Meal This slow cooker kielbasa and sauerkraut is a classic combination of ingredients. Sauerkraut and sliced apples complement the kielbasa in this tasty slow cooker dish.
Sausage and Apple Dressing With Cranberries Apples and cranberries give this basic bread dressing fabulous fall flavor, and the sausage adds an extra dimension.
Sausage Bites in Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce These easy slow cooker barbecue sausages are flavored with a simple homemade barbecue sauce along with chunks of onions and optional peppers. I added chunks of pineapple for sweet-sour flavor.
Sausage and Cabbage Stew This is a fantastic fall or winter stew with beans, vegetables, sausage, and cabbage.
Sausage and Egg Casserole Serve this sausage and egg casserole for breakfast or brunch, along with sweet rolls or muffins and mixed fruit.
Sausage and Eggplant Sauce for Pasta Serve this zesty sauce over your favorite pasta, and pass the Parmesan. If you can't find fresh andouille or chorizo sausage, use a spicy Italian sausage.
Sausage Gravy and Biscuits This is a basic version of a Southern favorite.
Sausage with Noodles This easy sausage and noodle casserole makes a nice weeknight meal with biscuits and a salad.
Sausage and Potato Soup With Kale Serve this thick and hearty soup with crusty bread or rolls for a fabulous everyday family dinner.
Sausage Pinwheel Rolls Serve them for breakfast or as a snack. The pinwheels are made with sausage and puff pastry.
Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo This fabulous shrimp gumbo is flavored with some spicy andouille sausage, tomatoes, and the "holy trinity" of Cajun and Creole cooking: onion, celery, and bell pepper.
Sausage Stuffing Sausage, onion, and celery give this bread dressing great flavor and moistness. Use fresh or canned chicken broth in this recipe, along with fresh herbs if you have them.
Savory Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole This is a delicious combination, perfect for a busy holiday or weekend morning.
Scotch Eggs with Sausage Scotch eggs are hard cooked eggs with a sausage crust, served with a creamy butter sauce with a little Dijon mustard.
Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya This jambalaya is loaded with flavor and protein. Shrimp, chicken, and andouille sausage make it a hearty meal.
Sloppy Joe Sandwiches with Ground Beef and Sausage Ground beef and sausage team up in these delicious sloppy sandwiches.
Slow-Baked Beans and Franks Meal Baked beans and hot dogs are a natural combination. If you don't like hot dogs, make the dish with ham or spicy sausage.
Slow Cooker Creole Chicken With Sausage Chicken thighs and andouille sausage team up in this tasty crock pot dish.
Slow Cooker Sausage With Mixed Barbecue Beans This easy slow cooker beans and sausage dish is full of flavor, and it's easy on the budget.
Slow Cooker Sausage Stew This is a creamy combination of vegetables, smoked sausage, and condensed soup.
Smoked Sausage With Cabbage and Apples Use andouille, kielbasa, or your own favorite flavor sausgae in this casserole.
Spaghetti Sauce with Italian Sausage This homemade spaghetti sauce has it all. The sauce is made with Italian sausage, onion and bell pepper, sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, and a number of herbs.
Speckled Butter Beans With Andouille Sausage The slow cooker makes it oh-so-simple to make a flavorful meal of butter beans and sausage.
Spicy Chorizo Sausage and Potato Chowder This easy crock pot chowder is made with spicy chorizo sausage, but feel free to substitute another kind of fresh sausage, such as a hot or mild Italian sausage.
Spicy Kale and Mustard Greens With Cajun Sausage Spicy Cajun-style sausage gives these hearty greens a kick, but nothing that a cooling side of slaw and freshly baked cornbread can't offset.
Spicy Sausage and Cheddar Quiche This tasty quiche is a great combination of Cajun flavors. The andouille sausage spices up the basic filling, along with a little Creole seasoning and lots of Cheddar cheese.
Spicy Sausage and Penne Casserole This penne and cheese bake includes thinly sliced andouille sausage.
Stuffed Pizza Pockets These delicious pizza pocket snacks are easy to make with a can of refrigerated biscuits and some pizza ingredients
Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage A mixture of mild sausage and Parmesan cheese make up the filling for this delicious stuffed zucchini.
Sweet Sour Hot Dogs Hot dogs are sliced and cooked in a sweet and sour sauce.
Sweet and Sour Kielbasa Here's a simple and budget-friendly recipe for kielbasa, slow cooked with pineapple chunks and a tangy vinegar and brown sugar sauce.
Toad in the Hole with Andouille Sausage Spicy andouille sausage transforms this British favorite.