How Much Sausage Seasoning Do You Put in Sausage per Pound?

by Viola Horne

From andouille to sweet Italian, there are dozens of ways to make your own homemade sausage. Depending on the type of sausage and the level of taste intensity, the amount of seasoning you add will vary. Mild sausage types, such as country or breakfast, need less seasoning than a more flavorful variety, such as chorizo.

Some Sage Advice

When making a mild sausage with a sausage seasoning mix, follow the directions on the package or start with about 2 teaspoons of seasoning per 1 pound of meat. For a more intense flavor, increase the seasoning by 1 teaspoon each time you try the recipe until you find the level you like. Sausage made with highly flavorful ingredients, such as peppers or sun-dried tomatoes, may not need as much spice as milder sausage.

About the Author

When not working in her family-owned food and bar business, Viola Horne can almost always be found with a cookbook in one hand and a whisk in the other. Horne never tires of entertaining family and friends with both comfort food and unusual delicacies such as garlic cheese smashed potatoes and banana bacon pancakes.

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