Hot Italian Sausage

Hot Italian Sausage


"An Italian friend of mine had an Italian restaurant and used this recipe for over 30 years. When he retired, he graciously consented to passing it on to me. I will share it with you. It is excellent as meatballs, in spaghetti sauce, hamburger patties, or on pizza. This Recipe was prized by him and revered by many. We are lucky to have gotten this Recipe."


1 d 30 m servings 326 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 80 servings



  • Calories:
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 26.9 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.7g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 19.3 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 510 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the ground pork into a large bowl. Season with salt, garlic salt, black pepper and paprika. In a blender or food processor, blend together the oil, anise seed, fennel seed and red pepper flakes. Mix everything into the ground pork until well blended. Refrigerate for 24 hours to let flavors blend. Bag and freeze in portions that suit your needs.
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  1. 81 Ratings


As an old school Italian, there isn't nearly enough spice for 20 lbs of pork. Surprised you can get any flavor at all. I've modified several times and I'm getting close to what I consider real I...

Well, what can I say but awesome hot Italian sausage. I worked in Italian restaurants for 7-8 years and ours was never this tasty (although we would buy it in from local Italian butchers/deli's....

Okay this recipes ROCKS!!! It's super easy and it taste sooooo authentic. I live in Europe and I even like it better than the meat market sausages here. I made sausages and made sandwiches wi...

This recepe took first place at a sausage cook off for out local Sons of Italy in America Club.

Very good.. I scaled down the recipe to two pounds and used ground turkey and it turned out wonderful.

Great recipe, I'm so glad I found it. I live 70 miles from the nearest meat department that makes this sausage, so having this recipe makes my travel alot easier. Recipe is good as is but I li...

I made this recipe several times now and it is great! I took it to the butcher when I slaughtered a pig to see if he would make some up for me and he says he loves it too and might start using i...

This was my first attempt at homemade sausage and I wasn't too crazy with the outcome of this recipe. My sausage didn't seem to have enough flavor (not like the store bought) and I had to add q...

This is a wonderful sausage recipe. We buy a whole peice of porc and grind it ourselves to be able to control the quality and amount of fat. We use it in pasta and on pizza and even as a breakf...