Cheese-Stuffed Italian Sausage (Quick Keto Dinner Idea)

Cheese Stuffed Italian Sausage

yield: 7 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 40 MINUTES

total time: 50 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2

Remove sausages from the package and place them on a cutting board. With a knife, make a slice in the center of each sausage. Place a string cheese stick in the slice and pinch sausage together sealing it closed. Do this for all of the remaining sausages.

3

Place stuffed sausages in a baking dish. Pour marinara sauce over the sausages and sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese on top.

4

Cook them in the oven for 40 minutes. Sausages should reach 160 degrees to be done.

5

Serve with zoodles or a side of your favorite keto vegetables. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 7, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 488.6 Calories | 38.6 Fat | 6.9g Total Carbs | 0.6g Fiber | 0 Sugar Alcohol | 26.7g Protein | 6.3g Net Carbs

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stuffing sausage with cheese sticks

Need a quick dinner recipe for a busy weeknight?

Well, we’re taking already delicious Italian sausage and stuffing it with cheese (because cheese makes everything better, right?!). This keto dinner recipe is so easy to make that anyone in the family can whip this up, and it’ll be ready in under an hour. Yes, please! 😋

cheese stuffed sausage with veggies

Save time, money, and your sanity with this easy keto dinner recipe!

I love budget-friendly low carb dinners and this keto cheese stuffed Italian sausage inspired by the yumminess over on Joy Filled Eats is not only affordable, but it’s also super easy peasy to make! Just grab four ingredients and you’ve got yourself a hearty and flavorful dinner.

It can be served for the whole family, even those that aren’t living the keto life. I love to serve it with fresh zucchini and squash since the flavors from the sausage itself are bold enough to carry the dish.

Cheese Stuffed Sausage

A few tips when making cheese-stuffed Italian sausage:

  • I love mild Italian Sausage but feel free to use hot sausage if you like a little extra spice, or even a brat if you don’t like any spice.
  • These cheese-stuffed sausages really can be served with any side you please – fresh veggies like I did, or even a salad would be good. Also, these Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Creamy Alfredo Sauce would be yummy to serve alongside these sausages, too. 😋

ingredients for stuffed cheese sausage

cheese stick in sausage on cutting board

stuffing an Italian sausage link with a cheese stick

Rao's keto marinara Sauce

temperature reading for keto cheese stuffed sausage

cheese stuffed sausages with keto veggies


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Cheese Stuffed Italian Sausage

yield: 7 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 40 MINUTES

total time: 50 MINUTES

Italian sausage links are stuffed with cheese for a flavorful and easy weeknight meal idea!

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2

Remove sausages from the package and place them on a cutting board. With a knife, make a slice in the center of each sausage. Place a string cheese stick in the slice and pinch sausage together sealing it closed. Do this for all of the remaining sausages.

3

Place stuffed sausages in a baking dish. Pour marinara sauce over the sausages and sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese on top.

4

Cook them in the oven for 40 minutes. Sausages should reach 160 degrees to be done.

5

Serve with zoodles or a side of your favorite keto vegetables. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from Joy Filled Eats.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 7, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 488.6 Calories | 38.6 Fat | 6.9g Total Carbs | 0.6g Fiber | 0 Sugar Alcohol | 26.7g Protein | 6.3g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

cheese stuffed italian sausage on a fork

Cheese stuffed Italian sausage will totally change your weeknight dinner routine!

Just one bite of this savory and over the top cheese-filled sausage will have you thinking, “why haven’t I tried this sooner!?” I’ve added this recipe to my dinner rotation – it’s perfect for busy nights when I’m short on time!

stuffed Italian sausage on plate with zoodles

“This is such a brilliant meal! It’s so tasty and easy to throw together and doesn’t break the bank. The kids were all over this one and ate theirs over rotini while I ate mine over some zucchini zoodles! Yum!!” – Jenna, Hip2Save recipe tester


Make these chocolate covered cherry fat bombs for dessert!

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  1. Jamie

    Do you think this would reheat well? I like to cook on Sunday for the week. We’re big on reheat and go!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! We do it all the time in my home!

  2. MrsErnie2001

    I’ve made this several times and it’s always delicious! A family favorite!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Nice! My family loves it and it makes great leftovers as well.

  3. Randy

    Do you cook covered ot uncovered?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I don’t cover mine and it’s always great!

  4. BARB

    I am making these tonite, so excited!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Enjoy your dinner, BARB!

  5. Patricia J Taylor

    I made it with my Grandkids we had so much fun. Everyone loved these. I cooked uncovered.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! So glad to hear they were a hit with everyone! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Charlie

    Can u use
    Alfredo sauce instead of red sauce?

  7. Kendal Henderson Guerra

    Can I grill the mozzarella stuffed sausage then put it in a pan and top with sauce and cheese?? I I like my sausage cooked well.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      It sounds like a great idea! Let us know how you like it, if you decide to try it that way!

  8. MsTeresa

    This were so yummy.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m so glad to hear that!

  9. Andrea

    Can you do this in a crockpot?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Andrea! We haven’t tried them that way but I bet the crockpot would work well too! Let us know how they turn out for you!

  10. Katie

    I dont’ have the cheese sticks. Could I use shredded mozzarella instead? If so, how much per sausage – 1 oz like the sticks?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! That should work too!

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