Make Your Own Fresh Italian Sausage!
It’s really easy to make your own bulk Italian sausage at home! All you need is this recipe that some of you will recognize from page 2 of the RDD Thin Crust Pizza recipe. You can use it for deep dish or thin crust pizza, or shape it into patties or links for any number of recipes!
FYI, some deep dish restaurants, like Lou Malnati’s, have stated that they do not use fennel in their sausage, so it’s entirely up to you if you want to use it, or any of the other spices.
The most basic version of this sausage (usually for deep dish) is 3 ingredients: ground pork, salt, and pepper. Everything else is technically optional, but recommended.
*Updated on 12-10-2022
- 1 lb lean ground Pork
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp of Fennel seed, lightly crushed
- 1/2 tsp granulated Garlic (or 2 cloves of fresh garlic, crushed/minced ; if lots of garlic isn’t your thing, you can reduce the amount or leave it out entirely)
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Oregano
You can also add other herbs, like Marjoram, Parsley, and Basil.
- 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Combine salt and spices.
Mix with ground pork until well combined.
Wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours