How to cook sausages

July 5, 2024
by HelloFresh How to cook

    Whether you want to know how long to cook sausages in the oven or how to fry sausages in a pan, this guide tells you how to cook your sausages to perfection. Plus, if you’re in need of some mealtime inspiration, you can also take a look at some tasty sausage recipes, including this spectacular Italian pork sausage pasta recipe

    What are sausages made from?

    Regular sausages are typically made from ground meat, including pork, beef or poultry, alongside spices, herbs, salt and other flavourings, usually held together by a thin skin.

    Popular sausage snacks in Australia

    Sausage rolls

    Sausage rolls have become an Aussie treasure, although the tradition of wrapping meat in pastry is believed to date back to Ancient Greek times. Sausage rolls have grown rapidly in popularity in Australia in recent years, since launching in the early 1800s as a cheap street food snack. Not only are sausage rolls popular at buffets, but they can also be found freshly cooked in high street bakeries up and down the country, cementing their place firmly as one of the nation’s favourite snacks.

    Pigs in blankets

    Pigs in blankets are a seasonal treat in Australia and beyond, often accompanying a traditional meal. Pigs in blankets derive their name from being sausages wrapped in a ‘blanket’ of bacon. In the U.S., pigs in blankets are often made by wrapping the sausages in pastry.

    How to cook sausages

    The most common methods for cooking sausages are pan-frying or cooking them in the oven.

      1. How to cook sausages in the oven

    Cooking sausages in the oven creates a lot less mess than frying on the stove, which is why it’s such a popular cooking method. Here’s how to get it right every time:
      – Preheat the oven to 190°C.
      – Pierce a small hole in each sausage to release any excess fat.

      – Cook the sausages on a baking tray in the middle of the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until fully cooked, remembering to turn them halfway through to ensure they cook evenly.

      2. How to fry sausages in a pan

    Another popular method of cooking sausages is in a pan on the stove. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions, and you can’t go wrong:

      – Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan

      – Place the sausages in the pan and cook for 10-12 minutes until they are fully cooked. Remember to turn them occasionally to ensure they cook evenly.

    To be certain the sausages are ready to eat, you can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your food. If the core temperature (where the sausage is thickest) is 60°C for 45 minutes, 65°C for 10 minutes, 70°C for two minutes, 75°C for 30 seconds and 80°C for six seconds, then it has reached its perfect temperature and is ready to be eaten.


    All cooking appliances vary. These are guidelines only. Ensure the food is piping hot before serving. Do not reheat.

    The best side dishes with sausages

    Here at HelloFresh, we have the best side dishes to pair with your perfectly cooked sausages:


    The best sausage recipes

    If all this talk of sausages has got your taste buds tingling, make sure to check out the following expertly curated sausage recipes for some mealtime inspiration.


    All food products vary. The instructions printed on the food packaging always supersedes those printed in this article and must always be followed.
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