Alessandra’s Italian Sausages

We tried this recipe out during one of our “Cooking with Alessandra” class collaborations, and it’s absolutely delicious!



  1. In a large bowl, combine the pork, spices, and liquids.
  2. Mix well, using your hands to thoroughly incorporate spices into the ground pork.
  3. Stuff the mixture into the prepared casing.
  4. Arrange the links on a platter, cover platter with waxed paper or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for a least 2 hours to meld the flavors. These sausages can be baked in the oven, grilled or cooked on the stove.



  • Choose pork cheek or pork belly for this recipe; you want to have at least 80% fat. This cut should be ground one time and mixed well to evenly distribute the fat.
  • You may substitute Coarse Sea Salt for the kosher salt, if desired.


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