Italian sausage

Italian sausage

Salsiccia with parsley, roasted in a pan
Alternative names salsiccia
Course Sausage
Place of origin Italy
Main ingredients pork, fennel or anise
Cookbook: Italian sausage  Media: Italian sausage
Italian sausages on a grill

In the United States, Italian sausage (salsiccia [salˈsittʃa] in Italian) most often refers to a style of pork sausage noted for being seasoned with fennel or anise as the primary seasoning. In Italy, however, a wide variety of sausages are made, many of which are quite different from the product commonly known as 'Italian sausage' in the United States.

The two most common varieties marketed in US grocery stores as "Italian sausage" are hot and sweet (or, depending on what region of the US, mild). The main difference between hot and sweet (mild) is the addition of hot red pepper flakes in the spice mix of the former.[1]

In Australia, a variety of mild salsiccia fresca (literally meaning "fresh sausage") seasoned primarily with fennel is sold as "Italian sausage", which is popular in magazine recipes and often used in place of regular sausage.

See also


  1. "Cook's Thesaurus: Sausages". Retrieved 22 August 2015.
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