Grilled Italian Sausage

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This Grilled Italian Sausage is perfect for feeding a crowd! Cook as many sausages as you need. They grill up juicy and full of flavor.

tongs holding Grilled Italian Sausage

Italian Sausage On The Grill

You’ll love how easy it is to cook Italian sausage on the grill. It develops a deep, grilled flavor and goes perfectly with other cookout dishes. Slice it up to add to a pasta salad or kebabs. Or serve it up brat-style on a big bun with all your favorite toppings.

Italian sausages on the grill

The key to grilling Italian sausage is to know your grill. Depending on how hot it runs, you’ll need to adjust the heat to cook the sausages completely without burning. If, at any point, the sausages start to char before they are done cooking, just turn down the heat. Keep cooking until the internal temperature is at least 165 degrees and the sausages are cooked to your liking.

Italian sausages with grill marks

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tongs holding cooked Italian sausage

How To Make Grilled Italian Sausage

Start by preheating the grill to high heat (500 degrees) and closing the lid.

Once the grill is preheated, you can add the sausages. Reduce the heat to medium and close the lid. Cook for 2 minutes.

fork holding Grilled Italian Sausage

Open up the grill and check the sausages. Flip them over. If necessary, reduce the heat. Close the lid and cook for another 2 minutes.

fork holding piece of Grilled Italian Sausage

Check the sausages again. Flip them over and cook (lid closed) for 3 more minutes or until they are cooked through. Check their internal temperature with a meat thermometer. It should read at least 165 degrees. If not, cook the sausages for another minute.

Once the Italian sausages are done, use fresh tongs to take them off the grill and then turn off the heat.

close-up of Grilled Italian Sausage on a plate

Cooking Tips

  • Closing the lid during the preheating process will help the grill to heat up quicker
  • If, at any point, the sausages start to burn, just turn down the heat
  • Be sure to use clean tongs to remove cooked Italian sausages from the grill

fork holding cooked Italian Sausage

Do You Pre-Cook Sausages Before Grilling?

No, it is not necessary to cook (boil) Italian sausages before grilling them. To make sure they are cooked throughout, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Once the grilled sausages reach 165 degrees, they are done cooking.

tongs taking Italian Sausage off of grill

What To Serve With Grilled Italian Sausages

We love to top these flavorful sausages with homemade sauces like Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe, Best Ever Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe, or Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Chili Dipping Sauce Recipe.

Italian Sausage grilled to perfection

And for a side dish, let’s keep the grill going and cook up some Grilled Marinated Onion Slices Recipe, Grilled Corn In The Husk, and Air Fryer Pineapple. Yum!

juicy Grilled Italian Sausages cooking

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Grilled Italian Sausage

This Grilled Italian Sausage is perfect for feeding a crowd! Cook as many sausages as you need. They grill up juicy and full of flavor.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Grilling
Keyword: Grilled Italian Sausage
Cooking Method: Grill
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 388kcal

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Ingredients

  • 4 Italian sausages

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Instructions

  • Start by preheating the grill to high heat (500 degrees) and closing the lid.
  • Once the grill is preheated, you can add the sausages.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and close the lid. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Open up the grill and check the sausages. Flip them over. If necessary, reduce the heat.
  • Close the lid and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Check the sausages again. Flip them over and cook (lid closed) for 3 more minutes or until they are cooked through. Check their internal temperature with a meat thermometer. It should read at least 165 degrees. If not, cook the sausages for another minute.
  • Once the Italian sausages are done, use fresh tongs to take them off the grill and then turn off the heat.

Notes

  • Closing the lid during the preheating process will help the grill to heat up quicker
  • If, at any point, the sausages start to burn, just turn down the heat
  • Be sure to use clean tongs to remove cooked Italian sausages from the grill
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 283mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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