This sweet, fennel-flecked Italian sausage has a subtle, authentic anise flavor, and the recipe is easy to customize — just use more crushed red pepper to amp up the heat. After a lengthy time in the refrigerator, use it to top pizza or brown it up to use as the base for pasta sauce.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Total time: 15 min

Sweet Italian Sausage
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 1 pound


  1. Place all ingredients in large bowl and combine thoroughly using hands to evenly distribute spices.

  2. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 12 hours. Then, proceed with cooking.