Cheese Stuffed Sausage Recipe

Delicious stuffed sausage with a flavorful cheese mix over a bed of chipotle sauce. Lots of flavors and this meal is super filling. Make this with Italian-style sausage bake with chicken, pork or veal.

Blue casserole dish with cheese stuffed sausage.

Cheesy Stuffed Sausage

EEck! So excited to share this recipe! This is one of those recipe developments that came to me while chatting with Alan about a meal that won’t send us to the kitchen right after eating!

Both Alan and I noticed that after eating dinner he would get the munchies and start grabbing whatever happened to be in his path.

He kept saying, why am I so hungry? I just ate!

Well, honestly, I didn’t think he was getting enough fat in his diet! And I know fat and protein are a great combination for feeling satisfied.

For this recipe my inspiration came from this sausage stuffed jalapeno recipe using that cheesy filling.

But I didn’t stop there, I put the sausages on chipotle sauce modified from these slow cooked meatballs recipe.

Bam! Delicious, filling and easy to make! Alan could only eat one sausage and didn’t feel hungry after eating this meal!

A white plate with cheese stuffed sausage with a fork cutting a piece

How To Make Stuffed Sausage With Cheese

Ready to start cooking? This recipe isn’t hard to make. In fact, it requires some mixing, assembling and then it’s ready to be cooked.

Easy enough!

What Type Of Sausage Should I Buy?

Although there are a variety of different types of sausages; chorizo, kielbasa, andouille, bratwurst, for this recipe we want to use Italian sausage in casings.

You will find that there are a variety of meat choices as well as additional flavors added to the sausage; pork, chicken, veal. I purchased Sicilian chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s grocery store.

Photo of raw sausage on a white background with rosemary sprigs.

Also note that that in addition to the different types of sausage meats there are also varying spices adding to the flavor profile such as sweet, mild or hot.

Pick your favorite flavor profile and brand. Keep in mind that the seasonings and cheese filling will elevate the taste to a whole delicious new flavor.

You Will Need The Following Ingredients:

For the cheese filling:

  • Italian sausage in casings
  • Garlic salt
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Cream cheese
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
Ingredients to make cheese stuffed sausage

For the chipotle sauce:

  • Fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • Chipotle sauce with chopped chipotles
  • Garlic powder
  • Mexican oregano
Ingredients for chipotle sauce

Helpful Kitchen Tools:

  • Sharp knife
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • Baking dish

Steps To Make Stuffed Sausage

First, you want to prepare the cheesy stuffing and the chipotle sauce in separate bowls. Mix well.

Place prepared chipotle sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.

Gently hold the sausage and with a sharp knife slice each sausage and fill it with cheese mix.

Place in the baking dish and add additional cheese on top of the sausages.

Bake for about 25 minutes.

Can I Use A Different Type Of Cheese?

Yes! If you don’t care for sharp cheddar or if you don’t have it stocked in your refrigerator, then use a different type.

A Mexican mix of cheese would offer a nice flavor. In addition, Colby, Monterey, Mozzarella or Pepper Jack cheese will work well in this recipe.

Can Stuffed Sausage Be Frozen?

I don’t recommend freezing these sausages after it has been cooked. The cream cheese will lose its creamy texture when defrosted.

You can store leftovers in a covered container for an additional 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

White plate with a black rim of plate of cheese stuffed sausage and salad

What To Serve With Stuffed Sausage?

I kept this meal super simple. I picked up a Southwestern pre-mixed salad when I was at Trader Joe’s and we also had some leftover sticky rice.

Some other ideas tasty choices are Spanish Rice or this simple cabbage salad.

Enjoy with a refreshing cerveza or a low sugar margarita!

Low carb margarita without sugar in a clear glass

More Sausage Recipes To Try

Looking for more sausage dishes? Be sure to check out these recipes too:

Blue casserole dish with cheese stuffed sausage.

Cheese Stuffed Sausage

Chicken stuffed sausage with a creamy flavorful cheese mix over a bed of chipotle sauce. Full of flavor and filling keto and low carb meal for the whole family.
5 from 22 votes
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, chipotle, sausage
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 656kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 5-6 Italian sausages in casings
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 14 ounce fire-roasted tomatoes diced or crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon chipotles in adobo


  • In a medium bowl mix with a hand blender cream cheese, cumin, garlic powder and chili powder until well combined.
  • Fold in 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl mix together fire roasted tomatoes, garlic powder, oregano and chipotles.
  • Place chipotle sauce on the bottom of a 8"X5" baking dish.
  • Slice each sausage vertically and gently add about 2 tablespoons of cheese mix. Place in baking dish.
  • Top sausages with remaining 1/4 cup of cheese.
  • Bake at 350•F for 25 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked.


USDA recommended internal meat temperatures
Ground chicken, turkey – 165 ºF
Ground pork, beef, veal, lamb – 160 ºF 
You man use approximately half of the cheese mix. The extra can be used to make stuffed jalapeños.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 1236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


Filling and satisfying cheese stuffed sausage in a chipotle sauce. This quick meal is the perfect low carb and keto dish that not only is easy to make, but very satisfying! #lowcarbdiet #ketorecipe #sausage #Mexican #Italian
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  1. Such a decadent dinner recipe! We love this one when we want to indulge a bit and never would’ve thought to slice and stuff sausage – such a great idea!

  2. Fantastic meal to make over the weekend. Love how easy you make it sound – I’ve got to add it to my menu now 🙂

  3. Wow!! This was a new recipe for me to try, but so delicious! We loved how cheesy it was, and the dish went perfectly alongside a green salad 🙂