There are so many ways to cook Sausage as Grilled, Boiled, Pan Fry, Pan Steamed and Baked . I having tried all of these techniques I can say that baking sausage (homemade or store bought), is the simplest, easiest. Cooking sausages in the oven will saves you the trouble of constant turning, and keeps your stovetop clean from splattered grease. So, Today learn with me how to cook sausage in the oven.
- 1 tbsp oil (such as sunflower or vegetable oil)
- 6 pork sausages
Instructions – How To Cook Sausage In Oven
Step 1: Preheat Your Oven
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Adjust the temperature to 425 degrees if your oven doesn’t reach a true 400 degrees.
Step 2: Prep Your Sausages
Place sausages in a roasting pan. Drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil over the sausages to ensure a brown crust.
Step 3: Bake Your Sausages
Bake the sausages for 15 to 20 minutes. Thick sausages may take up to an hour to cook. If you do use thick sausages, turn them once or twice over the course of the hour to ensure they cook through and brown up on all sides.
Step 4: Test Your Sausages
Pierce the sausages with the tip of a knife or the tines of a fork to test for doneness after 15 minutes. Look for clear juices or cut into one sausage to make sure it is thoroughly cooked with no pinkness remaining.
When cooking meat, you need to ensure that it is heated thoroughly, right through the center, to ensure you aren’t consuming any bacteria that can make you ill.
Sausages should be heated to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit or more for safety. You can use a meat thermometer to check this.
Fatter sausages will take longer to heat through – maybe as long as 40 minutes.
Before consuming your cooked sausages, cut them open to ensure no pinkness remains inside. When pricked with a fork, the juices should run clear.
Trichinosis is caused by eating undercooked pork infected with roundworm cysts. About 40 cases each year are reported in the US. If you contract trichinosis, you may experience cramping, diarrhea, fever or muscle pain that may or may not go away on its own. To avoid infection, cook all pork until no pink meat remains.