How to Reheat Sausage in the Oven

You have been craving a sausage for several weeks. Fortunately, your roommate made sausages the other day and there is one left over for you in the refrigerator. The microwave has been dirty ever since your roommate heated soup without a lid on it. You have no choice but to reheat your sausage in the oven.

How to reheat your sausage in the oven depends on how big your sausage is. A kielbasa is the largest sausage and requires more time in the oven to heat.  Frankfurters are medium-sized sausages that require less time to heat.  The quickest and easiest to reheat in the oven are breakfast sausages and mini sausages.

These instructions assume that your sausage is not frozen.  If frozen, you will need to thaw your sausage before reheating it in the oven.  Thawing a sausage is a simple process. Put it in a plastic baggie and run cool water over it until it thaws completely.

As always, be mindful that sausage is a meat and can be a source of bacterial contamination.   Do not let your sausage sit out at room temperature.  Reheat it as soon as it thaws.

Reheating Sausage According to Size in the Oven

A Large Sausage such as a Kielbasa 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To cook the sausage more rapidly, cut it in half lengthwise.
  3. Wrap the sausage in aluminum foil.
  4. Place the sausage on a cookie sheet.
  5. Once the oven has preheated, put the cookie sheet with the sausage wrapped in foil in the oven.
  6. Cook for 8-10 minutes. If you cut the sausage lengthwise, you only need to reheat the sausage for 6-8 minutes.
  7. Take the sausage out of the oven
  8. Be careful taking the sausage out of the aluminum foil because you are dealing with a big spicy sausage!
  9. Serve immediately
Related Posts  How to Reheat Frozen Macaroni and Cheese in the Oven

A Medium Sized Sausage such as a Frankfurter

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. If you want the sausage to cook more rapidly, cut it in half lengthwise with a sharp knife.
  3. Enclose the sausage in aluminum foil.
  4. Put the sausage on a cookie sheet or an aluminum pie dish.
  5. Once the oven has preheated, put the cookie sheet with the sausage wrapped in foil in the oven.
  6. Cook for 6-8 minutes.  If you divide the sausage, you only need to reheat it for 4-6 minutes.
  7. Remove the sausage from the oven.
  8. Be careful taking the sausage out of the aluminum foil because you are dealing with a medium-sized hot sausage!
  9. Serve immediately

A Small Sausage such as a Breakfast Sausage

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To cook the sausage more rapidly, cut it in half lengthwise.
  3. Put the sausage in aluminum foil.
  4. Place the sausage on a cookie sheet or an aluminum pie dish.
  5. Once the oven preheats, place the sausage in the oven.
  6. Cook for 4-6 minutes.  If you cut the sausage lengthwise, you only need to reheat the sausage for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Take the sausage out of the oven using an oven mitten. 
  8. Be careful removing the sausage out of the aluminum foil because you afromling with a small spicy sausage that can still burn you!

For mini sausages, cook them the same way that you would reheat a small sausage divided lengthwise.

How to Enjoy your Sausages

Eat your larger sausages, such as kielbasa, with some broiled potatoes. Frankfurters are delicious served in a bun with onions, sauerkraut, and mustard.  Breakfast sausage goes well with scrambled eggs. Of course, you can just eat your sausage on its own with some ketchup. 

Related Posts  How to Reheat Seafood Boil: 4 Easy and Quick Methods

What if You Don’t Eat all of Your Reheated Sausages?

Unfortunately, you should not reheat sausages twice because it increases the chance of bacterial contamination. Feed the leftover sausages to your dog or cat. Or, simply discard them and rue the loss of valuable protein.   

Concussion

Leftover sausages are delicious when properly reheated in the oven. To properly reheat your sausage, be mindful of the size. Large sausages such as kielbasa should reheat at a temperature of 400 degrees for a minimum of eight minutes. Reheat smaller sausages such as frankfurters or breakfast sausage at a lower temperature and for less time.  

Be sure that your sausages have heated all the way through to kill all bacteria. There is nothing worse than getting diarrhea after eating a bad sausage.