The best sausage brands

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Real Simple staffers sampled 151 juicy link sausages. Here are the best of the wurst.

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Al Fresco All Natural Spinach & Feta Chicken Sausage

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Best Chicken Sausage

Al Fresco All Natural Spinach & Feta Chicken Sausage

This zesty winner, flecked with spinach and salty Feta chunks, is a bold, flavorful replacement for pork sausage—and has 70 percent less saturated fat.

To buy: $5 for 4 sausages, at supermarkets.









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Niman Ranch Chipotle Cheddar Sausage

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Best Cheese Sausage

Niman Ranch Chipotle Cheddar Sausage

These hearty pork links are studded with pockets of molten Cheddar and spicy chipotle. Pair with a crusty roll and guacamole. (Bonus: Niman Ranch's humane and sustainable practices win top marks.)

To buy: $7 for 4 sausages, at natural-food stores.









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Tofurky Artisan Chick'n & Apple Sausage

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Best Meatless

Tofurky Artisan Chick'n & Apple Sausage

Packed with potatoes, apples, and molasses, this sweet and satisfying tofu champ held its shape on the grill, making mince-meat of the bland, crumbly competition.

To buy: $5.70 for 4 sausages, at supermarkets.

(See also: 5 kitchen essentials for $100 or less)







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Premio Bratwurst

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Best Bratwurst

Premio Bratwurst

These plump pork wieners are the perfect canvas for any topping—from traditional German sauerkraut and spicy mustard to pickled zucchini. Add a frosty stein of pilsner and you're in ballpark bliss.

To buy: $4 for 6 sausages, at supermarkets.









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Premio Sweet Italian Sausage and Premio Hot Italian Sausage

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Best Italian

Premio Sweet Italian Sausage and Premio Hot Italian Sausage

Both the sweet and hot versions earn raves for their classic flavors (mmm, fennel and garlic). Equally good cooked on the grill, with grilled peppers and onions, as they are tossed with pasta.

To buy: $4 for 6 sausages, at supermarkets.



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