Which is Better: Sauté, Grill, Roast or Poach?

There are numerous ways you can prepare sausages to maximize taste, enjoyment and safety! While many people claim that grilling is the best form of cooking sausage, others swear that pan searing or sautéing them is the way to go. With so many ways to cook sausages, how can you know which is best?

Let’s take a look together. Here are 4 ways you can cook fresh sausages:


Many people choose to sauté or sear their sausages in a pan because it allows them to add extra flavor by browning the sausages in a little bit of oil. Cooking sausages in a pan also allows you to add vegetables like mushrooms, peppers and onions that absorb the leftover flavors of the sausages in the pan.

To get the best results when sautéing, cook your sausages on medium heat, on a nonstick surface with a little bit of oil.  Make sure that there is space between the links for even cooking.


Grilling is a popular form of cooking sausages because it is brings out the natural earthiness of the meats. The great taste of smoke and char give sausages a heavenly taste, texture and aroma.

To get the best results when grilling, try cooking your sausages for 15-20 minutes on indirect heat. This ensures that your sausages are cooked through and prevents the casing from splitting.


Like sautéing or grilling, roasting sausages in the oven can allow you to take advantage of even cooking and a dry, crisp outer skin. You can also add vegetables that can either lend flavor or absorb flavor from your sausages for an easy and quick meal.

To get the best results when baking, set your oven at 350 degrees and place the sausages an inch apart. Roast for 20 minutes, turning the sausages halfway.


Poaching sausages is a great way to ensure that your sausages cook evenly, remain moist and taste great. Unlike boiling, poaching is a process that does not cook sausages in water but in a flavored stock or liquid. One of the most popular liquid for poaching sausages is beer.

To get the best results when poaching, place your sausages in beer or stock and set over medium heat. Let it come up to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes. Never add your sausages to vigorously boiling water as that will make your casing split. You can also add extra flavor to your sausages by browning them in a pan or grill once they are fully cooked.


Sausages are a delicious food choice, no matter which cooking method you decide to choose. When eating sausage, it is important that you choose a fresh and high-quality product and avoid overly processed ones. We recommend sausages that are locally made and fresh. Give our delicious, gluten-free original pork sausage a try today and see for yourself what makes Gold Meat products simple to make and delicious to taste!