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.
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.
3 of 5Danny Kim
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.
4 of 5Danny Kim
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.
5 of 5Danny Kim
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.