Sources suggest that sweet Italian sausage or mild Italian sausage is flavored with garlic and fennel seed. They both are sausages without hot red pepper flakes, it’s just that sweet refers to the sweet basil that is not in the mild.
Italian sausage is a pork sausage that is sold either as links or in bulk. It can be cooked like any old sausage and is especially popular in sausage-based pasta sauces or eaten in a sandwich with fried onions and bell peppers.
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