How Much Do Sausages Weigh?

Sausages come in a variety of sizes and it can sometimes be difficult to work out how much they weigh for recipes or to calculate calories.

In this article, I’ve done lots of research into sausage weights before and after cooking along with weight variations between brands so I can give you the most accurate information possible.

The quick answer is; the average uncooked thick (high meat content) sausage weighs around 67g (2.4oz), whereas a supermarket brand sausage weighs around 57g (2oz). A thinner chipolata sausage weighs around 31g (1.1oz).

Obviously, this figure depends on the brand and style of the sausage, which I’ll cover in more detail throughout this article.

Read on to find out more weights of various types of sausages, both cooked and uncooked, along with easy-to-follow charts to help you calculate weights and calories correctly.

If you’re looking for specific sausage brand weights you might like to use the table of contents below to find what you’re looking for:

close up of cooking sausages

Average Sausage weights (Quick Guide)

This table gives you a quick conversion guide of average sausage weights, for more specific weights and brands, please see the next section.

Most supermarket sausages come in similar weight packs depending on size and quality, as follows:

Sausage typeAverage pack weightAverage weight of one sausage
High quality
high meat content (over 90%)
supermarket sausages
400g (6 sausages)67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
Supermarket butcher
style sausages
meat content 50%-70%
454g (8 sausages)57g/0.057kg
2oz/0.13lb
Supermarket chipolata
thin sausage
375g (12 sausages)31g/0.031kg
1.1oz/0/07lb

Sausage Weights and Calories by Brand

The tables below show weights and calories of popular sausage brands and supermarket-own brands in grams, kilograms, ounces, and pounds to help you convert the weights of your favorite sausages.

To avoid one huge table and to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, I’ve split the brands into categories of specific brands and supermarket brands (in alphabetical order).

All figures are rounded up or down to the nearest whole number or decimal point and weights are based on raw sausage weights.

Calorie figures are generally based on sausages that have been grilled as per pack instructions unless stated otherwise.

Supermarket Sausage Weights and Calories

Supermarket Brand
Sausages
Type and pack weight
Average Weight
Per Sausage
Calories in kcal
per Grilled Sausage
ASDA Butchers Selection
Pork Sausages
8 pack 454g
57g/0.057kg
2oz/0.13lb
132kcal
ASDA Extra Special Pork
Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
150kcal
ASDA Extra Special Pork
Chipolatas
12 pack 375g
31g/0.031kg
1.1oz/0/07lb
66kcal
Morrisons Butchers Style Pork
Sausages
8 pack 454g
57g/0.057kg
2oz/0.13lb
89kcal
Morrisons The Best Thick Pork
Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
139kcal
Morrisons The Best Pork
Chipolatas
12 pack 375g
31g/0.031kg
1.1oz/0/07lb
66kcal
Sainsbury’s Butchers Choice
Pork Sausages
8 pack 454g
57g/0.057kg
2oz/0.13lb
122kcal
Sainsbury’s Taste the
Difference Pork Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
172kcal
Tesco British Pork
Sausages
8 pack 454g
57g/0.057kg
2oz/0.13lb
139kcal
Tesco British Pork & Apple
Sausages
8 pack 454g
57g/0.057kg
2oz/0.13lb
107kcal
Tesco Reduced-Fat
Sausages
8 pack 454g
57g/0.057kg
2oz/0.13lb
81kcal
Tesco Finest Pork
Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
165kcal
Tesco Finest
Pork Chipolatas
12 pack 375g
31g/0.031kg
1.1oz/0/07lb
74kcal
Waitrose No.1 Free Range
Pork Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
101kcal
Waitrose No.1 Free Range
Pork Chipolatas
12 pack 375g
31g/0.031kg
1.1oz/0/07lb
95kcal
Waitrose Essential British Pork
Sausages
8 pack 454g
57g/0.057kg
2oz/0.13lb
127kcal

Black Farmer Sausage Weights and Calories

Black Farmer Sausages
Type and pack weight
Average Weight
Per Sausage
Calories in kcal
per Uncooked Sausage
Premium Pork
Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
162kcal

Guinness Sausage Weights and Calories

Guinness Sausages
Type and pack weight
Average Weight
Per Sausage
Calories in kcal
per Uncooked Sausage
Guinness Pork & Leek
Premium Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
213kcal

G White & Co Sausage Weights and Calories

G White and Co Sausages
Type and pack weight
Average Weight
Per Sausage
Calories in kcal
per Uncooked Sausage
G Wight and Co Porky
Light Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
107kcal
Porky Whites Surry
Premium Pork Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
164kcal

HECK Sausage Weights and Calories

HECK Sausages
Type and pack weight
Average Weight
Per Sausage
Calories in kcal
per Grilled Sausage
HECK 97% Pork Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
176kcal
HECK Chicken Italia Sausages
10 pack 340g
34g/0.34kg
1.2oz/0.07lb
41kcal
HECK Simply Chicken
Chipolatas
10 pack 340g
34g/0.34kg
1.2oz/0.07lb
51kcal
HECK Reduced-Fat
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
105kcal
HECK Spring Chicken
Sausages
10 pack 340g
34g/0.034kg
1.2oz/0.07lb
35kcal
HECK Vegan Italia
Chipolatas
10 pack 300g
30g/0.034kg
1.1oz/0.07lb
25kcal

Jolly Hog Sausage Weights and Calories

Jolly Hog Sausages
Type and pack weight
Average Weight
Per Sausage
Calories in kcal
per Grilled Sausage
Jolly Hog Proper Porker
Gluten-Free Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
156kcal
Jolly Hog Caramelised Porker
Gluten-Free Sausages
6 pack 400g
67g/0.067kg
2.4oz/0.15lb
163kcal
Jolly Hog Little Porker
Chipolatas
12 pack 340g
28g/0.028kg
1oz/0.06lb
77kcal

Richmond Sausage Weights and Calories

Richmond Sausages
Type and pack weight
Average Weight
Per Sausage
Calories in kcal
per Grilled Sausage
Richmond Thick Pork
Sausages
12 pack 615g
51g/0.051kg
1.8oz/0.1lb
111kcal
Richmond Thick Pork
Sausages
8 pack 410g
51g/0.051kg
1.8oz/0.1lb
111kcal
Richmond Thin Pork
Sausages
12 pack 340g
28g/0.028kg
1oz/0.06lb
62kcal
Richmond Chicken
Sausages
8 pack 400g
50g/0.05kg
1.8oz/0.11lb
91kcal
Richmond Skinless Pork
Sausages
12 pack 319g
27g/0.027kg
0.1oz/0.06lb
63kcal
Richmond Meat Free
Sausages
8 pack 336g
42g/0.042kg
1.5oz/0.09lb
58kcal

Walls Sausage Weights and Calories

Walls Sausages
Type and pack weight
Average Weight
Per Sausage
Calories in kcal
per Grilled Sausage
Walls Thick Pork
Sausages
8 pack 410g
51g/0.051kg
1.8oz/0.1lb
95kcal
Walls Thick Freshly
Frozen Sausages
12 pack 500g
42g/0.042kg
1.5oz/0.09lb
91kcal
Walls Ready Baked
Pork Sausages
6 Pack 240g
40g/0.042kg
1.4oz/0.09lb
112kcal

How Much do Sausages Weigh Before and After Cooking?

Working out weights and calories for some food types and especially meat can be confusing.

This is because it’s not always clear whether you should use the cooked or uncooked weight and is there even a difference?

With sausages, there is a difference between the cooked and uncooked weights because they lose fat as they cook which means sausages weigh less when they’re cooked, especially if they have a high-meat/high-fat content.

How Much Weight Does a Sausage Lose When Cooked?

I have done testing with some different sausage types to see how much weight they lose before and after cooking and here’s what I found;

High meat content (90%) gluten-free sausages lost the most weight during cooking (almost 17g), whereas a lower meat content sausage (70%meat) containing rusk lost less weight (around 10g).

Read on to find out more about why this happens and the differences per sausage type.

High Quality/High Meat Content Sausages

Most supermarkets stock a higher quality range of sausages such as ‘Finest’ which tend to be very high meat content sausages and the only other ingredients are herbs, spices, and seasoning.

In most cases, these types of sausages are usually advertised as gluten-free because they don’t contain any rusk which is similar to breadcrumbs.

As well as meat, sausages will also contain a certain amount of fat to produce extra flavor. This fat renders down during cooking meaning a sausage with a higher meat/fat content tends to lose more weight as it cooks.

before and after cooking high meat sausage

Lower Meat Content Sausages

Lower quality sausages tend to contain less meat and are instead bulked out with rusk.

Although they’re not necessarily lower in fat, the rusk in sausage with a lower meat content helps to retain and soak up more fat and juices which come out of the meat during cooking meaning they don’t lose as much weight.

before and after cooking butchers sausage

Should You Use Cooked or Uncooked Sausages to Work Out Weights and Calories?

This can be a tricky question, but the most accurate way to work out the correct figures is to use the cooked calorie amount if available on the pack.

Pack information does vary and although the calorie information they give is usually based on the cooked weight, although the overall pack weight will be based on the uncooked contents ‘as sold’.

In most cases, the pack will give you the correct information, but if in doubt you can base calories on the raw amount, and if you want to be very specific you can deduct the 10-20g which they lose during cooking.

How Many Sausages are in a Portion?

The serving guidance for most packs of sausages is two sausages per portion for a thick 50-70g sausage (raw weight).

Chipolata serving sizes are three or four sausages as they’re around half the size of a thicker style sausage and lower in calories.

The nutrition information label will usually state the recommended serving amount along with the calories per serving.

More Sausage Weight FAQ’s

How Many Pounds Are in One Sausage?

A high-quality sausage with over 90% meat content will weigh around 0.15 lb, which means there are around 7 average-sized sausages in a pound. A thinner chipolata-style sausage weighs around 0.07 lb each.

How Many Sausages are in One Kilogram?

The average good quality sausage (10cm long) weighs around 0.067kg, which means there are around 15 sausages of this size in a kilogram. The average thin chipolata sausage weighs around 0.030kg each meaning there would be around 33 chipolatas in a kilogram.

Equipment and Information Used for This Article

I used precision scales that weigh to 0.01 of a gram which is regularly calibrated with a 100g weight. For more information see my recommended weighing scales here.

To make sure the information in this article is accurate, I researched and cross-referenced various sources (as well as original research) to obtain the correct weights and calories.

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