I’ve always considered myself to be a person who didn’t love sausage. I’ve tried different kinds over the years, and it just wasn’t my thing to cook with it. In fact, I’m known to use sausage once a year – in a cornbread sausage stuffing for Thanksgiving. That’s about the extent of my sausage use in cooking.
Then, I tried some recipes with Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage. I was really surprised at the taste.
I have chickens, and, sometimes, we get egg overkill. One of the first recipes I tried was an Italian Sausage Frittata. I made my own vegetable medley using fresh veggies. I also took the sausage out of the casings and cooked it so it was more crumbled. This is super easy if you want to give it a shot. If you decide to use your own vegetables, cook them before you add them to the frittata.
The next recipe I tried was Johnsonville One-Pan Italian. What a shocker this was! Who was the genius who came up with this recipe? This is one of those recipes that is so simple to make that a child, with supervision, could probably pull it off with perfection. What’s so amazing about it is that you’re left in doubt that it will work with the large amount of water and half a package of spaghetti. However, once the time is up, you’re amazed at the ease of the preparation and that every one of those noodles is covered with sauce…not to mention the mix of Johnsonville sausage that puts so much flavor into the dish. Again- EASY, EASY prep, and this is the type of recipe every family needs for that night you have to run out the door in a hurry.
Then, there was the Easy Sausage Pizza recipe. OH MY! If you want to make this super easy, follow the directions. For my pizza, I made my own pizza crust. Then, I used half the amount of sausage (because I made two pizzas and used it for both). I added sliced red pepper, sliced green pepper, and sliced onion. If I had mushrooms, they would’ve made their way on top too. I also made my own pizza sauce. Yes, this becomes more time consuming, but I also didn’t have to go to the store to buy pre-made things, and I’m all about saving money. Since yeast, salt, oils, sugar, and flours are always in my house, making homemade pizza wasn’t a huge effort when it came to getting everything within my house, but it does take awhile to put all of this together, so if you like baking, make your own crust and sauce. If you’re in a hurry, do it the way the recipe states. Either way, you’ll have a great tasting pizza.
These recipes are great when you’re on the run…and even if you aren’t in a big hurry. You’ll have more time to enjoy your dinner rather than work so hard to get it on the table. Serve the latter two dishes with a salad, and you’re good to go! Nothing beats a fast meal, and these recipes will take a front seat in my recipe box!
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