Archives: italian sausage

Grilled Sausage and Balsamic Onion Sandwich

June 13, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich.

Until about five years ago, I was never that excited about sandwiches. Then all of a sudden I started finding creative recipes for them all over the place, like this one that combines simple ingredients in a fresh new way:  Grilled balsamic red onions and flavorful Italian sausages, juicy tomatoes, and peppery arugula served on lightly toasted ciabatta rolls. It’s a great • Read More »

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Al Fresco Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage

June 15, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Al Fresco Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ.

Summer entertaining should be relaxed and easy going. It’s okay to have elaborate menus for some festivities, but sometimes you just want to keep it simple. Recently, Al Fresco (the all-natural chicken sausage people) asked me if they could send me some FREE coupons to try out their sausage for a dinner party. I thought • Read More »

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Italian Sausage, Mushroom, and Sage Stuffing

November 15, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Casserole, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving.

Since Thanksgiving is next week, it’s time to get your Turkey Day game plan in order. This recipe for Italian Sausage, Mushroom and Sage Stuffing is fantastic! Loaded with savory and earthy ingredients, it may just upstage the turkey! For the bread, I used some homemade rustic bread that I’d baked earlier in the week. The hearty bread • Read More »

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Pumpkin Sausage Lasagna

October 1, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Casserole, Main Dish, Pasta, Recipes.

For the first day of October, I thought I’d post a pumpkin recipe…seeing as it’s officially pumpkin season now. I made this delicious Pumpkin Sausage Lasagna last night for dinner. While it may not be the prettiest dish (it is a casserole, after all), it definitely is flavorful and it makes a wonderful Autumn meal. • Read More »

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Penne in Country Ragù

April 11, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Italian, Main Dish, Pasta, Pork, Recipes.

Because I love Italian sausage, I always try to have some on hand so I can make simple pasta dishes like this one. The ragù gets flavor from the sausage, a little red wine, garlic and some fresh basil.  And, if you make it a day ahead, it’s a perfect meal for entertaining because all you have to do • Read More »

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Spaghetti Squash with Sausage and Greens

February 9, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Pork, Recipes, Vegetable.

I love winter squash in every form! This spaghetti squash recipe is a creative way of using this humble and mildly flavored variety of winter squash. It’s simple, quick and a great way to get a good dose of your green and yellow vegetables. For the squash, I scooped the seeds out before cooking. I used • Read More »

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Italian Sausage and Wild Mushroom Risotto

October 2, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Comfort Food, Italian, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Turkey.

If you like mushrooms, you’re going to LOVE this risotto! Like all risotto recipes, it does take some effort but, boy, is it worth it: it’s hearty, earthy and delicious! I basically followed the recipe with a few minor substitutions. I used turkey Italian sausage and substituted Marsala wine for the Madeira. For the mushrooms, • Read More »

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Pasta, Sausage and Bean Soup

December 9, 2009 | By andrea | 8 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

I brought this delicious soup to a friend’s birthday luncheon recently. It’s easy to make, hearty and loaded with all kinds of tasty ingredients, including Italian sausage, carrots, tomatoes, kidney beans, and elbow macaroni. Since I made the soup the day before I was going to serve it, I did everything up to adding the macaroni (I • Read More »

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Italian Sausage and Zucchini Pasta

July 28, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Italian Sausage and Zucchini Pasta | Filed in: Italian, Main Dish, Pasta, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

  Whether you’ve got a bumper crop of zucchini or you’re just looking for a quick weeknight meal, here’s a fresh-tasting pasta dish for you to try. It’s nothing fancy but it is easy and tasty.  I used Foster Farms Turkey Italian Sausage, which has a lot of flavor and less fat than pork sausage. I decided • Read More »

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Sausage and White Bean Soup

March 19, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

This is a great soup…simple yet hearty and delicious. I did a few things differently but nothing that would alter the recipe too much. For starters, I used bulk Italian sausage instead of the links. If using bulk sausage, just break it into pieces with a spatula as it browns in the pan. I used a few more carrots than • Read More »

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