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Learning New Recipes with Sausage 
Oct. 18, 2013 10:38 pm 
Updated: Oct. 21, 2013 11:54 am
I was recently given the opportunity to learn about cooking with sausage, in a variety of flavors such as mild, sweet, hot flavors, encased and ground.

Cooking sausage products has been relatively foreign to me. If I did cook pork it was the rare occasion of bacon with breakfast, which typically was reserved for when there was over-night guests, or the large ham present on holidays. Never had I just picked up sausage links or ground sausage, to make dinner. When I saw all of the Johnsonville sausage recipes, I was quite surprised! Featured were pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, and soups to name a few.

During this year, working with Johnsonville sausage twice now, I made four great meals including two excellent pasta recipes. The first pasta dish, from the Allrecipes site, is called "Bowties with Italian Sausage in a Cream Basil Sauce." The other one I made, was "Johnsonville One-Pan Italian." The recipe with the cream sauce, is absolutely delicious and I would compare it to or better than any pasta dish one might find at a fine dining establishment. Yet, it was so easy to make at home and so much more affordably also.

The One-Pan Italian pasta dish was very easy to make, tasty, and only required four ingredients, with no pre-cooking of the noodles required! Clean-up is just one pan only. Dinner really couldn't be simpler. It would be the perfect recipe to make for out of town visitors. It can be made with homemade sauce or with a store bought sauce without compromising any of the flavor, I found.

Try for yourself, one of the recipes from the Johnsonville link below for pizza, pastas, soups, and other great recipes. They will not dissapoint. Cook whole, sliced, or ground. If ground sausage is not available, no problem. Johnsonville recommends running a sharp knife down the link sausage to decase. Then, chop and cook in a pan until golden browned and use in any recipe above, or as desired.

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For recipes pictured and more great recipes from Johnsonville Sausages:


Bowties with Italian Sausage in a Basil Cream Sauce.
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Johnsonville One-Pan Italian.
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Easy Sausage Pizza by Johnsonville.
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Johnsonville Italian Sausage and Pepper Medley.
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Oct. 20, 2013 5:35 pm
they all look good.
Oct. 21, 2013 11:54 am
TY Sparta, I made at least 6 and posted the 4 favorites. I would definitely consider the first 2 pasta recipes, for company or over-night guests.
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