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Archive | January, 2013

Healthy Sausage Recipes for the Big Game

Italian Chicken Sausage BurgerSuperbowl Sunday, as far as we’re concerned, is all about the food!  Of course it’s sure to be a great game, and the halftime show and commercials are always a big draw too, but some delicious eats are what we look forward to the most. 

There are so many ways to use sausage in flavorful dishes for game day.  And if you’re looking for a way to lighten up your football snacks, try using our fresh chicken sausage in place of pork sausage in your favorite recipe. 

Here are some great recipes we recommend:

Italian Chicken Sausage Burger
Making a juicy, flavorful burger is as simple as forming our chicken sausage into a patty and grilling it up!  Use our chicken sausage rolls (Italian or Hot Italian) in this recipe and you’ll save 80% of the fat vs. ground beef (4.5g of fat in a 4 oz. serving of our Italian Chicken sausage, vs. 22.5 g. of fat in 80% lean ground beef).

Watch a video here of Frank Isernio making Italian Chicken Sausage Burgers!

Sausage MeatballsChicken Sausage Meatballs
Meatballs are the perfect appetizer – serve them in a crockpot, or with toothpicks as finger food.  Simply roll our fresh chicken sausage into 1” balls and bake on a greased cookie sheet in the oven at 375° for about 12 minutes, until cooked thoroughly, or follow Margaret Isernio’s recipe on our website and simmer in your favorite tomato sauce for even more authentic Italian flavor.  Again, you’re going to save a huge amount of fat and calories vs. using ground beef or pork!

 

Grilled Sausage Skewers with Salsa Verde  Grilled Chicken Sausage Skewers
Skewers are also a great finger food to serve to a crowd.  Use any of our chicken sausage links and skewer with colorful vegetables like bell peppers, red onions, mushrooms and zucchini.

 

 

White Bean & Sausage ChiliPasta & Bean Soup with Sausage

Sausage & White Bean Chili
There aren’t many dishes as hearty and satisfying as a big bowl of hot soup or chili.  Use our low-calorie, low-fat chicken sausage in this soup or chili, and serve with warm crusty bread or tortilla chips for a fan favorite.

Do you have a favorite game-day recipe of your own?  We’d love to hear about it; feel free to share!  Happy football-watching!

Whole Muscle Chicken Thighs: Why Our Fresh Chicken Sausage Stands out from the Rest

We often hear from customers who want to understand how we keep the fat and calories content of our fresh chicken sausage so low, without sacrificing flavor. While the great taste of our fresh chicken sausage can be accredited to a number of factors, the simplest answers is whole muscle chicken thighsIsernio's-Chicken-Sausage

No Mystery Meat

While most sausage producers use scrap meat, we use only whole muscle chicken thighs in our fresh chicken sausage. Meaning we only use the cuts of meat you would use when cooking for your loved ones. You will never find “mystery meat” in any of our products.

Fresh

The meat we use in our fresh chicken sausage is delivered to our plant several times a week, directly from farms throughout the Midwest. Our commitment to fresh ingredients allows us to deliver a fresh, homemade taste with each and every product we sell.

All Natural Fresh-Chicken-Sausage

Additionally, the whole muscle chicken thighs that we use are all natural. Unlike most other manufactures we don’t use altered or “plumped” chicken in our products, allowing you to rest assured that when you’re feeding your family Isernio’s they’re enjoying delicious, additive-free food.

Nutritional Facts

Each of our fresh chicken sausage products ranges from a mere 90 to 110 calories per serving. Packing 13-18 grams of protein and 2.5 – 4.5 grams of fat; our chicken sausage is a great addition to any diet. Whether you’re looking for a delicious way to cut calories and fat, or a source of protein, our whole muscle fresh chicken sausage fits the bill!

Our commitment to quality and flavor enables us to produce some of the leanest, best tasting fresh chicken sausage on the market today. If you’re looking for new ways to include our sausage products in your daily diet, we encourage you to explore the recipe section of our site. Here we share a variety of mouthwatering recipes from the Isernio’s family as well as many of our loyal customers. Have a favorite recipe of your own? Please share it with us. We’re always happy to receive new recipes to share with our customers.

While you’re here check out these recent blog posts:

Simple & Healthy Chicken Sausage Recipes: Cooking with Deborah Enos

Fresh Chicken Sausage: Healthy Eating Made Simple

What is your family’s favorite dish?

 






 

  

Whole Muscle Chicken Thighs: Why Our Fresh Chicken Sausage Stands out from the Rest

We often hear from customers who want to understand how we keep the fat and calories content of our fresh chicken sausage so low, without sacrificing flavor. While the great taste of our fresh chicken sausage can be accredited to a number of factors, the simplest answers is whole muscle chicken thighsIsernio's-Chicken-Sausage

No Mystery Meat

While most sausage producers use scrap meat, we use only whole muscle chicken thighs in our fresh chicken sausage. Meaning we only use the cuts of meat you would use when cooking for your loved ones. You will never find “mystery meat” in any of our products.

Fresh

The meat we use in our fresh chicken sausage is delivered to our plant several times a week, directly from farms throughout the Midwest. Our commitment to fresh ingredients allows us to deliver a fresh, homemade taste with each and every product we sell.

All Natural Fresh-Chicken-Sausage

Additionally, the whole muscle chicken thighs that we use are all natural. Unlike most other manufactures we don’t use altered or “plumped” chicken in our products, allowing you to rest assured that when you’re feeding your family Isernio’s they’re enjoying delicious, additive-free food.

Nutritional Facts

Each of our fresh chicken sausage products ranges from a mere 90 to 110 calories per serving. Packing 13-18 grams of protein and 2.5 – 4.5 grams of fat; our chicken sausage is a great addition to any diet. Whether you’re looking for a delicious way to cut calories and fat, or a source of protein, our whole muscle fresh chicken sausage fits the bill!

Our commitment to quality and flavor enables us to produce some of the leanest, best tasting fresh chicken sausage on the market today. If you’re looking for new ways to include our sausage products in your daily diet, we encourage you to explore the recipe section of our site. Here we share a variety of mouthwatering recipes from the Isernio’s family as well as many of our loyal customers. Have a favorite recipe of your own? Please share it with us. We’re always happy to receive new recipes to share with our customers.

While you’re here check out these recent blog posts:

Simple & Healthy Chicken Sausage Recipes: Cooking with Deborah Enos

Fresh Chicken Sausage: Healthy Eating Made Simple

What is your family’s favorite dish?

 






 

  

Fresh Italian Sausage: Why the Secret’s in the Seasoning

Like any comfort food, the secret to creating delicious, high-quality fresh Italian sausage begins with basic ingredients. This has been the key to Frank’s success since he first began producing his famous fresh Italian sausage in 1980.

Offering four unique fresh Italian sausage flavors, made from all natural ingredients, Isernio’s truly offers something for everyone.

Mild Italian Sausage Mild-Italian-Sausage

Our mild Italian sausage is made with 80% lean whole-muscle pork shoulder and seasoned with sweet fennel and garlic. This perfect blend of protein-packed pork, fennel and garlic produces a sweet and savory flavor that compliments most dishes.

Hot Italian Sausage Hot-Italian-Sausage

Also made with 80% lean whole-muscle pork shoulder, our hot fresh Italian sausage is a healthy and delicious alternative to higher fat sausage products. Topped off with a zesty blend of red pepper, sweet fennel and garlic, our hot Italian sausage can be used to spice up your favorite entrees.

Italian Chicken SausageItalian-Chicken-Sausage

Our best-selling fresh Italian chicken sausage is made with 95% lean skinless chicken thighs and is also seasoned with sweet fennel and garlic. In addition we add a special blend of red peppers, bell peppers, parsley and traditional Italian herbs. Our Italian chicken sausage is not only delicious; it’s a lean source of protein.

Hot Italian Chicken Hot-Italian-Chicken-Sausage

Finally our hot Italian chicken is one of our best-selling fresh Italian sausage product. Also made with 95% lean skinless chicken thighs, our Italian chicken is seasoned with red peppers, paprika, bell peppers and parsley. This one packs a punch and adds great flavor to many of our favorite dishes.

Each of our fresh Italian sausage products is made with the highest quality ingredients on the market, producing a homemade, old-world flavor each and every time. If you’re trying Isernio’s fresh Italian sausage for the first time we encourage you to peruse the recipe section of our site and watch a few of Frank’s cooking videos. Here you’ll learn all kinds of mouthwatering, healthy ways to incorporate our sausage products into your next meal.

Have a recipe to contribute? Please share it with us today! We’re always happy to hear how our customers are using our products to spice up their favorite family recipes.

Here are a few of our most popular fresh Italian sausage recipes to consider for dinner tonight:

Pasta Frittata with Sausage & Mushrooms

Grilled Sausage with Polenta and Vegetables

What’s your favorite classic Italian dish?