by

Archive | May, 2017

10 Delicious Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas to Make for Mom — Featuring Isernio’s Sausage!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in your life and ours! No matter your plans, a great way to start is with a full meal deal featuring Isernio’s chicken and pork sausages. Out of ideas or just want to branch out? Here are eight great ways to start her day.

 

A Perfectly Square Meal

Take a traditional English breakfast as inspiration, and make mom a full-on feast for Mother’s Day brunch — with or without the soupy beans that give the plate its very British character. Grilled sausages, lovely poached eggs, fresh or cooked tomato, veggies, and toasty, garlicky bread are a good way to start.

 

Breakfast Sausage Roll

Get spicy with a stuffed bread roll that you can roll up and bake before heading out to buy flowers, sprucing up the house, or otherwise making the mom in your life feel special. Try it with Isernio’s Chicken Spinach & Feta links for even more delicious flavor to spruce it up.

 

Toad in the Hole

One of the best breakfasts of all time, the Isernio’s Sausage Rolls work best for this one, which requires a little patty browning action to start, and involves just eggs, toasted bread, and meaty goodness. Pick your favorite flavored variety to customize it.

 

Isernio’s Breakfast Lasagne

A classic breakfast casserole featuring cheese, zucchini, hash browns as a base, and Isernio’s Chicken or Pork Sausage is beloved by all. You really can’t go wrong with this Instagram-worthy dish you can serve up in its pan.

 

Biscuits and Country Sausage Gravy

There’s nothing as hearty or filling as a heaping helping of biscuits and gravy. So, if you have a big adventure in store for the day, it’s best to fuel up with something delicious like this. You can make this one with ground chicken or pork, or try it with one of our flavorful sausage (just remove the casing and crumble the meat into the pan).

 

Sausage Biscuit Cups

Store-bought flaky biscuits, eggs, and cream cheese meet pork or chicken sausage for little muffin tin breakfast treats that are adorable and easy to make with the kids.

 

Isernio’s Margherita’s Frittata

For the cheese loving mama, this one features THREE varieties, plus eggs, and your favorite Isernio’s chicken or pork sausage. And, you can make it up to five days early.

 

Apple Chicken Sausage Braid

Bored of a regular Chicken Apple Breakfast Sausage and veggie mish mash? Make mom a sweet version like this braid with chicken-apple breakfast sausage, grapes, sweet potatoes, and blue cheese.

 

Sausage and Egg French Toast Cups

Cinnamon-flavored bread, crumbled Chicken Breakfast Sausage, and maple syrup are the key to these little cups which are a play on the look and feel of a strata. Plus, they’re super pretty and completed with little effort.

 

Sweet Potato Sausage Hash

What could be easier than a sweet potato, onion, and sausage melange? Not a lot. Plus, the springy bright colors make the healthful dish feel festive and fun.

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

How to Make Isernio’s Chicken Spinach & Feta Sausage Shine!

Cooking with sausages is one of those things that, once you start, you just can’t get enough of. Already perfectly seasoned, each link is a meal in itself. But because we’re the type of people who never limit our creativity to just what is in front of us, we’re always thinking about what else we can do with our delicious sausages. And we’re guessing you might be that kinda person, too.

Chicken Spinach & Feta Sausage Links

One of our favorites is the Chicken Spinach & Feta sausage, with its healthy ingredients, bold flavors, and excellent texture throughout thanks to the spinach and feta. Since savory, salty feta and oh-so-green spinach are already representing on the flavor front, you don’t have to do a lot to it to make it shine. Here are a few of our favorite ways to show off this fabulous sausage.

 

Sausage and Chickpea Stew

Hearty and veggie-forward, our own Sausage and Chickpea Stew works well with so many of our sausages. However, the tomato base, bonus portion of spinach, and warm spices are especially well paired with this sausage variety. Try it out any time of year, and don’t be surprised if your kids are extra excited about eating their vegetables this way.

 

Chicken Spinach & Feta Sausage Pizza

Grab your favorite pre-made pizza crust, or make your own from scratch for this flavorful pie. Pre-cook sausages whole to make this easy weeknight crowd pleaser. We like to sautee ours in a pan, browning on all sides, then add in about 1” of water, cover the pan, and let it cook. If it’s still a little pink in the middle when you take it out, don’t worry — it’ll finish cooking in the oven. To assemble your pie, top your crust with a healthy dollop of tomato sauce, then sprinkle with a quattro formaggi (four cheese) mix. Chop your sausages into coins, and dot them around the pie. Add a sprinkle of feta across your pizza, and feel free to add some fresh spinach, chunks of tomato, and leaves of basil. Pop it in the oven til the crust is done and cheese is bubbly, and serve!

 

Pasta Florentine

Chicken florentine is an eternally popular dish for a reason. There’s just something classic and so craveworthy about creamy, garlicky chicken and spinach coming together in a pan. To make a pasta version, remove casings from sausage links, and crumble the meaty goodness from inside into a pan with minced garlic and diced shallots. Let them cook together, and add chopped cherry tomatoes once meat is cooked through. Meanwhile, boil penne or another favorite pasta noodle. Once al dente, add pasta and a little bit of the cooking water to the Chicken Spinach & Feta sausage mixture. Then splash in a little cream, let bubble, and serve topped with shredded parmesan.

 

Spaghetti Squash Boats with Sausage, Kale, and Mushrooms

Spaghetti is a family favorite of ours. But spaghetti squash? Well, how can you resist those little boats with shreddable “noodles” of savory squash? We can’t, and this recipe from our bloggess friend Corie Cameron is so comforting and homey, with kale, mushrooms, and plenty of Chicken Spinach & Feta sausage.

 

What’s your favorite way to eat Isernio’s Chicken Spinach & Feta sausage? Share it below!