Archive | December, 2012

Chicken Sausage Rolls: One Ingredient, So Many Uses

Our fresh chicken sausage rolls are one of our very most popular items. Our customers love them for their flavor and enjoy cooking them for their nutritional content. The great versatility of our fresh chicken sausage rolls makes them the perfect ingredient to have on hand at all times. As you and your family go on about your busy lives, it’s nice to have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious, healthy and easy-to-prepare meal. Here are a few great ways to use our fresh chicken sausage rolls in your next family meal.

Margherita Isernio’s Sausage MeatballsIsernio Chicken Sausage Meatballs

Serve these mouthwatering fresh chicken sausage meatballs as a meal or an appetizer. The perfect complement to spaghetti and marinara, this classic recipe is a favorite at Isernio family gatherings. Mix together Isernio’s fresh chicken sausage rolls, olive oil, garlic cloves, parsley, Romano cheese, breadcrumbs, milk and eggs to create these simple yet delicious meatballs.

Rigatoni with Sausage Sauce

A tribute to Frank’s Italian heritage, this one is a family favorite. This delicious sausage sauce includes a fresh chicken sausage roll, olive oil, onion, tomatoes, basil, Romano cheese and pepper flakes for a little spice. A quick and easy recipe, this one can be reheated for those busy nights that the whole family is on the go.

Pork Stuffed with Isernio’s Sausage

A delicious recipe containing only a few ingredients but packing a big flavor! This one is a combination of garlic cloves, fennel seeds, salt, olive oil and Isernio’s fresh chicken sausage roll, stuffed into a boneless pork butt. After a couple of hours in the oven you will have a succulent dinner the whole family will love.

These are just a few of the many uses for Isernio’s fresh chicken sausage rolls. From chicken patties to chilli, there are endless options. We recommend stocking up, and even freezing a few. Be prepared to serve up a hot meal on a cold winter night. Have you discovered some great ways to incorporate our fresh chicken sausage rolls into your favorite meals? If so, please share them with us. We may even include them in the recipe section of our site!

While you’re here, we also recommend checking out some of our other blog posts:

Fresh Chicken Sausage: Healthy Eating on the Go

The Isernio’s Difference: How Our Fresh Italian Sausage is Made

What is your favorite cold weather meal? 


Italian Minestra Recipe with Isernio’s Sausage

Italian-Minestra-RecipeAs the cold weather quickly approaches, we wanted to share one of Frank & Margaret Isernio’s favorite winter-time recipes: Italian Minestra. This is one of those delicious meals that is healthy, tastes wonderful and the vegetables used can be customized based on any picky eaters you may have in your home. Still running around finishing last minute holiday shopping? This also works well to make ahead and reheat on those busy weeknights when you need something fast.

You can make it thick or thin, depending on how much chicken broth you add. Freezes well and tastes even better the next day reheated. Why not take some to work with you tomorrow?

You can also add any short-cut pasta (like Ditalini) to make this into a Minestrone soup.


  • 4 Isernio’s Italian Sausages or 1lb. bulk roll (Hot or mild, pork or chicken)
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion, chopped
  • 2 Stalks Celery, halved lengthwise and chopped
  • 1 Large Carrot, peeled, quartered lengthwise and chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped or pressed
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Rosemary, finely chopped or 1 tsp. dried
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Sage, finely chopped or 1 tsp. dried
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Fennel Pollen (optional)
  • 1 Tsp. Red Pepper flakes (omit if using hot sausage)
  • 1 15-oz can Italian style plum tomatoes, with juice, squeezed by hand or broken up in pot with a wooden spoon
  • 2-3 Cups low salt Chicken Broth
  • 1 Bunch fresh Kale, chopped in 1″ pieces
  • 1 Red or Green Bell Pepper, chopped in 1/4″ pieces
  • 2-3 Zucchini, chopped in 1/4″ pieces
  • 1 16-oz can Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed in colander
  • 3 Tsp. Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste
  • 4-6 Tbsp. grated Pecorino Romano cheese


  • 1 Bunch fresh Chard or Spinach, chopped in 1″ pieces
  • 2 Cups fresh Cabbage, chopped in 1″ pieces
  • 1 Cup Green Beans, fresh or frozen cut in 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 Cup frozen Peas
  • 1 Cup frozen Corn
  • 1 Cup Squash or Pumpkin, chopped in 1/4″ pieces
  • 1 Cup Potato or Yam, chopped in 1/4″ pieces
  • 1 Fresh Fennel Bulb, chopped in 1/4″ pieces
  • 1 16-oz. can Garbanzo, Black, Pinto, Red, Adzuki or type of canned beans.


  • In large 13 quart pot, heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat and add the onion, celery, carrot, and cook until semi-soft, 10-12 minutes. Then add garlic and salt and cook 2 minutes.
  • Add the sausage (remove the casings if using links), rosemary, sage, fennel pollen and hot pepper flakes (if using) and cook until the meat loses its pinkness.
  • Add the tomatoes with all liquid, breaking them up with a wooden spoon into 3/4 inch chunks.
  • Add the chicken broth and reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes. While the stew is simmering, clean the kale and chop all the remaining vegetables.
  • Add all chopped vegetables and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until peppers and zucchini soften.
  • Add the Cannellini beans and simmer another 5 minutes. Taste for more salt or pepper as needed.
  • Ladle into bowls and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and freshly grated pecorino Romano cheese. Serve with crusty, toasted Italian bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil.





Cut Calories with these Healthy Chicken Sausage Recipes

This time of year we’re all looking for ways to cut calories while enjoying delicious food. Between all of the holiday celebrations and treats it’s a good idea to substitute lean, healthy foods as often as possible. Sausage products are a mainstay in many popular holiday dishes, from breakfast casseroles to appetizers and entrees. How do you enjoy your favorite holiday dishes without the guilt? Substituting lean sausage for traditional, higher fat options can make a big difference!

As the leading manufacturer of fresh chicken sausage in the United States, we have discovered some incredible chicken sausage recipes over the years. As you begin planning for your next holiday gathering, we encourage you to consider some of these chicken sausage recipes:

Margherita Isernio’s Sausage Meatballs

Sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next holiday event, these mouthwatering pork or chicken sausage meatballs are quick and simple to prepare. Feed them something that will keep them full and satisfied without sacrificing great flavor. Get the recipe on this popular chicken sausage dish.

Chicken and Apple Sausages with Roasted Potatoes

This beautiful and delicious dish is perfect for brunch with family and friends. Quick and simple to prepare, your family will ask for this one again and again. Start your shopping list for this healthy chicken sausage recipe now.

Margherita’s Sausage Stuffed Peppers Stuffed Pepper Recipe Isernio%27s Sausage

This classic and delicious chicken sausage recipe is both nutritious and hearty. Easy to prepare ahead of time, and enjoy amongst the holiday bustle, these stuffed peppers will likely become a holiday tradition. See how quick and simple this popular chicken sausage recipe can be.

By substituting Isernio’s lean chicken sausage, in these and other holiday favorites, you can rest assured that your family is enjoying delicious food, packed with the protein and nutrients they need. Want more tips and tricks to leading a healthy lifestyle? We encourage you to follow our blog. Here we share our favorite recipes and help you incorporate nutrition into your family’s everyday lifestyle.

While you’re here, we also encourage you to read these recent blog posts:

Simple & Healthy Chicken Sausage Recipes: Cooking with Deborah Enos

Fresh Chicken Sausage: Healthy Eating Made Simple

What’s your favorite chicken sausage recipe?




Isernio’s Sausage, the number one producer of fresh chicken sausage in the U.S., is proud to offer their lean chicken sausage rolls in A&P grocery stores throughout the northeastern United States.

Seattle, Wash (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 – Isernio’s Sausage, the nation’s number one producer of fresh chicken sausage, is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company; making Isernio’s famous chicken sausage rolls available in a new market. Now available in 287 Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Stores, throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland; Isernio’s hopes to establish yet another loyal customer base in a new region.  

Headquartered in Kent, Washington, Isernio’s Sausage has been family owned and operated since Frank Isernio opened the doors in 1980. The son of first generation Italians, Frank was passionate about Italian cooking from a very young age. Though he began his career in pipefitting, Frank’s talent for authentic Italian cooking became apparent when he began sharing his famous fresh Italian  sausage with friends and family. Soon after, Frank’s loved ones began encouraging him to pursue his passion and sell his Italian sausage commercially. Isernio’s Sausage was born in the basement of a house converted to USDA specifications in a working-class neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Today Isernio’s Sausage is the number one manufacturer of fresh chicken sausage in the United States; offering both fresh pork and chicken sausage products, in many of the nation’s most popular grocery store chains.

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, known to consumers as A&P, is one of the leading food retailers in the northeast. Established in 1859, the first A&P was located on the corner of Vesey St. and Church St. in New York City, New York. Today the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company operates more than 300 stores under the A&P, Food Basics, The Food Emporium, Pathmark, Superfresh and Waldbaum’s brands. Committed to offering fresh, quality food from local growers, bakers and manufactures; A&P works to support the businesses in the communities they serve.

Under a new and exclusive agreement, A&P will be offering Isernio’s fresh chicken sausage rolls in 287 of their stores. Having never sold their products in the region, this latest partnership for Isernio’s is a move to make Isernio’s gourmet sausage products available to a new market segment.  

“We could not be more excited to offer our products to A&P consumers throughout the northeast,” said Robert Kenney, Director of Sales for Isernio’s Sausage. “We have long since established a reputation as the fresh Italian sausage of choice among consumers in the western United States. This move will help us expand our reach and share our delicious, healthy products with an even larger customer base.”

The Isernio’s leadership team is already reporting a spike in online traffic from internet users, on the east coast; particularly within the recipe section of Isernio’s corporate website. As more and more consumers discover the health benefits of lean chicken sausage, Isernio’s expects to see those numbers continue to grow. Offering orrechiette with rapini and hot sausage, pasta e fagioli, breakfast frittata and

New: Isernio’s Chicken Sausage Rolls – Available on East Coast

Isernio’s Sausage Now Offering Fresh Chicken Sausage Rolls throughout the family of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Grocery Stores in the Northeast

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We are excited to announce our partnership with the A&P family of grocery stores, making Isernio’s famous chicken sausage rolls available for the first time in the Northeast!  Our chicken sausage rolls are now available in 287 A&P, Food Emporium, Food Basics, Pathmark, Superfresh and Waldbaums stores throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.

Look for the Italian Chicken, Hot Italian Chicken and Chicken Breakfast sausage rolls in the fresh meat department of these stores now.   Created from Frank Isernio’s recipes using premium savory seasonings and authentic Italian flavors, these sausage rolls can be used in place of pork sausage in any of your favorite dishes.  And since they’re made from 95% lean, skinless chicken, these all-natural chicken sausage rolls are a great way to lose the fat and calories without sacrificing taste. 



Try these chicken sausage rolls in some of our favorite classic Italian recipes like Orecchietti with Rapini and Hot Italian Sausage and Pasta e Fagioli (“Pasta Fazool”), or in a hearty breakfast dish like Breakfast Frittata.   We are confident you’ll find our authentic Italian flavor and healthy chicken sausage a delicious part of your meals.  

Look for these Chicken Sausage Rolls available now!

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