Archive | December, 2019

Holiday Hosting with Isernio’s Sausage

The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with family and friends, and when it’s your turn to host you want to serve your guests nothing but the best. We’ve rounded up some great recipes to consider for your holiday menu – try them with fresh and flavorful Isernio’s sausage!


Overnight Breakfast Sausage, Egg, and Veggie Strata – Holiday hosting is so much easier when you can do most of the work ahead of time, allowing you more time with your guests. Make this the night before and just pop it in the oven the next morning.

Italian Sausage Quiche – Quiche is the breakfast casserole’s more-refined cousin. If you want something easy but a little more upscale, this is it. It’s easy to customize the fillings to your liking!

Cinnamon Roll Pigs in a Blanket – Part sausage roll, part cinnamon roll, this sweet-and-savory combo will be like nothing your guests have tried before! 


Garlic Toasts with Sausage, Pepper, and Goat Cheese – This Isernio’s original is a spin on the classic Italian crostini. The individual portions make it perfect for pre-dinner noshing.

Herbed Meatballs with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce – If you can’t find our Cranberry Sage Sausage, just use our Classic Pork Sausage. The cranberry sauce will give you all the holiday flavor you need!

Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms – These bite-sized apps are ideal for a buffet or open house. Savory and satisfying!


Sausage Plait with Caramelized Onions – This braided puff pastry stuffed with sausage, fresh herbs, and sundried tomato paste will steal the show at your sit-down holiday dinner.

Classic Lasagna with Sausage – A lasagna is a true labor of love, and its gorgeous presentation is worthy of any holiday gathering. It’s a great way to feed a crowd and can even be assembled in advance to cut down on your day-of to-do’s. 

Homemade Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce – If you’re hosting a more intimate gathering, treat your family or friends to a real delicacy – homemade gnocchi! Serve it with tomato sauce and browned sausage, or a more cream-based sauce for a holiday indulgence. If you’re crunched for time, you can always buy fresh gnocchi at your grocery store for a shortcut.

Recreate some of these Italian holiday traditions in your home this season, and make your holiday dishes using Isernio’s. We offer classic Mild and Hot Italian Pork Sausage, and lightened-up Mild and Hot Italian Chicken Sausage.

What are you serving this season?

Holiday Brunch Recipes for Every Diet and Lifestyle

These days, holiday entertaining can be complicated. With allergies, dietary preferences, and health-conscious guests, finding delicious recipes that check all the nutritional boxes can be difficult.

Isernio’s is here to help. With filler-free sausages that comply with Whole 30 guidelines and are naturally gluten-free, along with leaner and lower-calorie chicken sausages, you can offer your guests a high-quality, flavorful dish they will feel good about eating no matter their restrictions. Here are some recipes to try.


Our chicken sausage is a great option to lower the fat and calories in any traditional brunch recipe. Using lean chicken, it has 80% less fat than the USDA “standard” for typical pork sausage.

Sausage, Cheese, and Veggie Egg Bake – This veggie-packed recipe has only 200 calories per serving!

Skinny Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole – Low-fat dairy and cottage cheese make this recipe creamy while keeping the calories low. Use Isernio’s chicken breakfast sausage instead of turkey sausage.


Keto and other low-carb diets are not necessarily interchangeable, but these recipes should work for any guests that are counting carbohydrates.

Sausage & Spinach Crustless Quiche – You won’t even miss the crust with all the flavors in this filling quiche.

Keto Frittata with Sausage – What’s the difference between a quiche and a frittata? A frittata has more eggs, more veggies, and less cream.

Low-Carb No Egg Breakfast Bake – This is great if you want to offer a dish besides the traditional low-carb egg bake.


Whole 30 and Paleo diets are not identical, but there are a lot of similarities. Stick to recipes with fresh, whole ingredients and avoid grains and dairy.

Italian Sausage Breakfast Pepper Bake – This dish offers a beautiful presentation, each perfect portion served in its own bell pepper!

Loaded Paleo Breakfast Hash – Sweet potatoes, apples, and kale give this flavorful dish a ton of gorgeous color. Use sausage instead of ground pork for easy flavor.

Sweet Potato Quiche – Do you typically use shredded potatoes in your breakfast casserole? Swap them out with sweet potatoes like they do in this dairy-free recipe.


If you don’t have to be mindful of dietary restrictions, these recipes look amazing and are bound to be a crowd-pleaser.

Spicy Sausage and Egg Naan – Serve these gorgeous flatbreads as-is, or set up an assembly bar for your guests to customize their own.

Pasta Frittata with Sausage & Mushrooms – Pasta…for breakfast? Yes. Yes you can.

Sausage, Apple, and Cheddar Monkey Bread – This is even made in the slow cooker so you’ll be free to greet your guests as they arrive!

Apple Sausage Pancake – A little sweet + savory action will delight your guests in this oven-baked pancake. 

Overnight Breakfast Sausage, Egg, and Veggie Strata – Make-ahead dishes are best when entertaining. All you have to do is pop it in the oven!


When hosting a holiday brunch, it’s best to keep it simple. Avoid made-to-order omelettes or individual pancakes that will keep you in the kitchen and away from your guests. Instead, serve make-ahead or hands-off dishes that will allow you to enjoy your guests, enjoy your meal, and enjoy the togetherness of the holidays.

Check out all our original breakfast recipes here, and check out our full line of breakfast links here!