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Introducing Isernio’s Meatballs!

Ready for an exciting new product announcement? Isernio’s now offers meatballs!

This family favorite is now easier than ever. Simply place them on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven.

They come in two varieties: Spicy Italian Pork and Parmesan Italian Pork.

They’re great for traditional uses like spaghetti and meatballs, but since they’re so simple to prepare you can get creative with them! Make meatball subs, meatball lasagna, put them on pizza, use them as appetizers…the possibilities are endless!

The new Isernio’s meatballs are currently available in Safeway stores throughout Washington and Alaska. Look for them near you!

How will you serve them?

 

Mini Oktoberfest at Bonney Lake’s Food Bank!

We had the opportunity to spend an afternoon at the Bonney Lake Food Bank.

They named their food pantry “The Market” because it looks like any Metropolitan Market and operates according to a grocery-store choice model. Customers can choose from a variety of nutritional food including fresh fruits & vegetables, meat, dairy, and nonperishable items.

We set up a booth and did what we do best – grilled up sausages for everyone to enjoy! We called it a mini-Oktoberfest.

A great day was had by all and we met some of the best human beings we’ve ever had the privilege of working with. We’re so glad they’re here to serve our community! Learn more about the work they do (and how you can help support them) here.

Isernio’s Sponsors Our Community’s Littlest Athletes

Isernio’s has a tradition of sponsoring youth sports teams.

This year we attended a game, grilled up some sausages, and handed out samples.

What could be more fun than that? These kiddos are adorable!

We’re love supporting our community’s littlest athletes.

CROCKTOBER: Ten Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

Fall is officially here, and that means we’re ready for CROCK-TOBER! That’s right, it’s time to dig out that slow cooker, throw in your ingredients, set it & forget it, and come home to an enticing aroma that permeates your home and warms your soul. Here are a few we can’t wait to try.

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers from Whole Lotta Yum – This classic Italian dish requires just ten minutes of prep time – then it’s completely hands-off!

Crock-Pot Tuscan Soup from Eatwell 101 – This hearty soup is naturally gluten-free and so rich and satisfying!

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup with Italian Sausage and Pesto from The Food Charlatan – So colorful, flavorful, and comforting.

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from Damn Delicious – All the flavors you love with a fraction of the work.

Slow Cooker Biscuits and Gravy from Mostly Homemade Mom – Three ingredients will give you a delicious brunch or breakfast-for-dinner.

Crock Pot Queso with Beef & Sausage from Shaken Together – Hosting a get-together? This will be the hit of the party!

Crock Pot Italian Sausage Rigatoni from Eating on a Dime – Want something besides soup? This hearty casserole will warm you up from the inside out.

Overnight Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole from Real Housemoms – No time to cook breakfast? No problem! Waking up to this in the morning will get you out of bed in no time.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili from Whitney Bond – This low-calorie but flavor-packed chili fits into a number of eating plans including low-carb and Whole 30.

Crockpot Stuffed Peppers from Well Plated – Think outside the traditional chilis, soups, and stews. Use your slow cooker to make stuffed peppers!

A great recipe starts with great ingredients. Choose from Isernio’s collection of ground chicken, pork sausage, chicken sausage, or pre-seasoned meal starters to take your recipes to the next level and create healthy, delicious, and effortless recipes using your slow cooker.

What’s your favorite slow cooker recipe?

Recipe Ideas for Isernio’s Meal Starters

We launched a line of Meal Starters to make meal time faster and easier than ever. The pre-seasoned chicken sausage in these Meal Starters adds effortless flavor to any recipe, meaning you can whip up dinner in minutes – and with minimal need for additional seasonings.

Our Meal Starters come in three varieties and we encourage you to get creative with how you use them, but if you’re the type of home cook that prefers to follow a recipe, we’ve got you covered. Here are some Isernio’s original recipes developed specifically for our line of pre-seasoned Meal Starters.

Roasted Garlic & Herb

This variety is seasoned perfectly for classic Italian dishes. Use it in soups, casseroles, as a pizza topping, or to make meatballs. Here are some quick-and-easy recipes you can make using our Roasted Garlic & Herb Meal Starter:

Skillet Lasagna with Herbed Ricotta

Simple Stuffed Peppers

Sweet Chili & Ginger

This variety is ideal for Asian-inspired dishes. Stir-fries, lettuce wraps, and salads need practically no additional seasonings to make them full of flavor. Here are some recipe ideas using our Sweet Chili & Ginger Meal Starter:

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Vietnamese-Style Noodle Bowls

Southwestern Style Chile & Garlic

Looking for south-of-the-border flavor with a little extra heat? This variety is for you! Make tacos, casseroles, omeletes, or salads with this Meal Starter. Some other ideas are:

Street-Style Tacos with Avocado Cream Slaw

Easy Empanadas with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

Ready to get cooking? Find our Meal Starters in a store near you using our product locator!

Introducing Isernio’s Chicken Patties!

BIG NEWS! We’ve launched a new line of chicken patties – flavorful chicken burgers have never been easier! Our new chicken patties are available at Safeway stores in Washington State and come in five flavor varieties:
✔️ Classic Seasoned
✔️ Caramelized Onion & Bell Pepper
✔️ Spinach & Feta
✔️ Teriyaki & Pineapple
✔️ Hatch Chile & Queso Fresco
Our chicken patties are all natural and made from fresh, whole muscle chicken and contain no fillers. They are also free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, MSG, and nitrates & nitrites.
Some of the varieties are seasonal, so grab ’em when you can. Use our product locator to find them near you.

Ground Chicken Fritters

Want a new recipe that your whole family will love? Look no further than these ground chicken fritters! They’re savory, cheesy, and can be seasoned any way you’d like. Plus, the almond flour means they’re low carb and gluten-free! Serve them on a salad, on slider buns with a tasty sauce, with mashed potatoes & smothered in gravy, or as an appetizer with dipping sauce. They’re really versatile – get creative!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Isernio’s ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • cooking oil of choice

Cooking Instructions:

Mix all ingredients (except cooking oil) in a bowl.

Heat 1 Tb. cooking oil on medium to medium-low heat. When oil shimmers, scoop meat with an ice cream scoop or soup spoon and use the back of the scoop/spoon to flatten it into a fritter. Fry 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through. Cook in batches and do not crowd the pan.

 

Easter Breakfast Ideas from Isernio’s

Making your Easter breakfast menu? We’d love for our sausages to get an invitation to the table. Here are seven recipes that would be great for the holiday – you can’t go wrong with any of them!

Italian Easter Pie: This traditional Italian Easter dish is packed with two pounds of meat, gooey cheese, and wrapped in a buttery crust. Make it the day ahead so you can be hands-off on Easter!

Apple Sausage Pan-Cake: This isn’t something you see every day! “Wow” the family with this sweet-and-savory delight.

Ground Chicken Breakfast Hash: This ground chicken and sweet potato breakfast hash is filling, nourishing, and loaded with sweet and savory flavors that will leave you coming back for more. Serve it with eggs on top!

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Pastry Muffins: Puff pastry is formed in a muffin tin and loaded with breakfast sausage, sharp cheddar cheese, and eggs and then baked to crispy perfection. A great upscale twist on the standard egg cup!

Egg & Sausage Hash Brown Nests: These are so cute – they resemble spring on a plate!

Everything Bagel & Sausage Casserole: Everyone’s got their go-to breakfast casserole recipe. This one takes it up a notch with everyone’s favorite bagel!

Breakfast Sausage Bread: This stuffed, golden baked loaf is simple but impressive. A guaranteed hit!

The best recipes start with the best ingredients. Choose Isernio’s sausages – pork or chicken, classic, mild Italian, or hot – to make sure your Easter breakfast turns out amazing. Find them in a store near you!

Family-Friendly Ground Chicken Recipes

Dinnertime can be a huge challenge for busy families. Between hectic schedules and picky eaters, the idea of sitting down to a meal can feel so stressful it’s hard to even try for family meals.

At Isernio’s, we want to help. Our ground chicken cooks up quickly and is a great component of a number of easy and flavorful meals. Here are several to try with your family – one is sure to make its way onto the weekly rotation!

Anytime Chicken Meatballs – Who doesn’t love meatballs? This oven-baked version will give you plenty of hands-off to pull together the rest of your meal. Serve them with pasta & sauce, mashed potatoes & gravy, or even barbecue sauce & coleslaw!

Creamy Skinny Pasta Casserole – Pasta night! This cheesy, savory baked pasta dish can be assembled in advance and popped in the oven for a satisfying, hands-off dinner.

Baja Chicken Tacos – Elevate taco night in a way that gets even the pickiest eater on board. Everyone chooses their own toppings so everyone gets a customized meal they love.

Thai Chicken Meatballs in Coconut Peanut Sauce – Serve this creamy dish over rice, noodles, or your favorite veggies!

Ground Chicken Sloppy Joes – These sloppy joes have veggies hidden in plain sight to make them extra healthy. Want something a little different? Try cheeseburger sloppy joes instead!

Skillet Orange Chicken – Is the fam craving take-out? This version comes together faster than running to your local restaurant!

Homemade Chicken Nuggets – This is the one meal you’ll never hear a complaint about. These nuggets are packed with juicy, flavorful protein and invisible veggies. Make a bunch in advance and freeze them for a super-fast meal you can feel great about!

Chicken Parm Burgers – Chicken parmesan made simple. Burgers are always a hit, and these cheesy, sauce-y burgers will hit the spot with everyone in your family.

Glazed Japanese Chicken Meatballs on Skewers – Garlic-and-ginger-infused meatballs served on cute little sticks! Your kids will love this!

Chicken Fritters – Cheesy chicken fritters go great on salads, with sliced veggies, or with frozen tater tots or fries. They can be a fork-food for the grown-ups, and a finger food for the littles!

Want more recipe ideas? Check out our complete recipe collection and try a new dish tonight with your favorite Isernio’s product!