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Recipes to Warm You Up on a Cold Winter’s Night

‘Tis the season for soul-warming comfort food! If you’re coming in from the cold, you need food that will warm you from the inside out. These Isernio’s original recipes are just what you’re looking for.

Check out all our other recipes featuring your favorite Isernio’s products, and use our product locator to find them in a store near you!

Five Thanksgiving Break Recipes

Need something to make your guests this Thanksgiving break? You love all the traditional fall flavors, but you’re not satisfied to settle for essential, standard recipes. No problem – we’ve got you!

Margherita’s Fettuccine alla Crema di Zucca e Salsiccia: Pasta, sausage, and cream mixed with butternut squash. It doesn’t get more next-level than this.

Sausage Meatloaf Cupcakes: Everyone loves cupcakes, and we love them even more when they are made from sausage!!  These cupcakes, by blogger Corie Cameron, are paleo and completely Whole30 compliant. They’re easy, delicious, and kids love them too!

Sausage. White Bean, & Spinach Soup: This simple, creamy soup is packed with flavor and plenty of colorful veggies. Use pork or chicken sausage, either hot or mild Italian depending on how spicy you like it! Serve it with your favorite crusty Italian bread.

Stuffing with Sausage and Rum-Soaked Figs: Stuffing? Basic. Rum-soaked figs? Next-level. If you’re looking for an impressive holiday stuffing recipe, you’ve found it.

Skillet Lasagna with Herbed Ricotta: Lasagna is time-consuming. This is not. Try this recipe to get all your favorite comfort-food flavors with a fraction of the work!

Looking for your favorite sausage in your local supermarket? Check out our product locator to see which local retailer carries it!

Isernio’s Meatballs are the Dinnertime Solution You Need

Everyone loves meatballs, but let’s face it – they’re a labor of love. The mixing, the rolling, the cooking…it takes a lot of time. Isernio’s has the solution: perfectly seasoned, pre-formed meatballs made with our fresh, all-natural, filler-free sausage.

They’re full of flavor and cooked fresh in your oven. Simply bake them at 375 until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Your exact cooking time may vary but they’re typically ready in less than 15 minutes!

We offer two varieties of meatballs – Spicy Italian Pork and Parmesan Italian Pork. Use them to make pasta with meatballs, a meatball casserole, meatball subs, meatball pizza, or any other way your heart (and palate) desires.

Our meatballs aren’t available everywhere, so if you’re lucky enough to live in a distribution area don’t just leave them on the shelf. Grab a package and try them today. Use our product locator to see if they’re carried in a store near you!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – September is National Chicken Month!

Did you know that there’s a whole month dedicated to chicken? Well, you do now. September is National Chicken Month and we’re all-in for it. Chicken is naturally lean and a great source of protein. It’s also loaded with nutrients your body needs, and is incredibly versatile in the kitchen.

At Isernio’s, we make sure to maintain the natural integrity and nutrition when we produce our chicken products; we use only whole-muscle meats with no fillers so you know exactly what you’re getting.

Winner winner chicken dinner!

To help you celebrate National Chicken Month properly, here’s a round-up of all of our delicious chicken products. May we humbly suggest that trying them all should be your goal for the month of September?

  • Ground Chicken
  • Ground Chicken Breast
  • Italian Seasoned Ground Chicken
  • Mild Italian Chicken Sausage (links or rolls)
  • Hot Italian Chicken Sausage (links or rolls)
  • Chicken Spinach & Feta Sausage (links)
  • Classic Chicken Sausage (rolls or brick packs)
  • Chicken Breakfast Sausage (links)
  • Chicken Apple Sausage (links)
  • Roasted Garlic & Herb Chicken Meal Starter
  • Southwestern Style Chile & Garlic Chicken Meal Starter
  • Sweet Chile & Ginger Chicken Meal Starter
  • Marinated Chipotle Lime Chicken Thighs
  • Classic Seasoned Chicken Patties
  • Spinach & Feta Chicken Patties

Learn more about our products here, and use our product locator to find them in a store near you. Need some kitchen inspiration? Check out our recipe archives!

Don’t Skip This Step When Grilling Your Isernio’s Sausages!

We love that smoky flavor and charred exterior as much as you do, but if you’re cooking Isernio’s sausages this summer, don’t just toss ’em on the grill. Our sausages are extremely lean, and in order to preserve the texture and ensure they’re cooked through, it’s best to use our tried-and-true boil method and then finish them on the grill to get that browned, flavorful exterior.

The result is a juicy sausage that’s perfectly cooked.

Here’s how the boil method works.

First, fill a pan with enough water to submerge your sausages and bring it to a boil.

Next, place the sausages in the pan, cover it, and turn off the heat. Allow the sausages to sit in the water for 7 minutes.

Finally, drain the sausages. At this point you can finish them by browning in a pan with oil or grill them for that flame-kissed flavor you love.

Frank Isernio even did a video demonstration of the whole process. Check it out below!

Properly Cooking Sausage

Build a Better Burger with Isernio’s Chicken Patties!

Your backyard barbecues have never been easier – or more delicious – than they will be this summer. That’s because Isernio’s chicken patties are BACK and ready to make your life easier than ever before.

Our classic seasoned chicken patties can be topped like a traditional burger, or leveled-up to make them a truly unique culinary experience. However you serve them, they’re guaranteed to be juicy and flavorful. You can’t go wrong!

We also offer a spinach & feta variety. All that flavor you love from our popular sausages, now in a patty. Top it with red onion and a pesto aioli, or get even more creative: skip the bun in favor of pita bread, and slather it with an olive tapenade.

Find our delicious chicken patties at Safeway and try them for your next backyard cookout. Use our product locator to find them in a store near you!

How to Cook Our Marinated Meats

Our marinated meats are here to make your life easier – and more delicious. These flavor-packed products cook up quickly, allowing you to get a meal on the table FAST.

So how do you cook them? Here’s everything you need to know!

How to Cook Chipotle Lime Chicken Thighs

Our Chipotle Lime Chicken Thighs are whole-muscle boneless chicken thighs that are ready to cook right out of the package – there’s no right or wrong way! Toss ’em in a skillet, throw ’em on the grill, or bake ’em in the oven. They’re done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

When they’re cooked you can serve them as-is with a side dish, slice them to serve with salads or fajitas, or set out a variety of toppings and make burrito bowls!

How to Cook Al Pastor Diced Pork

Our Al Pastor Diced Pork is made of small pieces of chopped pork so it is best cooked stove-top. Heat some oil to medium heat in a wok or skillet, then add the meat. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks. The pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, which will take about 5-7 minutes.

Our Al Pastor Diced Pork is great for street tacos, nachos, or salads. Or try our Isernio’s original recipe: Burrito Bowls with Cilantro-Lime Rice and Chipotle Crema!

Proud Sponsor of Kent Little League

Isernio’s is proudly sponsoring the 2022 Kent Little League as we have in years past. On April 30th we got to throw out the first pitch, and we set up a barbecue for the players and their families. {PNW-style, of course. A little spring rain can’t scare us away!} This is one of our favorite annual traditions; we love supporting Kent’s littlest {and – arguably – cutest} athletes!


Support Seattle Children’s Cancer Research with Your Isernio’s Purchase

From May 1 – June 15 you can “purchase a miracle” simply by buying some of Isernio’s most popular products. During that period you’ll see special hanging tags at grocers throughout the region; when you choose products with the “Purchase a Miracle” shelf tag you are helping support cancer research at Seattle Children’s.

Making a difference has never been so easy!

Volunteers have been busy this week installing tags on participating products. Everyone has their own reason for participating. At Isernio’s, we believe in the initiative and want to help any way we can. Others have personal stories about how their lives have been touched by childhood cancer or Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Volunteer Shane shared, “I got interested because I was a patient at Seattle Children’s and I feel like I have so much to give. They helped me through cancer, and that made a big part of who I am today. Doing this is another way I can give back for how they helped me.”

Krista said,  “When you are in the middle of the fight it is hard to see beyond the moment. But there comes a time when you are on the other side of the battle, and finding ways to help others is healing. We are never in this alone.”

And YOU can help by keeping an eye out for “Purchase a Miracle” tags at your local grocer and buying participating items. Isernio’s participating products will include all varieties of our ground chicken, and all varieties of our breakfast & dinner links. So stock up on your favorites and help us “purchase a miracle” for Seattle Children’s Hospital!