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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!

Our Top Ten Facebook Posts of 2020

It’s always fun to look back on the year and see what you guys were into on our social media pages. Turns out, you all love sausage and ground chicken. We knew we liked you! Here’s our countdown of the Top Ten posts on our Isernio’s Facebook page in 2020.

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Isernio’s Biggest Fan!

Five-year-old Bennett is a huge Isernio’s fan. When his dad contacted us looking for some Isernio’s swag to give him for Christmas, of course we had to help him out. Here is a video of his priceless reaction!

Merry Christmas, Bennett! We’re honored to have you as our biggest {and littlest} fan!

Christmas Morning Casseroles

Breakfast casseroles are a popular choice for Christmas morning. They’re easy to cook, easy to eat, and many can be assembled the night before. If you’re looking for a special Christmas breakfast recipe to try this year, here are ten that are all loaded with sausage. Make them with your favorite variety of Isernio’s to make the morning extra special!

We here at Isernio’s wish you the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of holidays. Here’s to a season of good food and full hearts; we’ll catch you again in the new year!

Find our products in your local retailer with our product locator.

We Love Meals on Wheels!

Meals on Wheels does fantastic work for seniors in our community. This year has been especially difficult for many, and Meals on Wheels has stepped up their game. In 2020, they have averaged nearly 12,000 meals EACH MONTH to homebound seniors in Whatcom County. Most receive a week’s worth of frozen meals, bread, and milk for each delivery, but some seniors unable to reheat their own meals are visited daily with hot food. Not only does the provide them with a valuable source of nutrition, but it’s also an additional safety net for these vulnerable community members who receive more frequent contact and wellness checks simply by receiving a meal delivery.

Meals on Wheels also has a weekly drive-up meal distribution program where seniors can receive a hot meal and six additional frozen meals. This is a much-needed solution for those who were accustomed to visiting a local senior center for a hot meal pre-pandemic. This service is averaging 7,500 meals each month.

Overall, demand for food assistance through Meals on Wheels has increased a whopping 44% since the beginning of the pandemic, and we’re so thankful Meals on Wheels is able to meet the need. Recently we were able to volunteer with one of their distribution programs. In addition, Isernio’s has financially supported their fundraising efforts and contributed sausage to their weekly meal boxes.

If you know of a senior who is struggling, please share this amazing resource with them. And if you have the means, consider donating to support the cause. In this unprecedented year where so many are having a hard time, seniors have been hit especially hard. They’re at higher risk for COVID-19 complications, but they’re also at huge risk right now for undetected physical or mental health issues due to isolation. Meals on Wheels is caring for our seniors in a way that many others can’t right now – with both food and compassion.

Thank you to Meals on Wheels for all they’re doing in our community!

A Menu for Your Intimate Thanksgiving Dinner

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely that Thanksgiving celebrations will look a lot different than most of us are accustomed to. Instead of big gatherings with extended family, dinners will be smaller and more intimate. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all of the traditional dishes you love.

We’ve crafted a menu to help you celebrate this untraditional Thanksgiving with traditional flavors, just on a smaller scale.

Appetizer: Sausage Pumpkin Pinwheels

These puff pastry pinwheels are the perfect snack to curb your hunger while waiting for the main meal.

Main Dish: Rock Cornish Hen Stuffed with Sausage

Don’t skip the poultry just because you’re not making a whole turkey! This recipe that serves 4 makes right-sized portions of the stars of the show: the bird and the stuffing!

Side: Skillet Green Bean Casserole

You don’t have to skip your favorite side – but you don’t have to have a giant baking dish of it, either. This stove-top version is not only smaller, but healthier, too!

Side: Risotto with Sausage and Wild Mushrooms

The mushrooms give this creamy risotto an earthy flavor that’s perfect for the holiday. This recipe serves 4-6 and is easily halved if you want an even smaller dish.

Side: Sweet and White Mashed Potato Swirl

No need to make two dishes when one will do! This recipe blends two of your Thanksgiving tabletop favorites into one savory dish.

Salad: Mixed Greens with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

Salad sprinkled with the flavors and textures of the season is a perfect way to round out your meal.

Dessert: Easy Apple Tarts

Think you’ll have room for dessert? Make a tray of these!

Isernio’s is proud to be crafted with premium ingredients to make your holiday dishes shine. Check out our full line of products including traditional pork and chicken sausage, mild or hot Italian, and specially-seasoned ground sausage and chicken options. Though Thanksgiving won’t be the same, we hope you don’t let the small celebration temper your gratitude. COVID may have taken our gatherings, but it hasn’t taken our blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving. We’re grateful for you.

Dinner Made Simple with Isernio’s Meal Starters

We take pride in adding new products to our line-up that we know our customers will love. And we’re exceptionally proud of our newest additions because they not only reflect the quality you’ve come to expect from Isernio’s, but they’re here to make your life easier, too.

Meal Starters consist of our premium chicken sausage mixed with a custom blend of seasonings to add effortless flavor to any dish. They’re great at any time of the day – mixed in with your morning eggs, as a topping for your lunchtime salad, or as the flavor centerpiece for endless dinner options.

Our Meal Starters come in three varieties – read on to meet the newest members of the Isernio’s family!

Roasted Garlic and Herb

Cooking a classic? This is the one you want! Our chicken sausage is seasoned with garlic and herbs for a savory addition to dishes like pasta, lasagna, casseroles, pizza, or soup.

Sweet Chili & Ginger

The sweetness of this variety mingles with the other robust flavors of your favorite Asian dishes. Try it in stir fries, lettuce wraps, egg rolls, or on your salad with a tangy soy-based dressing.

Southwestern Style Chile & Garlic

Looking for a punch of flavor? This option is great in tacos, on Southwest-style salads, with a breakfast scramble, or in soup. With a hint of heat and a traditional smoky flavor, this might become your new go-to for Taco Night.

Our Meal Starters offer a no-fuss dinnertime solution that add effortless flavor to even the most basic of dishes. You can even take them camping for a campfire skillet meal that requires NO extra seasoning!

See? We told you they’d make your life easier.

Use our Product Locator to find our Meal Kits in a store near you, and tag us on Instagram @iserniosausage so we can see what you make. We love seeing how you use our products!

Golf Fundraiser Supporting Folds of Honor

For the past five years we’ve participated in a local golf tournament supporting Folds of Honor, and not even a global pandemic could keep us from returning this year.

We teamed up with our local PNW food cousins Hempler’s and Fletcher’s and did what we do best – feed people! We handed out pepperoni sticks and grilled up hot dogs to keep the golfers fed. All with appropriate PPE, of course.

The Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational was held at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, WA July 31-August 2. In conjunction with the associated auction it raised $48,000 for Folds of Honor.

Folds of Honor is a non-profit organization that offers scholarships to spouses and children of fallen or disabled service members. They honor the sacrifice of our nation’s heroes by standing in the financial gap to ensure affected families can still afford primary, secondary, and higher education.

The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere was lively. We feel so privileged to be able to support good work that’s going on in our community; we were thrilled to participate in such a worthy cause, and even more ecstatic that it was such a successful fundraiser. We look forward to participating again next year!