Cooking with sausages is one of those things that, once you start, you just can’t get enough of. Already perfectly seasoned, each link is a meal in itself. But because we’re the type of people who never limit our creativity to just what is in front of us, we’re always thinking about what else we can do with our delicious sausages. And we’re guessing you might be that kinda person, too.
One of our favorites is the Chicken Spinach & Feta sausage, with its healthy ingredients, bold flavors, and excellent texture throughout thanks to the spinach and feta. Since savory, salty feta and oh-so-green spinach are already representing on the flavor front, you don’t have to do a lot to it to make it shine. Here are a few of our favorite ways to show off this fabulous sausage.
Sausage and Chickpea Stew
Hearty and veggie-forward, our own Sausage and Chickpea Stew works well with so many of our sausages. However, the tomato base, bonus portion of spinach, and warm spices are especially well paired with this sausage variety. Try it out any time of year, and don’t be surprised if your kids are extra excited about eating their vegetables this way.
Chicken Spinach & Feta Sausage Pizza
Grab your favorite pre-made pizza crust, or make your own from scratch for this flavorful pie. Pre-cook sausages whole to make this easy weeknight crowd pleaser. We like to sautee ours in a pan, browning on all sides, then add in about 1” of water, cover the pan, and let it cook. If it’s still a little pink in the middle when you take it out, don’t worry — it’ll finish cooking in the oven. To assemble your pie, top your crust with a healthy dollop of tomato sauce, then sprinkle with a quattro formaggi (four cheese) mix. Chop your sausages into coins, and dot them around the pie. Add a sprinkle of feta across your pizza, and feel free to add some fresh spinach, chunks of tomato, and leaves of basil. Pop it in the oven til the crust is done and cheese is bubbly, and serve!
Chicken florentine is an eternally popular dish for a reason. There’s just something classic and so craveworthy about creamy, garlicky chicken and spinach coming together in a pan. To make a pasta version, remove casings from sausage links, and crumble the meaty goodness from inside into a pan with minced garlic and diced shallots. Let them cook together, and add chopped cherry tomatoes once meat is cooked through. Meanwhile, boil penne or another favorite pasta noodle. Once al dente, add pasta and a little bit of the cooking water to the Chicken Spinach & Feta sausage mixture. Then splash in a little cream, let bubble, and serve topped with shredded parmesan.
Spaghetti Squash Boats with Sausage, Kale, and Mushrooms
Spaghetti is a family favorite of ours. But spaghetti squash? Well, how can you resist those little boats with shreddable “noodles” of savory squash? We can’t, and this recipe from our bloggess friend Corie Cameron is so comforting and homey, with kale, mushrooms, and plenty of Chicken Spinach & Feta sausage.
What’s your favorite way to eat Isernio’s Chicken Spinach & Feta sausage? Share it below!