This month with Allrecipes we are working with one of my favorite brands, Johnsonville Sausage. Right now they have a great sweepstakes going on that centers on “Easy Weeknight Dinners with Six ingredients.” They want all of you awesome Pinterest users to find recipes that you would be made better with their awesome sausage products. All you need to do is pin any recipe with 6 or fewer ingredients, tag it with the hashtag phrase #6IngredientsOrLess with #JohnsonvilleSausage, then register the pin URL(s) HERE for a chance to win an awesome Simply Calphalon skillet. Sounds easy huh? Well it is! Unfortunately for me but good for you I cannot enter the contest but I was challenged to find a recipe to remake and make. I remade Allrecipes Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Cubed Ham subbing Italian sausage for the cubed ham. I wanted a recipe that would work with my gluten free diet and wasn’t the traditional italian fair that most associate with italian sausage. This recipe fit the bill and my family loved it! Then again what is there not to love about Johnsonville sausage, mashed potatoes and cheese!
What would you make with Johnsonville Sausage with 6 ingredients or less?
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes and Italian Sausage
adapted from Allrecipes.com
- 5 baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 pound italian sausage, browned and grease drained (I used ground but sliced links would work well also)
Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Transfer potatoes to a bowl; add butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Mash with a potato masher. Stir in Cheddar cheese and sausage.
Easter is almost here! Although it is later this year how can it be that it is time for Easter already? I know many people who are having their oh crap moments and wondering what are they going to do for the day. From putting together Easter baskets to planning Easter Brunch and dinner. This year I can say I am thankful for Johnsonville Sausage. If you have read some of my other social media postings then you may already know that my family loves Johnsonville Sausage. It is seriously some awesome sausage. Well, I have discovered yet again another Johnsonville recipe that my family loves and it is perfect for Easter brunch! Johnsonville’s Amazing Muffin Cups are the perfect addition to any Easter brunch. They have a base of hash browns that are topped with sausage, cheese, red pepper, green onions and eggs. Sounds pretty good, huh? Add some fresh fruit and you are all set to go with an amazing Easter brunch.
Amazing Muffin Cups
- 12 links Johnsonville® Original breakfast sausage
- 3 cups frozen country style shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 6 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
- chopped fresh chives or green onion
- Prepare sausage according to package directions. cool slightly and cut into 1/2-inch pieces; set aside.
- In a bowl, combine hash browns, butter, salt and pepper; divide evenly into 12 greased muffin cups. Press mixture onto sides and bottom of muffin cups.
- Bake at 400F for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven, divide sausage pieces into muffin cups.
- In a bowl, combine eggs, cheese and bell pepper. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cups. Sprinkle with chives or onion. Return to oven, bake 13-15 minutes or until set. Serve.
So my family really likes Italian Sausage and are so happy that this month I am working with Johnsonville as an Allrecipes Allstar. Tonight I made another great dish, Rigatoni a la You. It was easy to make and only needed a handful of ingredients. Best yet my 4 kids devoured it all! I was hoping for leftovers but they left none. That meant I was eating Paleo with my husband tonight. I was a bit sad.
Getting started we have 6 ingredients… I forgot the sausage for the pic but I promise it is in this recipe!
yes, yummy, yummy Italian sausage!
Cook Sausage per package directions. At the same time in a large pot boil water and gook Rigatoni per package directions. Drain and set aside.
After your sausage is done cooking saute garlic until golden and then add peppers and saute for a couple minutes. When done add spaghetti sauce and warm thoroughly.
Take your cooked sausages and slice into sausage coins.
Try not to eat the sausage as your cutting coins and beware of sausage stealing family members.
Stir into the spaghetti sauce and then combine in a casserole with rigatoni.
If desired top with parsley and parmasaen cheese and Enjoy!
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Rigatoni a la You
- 1 (19.76 ounce) package Johnsonville® Italian Mild Sausage Links
- 1 (16 ounce) package rigatoni pasta
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
- 1 (26 ounce) jar your favorite pasta sauce
Cook sausage links according to package directions. Meanwhile, cook rigatoni according to package directions; drain and set aside. In a large skillet, heat olive oil until hot. Add garlic; saute for 30 seconds or until golden. Add red peppers; saute for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Cut sausage into 1/4-inch coin slices; add to skillet. Stir in pasta sauce; heat through. Add pasta; toss to combine. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy immensely. And welcome to Johnsonville(R).
Who here loves Italian sausage? We do! I always have some in my freezer. My family loves it, heck they love sausages of all types not just Italian sausage. Breakfast links, biscuits and sausage gravy, kielbasa, bratwurst… they love it all. I incorporate it into all sorts of our favorite dishes from jambalya, lasagna to spaghetti. Tonight I found a new go to spaghetti recipe. I was looking at the Johnsonville Sausage recipe collection on Allrecipes.com and told myself no way this recipe is too easy! First the recipe for Johnsonville’s One Pan Italian had less than 5 ingredients. Sausage, sauce, spaghetti and water all ingredients that can be adjusted to your own taste. I can cook the whole meal in one pan. No boiling water, no strainer, just one dish. Plus it is ready in less than 30 minutes! I am sold and I was ready to try this recipe out!
It started this easy. Less than 5 ingredients!
A pan, a box of spaghetti and a package of italian sausage. We like Hot italian sausage but the original recipe calls for mild sausage. I chose to skip a step instead of uncasing the sausages and used the ground .
Brown the sausage and then drain off the grease.
Next add 1 jar of sauce and 3 cups of water. I like to add water to the sauce jar to make sure I get all of the saucy goodness out.
Bring the sausage/sauce mix to a boil and break spaghetti (I used a full box) in half and simmer for about 10 minutes. Most of the water will be absorbed as the noodles cook.
There you have it. Sprinkle some parm on top and serve.
My kid’s loved it so much they ate it all scraping the pan clean. Well they tried.
Johnsonville One Pan Italian
- 1 (19.76 ounce) package Johnsonville® Italian Mild Sausage Links, casings removed **note** any variety will work and ground sausage can be used instead of links*
- 1 (26 ounce) jar your favorite pasta sauce
- 3 cups water
- 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken in half **note** I used full 14.5ounce box of spaghetti* Directions
- In a large skillet, add sausage, breaking into bite-sized pieces. Cook over medium heat until browned and no longer pink; drain. Add pasta sauce and water; bring to a boil. Add spaghetti. Simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until spaghetti is tender, stirring often.