October’s Assignments with Johnsonville®
This has been a fun month in my home. Two great products with which to experiment. I'll begin with Johnsonville(R) Ground Italian Sausage.
The first recipe of three was their Bowties with Italian Sausage in a Cream Basil Sauce. The day I made it, my husband said he wasn't very hungry. No problem because I knew leftovers would be just as good the next day for lunch. Well, he went back for seconds on this one, and no leftovers in this house! It's not overly creamy...the sauce was just the right consistency. Fresh basil is definitely a must in this dish. I grow it in my garden because we love the taste.
Next up was Pizza Pasta by Johnsonville(R). I don't know many people who don't love the taste of pizza. This dish definitely delivered the flavor we all crave. It uses pizza sauce, and that does make a difference. I used Classico(R) Fire Roasted. My only recommendation is to use freshly grated mozzarella cheese. I only had the pre-shredded in the refrigerator and it didn't melt as smoothly as I'd like. Still delicious, though, and one we both liked. Our favorite pizza includes sausage, onions and black olives, so this was a no-brainer! Because I find it difficult to cook without onions, I sautéed a small chopped onion with the sausage. Yes, he went back for seconds!
Last up was Johnsonville(R) Italian Meatballs. Oh, I was in heaven this month with all the pasta!! I made the meatballs according to the recipe, but after they came out of the oven, I put them in a saucepan with Barilla Alfredo Sauce thinned with a little water and let it simmer for about an hour. They were delicious straight out of the oven, but after adding to the sauce, they were even better. And the sausage balls added another level of flavor to the sauce. I have some meatballs left over, but I know hubby will take care of those.
So, whew, I'm full! Three terrific recipes of the many posted by Johnsonville at www.allrecipes.com. Thanks, Johnsonville!!
Disclaimer: Johnsonville® sent me 3 free coupons for Italian ground sausage to test their recipes. I was not compensated in any other way nor was I required to blog about this product. The opinions expressed here are solely mine.