Sausage & Swiss Chard Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Ground Mild Italian sausage
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard (about 10 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 no-cook lasagna noodles

Sausage Spaghetti Spirals

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Ground Mild Italian sausage
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 5 cups spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in pasta and spaghetti sauce.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Country Beef Breakfast Sausage, Wild Mushroom and Artichoke Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage (recipe follows)
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts
  • 8 ounces assorted fresh wild mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces cubed sourdough or French bread, dried
  • 1 can (14 to 14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Chicken Sausage & Gnocchi Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 fully cooked Italian chicken sausage links (3 ounces each), sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 ounces herbed fresh goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Sausage Manicotti

Ingredients

  • 1 pound uncooked bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine sausage and cottage cheese. Stuff into uncooked manicotti shells. Place in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Top with marinara sauce.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the center of a shell reads 160°.
  3. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Freeze option: Transfer individual portions of cooled manicotti to freezer containers; freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high, stirring occasionally and adding a little spaghetti sauce if necessary.

Creamy Sausage-Mushroom Rigatoni

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Ground Mild Italian sausage
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Sausage Spinach Pasta Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) whole wheat spiral pasta
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese