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sausage

Munchies

Pigs ‘n Blankets

After spending a summer afternoon playing in the pool, kids devour these cocktail sausages baked in crescent rolls.

Yield: 24 pieces Total time: 30 minutes
Grains

Pressure Cooker Chinese Sticky Rice with Sausage

If you like dim sum, you’ve probably had Lo Mai Gai, which is glutenous rice, chicken, mushrooms, and Chinese sausage wrapped in a lotus leaf and steamed. This recipe for the filling is easily accomplished in a few minutes if you have a pressure cooker and can find Chinese sausage at an Asian market.

Yield: 4 side servings Total time: 45 minutes
Seafood

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

Old Bay seasoning and sausage lend tons of flavor to this easy, weeknight shrimp boil dinner.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Poultry

Guy’s Fried Rice

Fried rice is versatile, weeknight dish that’s just as good using fresh ingredients or the week’s leftovers.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 25 to 40 minutes
Soups

Lynne’s Sausage & Potato Soup

Comfort food is easily accomplished on a weeknight with this soup of Italian sausage, ham, and potatoes.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Breakfasts

Richard’s Cheese & Sausage Bake

I got an e-mail a few weeks ago with the subject “Another Levesque Recipe,” but it wasn’t from any of my dad’s relatives that I knew. It was from Richard Levesque, a very nice gentleman from Houston who ended up being related to us about eight generations back. He had found this site on the Internet and decided to ask if our family trees were intertwined. They are – we’re both descendants of Robert Levesque who settled in Quebec around 1679.

In this recipe, browned sausage, pancake batter, and cheese create a tasty brunch casserole.

Yield: 4 generous servings Total time: 1 hour
Pasta

Sausage Broccoli Pasta

Use one pot of boiling water to cook the broccoli, spinach, and the pasta. Brown Italian sausage, and combine everything for a super easy, satisfying weeknight meal.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Poultry

Grilled Chicken & Sausages with Herbed Vinaigrette

Marinate hot Italian sausages and chicken thighs in lemon vinaigrette, then thread onto skewers and grill.

One summer evening during college, I made this dish poolside at my apartment. We swam and ate sausages in the late sunshine, and enjoyed the momentary freedom from homework and our jobs.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 2 hours
Soups

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

I love traditional seafood gumbo, but this is a great alternative. It’s really rich and hearty, and definitely worth the work.

Fry chicken breasts and chop them into bite-sized pieces, and then use the leftover oil to make a roux. Cook onions, celery, and bell pepper in the roux for an hour, and then add stock and seasonings. Cook another hour before adding sliced sausage and the chicken.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 5 hours
Pasta

Lasagna

I associate this recipe with both of my parents — my mother made it often when we were growing up, but my dad started making it when I was in high school, adding sausage to the dish.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 4 hours