Sausage Recipes

Sausage and Peppers

1 lb Mangia Famiglia Sausage (hot or sweet)
1-2 red or green peppers (sliced)
1 small onion (sliced)
8 oz mixed mushrooms (optional)
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
Cut sausage in 2 in pieces. In medium skillet, add olive oil and brown sausage on medium heat. Remove sausage from skillet and transfer to a plate add the onions and peppers. Sauté un soften approximately 5 mins. Add wine. Cook for 1 minute.
Add sausage back to skillet. Add mushrooms. Let simmer until sausage is fully cooked. Approx. 30 minutes.
Serve with rice, over pasta or on hoagie rolls.

“Gravy” and Sausage

1 lb Mangia Famiglia Sausage (hot or sweet)
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
32 oz Mangia Famiglia Marinara

Cut sausage in 2-3 in. pieces. In medium sauce pan, brown sausage on all sides in olive oil on medium heat. Pour marinara in saucepan. Gently stir and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour until sausage is fully cooked. Stir occasionally. Serve over pasta.

Easy Sausage Stuffed Peppers

4 medium bell peppers
1 lb Mangia Famiglia Sausage casings removed (hot or sweet)
1 1/2 cups of cooked rice
2 tbsp. of olive oil
2 cups Mangia Famiglia Marinara
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese or Mangia Famiglia Special Blend Cheese
1 cup of mushrooms (chopped ~ optional)
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cut the tops off the peppers. Remove and discard the stems, then finely chop the tops; set aside. Scoop out the seeds and as much of the membranes as you can. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the sausage and cook over moderately high heat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 7 minutes. Transfer to plate. (Remove some grease if necessary.)
Add the remaining 2 tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Add the chopped pepper tops and cook, add the mushrooms, stirring, until tender.
Add and stir in sausage, rice and parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
Place peppers upright in a deep baking dish that will fit them. Fill them with the sausage/rice mixture. Top each with mozzarella cheese. Pour enough water in bottom of backing dish to about 1 inch high. Bake in oven for about 45 mins. Serve hot.

Pasta with Sausage and Spinach

1 lb Mangia Famiglia Sausage casings removed (hot or sweet)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 lb of fresh spinach (roughly chopped)
1 cup of chicken stock
1/4 cup parmesan cheese or Mangia Famiglia blended cheese
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb pasta of your choice (penne, orecchiette , angel hair are some good options)

Cook pasta according to directions on the box.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the sausage and cook over moderately high heat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a plate.
Add the garlic, crushed red pepper and the remaining olive oil to the skillet, let cook for about 1 minute. Add the spinach and season with salt and pepper . Cover and cook until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Uncover and cook until some of the is liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes longer.
Add the cooked pasta to the skillet along with the sausage, chicken stock and cheese and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until the liquid is slightly reduced and creamy, about 3 minutes. Server immediately.

Sausage Stuffed Eggplant

1 lb Mangia Famiglia Sausage casings removed (hot or sweet)
3 medium eggplants
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion (diced)
2 green or red peppers (diced)
1/2 cup basil leaves (chopped)
4 medium tomatoes (seeded and chopped)
3 gloves of garlic (chopped)
1 cup of bread crumbs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese or Mangia Famiglia Special Blend Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise. Scrape out the center leaving a 1/2 inch shell. Blanch the shells in boiling a few minutes. Place upside down on paper towel. Chop the scooped out center of the eggplant and set aside.
In a large skillet, sauté the onion and garlic for 1 minute . Add the sausage and break up with a wooded spoon and cook for about 5. Add the chopped eggplant, peppers, tomatoes and basil. Cook while stirring until the eggplant is tender, about 5 minutes.
Spoon the mixture into the eggplant shells. Arrange the shells in a baking dish. Top the eggplant mixture with the breadcrumbs and cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes until hot.


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