You guys know that I love cooking for my family. But you also know that I’m a busy mom, and that getting dinner on the table is sometimes easier said than done.
I’m always looking for ways to shave time off my meal prep, but I don’t love all the extra “junk” that gets put in processed convenience foods. So often I’ve got to make a choice – do I compromise on the quality of the food I feed my family, or do I spend the extra time in the kitchen after a long, busy day as my kids whine about being hungry and ask incessantly “Is dinner ready yet?”
Often times, I opt for #1.
But you guys. Not anymore.
I had the opportunity to try a new line of fully cooked chicken sausages from Isernio’s, and they were a hit – with both me and my family. And if your house is anything like mine, that doesn’t happen every day.
Kristina has been compensated by Isernio’s to share her experience with you, but all opinions are her own.
Here’s why I love these sausages and why they’re officially becoming a regular part of the dinner rotation around here:
They taste great. I haven’t had to bribe or cajole anyone in my family to eat them. WOOT.
They’re fully cooked. I don’t have to worry about cooking them, accidentally serving them raw in the middle, or drying them out from over-cooking them. They’re perfectly cooked already, which means I just have to heat them up and serve.
They even taste great cold. Which means I don’t actually have to even heat them if I don’t want to. A lot of fully cooked meat products taste pretty terrible if they’re not heated due to their high fat content. But these are lean and amazingly flavorful hot or cold, which makes them super easy to use in a lot of dishes!
They’re versatile. These sausages come in three different varieties – Caprese Chicken, Sweet Italian, and Chicken Apple. They can be thrown on top of a salad, grilled and eaten with a bun, used as a pizza topping, sliced and tossed in soup, or mixed into your favorite pasta casserole. The possibilities are practically endless.
They’re “real food.” You guys. FINALLY I don’t have to trade health for convenience. These chicken sausages:
- Have NO fillers – they’re all chicken
- Contain no nitrates or nitrites
- Contain no MSG
- Have no preservatives
- Have no artificial colors or flavors
- Are gluten free
- Are made with chickens that have been certified humanely raised and handled, have never been given antibiotics, and are 100% vegetarian fed
Want proof? Here’s a pic of the ingredient list straight off the back of the Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage package. Look at that. No chemicals, fillers, or anything that you don’t recognize. Just real food!
I’m having so much fun playing with new ways to use these sausages, and have been loving how quickly I’ve been able to get dinner on the table lately. Check out these Grilled Caprese Dogs I made, and check back later this month for more recipe ideas using Isernio’s fully cooked sausages.
So if you’re looking for a way to shave a few minutes off of dinner prep without compromising on flavor or quality, I’d definitely recommend giving these a try. Find them in your area here, and then tell us what you think!