DON’T BE CHICKEN. COOK WITH SMOKED SAUSAGE.

Sausage is simpler. It’s perfectly seasoned and smoked so half the recipe is done before you start.

WHY SMOKED SAUSAGE?

If you think the easiest recipes are made with chicken, it’s time to introduce Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage to your kitchen. They’re fully cooked and perfectly seasoned, so half the recipe is completed before you even start. Don’t be chicken. Discover how the bold and delicious flavor of our smoked sausage can make any meal sensational in as little as 15 minutes.

DON’T BE CHICKEN. COOK WITH SMOKED SAUSAGE.

Sausage is simpler. It’s perfectly seasoned and smoked so half the recipe is done before you start.

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SIMPLE RECIPES

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Smoked Sausage & Mushroom Pasta Marinara
Smoked sausage slices and mushrooms are simmered in your favorite marinara sauce then tossed with Parmesan cheese and hot cooked pasta.
Start to Finish: 15 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, diagonally cut into 1/4-inch slices 
8 ounces pasta, cooked and drained 
1 cup cremini or button mushrooms, quartered 
3 cups prepared marinara sauce 

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:
1.  PREPARE pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

2.  SAUTÉ sausage and mushrooms in a large skillet over medium-high
      heat for 5 minutes, turning occasionally.


3.  ADD marinara sauce and simmer over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
      Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese. Add pasta to sauce and
      toss.

Smoked Sausage & Mushroom Pasta Marinara

Smoked sausage slices and mushrooms are simmered in your favorite marinara sauce then tossed with Parmesan cheese and hot cooked pasta.

Start to Finish: 15 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, diagonally cut into 1/4-inch slices 

8 ounces pasta, cooked and drained 

1 cup cremini or button mushrooms, quartered 

3 cups prepared marinara sauce 

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:

1.  PREPARE pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

2.  SAUTÉ sausage and mushrooms in a large skillet over medium-high

      heat for 5 minutes, turning occasionally.

3.  ADD marinara sauce and simmer over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.

      Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese. Add pasta to sauce and

      toss.

Classic Smoked Sausage & Peppers
Sliced smoked sausage is sautéed with onions and red and green bell peppers for a quick and colorful weeknight dinner.
Start to Finish: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, diagonally cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 cup onion, cut into 1-inch pieces 
2 cups red and green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:
1.  SAUTÉ sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes,
      turning occasionally.
2.  ADD olive oil, onion, peppers and oregano, cooking until tender, about 3
      minutes.

3.  REMOVE from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese.

Classic Smoked Sausage & Peppers

Sliced smoked sausage is sautéed with onions and red and green bell peppers for a quick and colorful weeknight dinner.

Start to Finish: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, diagonally cut into 1/4-inch slices

2 tablespoons olive oil 

1 cup onion, cut into 1-inch pieces 

2 cups red and green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:

1.  SAUTÉ sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes,

      turning occasionally.

2.  ADD olive oil, onion, peppers and oregano, cooking until tender, about 3

      minutes.

3.  REMOVE from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese.

Red Beans and Rice 
Smoked sausage, kidney beans, and lots of herbs and spices in a rich broth make a quick and delicious weeknight meal.
Start to Finish: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage
1 onion, chopped 
1 green bell pepper, seeded, chopped 
1/2 cup chopped celery 
2 cloves garlic, minced 
2 (15.5 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed, drained 
1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth 
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 
1 bay leaf 
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce, or to taste 
Hot cooked long-grain white rice
Chopped fresh parsley (optional) 

Directions:
1.  CUT sausage into 1/2-inch slices. Heat a 5 to 6-quart pan over medium
      high heat for 3 minutes. Add sausage, onion, green pepper, celery and
      garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are
      tender.

2.  STIR in kidney beans, chicken broth, oregano, thyme and bay leaf.
      Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook 12-15 minutes or until
      slightly thickened. Add hot sauce to taste.

3.  REMOVE bay leaf and serve over hot cooked rice. Sprinkle with
      chopped parsley if desired.

Red Beans and Rice 

Smoked sausage, kidney beans, and lots of herbs and spices in a rich broth make a quick and delicious weeknight meal.

Start to Finish: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage

1 onion, chopped 

1 green bell pepper, seeded, chopped 

1/2 cup chopped celery 

2 cloves garlic, minced 

2 (15.5 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed, drained 

1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth 

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 

1 bay leaf 

2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce, or to taste 

Hot cooked long-grain white rice

Chopped fresh parsley (optional) 

Directions:

1.  CUT sausage into 1/2-inch slices. Heat a 5 to 6-quart pan over medium

      high heat for 3 minutes. Add sausage, onion, green pepper, celery and

      garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are

      tender.

2.  STIR in kidney beans, chicken broth, oregano, thyme and bay leaf.

      Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook 12-15 minutes or until

      slightly thickened. Add hot sauce to taste.

3.  REMOVE bay leaf and serve over hot cooked rice. Sprinkle with

      chopped parsley if desired.

Barbecue Smoked Sausage Pizza
Put a summer spin on pizza with smoked sausage and barbecue sauce.
Start to Finish: 40 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 (12 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Beef Smoked Sausage
2 (14 ounce) packages 12-inch size Italian pizza crust 
2/3 cup prepared barbecue sauce 
1 cup thinly sliced red onion 
1 green bell pepper, seeded, cut into thin strips 
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:
1.  PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees F. Cut sausage on an angle in 1/4-inch
      slices. Place crusts on 2 baking sheets; spread 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
      on each crust.

2.  TOP each pizza with 1/2 each of sausage, red onion, pepper and
      mozzarella cheese.

3.  BAKE 20 minutes or until crust is crispy and cheese is lightly browned.
      Cut each pizza into 8 slices.

Barbecue Smoked Sausage Pizza

Put a summer spin on pizza with smoked sausage and barbecue sauce.

Start to Finish: 40 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 (12 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Beef Smoked Sausage

2 (14 ounce) packages 12-inch size Italian pizza crust 

2/3 cup prepared barbecue sauce 

1 cup thinly sliced red onion 

1 green bell pepper, seeded, cut into thin strips 

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

1.  PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees F. Cut sausage on an angle in 1/4-inch

      slices. Place crusts on 2 baking sheets; spread 1/3 cup barbecue sauce

      on each crust.

2.  TOP each pizza with 1/2 each of sausage, red onion, pepper and

      mozzarella cheese.

3.  BAKE 20 minutes or until crust is crispy and cheese is lightly browned.

      Cut each pizza into 8 slices.

Smoked Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

This classic Cajun dish with sliced smoked sausage, shrimp, bell peppers and okra in a rich broth is ladled into bowls over rice.
Start to Finish: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage
1/4 cup cooking oil 
1/4 cup flour 
1 onion, chopped 
1 green bell pepper, seeded, chopped 
1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped 
1 cup chopped celery 
1 cup frozen sliced okra 
2 cloves garlic, chopped 
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
2 cups chicken broth 
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 
Salt to taste
1/2 pound large raw shrimp, peeled, deveined 
3 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice 

Directions:
1.  CUT sausage into 1/2-inch slices; set aside.

2.  COMBINE flour and oil in a 4 quart heavy saucepan; mixing until
      smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Reduce heat
      to medium; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until roux is a dark reddish
      brown.

3.  STIR in onion, bell peppers, celery, okra and garlic; cook and stir 8-10
      minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in Cajun seasoning.

4.  STIR in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
      Reduce heat to low; stir in sausage, pepper sauce, black pepper and
      salt to taste. Simmer, covered 15 minutes. Remove cover.

5.  BRING to a boil; add shrimp and cook 3 minutes or until shrimp turn
      pink.

6.  LADLE gumbo into bowls with rice.

Smoked Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

This classic Cajun dish with sliced smoked sausage, shrimp, bell peppers and okra in a rich broth is ladled into bowls over rice.

Start to Finish: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage

1/4 cup cooking oil 

1/4 cup flour 

1 onion, chopped 

1 green bell pepper, seeded, chopped 

1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped 

1 cup chopped celery 

1 cup frozen sliced okra 

2 cloves garlic, chopped 

2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

2 cups chicken broth 

1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 

Salt to taste

1/2 pound large raw shrimp, peeled, deveined 

3 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice 

Directions:

1.  CUT sausage into 1/2-inch slices; set aside.

2.  COMBINE flour and oil in a 4 quart heavy saucepan; mixing until

      smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Reduce heat

      to medium; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until roux is a dark reddish

      brown.

3.  STIR in onion, bell peppers, celery, okra and garlic; cook and stir 8-10

      minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in Cajun seasoning.

4.  STIR in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute.

      Reduce heat to low; stir in sausage, pepper sauce, black pepper and

      salt to taste. Simmer, covered 15 minutes. Remove cover.

5.  BRING to a boil; add shrimp and cook 3 minutes or until shrimp turn

      pink.

6.  LADLE gumbo into bowls with rice.

Quick Jambalaya
This quick and easy recipe will fill up your family with delicious jambalaya flavors without spending hours in the kitchen.
Start to Finish: 40 Minutes

Ingredients:
1(14oz) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes
½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt to taste
½ pound large raw shrimp
6 cups hot cooked long rained white rice

Directions:
1.  CUT sausage into 1/2-inch slices. Melt butter in a 5 to 6-quart pan over
      medium-high heat. Add sausage, onion, red bell pepper, green bell
      pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until
      vegetables are soft and sausage is lightly browned.

2.  STIR in tomatoes, pepper sauce, black pepper, crushed red pepper
      flakes and salt to taste. Bring to a boil; add shrimp. Cook 3 minutes or
      until shrimp are cooked and opaque in center.

3.  GENTLY stir in hot rice and cook 3-5 minutes or until heated through.

Quick Jambalaya

This quick and easy recipe will fill up your family with delicious jambalaya flavors without spending hours in the kitchen.

Start to Finish: 40 Minutes

Ingredients:

1(14oz) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage

1 tablespoon butter or margarine

1 onion, chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped

1 green bell pepper, seeded chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes

½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Salt to taste

½ pound large raw shrimp

6 cups hot cooked long rained white rice

Directions:

1.  CUT sausage into 1/2-inch slices. Melt butter in a 5 to 6-quart pan over

      medium-high heat. Add sausage, onion, red bell pepper, green bell

      pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until

      vegetables are soft and sausage is lightly browned.

2.  STIR in tomatoes, pepper sauce, black pepper, crushed red pepper

      flakes and salt to taste. Bring to a boil; add shrimp. Cook 3 minutes or

      until shrimp are cooked and opaque in center.

3.  GENTLY stir in hot rice and cook 3-5 minutes or until heated through.

Smoked Sausage Tacos
Slices of smoked sausage with taco seasoning make delicious tacos topped with any or all of your favorites—avocado tomato salsa, shredded cheese, jalapeños, and more!
Start to Finish: 25 Minutes


Ingredients:
1 (12oz) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Polska Beef Sausage or other favorite variety such as Hot, Regular, Chicken or Turkey
1 Tablespoon seasoning for tacos (such as hot, chipotle, pork pastor, etc.)
6 corn or flour tortillas
Chopped cilantro
Shredded Mexican cheese blend or queso fresco
Chopped tomato
Shredded lettuce
Chopped jalapeño peppers
Sour cream


Directions:
1. CUT sausage diagonally in half and slice sausage into 1/4-inch slices.
2. ADD sausage and desired seasoning to a large skillet; cook and stir 4-5
    minutes over medium heat until lightly browned.
3. HEAT tortillas according to package directions. Place 1/2 cup sausage
    mixture into tortilla and fill with desired toppings.

Smoked Sausage Tacos

Slices of smoked sausage with taco seasoning make delicious tacos topped with any or all of your favorites—avocado tomato salsa, shredded cheese, jalapeños, and more!

Start to Finish: 25 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 (12oz) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Polska Beef Sausage or other favorite variety such as Hot, Regular, Chicken or Turkey

1 Tablespoon seasoning for tacos (such as hot, chipotle, pork pastor, etc.)

6 corn or flour tortillas

Chopped cilantro

Shredded Mexican cheese blend or queso fresco

Chopped tomato

Shredded lettuce

Chopped jalapeño peppers

Sour cream

Directions:

1. CUT sausage diagonally in half and slice sausage into 1/4-inch slices.

2. ADD sausage and desired seasoning to a large skillet; cook and stir 4-5

    minutes over medium heat until lightly browned.

3. HEAT tortillas according to package directions. Place 1/2 cup sausage

    mixture into tortilla and fill with desired toppings.

Smoked Sausage with Potatoes, Sauerkraut & Ale
This German-inspired one-skillet dinner combines smoked sausage slices, potatoes, sauerkraut, ale and whole grain mustard for a quick and hearty meal.
Start to Finish: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, diagonally cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
2 cups potatoes, diced into 1-inch pieces 
12 fluid ounces your favorite ale 
1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and drained 

2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 

Directions:
1.  COOK sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat for 3 minutes, 
      turning occasionally. Remove sausage and set aside.

2.  ADD oil and potatoes to skillet and cook until golden brown.

3.  ADD ale, sauerkraut and mustard to skillet, mixing with potatoes until
      blended. Cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.

4.  RETURN the sausage to the skillet, continue cooking for 10 minutes or 
      until potatoes are tender.

Smoked Sausage with Potatoes, Sauerkraut & Ale

This German-inspired one-skillet dinner combines smoked sausage slices, potatoes, sauerkraut, ale and whole grain mustard for a quick and hearty meal.

Start to Finish: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, diagonally cut into 1/4-inch slices

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 

2 cups potatoes, diced into 1-inch pieces 

12 fluid ounces your favorite ale 

1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and drained 

2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard

Directions:

1.  COOK sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat for 3 minutes,

      turning occasionally. Remove sausage and set aside.

2.  ADD oil and potatoes to skillet and cook until golden brown.

3.  ADD ale, sauerkraut and mustard to skillet, mixing with potatoes until

      blended. Cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.

4.  RETURN the sausage to the skillet, continue cooking for 10 minutes or

      until potatoes are tender.

This hearty twist on classic Alfredo only takes 15 minutes. What are you waiting for?
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This hearty twist on classic Alfredo only takes 15 minutes. What are you waiting for?

Get the recipe here.