Pepperoni Pizza Pasta featuring Summer Sausage from Hickory Farms

Follow this tasty recipe that incorporates gourmet meats and cheese from one of our holiday gift baskets.

We always love discovering a new recipe and giving it a try, especially when it’s a dish that is easy to prepare and sure to be a hit with family and friends.  We love it even more when we find a recipe or when someone shares one with us that include Hickory Farms’ gourmet meats and cheeses on the ingredient list.

Gourmet gift baskets from Hickory Farms.

Recently, Carrie, the writer behind the blog Making Lemonade, shared a dinner recipe with us called Pepperoni Pizza Pasta that’s quick to prepare and includes our summer sausage.

Carrie shared how to prepare the dish on her blog, stating, “I simply chopped up a few ounces of the sausage, stirred it into tomato sauce, and warmed it in the microwave for a few minutes. Then stirred it in with some cooked pasta and topped it with Parmesan cheese… My kids and husband devoured it. Not too shabby – a family friendly recipe with about five minutes of work on my part…”

Doesn’t that sound delicious?! We think Carrie’s Pepperoni Pizza Pasta would be perfect for families on the go or even for a quick after-school snack.

Our gourmet meats and cheeses can be used in a variety of other recipes, not to mention how invaluable they can be as a hearty snack for parties or when an unexpected guest drops by. Here are a few of our favorite easy-to-make meat and cheese dishes that might surprise you and your guests when you realize the variety of ways to use the ingredients found in our gourmet gift baskets.

Gourmet meat and cheeses from Hickory Farms.

Photo via What We’re Eating

Jambalaya with Summer Sausage – Cubed summer sausage in combination with chicken, rice, vegetables, chile powder, and other ingredients make for a tasty jambalaya everyone will enjoy.

Recipes made from Hickory Farms gift baskets.

Photo via Martha Stewart

Breakfast Quiche – Leftover slices of any variety of gourmet cheese make for a yummy breakfast quiche when combined with eggs, spinach, and gourmet meat.

Enjoy turkey summer sausage from Hickory Farms.

Photo via Land O’Lakes

Hearty Stews and Salads – The next time you make a pot of stew, try adding beef summer sausage or turkey summer sausage for an extra burst of flavor. Or, add it to a simple salad for a more filling lunch or dinner.

Do you have a favorite recipe that includes some of Hickory Farms gourmet meats and cheeses? If so, we would love to hear from you! Share it in the comments below or on our Facebook page.


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