Delectable Turkey Sausage Appetizers for Turkey Lovers Month

Whether you prefer it smoked, baked or fried, turkey makes for a delicious component of any meal. With Turkey Lovers Month upon us this June, it’s time to celebrate this yummy poultry with some new turkey sausage recipes. You can add some new dishes to your repertoire with these bold and flavorful ideas.

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Apple Butter and Turkey Sausage Rolls

If you’re looking for a burst of flavor, these elegant and portable hors d’oeuvres fit the ticket. Start by thawing out a puff pastry, dusting it with flour and then cutting the roll into pieces. Afterwards, brush some apple butter over each piece before adding slices of our Turkey Summer Sausage and a sprinkle of our Farmhouse Cheddar. Finish everything off by rolling the pastry and baking until golden brown.

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Turkey Crescent

This fun version of a turkey wrap is sure to be a family hit. Start by sauteeing onion, celery and turkey sausage in a pan before adding a can of cream of mushroom soup. Simply spoon the mixture onto croissant dough, roll it up and bake for 8 to 9 minutes. 

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Turkey Cigars

These cigars make for a fun twist on a classic combination — turkey and cranberry. In a skillet, mix together the sausage, shredded Mission Jack Blend cheese, parsley, walnuts, a dollop of honey and a bit of mustard. Brush some phyllo dough with butter, add the mixture, roll and bake. Serve your Turkey Cigars with our Cranberry Mustard for dipping and an extra burst of flavor.

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Cheese and Sausage Appetizers

These slightly spicy appetizers can add a little something special to your bread course. Start by combining our Smoked Cheddar Blend with butter, flour, salt and a dash of cayenne pepper before mixing in the sausage. Roll the dough into small balls and place on a baking sheet. You can enjoy these yummy little biscuits fresh out of the oven.

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With these four great turkey recipes and Hickory Farms’ delectable Turkey Summer Sausage, you can cook up a truly delicious feast for Turkey Lovers Month.

Easy-to-Make Salami Appetizers for Last-Minute Parties

Long, spring days are the perfect time to host impromptu gatherings with friends and neighbors. As the sun sets and the stars come out, take some time to linger over drinks and appetizers with your loved ones. Hickory Farms put together a few simple recipes for tasty appetizers, so you can get back to your guests and the fun in a jiffy.

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  • Make some mini paninis with sourdough bread, salami and a savory cheese like Hickory Farms Farmhouse Cheddar. This appetizer is easy to make and so delicious!

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  • Whip up a quick pizza using pre-made crust. Afterwards, top with sauce, cheese, arugula, salami slices and some sliced green and black olives.
  • Use sturdy springs of fresh rosemary as skewers for layers of salami, cheese, artichoke hearts, olives and tomato bites.

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  • Keep it simple and arrange a delicious platter with slices of prosciutto, salami, melon and figs, alongside thickly-sliced country bread. Your guests will think they’re inTuscany!
  • Make some salami roll-ups with cream cheese and a dollop of horseradish on thinly sliced salami. Spear your rolls with a toothpick garnished with an olive, and serve these goodies with Hickory Farms Olive Oil and Rosemary Crackers.

If you want to mix things up, you can use our award-winning summer sausage as a substitute for salami in any of these quick recipes. Hickory Farms gift baskets have been delighting families with their abundance of sweet and savory goodies for all occasions since we opened our doors in 1951. With so many convenient ways to order, it’s a simple step to ship a basket across town or across the country, so you can always be a part of celebrations near and far. Call 800.753.8558 and place your order today for home delivery.

5-Minute Snacks for the Entire Family

When it comes to delicious snacks, Hickory Farms knows you’re committed to providing healthy fare the whole family will enjoy. But modern life can be a bit chaotic with family members always on the go, so we’ve found some five-minute snack recipes that are not only delicious, but nutritious as well.

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What could be sweeter and simpler than a Chocolate Banana. A half banana topped with low-fat vanilla yogurt and drizzled with melted chocolate is as satisfying as a banana split, and at only 117 calories, this scrumptious treat is just a fraction of the calories.

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These Quick Fix Nachos will turn a frown upside down fast and are so simple to make, kids will have as much fun making them as they will eating them. All you need are round corn tortilla chips and some shredded cheddar and salsa on top. Simply melt this dish in the toaster oven. If you want to pump up the protein a bit, just add a layer of refried beans.

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Toddlers and preschoolers will love eating cheese if it’s pressed into fun shapes like stars and hearts. This also works well with fruits like melon and pineapple. Pick up some small cookie cutters in basic shapes and watch their eyes light up at snack time.

Throw together some Quick Kebabs the kids can eat in the car with little mess on the way to after-school soccer practice or dance lessons. Any cubed fruit will work, but for something extra tasty, add whole grapes, figs or dried apricots, along with cubes of cheddar, chicken, turkey or some of Hickory Farms award-winning Summer Sausage.

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Add some zip to a batch of popcorn with a few shakes of lemon pepper and some freshly grated Parmesan. This treat is perfect for movie night snacking!


Hickory Farms has oodles of goodness tucked into each fruit and cheese basket, so your family is always prepared for healthy snacking. And with online ordering just a click away, anytime is shopping time for our home-delivered gift baskets.