Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Delicious Sausage Ideas for Thanksgiving

Some people say that Christmas is their favorite time of the year, but for us at The Sausage Maker, our favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. What more could you possibly ask for in a holiday than a national day of food appreciation? In fact, Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday; it elevates the enjoyment of food from a hobby to a full blown sport, and we definitely aren’t complaining. So, as the best day of the year rolls around (no pun intended) here are some delicious ideas for side dishes featuring sausage to impress friends and family at your Thanksgiving table.


Stuffing

Simply put, Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without stuffing. And while we love classic stuffing, we’ve got to admit that you are missing out if you haven’t tried to elevate your stuffing game by mixing in some spicy or sweet sausage into your recipe. Eaten on its own, sausage stuffing makes a delicious side dish that can pull together the entire meal, and eaten with your turkey, it adds an entire new depth of flavor that you’ve probably never experienced before. We highly recommend adding a bit of sausage to your traditional stuffing recipe.

Mac and Cheese

The quintessential comfort food, macaroni and cheese is just as likely to be found in the everyday diet of most Americans as is it is to be featured on your holiday menu this Thanksgiving. And while mac and cheese is deliciously decadent on its own, adding some spicy sausage takes your macaroni and cheese to an entirely different level. The sausage adds new texture to the mac and cheese, as well as cuts through the richness of the dish with its spices, creating a deliciously decadent — but well balanced — side dish that everyone will love.

Sautéed Greens

Whether you prefer Kale or Collard Greens, sautéed green leafy vegetables add a wonderful flavor and nutrition to your Thanksgiving menu. When you add some poultry-based sausage into a sautéed green recipe, you add another layer of flavor and texture that makes these greens irresistible. Even better, if you have a child (or adult) who is finicky about eating their greens, adding a bit of sausage to your recipe could be just the thing they need to get past the taste or texture they don’t like.

Rolls

Who doesn’t love a good roll? Simple, versatile and delicious, rolls are a staple of American dining, especially at Thanksgiving. However, we’ve gotten a bit bored with the traditional dinner roll. And if you’re like us, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. When you are making your rolls for the holiday, take one last step and roll up a sausage into the center of the dough balls before baking, creating a delicious sausage roll that is great as a side dish, appetizer or midnight snack long after the holiday festivities have ended and your guests have gone home.

Whatever you decide to put on the table this Thanksgiving, you can be sure that a sausage recipe is sure to please and be a favorite for years to come. And when it comes to sausage, why not make it the best sausage by making it yourself? With our selection of sausage making tools and accessories, you can impress your guests with your recipes and your newly found sausage-making abilities. Happy holidays!

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