Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Hillshire Farms Gourmet Creations Sausage Recipe #GourmetCreations


I must admit I am not always the best cook. I have never had to really cook until my son was born. My husband and I would eat whatever and whenever we wanted for the last 10 years. Now that my little guy has turned into a picky eater I have to try new things to impress him. He is the type of kid that one night will love something and then then next time he will not eat it. This has made me into a new foods seeker. I always try to find new food for him to try. Luckily he loves meat and veggies.

For the last two years since my son was born I like to make a special meal each time there is a holiday. My mom always made awesome food for the holidays and I want to do that for my son too. We are celebrating Halloween this weekend so I decide to make a fall inspired dish using fall veggies!

Hillshire Farms sausages has been something I have eaten since I was a little kid.  Polska Kiebasa was a staple in my moms recipe book. We ate it with many different sides. And I loved it every time! Recently I found that Hillshire Farms came out with a New variation of sausage called Gourmet Creations. Gourmet Creations has No Artificial Colors or Flavors and No By-Products.

My son and I along with a family friend took a trip to Walmart to get the items we needed to create a fall inspired sausage pasta dish. I found the new Hillshire Farms Gourmet Creations Sausage. They had 3 varieties to select from, Beef and Jalapeno with Monterey Jack Cheese,  Chicken and Apple with Gouda Cheese and the one I selected for my dish, Sweet Italian Style with Peppers and Mozzarella Cheese.


Hillshire Farms #GourmetCreations

I love the Fall theme decor at my local Walmart

Everything I need for my dish. Hillshire Sausage, butternut squash, asparagus, olive oil, pasta and alfredo sauce.

We also grabbed some sweet treats!
When we got home I started to make my Gourmet Creations dish. My plan was to make a filling fall pasta dish with sausage and roasted veggies.

Ingredients:
1 Pack Hillshire Farms Gourmet Creations Sweet Italian Sausage
1 box of Bow Tie Pasta 12oz
1 jar of Alfredo sauce 16 oz
3/4 cup of Butternut Squash
1/2 cup of  Asparagus
3 teaspoons of Olive Oil for roasting









I first put on water to boil while I chopped, coated in olive oil and seasoned with pepper and a dash of salt the Butternut Squash and Asparagus. Then I put the veggies in the oven to roast, added the pasta to the boiling water and cut the sausage links into discs. I wanted to brown the Sweet Italian sausage to bring out the full flavor of it.







It looks like Halloween with the orange and green veggies!


After the pasta was done and draining I warmed up the Alfredo sauce. To assemble my dish I put the pasta in a large bowl then added the heated alfredo sauce. Next I added the cooked sausage and roasted vegetables.

I served myself and my son a bowl of my Hillshire Farms Gourmet Creation recipe. I call it Roasted Vegetable Italian Sausage Alfredo. It was sooooo good! The smell of the dish filled the whole house and made it feel like Fall. This dish is a filling dish for any day of the week. The sausage is sweet and a tad spicy with the sweetness of the squash and the asparagus levels out the sweet flavor and the alfredo brings it all together.

I would love to try the other flavors of Hillshire Farms Gourmet Creations with my son.



You can see my whole shopping trip and recipe creation on my google slide show by clicking the picture of the Walmart bag below.

Hillshire Farms Gourmet Creations Sausage #GourmetCreations



*This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias The opinions expressed in this post are 100%  mine and may vary from your experience.
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