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It's Italian Night!

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(Family Features) - Turn a boring weeknight meal into an Italian feast your whole family will truly appreciate.

Italian Sausage Rigatoni - Sausage and peppers are a classic Italian combination. Rigatoni is the perfect pasta for this dish because chunky sauces can cling to the ridges on the tasty tubes. Try some steamed veggies and savory garlic toast to round out this great meal.

Italian Meatballs - Why settle for meatballs flavored only by the sauce? Made with Johnsonville Italian Sausage, these meatballs are full of flavor all on their own. Add some crusty Italian bread and a green salad, and you have a hearty dinner for six in less than an hour.

Easy Sausage Pizza - A ready-made crust makes this pizza creation a breeze. Have fun with your toppings - in addition to slices of Italian sausage, try different veggie combinations and experiment with zesty cheeses.

For more ways to turn your weekly pasta night into "Thank You" night, visit www.johnsonville.com.

As Easy as 1-2-3

Can't find Johnsonville Ground Italian Sausage at your local grocery retailer? Not to worry! De-casing Italian Sausage links is an easy alternative. After you've removed the meat from the sausage link, you're ready to brown it just like you would any other ground meat.

De-Casing Sausage Made Easy

CUT - Butterfly the link lengthwise using a sharp knife.
OPEN - Turn the link over so the casing is facing up.
PEEL - Grab the casing from the top of the sausage and pull casing away in one motion.
COOK - Brown the ground sausage just as you would any ground meat.

Want to skip this step? Look for Johnsonville Ground Italian Sausage. For more crowd-pleasing recipes, visit www.johnsonville.com.

SOURCE: Johnsonville