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Appetizers & Sides 27 October 2017

Appealing Holiday Appetizers

(Family Features) While the main course is in the oven and guests mingle in anticipation this holiday season, tide them over with simple appetizers the whole crowd will enjoy.

That sometimes tall task may be easier said than done depending on the size of your get-together, but you can make it less daunting with quick starters that incorporate dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt, which can serve as helpful on-hand ingredients that also provide flavor and nutritional value. Since dairy foods are readily available in many family kitchens, they are ideal for creating recipes for last-minute noshes and nibbles, especially perfect for holiday entertaining.

For quick snacks to help keep appetites at bay, try these Antipasti Holiday Skewers that have something for everyone with bits of pasta, cubed cheese, pepperoni and veggies. Or for a warmer dish perfect for a snowy holiday, this Baked Spinach Artichoke Yogurt Dip can help chase away the chill.

Other easy ways to give the gift of dairy during the holidays by incorporating it into tasty dishes include:

  • Starting the day with egg casserole or a quiche made with milk and cheese.
  • Sprinkling shredded cheese on steamed vegetables, casseroles or pasta dishes.
  • Replacing mayo with plain Greek yogurt in tuna or chicken salads.
  • Creating warm, comforting soups using milk.

Find more dairy-inspired recipes perfect for holiday entertaining at midwestdairy.com.

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Baked Spinach Artichoke Yogurt Dip

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8

  • 1          can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1          package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach frozen, thawed and drained
  • 8          ounces plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1          cup shredded, low-moisture, part-skim Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4       cup green onion, chopped
  • 1          garlic clove, minced
  • 2          tablespoons red pepper, chopped
  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine artichoke hearts, spinach, yogurt, cheese, onion and garlic; mix well.
  3. Pour mixture into 1-quart casserole dish or 9-inch pie plate. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until heated through.
  4. Sprinkle with red peppers.

Nutritional information per serving: 179 calories; 12 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 383 mg sodium; 227 mg potassium; 7 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein.

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Antipasti Holiday Skewers

Prep time: 45 minutes
Yield: 16 skewers

  • 1          package (9 ounces) cheese-filled tortellini, cooked al dente and cooled
  • 1/2       cup fat-free Italian dressing
  • 1          block (8 ounces) reduced-fat Swiss cheese, cubed
  • 2          cups baby spinach leaves
  • 32        pieces turkey pepperoni
  • 3 1/2    cups cherry tomatoes
  • 16        wooden skewers, 9-10 inches each
  1. In large bowl, marinate tortellini in Italian dressing 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  2. To assemble skewers, start with two pieces tortellini, one cheese cube, two spinach leaves, one pepperoni slice (folded in fourths), one tomato and repeat. Each skewer will have total of four pieces tortellini, two cheese cubes, four spinach leaves, two pepperoni slices and two tomatoes.
  3. Repeat until skewers are complete. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutritional information per serving: 81 calories; 2 g fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 191 mg sodium; 113 mg potassium; 8 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein.

Source: Midwest Dairy

Appetizers & Sides 10 August 2015

7-Layer Taco Dip

Ingredients
  • 1 pound Bob Evans Original roll sausage
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 can (4.5 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 package (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning mix
  • 1 container (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 jar (11 ounces) salsa
  • 1 can (6 ounces) sliced black olives
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Tortilla chips
Preparation
  1. In large skillet over medium heat, crumble and cook sausage until browned. Stir in beans, chilies and taco seasoning mix.
  2. Spread sausage mix into 7 x 11-inch serving dish. Top with sour cream, then salsa. Sprinkle olives, tomato and onion on top. Cover with cheese.
  3. Serve immediately with chips. Refrigerate leftovers.
Preparation Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Serves

8 servings

Notes, Tips & Suggestions

Whether you're hosting a watch party, or headed to a tailgate, having the right foods for the big game is crucial. Use these appetizer, side dish and dessert ideas to kick game time up a notch and try this recipe for a delicious dip that will be the hit of the season.

Source

Bob Evans

Appetizers & Sides 10 August 2015

Sausage Dippers

Ingredients
  • 3 packages (13.5-14 ounces each) Johnsonville Smoked Sausage (such as Beddar with Cheddar, Jalapeño & Cheddar, Turkey with Cheddar or Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Chicken Sausage)

Spicy Hot Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) hot sauce
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) blue cheese salad dressing

Orange Bourbon Barbecue Dip

  • 1 cup original or bourbon barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade

Chinese Dipping Sauce

  • 1 jar (7 ounces) hoisin sauce
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) plum sauce

Creamy Mustard Dip

  • 1 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish

Cajun Mustard Dip

  • 1 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • Hot pepper sauce, to taste
Preparation
  1. Cut sausage links into 1-inch pieces
  2. In large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until lightly browned and heated through.
  3. Serve with toothpicks and dipping sauces.
  4. Spicy Hot Buffalo Sauce: In microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and hot sauce. Cover and microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until butter is melted.
  5. Stir until smooth.
  6. Serve buffalo sauce in one bowl and blue cheese dressing in another bowl. Makes: 2 cups buffalo sauce plus 2 cups blue cheese dressing
  7. Orange Bourbon Barbecue Dip: In microwave-safe bowl, combine barbecue sauce and orange marmalade.
  8. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Makes: 1 1/4 cups servings

Chinese Dipping Sauce
In microwave-safe bowl, combine hoisin sauce and plum sauce.
Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Makes: 1 1/2 cups

Creamy Mustard Dip
In bowl, combine mustard, sour cream and horseradish. Makes: 1 1/3 cups

Cajun Mustard Dip
In bowl, combine mustard, seasoning and hot pepper sauce. Makes: 1 cup

Serves

Makes 18 servings

Source

Johnsonville

Seafood 07 August 2015

Spicy Thai Crab and Sweet Corn Fritters

2008 Grand Prize winning recipe by: Edwina Gadsby of Great Falls, Mont.

Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 6 ounces lump crabmeat, drained, flaked and picked over for cartilage
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen (thawed) or canned sweet corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro or Thai basil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Thai Chili Roasted Garlic Dipping Sauce or other favorite dipping sauce
Preparation
  1. In medium bowl combine eggs, fish or soy sauce, chili garlic sauce and ginger. Stir in crabmeat, corn, green onions and cilantro. Add flour; stir until ingredients are combined.
  2. In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1/2-inch canola oil until hot. Carefully spoon crab mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil, flattening slightly with spoon. Cook fritters about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown and crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining batter.
  3. Serve immediately with dipping sauce.
Serves

Makes 6 appetizer or first-course servings

Notes, Tips & Suggestions

Serve with a bottle of chilled Rías Baixas Albariño wine.

Source

Rías Baixas Albariño

Holiday 04 August 2015

Add More Flavor to Your Holidays

Italian Sausage Lasagna
Holiday Breakfast Casserole
Old-Fashioned Italian Meatballs
Sausage Dippers

(Family Features) - When you want to bring the family together for a great meal this holiday season but don't have a lot of time to cook, stock up on flavorful ingredients to make your job easy and your whole family happy.

Whether you're serving a hearty breakfast, fun party appetizers or a casual dinner, using Johnsonville Sausage is a simple way to make your recipes taste more delicious than ever. With all the spices and seasonings you need included right in the sausage, you'll save time and have a flavorful meal sure to bring your family together this holiday season.

For more ways to add great taste to your holidays, visit www.johnsonville.com.

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Italian Sausage Lasagna

Ingredients
  • 12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 1 16-ounce package Johnsonville Italian All Natural Ground Sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 large container of chunky pasta sauce
  • 1 15-ounce container ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups chopped fresh spinach, packed
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preparation
  1. Prepare noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside. Sauté Italian sausage, onion and garlic in a skillet until sausage is browned; drain. Add pasta sauce to sausage mixture and set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, blend ricotta cheese, egg and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and set aside.
  3. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray and spread 1 cup sauce mixture on the bottom. Top with 3 lasagna noodles. Spread 1/4 cup ricotta cheese mixture on noodles and layer on 1 cup sauce mixture. Sprinkle 1 cup spinach and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat this whole process 3 more times starting with the noodles; top with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to finish.
  4. Bake uncovered in a 350°F oven for 45 minutes until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Serves

Yield 6 to 8 servings

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Holiday Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients
  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) Johnsonville Original Breakfast Sausage Links
  • 6 English muffins cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
Preparation
  1. Cook sausage according to package directions. Cool slightly; cut into 1/4-inch slices.
  2. In a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish, layer half the English muffin cubes and half the cooked sausage. Repeat layers. Drizzle with butter and top with the cheese, onion and red pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over casserole. Sprinkle with bacon. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Uncover and bake at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes.
Serves

Yield 12 servings

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Old-Fashioned Italian Meatballs

Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 16-ounce package Johnsonville Italian All Natural Ground Sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Preparation
  1. In large bowl, combine egg, milk and breadcrumbs. Let stand for 3 to 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add sausage; mix well. Shape into meatballs.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté meatballs in olive oil until golden brown and no longer pink.
  3. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce and noodles.
Serves

Yield approximately 12 meatballs

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Sausage Dippers

Ingredients
  • 3 packages Johnsonville Smoked Sausage, such as Beddar with Cheddar, BOLD Jalapeno & Cheddar or Chili Cheese, Smoked Turkey, Turkey with Cheddar or Polish sausage

Spicy Hot Buffalo Sauce

  • 2 cups Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) hot sauce
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) blue cheese salad dressing

Orange Bourbon Barbecue Dip

  • 1 cup bourbon or original barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade

Chinese Dipping Sauce

  • 1 jar (7 ounces) hoisin sauce
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) plum sauce

Creamy Mustard Dip

  • 1 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish

Cajun Mustard Dip

  • 1 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • Hot pepper sauce, to taste
Preparation

Sausage Dippers:
Cut sausage links into 1-inch pieces. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until lightly browned and heated through. Serve with toothpicks and dipping sauces.

Spicy Hot Buffalo Sauce:
In microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and hot sauce. Cover and microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until smooth. Serve buffalo sauce in one bowl and blue cheese dressing in another bowl. Yield: 2 cups Buffalo Sauce plus 2 cups Blue Cheese Dressing

Orange Bourbon Barbecue Dip:
In microwave-safe bowl, combine barbecue sauce and orange marmalade. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 1 1/4 cups

Chinese Dipping Sauce:
In microwave-safe bowl, combine hoisin sauce and plum sauce. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Creamy Mustard Dip:
In a bowl, combine the mustard, sour cream and horseradish. Yield: 1 1/3 cups

Cajun Mustard Dip:
In a bowl, combine the mustard, seasoning and hot pepper sauce. Yield: 1 cup

Serves

Yield 18 servings

Source

www.johnsonville.com

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