Monday, March 29, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Hillshire Farm Sausages and Recipes

I am sharing some fun and delicious recipes courtesy of Hillshire Farm. With spring and Easter quickly approaching, it’s great to have a few ideas for warm, easy-to-prepare meals to share with your family and friends. Hillshire Farm Beef Smoked Sausage and Polska Kielbasa are delicious and versatile meal options that are sure to please.

Hillshire Farm Beef Smoked Sausage and Polska Kielbasa can be prepared in many ways from Gumbo to kebabs! A variety of recipes are available for your consideration, including:
· Crustless Quiche
· A Fun twist on the classic Potatoes Gratin
· Baked Penne with Sausage

We were sent coupons to purchase Hillshire Farm products so I picked up some sausages and their delicious lunch meats. I wanted to try their recipe for a Tex Mex skillet dinner as well as an old recipe we all like here.

Southwest Chicken Smoked Sausage Skillet
Make your supper a little Tex-Mex tonight with the Southwest Hardwood Chicken Smoked Sausage Skillet. Sizzle up some Hillshire Farm® Hardwood Chicken Smoked Sausage with sliced zucchini, red and green bell peppers, and black beans. The real kick comes from that half cup of salsa with some chili powder.
*I used frozen thawed corn, and frozen peppers and onions, diced up.

1 package Hillshire Farm® Hardwood Chicken Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
1 large zucchini, sliced
2 cups frozen corn with red and green bell peppers and onion, thawed, drained
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
2 cups cooked white rice
1/2 cup salsa
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup (4 oz) shredded Mexican cheese blend

Spray a large non-stick skillet with no-stick cooking spray. Add sausage, zucchini and corn mixture; cook and stir over medium-high heat for 8 minutes or until vegetables are cooked and sausage is heated through.
Stir in black beans, rice, salsa and chili powder. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until heated through.
Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro (if desired); just before serving.

Kielbasa Skillet
adapted from my original post

1 package of Kielbasa polish sausage, sliced
2 Cups cabbage, thinly sliced
1 Cup carrots, thinly sliced
2 Tbl butter or olive oil
2- 4oz packages Knorr-Lipton Pasta Sides Chicken flavor, made as directed (or other flavor you'd like)

In heavy skillet, saute carrots and cabbage in butter or oil, until tender, remove from pan, set aside. Add kielbasa and let brown and heat through. Add cooked noodles, carrots and cabbage, gently toss together and serve.

For more Hillshire Farm Recipes and a money saving coupon be sure to visit their site! You've probably seen their catchy commercials, here's one we like and another too.

ONE "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" reader will win a year's supply of Hillshire Farm products!!
(a year supply is equivalent to 12 free product coupons, one for each month)

(This is a must before any extra entries will be accepted!)

All you have to do is visit their site, look through their products and tell me which you'd like to try! (be sure to click at the list on the left, they have lots to choose from)

Earn up to 4 extra entries by showing some "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" bloggie with these rules*!
-Please post yourself a separate comment for each, letting me know which ones you do.

2. (+1 bonus entry) Follow me on Twitter here

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This Giveaway ends: 11:59 pm pst, Thursday, April 8, 2010.
Please read the fine print:
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I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Hillshire Farm. I received free product coupons to keep for this review. All opinions for this review are that of myself & family. Product info & stock images provided by PR.


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97 Lovely Comments:

camille said...

Hmm... My Polish (well, 50% Polish, but it's the half he likes better) husband would insist on one of the kielbasas, and I'd be down with that, but the cheddar sausage appeals to me the way only meat stuffed with cheese can. Tough call.

camille at

grace said...

the hardwood chicken smoked sausage sounds outstanding--that's what i want to try whether i win or not!

Mandy said...

I will always have a weak spot for the Beef Polska Kielbasa. MMM, I used to make yummy sandwiches with this and loads of cheese on two slices of buttered white bread. Nothing more dangerous. I have to keep it out of my fridge for fear that my youth will creep up on me.

Anonymous said...

beef hot links sound good to me! I love really spicy sausage in pasta!

Grammy Blick said...

My favorite still is Polska Kielbasa, though the Lite is coming up fast. Frankly, if I win, there won't be a duplicate -- I'd try a different selection each month. Their quality is unsurpassed.

Trisha said...

I recently saw the hardwood chicken in the store recently and plan on trying it soon.

Pixie said...

I posted on FB!/PennyPinchingPixie?ref=profile

Tiffany Land said...

Well Rachelle I was looking through your blog for an Easter brunch recipe and now I think I will be using the Polska Kielbasa to make something. Always a popular choice in my family. I will share your link on my facebook page as well. Take Care!! Tiffany

Candace said...

I'd like to try the Ultra thin sliced Sugar Baked Ham lunchmeat. Go meat! (sorry, my son runs around the house singing that!)
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mindy said...

the beef kielbasa thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

cdziuba said...

I would love to try these: Hot & Spicy Italian Style Smoked Sausage

cdziuba said...

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cdziuba said...

I used your Share button and posted your giveaway on my Facebook page Carol P Dziuba

Steph said...

Twitter follower (1day1dollar)


Steph said...

Polska Kielbasa sounds good to me! Great giveaway--thanks! :)


Steph said...

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janetfaye said...

I would like to try Hillshire Farm® Lite Smoked Sausage.

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mar said...

I would love to try the Polska Kielbasa!

thank you

susan said...

Oh the hardwood chicken smoke sausage... I love chicken sausage.

Amanda S. said...

I'd like to try their Beef Summer Sausage. (email is in my profile). Thanks!

jennem said...

I'd like to try the Ultra Thin Hard Salami.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Sandra K321 said...

Their new Hardwood Chicken Smoked Sausage sounds good; would like to try that.

Nancy said...

I haven't seen the Miller High Life Beer Brats before and I think we would like those.

Nancy said...

My tweet #2 :

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My tweet #1 :

scottsgal said...

Definitely the cheddarwurst - love their sausages
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Anonymous said...

My family loves cheddarwurst


Alicia said...

Hot & Spicy Italian Style Smoked Sausage

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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The Hughes Family said...

Me and the hubs love the beef hot links! We like to put them in the crock pot with bbq sauce and eat them by themselves!

degood said...

I would like to try the Beef Hot Links

jemscout425 said...

I'd like to try the roasted turkey breast deli meat

tattwo said...

I would like to try the Turkey Smoked Sausage "on the grill." Thanks.

Jennifer said...

I would love to try the Hardwood Chicken Smoked Sausage, it looks great!


barbara.montyj said...

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SHANNABEBE569 said...

I follow you on Twitter

SHANNABEBE569 said...

I'd like to try the Deli Select Honey Roasted Turkey Breast

Anonymous said...

I'd love to try the Lit'l Smokies cocktail links

Angie Marion said...

I've tried just about everything they have so I think I'd like to try the Miller High Life Beer Brats!

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Angie Marion said...

Shared on Twitter:

bison61 said...

I'd like the Deli Select Ultra Thin Cracked Black Pepper Turkey Breast

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Nancy said...

Bonus re-tweet:

makeetis said...

I would say they all sound to name one I would say the Smoked Sausage. I love sausage with green peppers and onions..yummy..

Francine said...

I would use it on Hot & Spicy Italian Style Smoked Sausage .


koopermom said...

I would like to try the Polska Kielbasa. Your recipes look delicious!!

Merrie L. said...

Cheesy Potatoes with Smoked Sausage! (made with the Hot & Spicy Italian Style Smoked Sausage)

Merrie L. said...

I follow you on twitter. Username: mjl6mom2

Buki Family said...

i think the Ultra thin sliced Sugar Baked Ham lunchmeat sounds yummy for the packed lunches!
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Jeannette said...

I'd like to try the Lite Smoked Sausage. BBQed and stuck on a piece of wheat bread with mustard. Nummy!!

Jeannette said...

I follow you on twitter :)

handle: whmsicalcupcake

Lindsay said...

I'd like to try the Deli Select® Brown Sugar Baked Ham and Deli Select® Premium Hearty Slices Oven Roasted Chicken Breast.

Kathy Rambousek said...

We buy a lot of the Polska Kielbasa. It's our favorite!

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glenda09 said...

I would like to try the Yard-O-Beef®!

glenda09 said...

Im following you on twitter @wellnessmommie is me!

Anne J said...

I'd like to try the Beef Lit’l Smokies®

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Karin said...

the cheddar wurst ---wish I had some right now! I'm hungry.

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WhirlingVortex said...

Mmmmm... we LOVE summer sausage around here! And Hillshire farms definitely makes the best! Thanks for a mouth-watering giveaway!

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