Disclosure: I participated in a Influencer Activation for Guy Fieri Sausage. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation
When I’m flipping through the channels on my tv, I often stop on the Food Network for ideas. More often than not, I end up catching one of Guy Fieri‘s shows or appearances and end up getting caught up in the excitement of crazy ingredients and hole in the wall diners. I often end up hitting record because I see a sauce that piques my interest or a recipe I’d like to recreate. Now you can recreate some of that excitement right at home too since Guy Fieri has his own line of products available for purchase exclusively at Walmart.
I just love the Guy Fieri sausages, they are available in pork or chicken varieties and packed with flavor and personality just like Guy himself. With flavors like Sweet Pepper and Onion or Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese, they pack a flavorful punch that will easily inspire an entire meal! Natural hickory smoked and full of fresh ingredients and a natural pork casing, these sausages are ideal for all types of menus. For more info on Guy Fieri’s products, you can follow along on Facebook and Twitter.
I ended up with two packages of Guy Fieri’s sausages, and I decided to keep the Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese for another day on the grill. There’s just something so convenient during those busy afternoons when you can just fire up the grill while the kids play in the sun and prepare dinner. That Italian Style Sausage though? I had some plans for that!
For the longest time I always had cravings for sweet breakfasts. The sweeter the better, to be honest, I loved fruit and berries, whipped cream and waffles. That is, until I was pregnant with RiRi. Throughout that pregnancy all I ever wanted was something savory for breakfast. Flavorful, even spicy, were some of my favorite options. Ever since I’ve sort of gone back and forth between savory or sweet for breakfast, but when I saw this package I knew I wanted a savory breakfast or brunch! I decided on peppers and sausage with corn cakes. For the corn cakes (based on this recipe) I’d add some garlic, chives, corn and savory seasonings, and for the peppers and sausage I wanted a burst of color to compliment the many flavors in the sausage. A bit of seasonings and some fresh basil complete the dish, and we ended up with a delicious savory brunch the entire family loved. Of course, you can serve this any time of day, but you can add a fried or scrambled egg if you really want it to scream breakfast!
Peppers and Sausage Ingredients:
- 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
- 4 Guy Fieri Italian Style Sausages
- 1 small red bell pepper, cut in thin slices
- 1 small orange bell pepper, cut in thin slices
- 1 small yellow bell pepper, cut in thin slices
- 1/2 red onion, cut in thin slices
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 3 basil leaves, shredded
Corn Cakes Ingredients:
(Adapted from this recipe)
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups corn (or 1 can, drained)
- 10 chives, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 ounces Havarti cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
Heat oil in a cast iron skillet, and add the sausage. Cook over medium/low heat stirring every so often to get an even color. Once the sausage is browned, add the peppers. Lightly saute, adding seasonings as you stir. Once the peppers are softened, add the onion. Continue to stir for 2-3 more minutes until onions are soft. Remove from heat and sprinkle the shredded basil leaves on top.