Half of a 14.5-ounce can of diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
1/2 cup rolled oats
the original fast food
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
5 Tarantino’s* Italian sausage links
(or 1 lb.), removed from casings
1/2 lb. ground turkey
Whatever your interests, there’s no shortage of recipes that call for sausage,
from Oktoberfest-style meals on the grill to delectable dinners. Indeed, sausage
is one of our most versatile foods, fitting equally comfortably in breakfasts and
dinners—and all meals in between.
1/3 cup prepared spaghetti sauce
The word “sausage” comes from the Latin word salsus, which means salted or
preserved. Before refrigeration, people used salt to preserve meats. Over the centuries
they learned to add seasonings, which brings us to modern times.
11. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a large bowl, beat the egg. Stir in
tomatoes, onion, parsley, oats, Parmesan,
and salt and pepper to taste.
In recognition of National Sausage Month, The Connection offers this sausage
recipe developed by Leanne Ely using products available at Costco. Ely is the author
of several books, including her latest, Saving Dinner for the
Holidays. She also offers menus to subscribers through her
This recipe, which uses sausage products from Tarantino,
a supplier of sausages at Costco, is featured in Creative Cooking
The Costco Way. The cookbook will be available in The
Connection’s online version at
the end of November. Meanwhile, see other Tarantino recipes
in October’s online Connection.—Tim Talevich
3. Mix in Italian sausage and ground
turkey by hand just until blended.
4. Form into a large meatloaf on a
baking sheet (such as a jelly-roll pan),
patting to remove any air spaces.
5. Bake for 1 hour. Top with spaghetti
sauce and continue baking for 15 to 30
minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes
before serving. Makes 5 servings.
Serving suggestion: Pasta with a
little shaved Romano cheese on top,
steamed broccoli and baked butternut
squash are good accompaniments.
*Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.