Upgrade your lunches with this one flavorful secret ingredient.

By Danica Lo
October 24, 2018
Abby Hocking

Give even the most casual of lunches an upgrade with this essential pantry ingredient that boasts a wide variety of uses.

Soup: For a warming winter lunch at home, consider a hearty lentil soup enhanced with the savory flavors of smoked sausage. Pair it with an earthy and spicy Côtes-du-Rhône.

Any and all sausages are welcome in this delicious feast. We like to use breakfast sausage, weisswurst and either hot or sweet Italian sausage.

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Mixed Grill: A sausage mixed grill is a visual feast--and a feast for the senses. Add smoked sausage to the repertoire--which can include any of your favorites. Here, we recommend a mix of breakfast sausage, weisswurst, and Italian sausages. Pair your feast with a full-bodied Chianti Clasico.

Abby Hocking

Upgrade Your Potato Salad: Turn a favorite traditional side dish into a craveworthy main course by adding Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage and blue cheese into the mix and serving it over a pile of peppery arugula in an easy vinegar-shallot-mustard dressing.

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