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[Chef Inspired} Creamy Tomato Rigatoni

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We teamed up with our friends over at Specialty Appliance and the one and only Slacker from Alice 105.9 to bring you some mouthwatering, chef-inspired meals that you can whip up right at home. In less than 30 minutes, you can have a tastier, healthier, and fresher meal – perfect for the midweek rush or to impress all your friends at an impromptu dinner. Swing by Safeway to pick up Boulder Sausage and all the ingredients.

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Green Chile Meatballs SA

Green Chile Meatballs

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Denver Channel 7’s Mike Nelson is turning up the heat in their new segment, Cooking with Mike! Mike’s admittedly terrible cooking skills make him the perfect host for this cooking series, which is sponsored by our friends at Specialty Appliance. On this episode of Cooking with Mike, Chef Dan and Mike are preparing these delectable Green Chile Meatballs – perfect for appetizers during your big game watch party or a side dish for any meal.

Recipe and video are provided courteous of Specialty Appliance and Denver Channel 7. 



  • 1 package of Hot Italian Boulder Sausage
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • To taste – fresh parsley, salt and pepper

Green Chile:

  • 1 cup of mild to hot (based on preference) hatch green chiles, roasted
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • Small onion diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic diced
  • ½ pound of ground pork
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • To season – cumin, chili powder, coriander, salt and pepper

Craft it your way!

We used Hot Italian to give it a BOuLDER flavor. Boulder Sausage Hot Italian is authentically blended with peppers and all-natural spices, giving the dish excellent flavor without the need for additional seasoning. Although, for many, flavor preferences vary. Alternatively, use regular Italian Boulder Sausage for a milder flavor.



  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Ball and place on a sheet tray
  3. Bake meatball in Jenn Air Convection Steam Oven on convection bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until cooked through

Green Chile:

  1. Aggressively brown the meat and add onions, garlic and cook until translucent
  2. Add cilantro, chilies, tomatoes, spices and chicken stock bring to a boil
  3. Simmer on Jenn Air Induction module for at least ½ an hour to desired consistency

Cooking with Mike Nelson

Recipe and video are provided courteous of Specialty Appliance and Denver Channel 7. Copyright 2019 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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Gluten Free Italian Sausage Marinara

Delizioso! Gluten FREE Italian Sausage Marinara

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At last! An entirely Gluten Free pasta dish that tastes good and it’s even a little healthier too. Boulder Sausage believes food should be about bringing everyone together and providing real nutritional content, without sacrificing taste. If either you, relatives, or friends are affected by Gluten, you know how hard it can be to find products & recipes that everyone will truly enjoy, whether they are Gluten Free or not. So, we partnered with Boulder based Pieno Pasta to create truly Gluten Free recipes that are, as the Italians would say, delizioso. But don’t just take our word for it, invite the kin over and give them a try for yourself!

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Grilled Sausage and Peaches With Pickled Peppers

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Grilled Sausage and Peaches With Pickled Peppers

This recipe is inspired by one we found in Food and Wine, but we changed it up a bit  by grilling the peaches,  and adjusting the pickled pepper recipe.


1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
3 tablespoons Agave
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 lb mini  sweet peppers
2 jalapeños,
1 serrano pepper
1 small onion
Canola oil, for brushing
5 BOULDER SAUSAGE hot Italian sausages
4 medium peaches



1. Thinly slice the peppers and onion. Mix the vinegars with agave, salt and 1/2 cup of water until the salt dissolves. Add the peppers and onion, cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour.

2.Light a grill and oil the grate. While it is heating, slice and remove pits from peaches. Grill the sausages over moderate heat, turning, until lightly charred and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Lightly grill the peach slices for 2 to 3 minutes. Thinly slice the sausage on the bias.
3. Arrange the grilled peaches on a platter. Top with the sausages and some of the pickled jalapeños and onion. Drizzle with the pickling liquid to taste. Serve the remaining pickles on the side.
Prep Time: 30 minutes – Cook Time: 10 minutes – Total Time: 40 minutes – Yield: Serves 6-8
Alice 105.9 Virtual Memorial Day Cook-off
This recipe was featured in our first ever Virtual Memorial Day BBQ Cook-off, where we teamed up with Alice 105.9 to have Slacker and Steve go head-to-head and find out who the best grill master is.


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Italian Sausage with Bow-tie Pasta

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The employees here at BOULDER SAUSAGE want to share this delicious recipe with you. At our recent sausage potluck someone brought this tasty dish using our BOULDER SAUSAGE brand Hot Italian Sausage, and we couldn’t resist passing recipe cards around!

 Italian Sausage with Bow-tie Pasta


1 lb. bow-tie pasta

1 cup olive oil

½ head garlic

½ red onion

½ bunch fresh basil

½ can yellow corn

1 pack BOULDER SAUSAGE brand Italian Sausage (hot or mild)

Salt and Pepper

Fresh Parmesan cheese


  1. Pre-cook the Italian sausage (Pan-fry, bake, etc.) cut into circles or semi-circles.
  2. Chop garlic; put into a small bowl. Chop basil and add to garlic. Chop red onion; add to the garlic/basil. Add a little salt and pepper before covering the garlic basil & red onion with olive oil. Put bowl into the refrigerator and let sit.
  3. Boil pasta, rinse and drain. Toss pasta with sausage and oil/garlic mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. If pasta is too dry, add more olive oil.  Stir in Parmesan cheese and enjoy.

Prep Time: 10 minutes  –  Cook Time: 20 minutes  –  Total Time: 30 minutes  –  Yield: Serves 4-6

Hot Italian Sausage with Shrimp and Kale Salad

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Amanda from South Dakota sends in this recipe to us with a raving review. “I LOVE BOULDER SAUSAGE brand Italian Sausages! But what I think a lot of people don’t realize is you can mix it up with other meats, too. I like to add it to a shrimp and kale salad and love the zing from yellow cherry tomatoes that burst in your mouth with the shrimp and sausage bites. Go BOULDER SAUSAGE!”

Hot Italian Sausage with Shrimp and Kale Salad


1 tablespoon butter

½ pack of yellow tomatoes (cut in half)

2 large, chopped garlic cloves

1 pack BOULDER SAUSAGE brand Italian Sausage, casings removed

1 ¼ lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 bunches of kale, chopped roughly into large pieces

Finely grated parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper


1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1T butter. Add 2 large, finely chopped garlic cloves sauté and stir for a minute, until the garlic is fragrant. 

2. Mix in sausage and cook until brown, 5-6 minutes, Add 1 1/4 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined. Cook, tossing occasionally, until the shrimp is just cooked through – about 4 minutes.

3. Add 1 bunch of chopped kale and toss until it starts to wilt. Then add 1 more bunch of chopped kale, toss until that starts to wilt, and remove from the heat. Top with grated parmesan and yellow halved tomatoes and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes  –  Cook Time: 25 minutes  –  Total Time: 35 minutes  –  Yield: Serves 4

Hot Italian Sausage with Wild Rice and Basmati Pilaf

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Stacey from Colorado sent us this recipe. “I have picky children who don’t want to eat healthy food, ever. Getting them to eat something like wild rice that looks different is hard, but when I have BOULDER SAUSAGE brand Italian Sausages cooked with the meal, they love every single bite and are willing to try new things when it means they get BOULDER SAUSAGE brand sausages with it.”

Hot Italian Sausage with Wild Rice and Basmati Pilaf


Kosher salt

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

6 links BOULDER SAUSAGE brand Italian Sausages, sliced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

¾ cup basmati rice

¾ cup wild rice

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Freshly ground pepper


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add the wild rice and cook until just tender, about 40 minutes; drain. Set aside and cover to keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, until browned, about 5-7 minutes. Pour off all but about 3 tablespoons of the drippings, set aside sausage and keep warm.

3. Add thyme. Stir in the basmati rice and cook until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1 1/3 cup. Water and 1/4 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low; cover and simmer until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside, covered, 5 minutes.

4. Fluff the basmati rice with a fork, and then stir in the prepared wild rice and the parsley. Season with salt and pepper, once plated assemble sliced hot Italian sausage over top.

Prep Time: 10 minutes  –  Cook Time: 50 minutes   –  Total Time: 60 minutes  –  Yield: Serves 6-8

Grilled Pizza with Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions and Oregano Ricotta

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Grilled Pizza with Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions and Oregano Ricotta


  • 1/2 pound BOULDER SAUSAGE Hot Italian sausage
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 2 large yellow pepper, cored, seeded and quartered
  • 2 large red peppers cored, seeded and quartered
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 recipe favorite pizza dough, rolled into 4 (6-inch) rounds
  • 1/2 pound grated Fontina cheese
  • 1 cup sheep’s milk ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • Basil Vinaigrette, recipe follows


Preheat a grill.

Grill the sausage on both sides until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes per side. Brush onions and peppers with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the onions and peppers until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the sausage from the grill and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices. Remove the onions, separate into rings, and roughly chop. Remove the peppers and slice into 1/8-inch thick slices.

Heat grill to high. Brush dough with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn over and grill for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the grill and place on a flat surface.

Divide the Fontina cheese among the 4 pizza rounds. Divide the sausage, onions and peppers over the cheese. Place the pizza on the grill, close the cover and grill until the cheese has melted, about 3 to 4 minutes. To finish in the oven, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place the pizza on sheet pans and bake until the cheese has melted, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Mix together the ricotta, extra-virgin olive oil, and oregano in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove the pizzas from the oven and drizzle with Basil Vinaigrette. Top with dollops of the ricotta cheese mixture and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Basil Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste.

Hot Italian Sub- Sandwich

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Hot Italian Sub Sandwich


1 pack BOULDER SAUSAGE brand Hot Italian Ground Sausage

2 bell peppers (different colors optional) cut into strips

1 large white onion cut into strips

½ tsp olive oil

One large loaf Italian bread, cut length wise

1 lb.  provolone cheese

Marinara sauce

Black olive, optional


  1. Pour Marinara sauce in a saucepan and heat, keeping warm until ready to use later in the recipe.  Preset oven on broil for bread. Form Hot Italian Sausage into desired amount of long thin patties (2-4) and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes each side.
  2. While meat cooks, add vegetables to a separate pan with olive oil and sauté until soft. Cut bread lengthwise in half. If there is too much bread in the middle trim to your liking.  Place Provolone cheese on top of bread halves and place in heated oven after vegetables are nearly done, keeping a close eye so as not to burn bread or cheese.
  3. Remove bread from oven and top with sausage and vegetables. Pour Marinara sauce over sandwich just before serving or serve on the side for dipping and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes  –  Cook Time: 15 minutes  –  Total Time: 25 minutes  –  Yield: Serves 2-4

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