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One of my family’s favorite quick meals are sliders. The best part about baking a pan of sliders is that the creativity is yours and you can add your own twist to the recipe. I have made sliders because I am out of buns and at time have made sliders because I have extra meat and veggies to use up from previous meals in the week.
I made my last batch of sliders using al fresco Sweet & Smoky Chicken Sausage
because I wanted the full meat flavor under the marinara and cheeses. The flavors in the Sweet & Smokey variety has just a small kick from the chili peppers added, but not too much heat it can’t be worked into any recipe.
I order my bulk meats from a local farm off the truck and for charcuterie and sausages I only buy all natural which is why I love using the al fresco brand. The sausage comes already cooked and you just have to heat it up a bit. The sausage is made with lean, skinless chicken meat and has 70% less fat and 30% less sodium than pork sausage. These are also gluten free.
Sweet & Saucy Chicken Sausage Sliders
- 1 package of al fresco Sweet & Smoky Chicken Sausage
- 1 package of 12pk dinner rolls, cut down the center to make a top and bottom half
- 1 jar of marinara sauce
- 1 c mozzarella cheese
- 6 slices pre-cooked bacon ( I used precooked al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon)
- 2tbsp melted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp grated parmesan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Slice sausages and saute about 3-4 minutes over med-high heat. Meanwhile warm your bacon slices in microwave about 45 seconds. Pour 3/4 of marinara sauce into pan with sausage and heat through 1-2 minutes. Take your bottom half of dinner rolls and spread with some marinara sauce reserve. Add the sausage/marinara mixture, add bacon slices and top with mozzarella cheese. Re-place top half of rolls. In a separate bowl combine your melted butter, garlic powder and parmesan and brush over top of rolls. Place in oven and bake 10-12 minutes.
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