Disclosure: I received a coupon for a complimentary package of Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage from Johnsonville & Culinary Content Network to create a recipe for their recipe contest. As always, all opinions are my own. Full PR & Disclosure here.
I was so happy to be invited to participate in the “Back to School Breakfast” recipe contest sponsored by Johnsonville® and the Culinary Content Network. They asked us to create an easy and tasty recipe that would be the perfect quick back-to-school breakfast using their Johnsonville breakfast sausage.
That sounded good to me! I love Johnsonville’s line of products, like their delicious bratwurst and fantastic Italian sausage, and now they have something yummy for breakfast too, breakfast sausage. These tasty treats come in two varieties, either links or patties, both of which are made with premium pork, spices and little else. And, best of all, they cook up so brown and tasty! I usually cook the entire package up ahead of time then all I have to do is pop them in the microwave for 30-45 seconds to heat and voila! Breakfast on the table fast before the kids (big kids included) head out the door!
I didn’t even have a hard time deciding what to make. I just returned from a trip to Texas and knew right then that a Texas favorite was on the menu – kolaches! If you are not from that part of the country you may never have heard of this perfect little rolled breakfast treat, originally from Czech Republic, but they are so delicious that, once you have them, they are hard to live without. They can best be described as a stuffed bread, similar to pigs in a blanket. What are they stuffed with? Just about everything! They come in both sweet, like a pastry, and savory but I stuck to the more healthy savory for breakfast because I got to use Johnsonville’s breakfast sausage links. Yum!
The kolaches I made are filled with your favorite breakfast goodies – hash browns, eggs and cheese and, of course, delicious Johnsonville sausage. It really is the perfect way to start anyone’s day!
Once baked, they can be wrapped in foil and taken with you on the road or you can freeze these little pockets of yumminess for later in the week.
Note: You can easily change this recipe up for those that like a little more spice. Add a minced jalapeno or a little well drained salsa or change up the cheddar for pepper jack cheese.
Hope you enjoy!