Quick and Easy Garlic Chive Sausage Ball Appetizer

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Looking for an easy appetizer that comes together quickly and will keep you coming back for more? If so, look no futher!

These 5 ingredient sausage balls are perfect appetizer to pair with, breakfast, lunch, dinner, a tailgate, or as a standalone snack. All you need is ground pork breakfast sausage, all purpose baking mix, shredded cheese, herbs of your choice (I use chives), and garlic.

These can be mixed by hand but using a hand or stand mixer makes it a little easier.

Once combined I use a 1 tablespoon scoop to equally portion out all of the balls. Bake on a parchment lined sheet pan for easy clean up!

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Savory Breakfast Oatmeal with Egg, Avocado, and Parmesan

Looking for a filling, tasty, and savory breakfast that comes together in about 5 minutes? Then look no further! This recipe comes in right at 300 calories and will keep you full until lunch. Salt is key in this recipe so make sure it’s salted well to make the flavors really pop.

Want a little extra crunch? Add some crumbled bacon or crispy onions.

Love herbs? Add in the scallion whites and more parsley.

Have leftover mushrooms? Sautee them and add them on top too! The possibilities for this recipe are endless.

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Quick and Easy Pea Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

img_20200531_095843_995This 15 minute recipe uses ingredients most people already have at home in their refrigerator and pantry. Add the pasta to the boiling water first and while it’s cooking prepare the pesto in the food processor. Serves 4.

PEA PESTO
7oz frozen peas, defrosted
1/2 cup packed fresh parsley
3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons water
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Add all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Recipe yields 1 1/4 cup.

PASTA
8 oz pasta of choice, cooked al dente (reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water)
5 oz frozen peas, defrosted
16 oz cooked shrimp or roasted chicken
1 1/4 cup pea pesto (recipe above)

Heat a saute pan to low and combine pasta, peas, shrimp, pea pesto, and 1/4 cup reserved pasta water until warmed throughout (just a few minutes to avoid overcooking the pasta). Add in additional pasta water if needed to reach your desired consistency. Serve in shallow bowls and top with grated parmesan, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.