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9 Ingredients, 5 Meals: Family Favorites Meal Plan

Busy families and jam-packed schedules often mean skipping time to plan fun and creative meals. Forget fast food or frozen pizza—we’re giving you a leg up with a one-stop shopping list that takes care of dinner all week. 
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The nine ingredients below mix and match to create five different meals for a hungry family of four, even those with finicky eaters. Save time, money, and energy with one smart strategy and five tasty plates.    


3 (16 oz) packages Nature’s Promise® Sweet Italian Pork Sausage 
2 (16 oz) packages 90% lean ground beef 
4 (8.8 oz) packages Nature’s Promise® Precooked Basmati Rice   
1 (16 oz) box spaghetti  
3 (24 oz) jars meat-flavored pasta sauce 
8 red and green bell peppers  
4 yellow onions  
2 (12 oz) 12-ct packages Hawaiian rolls  
2 (8 oz) bags 6 cheese Italian blend, finely shredded


Sheet Pan Sausage with Peppers, Onions, and Cheese Bread

The whole family will come running for this one-pan, wonderfully cheesy version of sausage and peppers. Fuss-free cooking doesn’t get easier than Italian pork sausage, bell peppers, and onions roasted together in the oven. Served alongside toasted rolls with gooey, melty cheese, this is one dinner everyone will want on repeat.

Pull-Apart Sausage Meatball Sliders

This weeknight game-changer also happens to be perfect for Game Day. Tender, mildly sweet Hawaiian rolls are the tasty vehicle for saucy sausage sliders topped with melted Italian cheeses. A 9×13 baking dish makes it easy to whip up a batch for dinner, unexpected appetizers, or superfan snacking, anytime.

One-Pot Spaghetti with Ground Beef and Marinara Sauce

What’s better than a comforting plate piled high with spaghetti and meat sauce? When there’s just one pot to clean afterwards. Ground beef and onion cooked together with noodles in tomato sauce is a weeknight-ready take on pasta Bolognese. Don’t forget the gooey melted cheese on top!

Rice and Ground Beef-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Give vitamin-rich bell peppers a starring role at dinnertime by stuffing them with flavors the whole family loves. Ground beef, onion, tomato sauce, and Italian cheese blend make this gluten-free main a stick-to-your-ribs favorite. Bulked up with precooked basmati rice, it’s a complete, budget-friendly meal-in-one.

Broiled Sausages with Cheesy Tomato Rice

Enjoy the rich flavor and easy prep of grilled sausages…without the grill. A few minutes under the broiler give Italian sausages subtle charred flavor with a tender, juicy bite inside perfectly crisp casings. Pair with microwave-ready basmati rice topped with tomato sauce and cheese, and you’ve got a no-stress meal in less than 30 minutes.

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