freezer meal: hawaiian farmer sausage

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hawaiian farmer sausage

If you enjoy ham and pineapple pizza, you’re going to love this farmer sausage dish! It’s a delightful combination of sweet, sour, and smoky. 

I held my very first hands-on freezer meal workshop last week! And I’m just getting around to blogging about it now because….. was I ever exhausted! It was a ton of fun but also a ton of work. I had full intentions of taking photos but in the busyness of the whole event, I completely forgot! 

People keep asking me when the next one will be….. and I don’t have an answer yet. I know I DO want to host more but I need a bit of time first ūüôā To be the first to hear when I’m hosting another one, sign up to be notified by filling out this form:

[activecampaign form=23] In the meanwhile, I’ll keep rolling out the recipes for those of you who can’t make it to Winnipeg for an in-person workshop. 

With this recipe, you’ll be prepping 6 meals all at once! Then your freezer will be stocked with meals that are ready to go in a snap! Or you could give some away to a family that’s welcoming a new baby or that’s suffering from a broken heart from having recently lost a family member. 

hawaiian farmer sausage

This meal was adapted from The Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog.  And by adapt I mean I essentially tweaked their list of ingredients and provided instructions for how to turn it into a freezer meal. If you want to just make a single pot, I highly recommend checking out the link and giving it a go. 

If you enjoy ham and pineapple pizza, you’re going to love this dish! It’s a delightful combination of sweet, sour, and smoky. 

why it’s a smart choice

In the Mennonite world farmer sausage is often served with cottage cheese perogies (vereneke) and a cream sauce (schmauntfat). While extremely delicious and well warranted on occasion (And when I say “on occasion” I mean like once a year at Christmas time), it’s quite a rich dish!  And there aren’t really any veggies to speak of. Well, there might be a dish of peas that gets passed around but who has room for peas when there’s cream sauce?? 

This is more of an “everyday” farmer sausage recipe. And when I say “everyday” I really mean that I recommend following the Mediterranean way of living where meat such as pork is eaten maybe once a month. So, to be accurate, this is a “monthly” farmer sausage recipe. 

With this recipe, you get….. a whopping 3 servings of fruits and veggies! That’s miles better than a few peas! 

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, or snap a photo and tag it with #smartnutritionrecipes on Instagram!  I’d love to see your creations! 

hawaiian farmer sausage

freezer meal: hawaiian farmer sausage

  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD


If you enjoy ham and pineapple pizza, you’re going to love this dish! It’s a delightful combination of sweet, sour, and smoky. 


  • 6 lbs farmer sausage
  • 12 bell peppers
  • 18 stalks celery
  • 12 carrots
  • 6 cans diced pineapple
  • 6 cans (798 ml or 27 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • cooked rice


Assembly instructions:

  • Using a permanent marker label 6 large freezer plastic zip bags with the recipe title.
  • Slice the farmer sausages into coins and place 1 lb in each bag.
  • Core and cut 12 bell peppers into large chunks. Place 2 chunked peppers in each bag.
  • Slice 18 stalks of celery and place 3 sliced stalks in each bag.
  • Shred 12 carrots and place 2 shredded carrots in each bag.
  • Open and dump 1 can of pineapple chunks into each bag.
  • Open and dump 1 can of diced tomatoes into each bag.
  • Measure the following into each bag:
    • 2 tbsp cornstarch
    • 1 tbsp brown sugar
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Seal the bags well. Lay flat to freeze.

Cooking instructions:

  • Place bag in fridge to thaw for 24 hours before cooking. 

Slow Cooker: Dump contents of bag into slow cooker. Cook for 5-6 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high. 

Instant Pot: Cook for 7 minutes on high. 

Stovetop: Heat on medium heat, stirring occasionally until boiled. Remove from heat.  

  • Serve over cooked rice.

Calories: 313 | Fat: 17g | Carbs: 26g | Fibre: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Protein: 16.5g

hawaiian farmer sausage

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