Fast, Simple and Delicious Weeknight Dinner Recipe…from a Robot

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.

It was just one of those insane days.

The kind of days where you roll out of bed late and race to get the kids to school, hurry to run the errands, and then speed through the afternoon homework and chores.

You’re so close to bedtime and ending the day. But then you realize it.

You didn’t plan for dinner.

Figuring out what to eat at 4:00 is one of the most irritating things I have to do as a mom.

I barely have time to cook and eat dinner, let alone plan for it.

But I just found a brilliant solution.

I texted a robot.

No, really. His name is Bob Bot and he is a sassy little chatbot who’s the newest addition to Johnsonville’s Sausage Support Center. Bob can literally tell you what to make for dinner. Don’t like the recipe he sends you?

He’ll send you another.

And another.

Simple Fast and Delicious Weeknight Dinner Recipe

Last night as I was staring into the abyss of my freezer and pantry hopelessly trying to figure out what to cook, I texted Bob (you can text him here:97406) . He sent me a recipe that was not only easy and delicious, but I had all the ingredients on hand.

And as an added bonus, I was able to make the recipe with my daughter.

Bob Bot sent me a recipe to make Pinwheel Sausage Pizza. After cooking it and scarfing it down, I just had to share the recipe with you because it’s perfect as a hectic weeknight family meal.

We might have gone a little rogue on Bob’s recipe by adding in a vegetable and putting in more cheese, but I think he’ll be okay with it.

Fast, Simple and Delicious Weeknight Dinner Recipe…from a Robot

What you need to make Simple Sausage Pizza Pinwheels

Simple Dinner Idea for Busy Families

1 package of Johnsonville pre-cooked turkey sausage, diced
1 tube Pillsbury French Bread dough
5-6 slices of provolone cheese
½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 green bell pepper, diced
Marinara sauce for dipping

How to Make Simple Sausage Pizza Pinwheels

Simple Dinner Idea for Busy Families (1)

Preheat the oven to 400F and lightly grease a sheet pan while you dice and prep your green peppers and sausage.

Simple Dinner Idea for Busy Families (2)

Remove dough from the tube and unroll it onto the sheet pan and now you are in business to make it awesome! Place the provolone cheese slices down long side of the dough. Sprinkle on the Johnsonville pre-cooked turkey sausage, mozzarella cheese and bell peppers.

Simple Dinner Idea for Busy Families (3)

Starting on the side with all the toppings, roll the dough into a long tube. Once you have everything wrapped up tight, slice the roll into 8-12 even pieces. Now you are ready to bake to perfection.

Simple Dinner Idea for Busy Families (4)

Bake until golden brown, around 12-15 minutes.

Serve with marinara dipping sauce.

Fast, Simple and Delicious Weeknight Dinner Recipe…from a Robot

Dinner was on our table in less than 25 minutes from start to finish. That’s my kind of recipe.

I was so inspired by Bob Bot’s dinner choice that I had to call the Johnsonville hotline and talk with a real employee who could give me another recipe for tomorrow night’s dinner. Why should I rack my brain when they’ve got a slew of incredible recipes just waiting for me?

I called in and talked to Debbie from the IT department who was taking a break from her Project Management Position. As if I’d known her forever, she casually asked me, “So what do you want to make for dinner?” I politely reminded her I had no clue what to make for dinner, that’s why I was calling her. We settled on the kind of sausage I want to use…I went with smoked sausage this time around… and she suggested a Zesty Sausage dish for dinner.

She promised me it would be delicious.


We chatted like neighbors would over a glass of wine. She pointed out that if I didn’t have some of the ingredients in the recipe, I should just go through my fridge and find some leftovers or veggies I could substitute in.

And then to make my life even easier, she just texted me the recipe.


Shopping list and recipe ready to go for tomorrow night.

And I didn’t even have to stare hopelessly into my pantry and freezer this time. I call that a win win.

Want to text the Bob Bot and get some recipes for dinner tonight?

Text 97406 and he’ll send you as many as you want.

Or to chat with a real life Johnsonville employee, call 844-9-SAUSAGE. The call line is open Mon-Fri from 9-5 CST, September 5th to September 15th.

Just make sure to tell my new best friend Debbie that Dayna says “hi.”


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