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The Quest for the Best Big Game Grub The Quest for the Best Big Game Grub

Welcome to The Sausage Dome, the first ever reality sausage competition to find this year’s official game day recipes. Sausage fans will come from far and wide to see if their best dishes can stand the judgement of Johnsonville’s® elite sausage experts, the Sausage Six. Watch the whole thrilling saga, check out recipes from the show, and more below.

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The Chosen Recipes

These winning dishes will live on forever as Official Johnsonville Game Day Recipes.

Sausage Six

Meet Johnsonville’s elite panel of sausage experts.

Melissa
Melissa

A production coordinator by day, fearless mother of two by night—and by day, too—Melissa is hard to please and doesn’t have time to babysit. So, if you want to be a Dome champion, your dishes better be in order.

Esau
Esau

As a daring operations team leader at Johnsonville’s Watertown facility, Esau ensures only the crème de la crème of sausage is produced. And as a judge in the Sausage Dome, he’ll settle for nothing less than the absolute best.

Jarrod
Jarrod

Every day, Jarrod explores the correlation between meat and time at Johnsonville’s infamous smoke pits. He knows that every minute counts. So, if a dish is going to be a game-day legend, it better be ready in a jiffy.

Jeff
Jeff

Yes, Jeff “Hollywood” Pingel: star of the hit Johnsonville commercial “Jeff and His Forest Friends.” But don’t let his fresh stardom fool you, Jeff still knows all things sausage and will stop at nothing to find the greatest game-day treats.

Bob
Bob

Part man, part ex pro-football player, all Bob. His rare expertise in both the gridiron game and the sausage game make him the ideal candidate to judge any game-day cuisine. Oh, and he also fought a bear once—with his bare hands.

Sandy
Sandy

Meet Johnsonville’s elite receptionist with a seemingly inhuman ability to multitask. Not one phone call goes unanswered on her watch. She’s not a fan of spicy foods, but she will turn up the heat when it comes time to judge in the Dome.