”Happiness is… pizza with sausage.”
~ Clark Gesner, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Do you have a favorite kind of pizza? Would that kind happen to be full of the robust, well-seasoned flavor of sausage? If not have you sought psychiatric help? Sausage Pizza Day reminds us that while Pepperoni may be considered the King of Pizzas, it’s Sausage Pizza that’s its Queen. Sausage Pizza is the second most popular pizza in the world, and with so many variations on sausage, there’s an endless number of types you can enjoy. Sausage Pizza Day is your opportunity to challenge your idea of Sausage Pizza and try multiple types of your pizza!
History of Sausage Pizza Day
We get it, everyone likes pepperoni, but did you know that sausage is nearly as popular on pizza as it’s cousin pepperoni. While most places that serve sausage pizza use classic Italian sausage, that’s a discredit to the incredible variety you can get out of this incredible meat treat. There are as many types of sausage as you can imagine, including beef sausage, chicken sausage, and of course the classic pork sausage. Each of these can be made with apples, fennel, cheese, garlic, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and a myriad of other ingredients that can change a simple sausage to a delicious extravaganza.
Sausage on pizza is nearly as old as the pizza itself and has been a common ingredient in this flatbread based treat for centuries. If the only sausage that you’ve ever had on your pizza is the classic Italian Sausage, it’s time to expand your palate. Head on down to your local butcher or deli department and ask them what they’d suggest using on a pizza, and turn them away from the Italian, you’re trying to get creative here.
How to Celebrate Sausage Pizza Day
Sausage Pizza Day is a great opportunity to break free of old traditions and discover something new. Everyone has their favorite kind of sausage, and all of them can be used to top a pizza. One of our favorites for a sweet sausage pizza is Apple Chicken Sausage, and it lends a sweet flavor to the dish while still providing a tangy taste.
Looking for something cheesy and zesty? Some call it sacrilege, but we also happen to enjoy putting Cheddarwursts on our Sausage Pizza. You need to cut it thin and layer cheese around it to get the best effect (what can we say, we like cheese), but you won’t regret it. What variation will you come up with for Sausage Pizza Day?