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Why Sheet Pans Are Your Best Friend for Easy, Healthy Dinners

Posted by Papa Cantella's on May 16, 2018 9:02:00 AM


“Sheet pan dinners” are all the rage. Whose social media feeds haven’t been chock-full of delicious-looking pan dinners over the last few months?

Why are sheet pans your best friend when it comes to making easy, healthy dinners for your family (or yourself!)? The Papa Cantella’s family has made literally thousands of dinners on sheet pans over the years – back before it was even “a thing!” – and we’ve got the scoop.

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Topics: Healthy Meals

Easy Tricks to Lighten Up Your Favorite Sausage Dishes

Posted by Papa Cantella's on May 9, 2018 9:03:00 AM


Let’s call a spade a spade: Sausage doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a particularly “healthy” food. But that’s just a misconception! Sausage is actually an excellent source of protein, and it’s incredibly flavorful which makes it an ideal ingredient for livening up nutritious meals.

Sausage can (and should!) be part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Are you looking for some simply, easy ways to lighten up some of your favorite over-the-top sausage dishes? You know you probably shouldn’t be eating bacon-wrapped sausage skewers every single day, but we’ve got a few suggestions for making sausage your health diet’s new best friend. Here’s how to do it.

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Topics: Sausage Dishes, Tips and Tricks, Protein

2 Light and Healthy Sausage Casserole Recipes to Try

Posted by Papa Cantella's on May 2, 2018 9:01:00 AM


Sausage doesn’t have to be heavy! Sausage casseroles are family favorites here at Papa Cantella’s…they’re make-ahead, they feed a crowd, and they’re endlessly forgiving. What are some of our favorite sausage casserole recipes that are light enough to eat often?

Here are two we can’t live without.

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Topics: Healthy Meals, Sausage, Recipe Ideas, Breakfast

"How Much Protein Should I Eat Per Day?"

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Apr 25, 2018 9:02:00 AM


Protein, protein, protein.

Everyone wants to eat more protein! And it makes sense. If you’re trying to eat healthier, adding more protein to your diet can be a great way to cut back on carbs and keep your energy up. Protein helps the body repair cells and build new ones, giving you more sustainable energy.

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Topics: Protein

3 Veggie-Packed Sides to Serve with Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Apr 17, 2018 9:04:00 AM



A man cannot live on sausage alone!
Well, we could, but our tastes are a little specific.

Sausage – whether spicy grilled links or crumbled in a creamy pasta – deserves a veggie-packed side dish to round it out. Vegetables are the perfect counterpoint to Papa Cantella’s fresh sausage: They’re flavorful, they’re moist, and they’re always in season in one form or another.

So, which veggies are we serving with our sausage these days? Here are three vegetable sides we can’t get enough of.

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Topics: Sides, Signature Dish

3 Flavoring Secrets for Healthier Meals

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Apr 9, 2018 9:07:00 AM



Everyone’s trying to eat healthier these days. It’s hard to eat right, work out, and still juggle work and family and everything else life throws at us every day!

That being said, healthier meals are always worth striving for. Being healthy isn’t just about what you eat, it’s a lifestyle change, and we’ve got a few tips for adding flavor to food that might otherwise feel a bit uninspired. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland!

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Topics: Sausage Meat, Healthy Meals

4 Reasons Sausage is the Best Protein Option for Everyday Dinners

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Apr 2, 2018 9:04:00 AM


Getting enough protein can be tough. The average adult needs 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram per day, which works out to about 10% of your daily calories. Meat is an excellent source of protein but cooking with meat can be time-consuming and expensive.

If you’re looking for a protein-heavy dinner option, look no further than sausage. Premium sausage is ideal for working more protein into your daily diet…and here’s why.

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Topics: Sausage, Protein

Classic Sausage Dishes Every Home Cook Needs to Know

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Mar 29, 2018 9:04:00 AM


Sausage is but a tool in every talented home cook’s arsenal.

In fact, sausage is a tool in any home cook’s arsenal! Its versatility makes it the perfect ingredient! Here at Papa Cantella’s, we love how bold sausage’s flavors are; to us, any dish to which sausage is added is immediately improved.

So, which classic sausage dishes should every home cook have in their back pocket? Here are just a few of our favorites.

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Topics: Signature Dish

Candidate for Customization: Andouille Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Mar 21, 2018 9:09:00 AM



Andouille is a sausage with personality. It’s bold, it’s savory, and it’s usually pretty spicy. At Papa Cantella’s, our andouille sausage comes both fresh and fully-cooked…when you bite into it, you feel like you’re at Mardi Gras!

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Topics: Sausage, Custom Sausage, Seasonings

Favorite Sausage Flavor Pairings Every Chef Should Know

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Mar 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM


Sausage is a rock star, yes, but it’s even better with great backup. Sausage itself is inherently built on a complex range of flavors…but which pairings are most complementary? Whether you’re a home chef or a Top Chef, here are the sausage flavor pairings you should always have in your repertoire.

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Topics: Signature Dish, Sausage Pairings, Recipe Ideas, Tips and Tricks