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Let Winter Inspire You to Try Something New This Holiday Season

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Dec 19, 2018 9:17:08 AM



With the holidays just around the corner, home chefs around America are preparing vast menus of delicious dishes to serve up to family and other loved ones. But maybe this year it's time to get those creative juices flowing and try some different recipes to surprise and delight those sitting around the table. You usually think turkey or ham as the main protein for this holiday, but what about sausage?

If you're looking for extra flavor in your stuffing this year, this Sausage Stuffing may be perfect for you. With mild or hot Italian pork sausage, you can add as much spice as the palates at your table can handle. The fresh parsley and dried cranberries add some great textures and zinginess making this a truly unique stuffing.

You can never have enough greens and veggies on the table to balance out the richness of gravy and mashed potatoes. This recipe for Sausage and Kale Dressing is perfect for sneaking in a few extra healthy foods onto the table. Kale is packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals that are great for you and butternut squash is high in fiber and low in fat. Combine that with the flavorful sausage and leeks, this dressing is bound to win over even the pickiest of eaters. To keep it extra healthy, consider using one of the multiple chicken or turkey sausages Papa Cantella's offers.

You may also have that family member who is on a strict diet. They won't feel left out with this recipe for Sausage and Parmesan Stuffed Acorn Squash. This low-carb dish is perfect on its own but can double as a side as well. The fresh herbs and parmesan cheese help this dish taste like anything but your usual diet foods. You can even use any type of squash available to you, such as butternut squash, spaghetti squash or you can even use eggplant!

You can keep the holiday flavors rolling by making Cranberry-Sage Breakfast Sausage  in the morning, especially as a treat for any guests staying with you over the holiday. Using bulk ground sausage, like the products we provide, and fresh cranberries, this sausage is a unique and delicious alternative to your average breakfast meats. Also, a great way to use up any leftover cranberries or fresh herbs! Add this homemade sausage to other breakfast recipes as well to make a well-rounded meal, such as this Italian Sausage Frittata.

Using creativity in the kitchen this holiday season will not only satisfy your loved ones but it can inspire you to branch out your culinary skills. And those looking to provide their customers with unique dining experiences this fall, Papa Cantella's is happy to provide bulk orders of any of our exceptional sausages.