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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: Seasonings, Sausage, Custom Sausage

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

Candidate for Customization: Italian Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Mar 6, 2018 9:03:00 AM


Italian sausage is a Rockstar ingredient.

It’s flavorful. It’s moist. It’s savory and it’s filling and it’s complementary. It’s no wonder, then, that Italian Sausage features so prominently in our most-loved recipes here at Papa Cantella’s.

What many people don’t know is that Italian Sausage is a prime candidate for customization. Papa Cantella’s works with restaurants, chefs, and suppliers all over the country to create truly customized sausage blends to meet specific needs. Italian Sausage is one of the meats we’re most frequently asked to personalize.

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Topics: Italian Sausage, Custom Sausage

4 Best Ways to Serve Sausage at Brunch

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Feb 28, 2018 9:01:00 AM


Brunch and sausage go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like spaghetti and meatballs. Like Brats and Baby Showers.

(Okay, maybe that last one’s just us.)

What are the best ways to serve sausage at brunch? The sausage fiends at Papa Cantella’s have a few ideas.

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Topics: Sausage, Brunch

A Field Guide to 3 Different Kinds of Sausage Meat

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Feb 20, 2018 9:02:00 AM


Sausages come in all shapes, sizes…and meats! Papa Cantella’s only uses premium-quality meats for our fresh and fully cooked sausages, complemented by our carefully-chosen combinations of herbs and spices.

What are the most common meats used in sausage making? Let’s take a look at three we use often here at Papa Cantella’s.

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Topics: Sausage Meat

Candidate for Customization: Bratwurst

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Feb 15, 2018 9:40:00 AM


Bratwurst is, perhaps, the quintessence of sausage.

The centuries-old German sausage is a mainstay here in the states, particularly for grilling. Bratwurst’s defining characteristics are its link shape, its thickness, and its composition of either pork, beef, veal, or some combination of the three.

That said, there are over 40 different kinds of sausages officially recognized as “bratwurst,” and that’s just in Germany.

Bratwurst is the absolute perfect vehicle for customization. It’s flexible enough to make it your own, and distinctive enough to be a standout on any menu. So, how can you customize bratwurst?

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Topics: Sausage Vendor, Local Vendor