Sausage combos never go out of style
A staple of your pizza protein offerings, sausage is one of the undisputed customer topping favorites. Second only to pepperoni on a national scale, it’s a flavorful option you simply cannot go without. A historically favorite combination — sausage and mushroom — will never go out of style. Building on the classic as inspiration, here are some other sausage combos we really love (and think your customers will, too).
Pearl Onions — A mixture of white, yellow and red pearl onions sautéed simply with olive oil and salt make a great partner to sausage-based pizzas. You can also add a balsamic glaze and bacon (or guanciale) to these beauties for a nice twist that doesn’t stray too far from the mainstream.
Peppers — It goes without saying that green, red and/or yellow bell peppers are ideal for pairing with sausage. For those who love heat, jalapeños, serranos and habañero peppers fit like a charm as well.
Cream Sauce — While red pizzas are king, sausage lends itself well to cream-based sauces. These sauces can incorporate dill and fennel for added flavor, or offer a cool/spicy counterpunch by mixing a base of cream cheese with jalepeño, for example.
Be sure to use a variety of sausages and don’t just limit your offerings. While a crumbled base is great for most pizzas and items like Stromboli or calzones, link sausage has its place, as does chorizo, andouille, salami, etc.
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Jeremy WHite is Editor-in-Chief of Pizza Today.