Sausage Pizza Day


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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? Sausage Pizza Day reminds us that while Pepperoni may be considered the King of Pizzas, it’s Sausage Pizza that’s 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 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 its 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.


  1. Find the best slice

    Use Yelp, or take a tour of your local shops, to find the absolute best slice of sausage pizza around! This pizza shop-hop will be a day to remember.

  2. Make your own sausage

    To make a true sausage, you’d need something to encase all the meat — but for a sausage pizza, the insides will do just fine. Try making your own bulk sausage for a truly unique flavor experience!

  3. Prepare your own pizza

    With the two recipes included here, you’re well on your way to having an exceptional National Sausage Pizza Day!


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