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shop at Sansone market for your family pizza night

Making Family Mealtime a Priority

Are you trying to get your child to eat something other than cheese pizza? Or even better, are you trying to stop your child from scraping the cheese off the pizza slice? If you have a picky eater in the family, it can be difficult to get them to venture out and try something new. Many parents do not have time to make separate meals for their kids, while also making meals they would enjoy themselves. Turning family mealtime into an activity for the whole family to take part in could help to change that.

For many Italian Americans, meals are an important time for family to get together and enjoy homemade, mouthwatering foods, prepared with the finest local ingredients. The team at Sansone Market is a product of Italy themselves. They understand the importance of family mealtime as well as the ingredients used in them.

Incorporating Traditional Italian Culture to Younger Generations

For many older generation Italians, mealtime is a family ritual. Many younger generation families are continuously on the go and rarely make family mealtime a priority. Taking the time to stop and eat with family and friends is something to consider integrating into regular family routines. Family meal times are not only beneficial to your mental, emotional, and physical health, but have been proven to help develop social skills among children.

Food is a huge part of the Italian culture. Growing up in an Italian household and cooking a homemade dinner with fresh products is sacred. But for many younger generations, they have no clue where to start. Since the early 20th century, Sansone has been committed to supplying authentic Italian ingredients such as cheeses, olive oils and cured meats to the community. Sansone Market offers many easy and fun family recipes that you and your kids will look forward to making every night.

Pizza Creates a Perfect Family Mealtime Experience  

Many Italian recipes are customizable – pizza is the perfect example. Sansone Market offers every ingredient you need to host a fun pizza night with the kids. If you don’t want to make the dough from scratch, Sansone Market sells fresh pizza dough already prepared. Just bring your kids to the Market and let them pick out their favorite pizza toppings.

The Crescenza-Stracchino Pizza recipe is one of the many simple Sansone recipes that can be a nice twist from the regular cheese pizza that most kids prefer:

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 prepared pizza dough

• 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil

• 5 oz. BelGioioso Crescenza-Stracchino™ cheese, sliced

• 4 slices of prosciutto

• Fresh arugula leaves

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 425˚F. Place pizza dough on lightly oiled pan. Top crust with slices of BelGioioso Crescenza-Stracchino cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until top and bottom of crust are nicely browned. Take out of the oven and top with prosciutto and arugula. Slice and serve immediately.

This recipe is easy to follow and gives your child the chance to take the reins with some of the easier tasks. They can spread the oil on the pan or top the pizza with cheese and arugula.

Buying Your Ingredients for Family Pizza Night

Using the best, local ingredients is a big part of Italian cooking. No one understands this concept better than Sansone Market. This artisanal Italian market prides themselves in supplying the public with the most authentic Italian ingredients. Making food shopping a family affair gives you the chance to recommend some of these ingredients to your child. And you can have fun exploring Sansone Market’s huge selection of food products.

These days, younger generations are looking for more fresh, ethical foods and they are training their kids to do the same. People crave transparency on how foods are made and where they are sourced, making Sansone Market a perfect fit for these younger generations. You’ll find fresh, authentic foods at Sansone Market that your regular supermarket will never offer.


The Italian culture is centered around succulent meals and the family members that they are shared with. Sansone Market is built with those values in mind. Whether you’re making a dish the entire family will love, or enjoying pizza night with the kids, with Sansone’s rich ingredients and family friendly recipes, it’s easy to bring the taste of Italy to your family’s kitchen table and make family mealtime a priority.