America’s favorite pizza topping: pepperoni (photo © Jordan Nix | Unsplash).
 Sausage is America’s #2 favorite topping. Try this recipe, Spicy Sausage & Pesto Pizza with Roasted Corn & Jalapeños (photo © DeLallo).
We’re in the middle of National Pizza Week, which began on January 8th and goes through Saturday. It’s the first in a year of 12 pizza holidays in the U.S.
We’ve listed them all, below, so mark your calendars.
And maybe plan for a few pizza parties (in addition to National Pizza Party Day in May).
According to CNET, “Roughly 3 billion pizza pies are sold in the US each year, equal to about 350 slices a second.” So dig in!
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THE YEAR IN PIZZA HOLIDAYS
Whether you get takeout pizza or make your own, mark your calendars for:
January: National Pizza Week, beginning the second Sunday in January
February: Great American Pizza Bake, beginning the second week in February, a week where you’re encouraged to not just to consume pizza but to try your hand at making it
February 9th: National Pizza Day (a.k.a. National Pizza Pie Day)
April 5th: National Deep Dish Pizza Day
May: National Pizza Party Day, third Friday
June 11th: Pizza Margherita Day
September 5th: National Cheese Pizza Day
September 20th: National Pepperoni Pizza Day
October: National Pizza Month
October 9th: International Beer and Pizza Day
October 11th: National Sausage Pizza Day
November 12th: National Pizza With Everything Except Anchovies Day…
…although as an anchovy lover, we protest!