10 Popular Pairings and Ways to Eat Soppressata

Have you recently had the chance to try soppressata and have been craving more ever since? Soppressata is a meal everyone's taste buds want once they've tasted it. Regardless of whether you've just had the chance to eat this king of all salamis or you've had it since the dawn of time and want to try it out with other pairings. So stick around to learn about popular soppressata pairings and the ten different ways to eat soppressata.

10 Popular Pairings and Ways to Eat Soppressata

Soppressata + Bread = MAGIC!
Different types of bread are among the most common ways to eat soppressata. Sandwiches can be a godsend for people and days when they feel lazy or don't want to put effort into preparing their meals. On such days take two slices of bread, toast them well and add a layer of cheese along with some thin layers of this Italian Salami on top.

Next, add any of your favorite toppings and healthy greens like lettuce. Lastly, pair the sandwich with a dip of your choice. Furthermore, you can also transform soppressata into an outstanding breakfast food. Layer it on bagels with cheese and toppings of your 
choosing and enjoy with your morning coffee.

Use It as a Pizza Topping
Are you a pizza lover? If yes, what if we told you that you could mix two of your favorite dishes? Soppressata makes the ideal pizza topping and enhances the flavors of any pizza. Here is an example of how you can use this type of Italian Salami in your pizza:

What You Will Need

  • Premade pizza dough of your choice
  • One can of pizza sauce
  • 453 grams of mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Pickled cherry peppers
  • 12 slices of soppressata
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Dried Chili peppers flakes

1. First, preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
2. Now, lay your premade pizza dough flat and cover it with a thick layer of tomato sauce.
3. Next, layer the pizza with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
4. Add cherry pepper on the top. (You can also add your choice of toppings in this step)
5. Drizzle some Italian extra virgin olive oil on top.
6. Layer a baking sheet with parchment paper before sliding your pizza on it.
7. Bake the pizza until the crust turns golden brown and the cheese melts. It will take around 10 to 15 minutes for your pizza to be ready.
8. Lastly, garnish the pizza with chili flakes and oregano and serve with your choice of sauce.

Incorporate Soppressata into Your Favorite Pasta Dish
Pasta is a popular comfort food and a staple in nearly every household. Most individuals commonly add meat options such as chicken, steak, and ham to increase the flavor of their pasta dishes. So why not switch from common to unique and experiment with soppressata in your pasta dishes? Here is a pasta recipe incorporating this flattened shape salami that you can try out:

What You Will Need

  • 28 grams linguine (or any other pasta of your choice)
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp. Italian extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 slices of soppressata
  • sour cream (1/4 cup)
  • 28 grams of arugula
  • kosher salt to taste
  • Red pepper (crushed) (1/4 tsp.)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice

1. First, add a few pinches of salt to a pot of boiling water along with the linguine. Boil until it’s al dente. Save half a cup of the pasta water and drain the rest.
2. White your pasta boils, take a large skillet, and heat it with soil oil. Add your soppressata slices to the skillet and cook for at least five minutes. Set the soppressata aside once it'scooked.
3. Next, add red pepper and garlic to the skillet and cook for around two minutes.
4. Turn off the heat and add salt, black pepper, sour cream, lemon juice, and the pasta water you set aside.
5. Lastly, add the linguine to the mixture and mix well before serving.

Soppressata Charcuterie Board
Since cured meats make the ideal condiments for charcuterie boards, how can we miss a charcuterie board featuring soppressata? If you have yet to come across one, a charcuterie board is an appetizer. It features bite-sized cured meat, cheese, and other condiments. Moreover, charcuterie boards make the ideal appetizer option for house parties or family dinners.

So if you want to treat your family with something special incorporating soppressata, a Charcuterie board is one of the best ways to eat soppressata. Here is how you can make one:

What You Will Need

  • Turkish Figs (dried)
  • 7-8 slices of Soppressata
  • 2 Tablespoons Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Truffle Zest Seasoning (1/4 tablespoon)
  • 39 grams Grana Padano Cheese
  • One Apple
  • 56 grams of Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • 56 grams of Fontina Cheese
  • 85 grams Prosciutto
  • Red Pepper Flakes (crushed)
  • Cream 1/4 cup
  • 28 grams of Cipolline Onions (Balsamic marinated)
  • 2 small to medium-sized Baguettes
  • 4 tablespoons honey

1. First, set the oven to 450 degrees.
2. Bring honey and all cheeses to room temperature.
3. Make 6 to 8 bite-sized chunks of smoked Gouda cheese. Remove the fig stems.
4. Remove the plastic liners from in between the pieces of prosciutto.
5. Slice the baguettes into same-sized round pieces. 
6. Use the large size of your grater to grate the fontina cheese. 
7. Slice the apple into small pieces and the onions into quarters.
8. Next, take a sheet pan and line it with foil.
9. Stuff each fig with Gouda cheese pieces.
10. Now, wrap thin slices of prosciutto on each fig.
11. Now, layer the figs and the baguette rounds on the pan.
12. Next, coat the baguette with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle some pepper and salt. Transfer the sheet to the oven and heat for around 6 to 8 minutes.
13. After everything is cooked, remove the sheet pan from the oven and set it aside to cool.
14. Add mascarpone, oregano, fontina, cream, and red pepper flakes in a pot.
15. Add salt and pepper to taste.
16. Cook for two to three minutes on medium to high flame.
17. Lastly, arrange all condiments on a serving tray.

Treat Yourself to Some Soppressata Bruschetta
Bruschetta makes a lovely afternoon snack or appetizer before lunch and dinner. This soppressata bruschetta recipe is a must-try and will leave you craving more. Here is how you can make it:

What You Will Need

  • 425 grams of bread
  • 12 bocconcini
  • 3-4 slices of soppresata
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon of parsley (finely chopped)
  • Ground Pepper
  • half a cup of red pepper
  • Assortment of Peppers
  • Half cup of premade pepper spread (red pepper)

1. First, begin by slicing the focaccia into 2-inch slices. Next, cut each square further to get smaller squares.
2. Now, take your soppressata and slice it into bite-sized pieces.  
3. Layer each focaccia with pepper spread and place a piece of soppressata on top.
4. Add a bocconcini half on top and garnish with pepper and parsley.
5. Lastly, serve fresh.

Indulge In Some Lemony Soppressata Chicken
Soppressata di Calabria pairs well with various types of meat, one of which is chicken. Incorporating this with other meats is one of the most popular ways to eat soppressata. Hence, this lemon chicken recipe will be one of the most delectable entrees you've ever tried. Here is how you can make it:

What You Will Need

  • 226 grams of boneless chicken breast pieces
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 4 to 5 pieces of soppressata
  • Medium-sized lemon
  • 2 tbsps. all-purpose flour

1. First, slice the chicken in half and sprinkle pepper and salt to taste.
2. Layer a plate with flour and cover both sides of the chicken pieces.
3. In another bowl, mix around 1/3 water along with some tomato paste. Add around two tbsps. of olive oil in a skillet. Layer the chicken pieces over it and cook for around 10 to 12 minutes. Keep turning the chicken over after every few minutes to ensure both sides cook evenly.
4. Next, cook soppressata slices on the same skillet for around 2 minutes.
5. Add the lemon and tomato mixture to the pan and the chicken.
6. Lastly, cover the skillet and cook for 5 to 8 minutes until the sauce becomes thick. Serve hot.

Test Your Hands on Cheesy Soppressata Bites
Cheese and soppressata are an inseparable duo due to how well their pair together. This cheesy dry sausage bite is one of the best and easiest ways to eat soppressata. Here is how you can make cheesy salami bites:

What You Will Need

1. To begin, take one soppressata slice and add a small chunk of cheese in the middle.
2. Next, fold the soppressata slice into a roll.
3. Now, take one toothpick and stick one olive inside it. Take the same toothpick and push it through the soppressata roll.
4. Repeat the same step to create as many cheesy soppressata bites as you want.
5. Lastly, serve fresh, along with a dip of your choice.

Savor Some Soppressata Rolls
Soppressata rolls are another easy-to-prepare afternoon appetizers that will surely be a hit with guests. Here is how you can prepare them:

What You Will Need

1. First, add your soppressata slices to a skillet and cook on a medium flame for around 2 minutes.
2. Once cooked, layer the soppressata slices on a plate and brush them with Italian dressing.
3. Add some shredded cabbage, goat cheese, and Pepperoncini peppers on top.
4. Lastly, roll the soppressata slices into a roll shape and enjoy!

Make Your Mornings Special With A Cheesy Soppressata Omelet
Many people must be unaware of this, but soppressata and egg go quite well together. So, if you want to prepare a gourmet meal in the morning, follow these steps:

What You Will Need

  • One egg
  • 56 grams of mozzarella cheese
  • Two soppressata slices
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • 4 to 5 basil leaves

1. First, whisk your egg in a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. Next, add your egg to a skillet.
2. Now, immediately add soppressata slices to your egg and layer it with grated mozzarella cheese.
3. Cover the skillet and cook on low to medium flame.
4. Fold the omelet in half and turn t to the other side to cook both sides evenly.
5. Turn off the heat when the omelet turns golden brown.

Bake Some Crispy Soppressata Chips
Almost everyone who loves cooking has tried making chips from unusual vegetables. However, we are sure not many have tried making chips from this Italian Salami. This is surely one of the most unique ways to eat soppressata. Here is how you can do it:

What You Will Need

1. First, preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Layer your soppressata slices on the baking sheet.
4. Now, season with the seasoning of your choice.
5. Lastly, bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the chips are crispy.


Bottom Line

Soppressata is and Italian lean cut of pork often seasoned with black peppercorn and is a staple of southern Italy cuisine. Now that you know the popular pairings and ways to eat this delicacy, you can follow the recipes discussed above to create finger-licking dishes. Lastly, get creative and add your personal touches to these recipes.

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