Best Italian Sausage Sandwiches Recipe
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Best Italian Sausage Sandwiches Recipe

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While the rich tomato sauce simmers away in the slow cooker, the afternoon is all yours. At suppertime, just grill the Italian sausages and these saucy sandwiches are ready to eat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) pasta sauce
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 2 packages (20 ounces each) Italian turkey sausage links
  • 10 hoagie buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 454 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 1716mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Grill sausages according to package directions. Serve on buns with sauce.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
    Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Italian Sausage Sandwiches in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p225

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Cruella747 User ID: 4684922 267539
Reviewed May. 31, 2017

"We prefer our sausage tender, so I browned them, then simmered them in the sauce all afternoon. VERY GOOD!"

thewyatts4 User ID: 5840451 260400
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2017

"Amazing!!! I substituted the turkey sausage for pork Italian sausage and the family was very happy."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 85866
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"Although these look delish in photo,total carbs seem too much. Sodium count waayyy too high."

Butcher2boy User ID: 6390217 172315
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"Neither my husband and I cared for the turkey sausage links; they just didn't have the right texture or flavor as pork sausage, so made again with sausage we liked. Was a great dish to come home to."

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