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
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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 equals 454 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 1716 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 29 g 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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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

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

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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