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Hearty Sausage Sandwich Recipe

Hearty Sausage Sandwich Recipe

With its creamy stroganoff-style filling, this flavorful sandwich seems like something special. But at 98¢ a serving, it's an easy and economical choice for a casual weeknight meal. —Jillene Brown, Buckeye, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced Italian bread
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Add the cream cheese, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, water and oregano. Cook and stir until cheese is melted.
  • 2. Cut bread in half horizontally; hollow out top and bottom, leaving a 3/4-in. shell (save removed bread for another use).
  • 3. Place bread bottom on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella cheese; top with sausage mixture and remaining cheese. Replace bread top. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 562 calories, 31 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 1,093 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.