Hearty Sausage Sandwich Recipe
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Hearty Sausage Sandwich Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound bulk 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 562 calories, 31g fat (16g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 1093mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Hearty Sausage Sandwich in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p30

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KrisKeel User ID: 7727089 163978
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Made this for Family Fun Night last night. It was quick and easy and the whole family loved it. We'll definitely use this one again!"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 95924
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"Made this the other day and the family declared it a keeper!! It was pretty simple and tasted delicious. I did use turkey Italian sausage and reduced fat cream cheese and it still tasted amazing!!!"

voodoowitch User ID: 635464 95923
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"My husband and I both thought this was awful. The cream cheese and sausage was not a good combination. If you do decide to make it, I would suggest cutting off the top third of the bread so you end up with more of a bowl to hold the filling."

FireKitty User ID: 7082836 168948
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"All I have to say is OMGosh... Delicious. I added a little red pepper to mine as well but did follow this recipe to the T... I will be making this again and again.. Thank you soooo much... Yummo!"

kittydavis22 User ID: 5798603 76250
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"This was amazing! I used low fat cream cheese and sliced mozerella just on the bottom layer. My husband begged me to print the recipe and keep it as one of my regulars. And even all 4 of my kids liked it!! Unbelieveably good!"

ejp8318 User ID: 6956148 165306
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"This has been a go to recipe in my home for a few years now. Nope, not the most healthy but very satisfying."

jalawrence08 User ID: 5425170 120792
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"It was good but I think it has too much cream cheese. Next time I will use more mozzarella and less of the cream cheese"

bjeanmarak User ID: 5586479 149037
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"My whole family loved this. My 8 year-old grandson has requested it at least twice since I made it (about 2 weeks ago)."

EarthenMaiden User ID: 5464910 208733
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"I made this for a party and everyone LOVED it! The bread easily sliced up into 15+ pieces for sharing, although it's a little messy so it's not the best finger food! The flavor was delicious and it's so budget friendly!"

daduk User ID: 1648289 102546
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2010

"Made this sandwich for a party last night and it was a big hit. The only change I made was to use Jimmy Dean sausage and I did not measure the the amount of cheese I used. Will be making this again."

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