Italian Sausage Sandwiches Recipe
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Italian Sausage Sandwiches Recipe

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When my wife and I have friends over, we love to serve these sandwiches. This is a convenient recipe, since it can be prepared the day before and reheated. -Mike Yaeger, Brookings, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:20 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 20 Italian sausages
  • 4 large green peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 20 sandwich buns
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 430 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 1107 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 20 g protein.


  1. In a large Dutch oven, brown sausages a few at a time; discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute peppers and onion in drippings until crisp-tender; drain.
  2. In the same pan, combine the tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, sugar, garlic, basil, oregano and salt. Add the sausages; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until heated through. Serve on buns. Top with cheese if desired. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Italian Sausage Sandwiches in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p37

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Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"Fast and easy! Just the right amount of seasonings! My favorite recipe!"

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"This is my go-to recipe when we have friends over for the big game. Add a pasta salad and it's a great meal. I am constantly asked for the recipe!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"It is a very good meal. it is a little tomatoey if your not big on tomatoes. i have made it several times."

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