Italian Sloppy Joes Recipe
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Italian Sloppy Joes Recipe

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My mother used to make these for us when we were kids. When I left home, I was sure to take the recipe with me, and now it's one of my husband's favorite dinners. The meat mixture tastes somewhat like pizza. -Kimberly Speakman, McKinney, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 pound bulk spicy Italian sausage
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 8 to 10 French or submarine rolls, split
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 344 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 877mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook sausage, garlic, green pepper and onion over medium heat until the sausage is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Spoon about 1/2 cup onto each roll; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Italian Sloppy Joes in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p27

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robbinthornton User ID: 3362574 17097
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"Family loved it! My only change was to warm the sandwiches in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes."

jamielee25 User ID: 1830663 9063
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"I found this recipe years ago and have made it so many times! My family absolutely loves it. I have used italian-seasoned turkey before and it's just as amazing."

smada3 User ID: 1478009 8427
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"my family LOVED these. Very easy to make and will be in my rotation for sure!"

partot User ID: 1036604 17096
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"This recipe has become one of our favorites!"

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