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Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwiches Recipe

Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwiches Recipe

—Mike Yaeger, Brookings, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 4 large green peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 20 uncooked Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links
  • 20 sandwich buns
  • Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute peppers and onion in oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, sugar, basil, salt and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  • 2. Meanwhile, grill sausages, covered, over medium heat for 10-16 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, turning occasionally. Serve on buns with sauce and cheese if desired. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 525 calories, 28g fat (10g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1327mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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