Italian Sausage Hoagies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours


10 servings

Updated: Dec. 02, 2023
In southeastern Wisconsin, our cuisine is influenced by both Germans and Italians who immigrated to this area. When preparing this recipe, we often substitute German bratwurst for the Italian sausage, so we blend the two influences with delicious results. —Craig Wachs, Racine, Wisconsin
Italian Sausage Hoagies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 10 Italian sausage links
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 loaves French bread (20 inches)


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown sausage in oil; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the spaghetti sauce, peppers, water, cheese, oregano and basil. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until sausage is no longer pink.
  2. Slice each bread loaf lengthwise but not all the way through; cut each loaf widthwise into 5 pieces. Fill each with sausage, peppers and sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 509 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 1451mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 22g protein.