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Italian Sausage Sandwiches

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 430 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 1107mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • kmarsmar
    Oct 7, 2012

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

  • soccer_mom
    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!

  • Blazn H
    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.