Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.


20 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2023
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
Italian Sausage Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • 2 cups 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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