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Sausage Sandwich Squares

As Sunday school teachers, my husband and I often host youth groups, so I dreamed up this "handy" recipe to feed some hungry teenagers. They loved this pizza-like sandwich and still request it when they visit. -Mary Merrill, Bloomingdale, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12-15 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/3 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add the salt, remaining water and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 50 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. In drippings, saute peppers and onion until tender; drain.
  • Press half of the dough onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Spread sausage evenly over crust. Top with peppers and onion. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Roll out remaining dough to fit pan; place over cheese and seal edges.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg and water. Stir in remaining ingredients. Brush over dough. Cut slits in top. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 290 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 458mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • zookeeperk
    Feb 15, 2014

    Really enjoyed this recipe.

  • angelmcnamee
    Feb 2, 2011

    This is no only easy to make it is fantastic tasting! My kids wont eat anything but they love this.

  • iamamomof6
    Aug 28, 2010

    These are easy and so yummy!

  • vicki102957
    Aug 29, 2009

    I like the idea of using ready made pizza dough too! Thanks for the tip!

  • johannasmom
    Aug 27, 2009

    I think this sounds super enough to please both my grandchildren and grandpa. BUT I intend to use ready-made pizza dough, as I never have enough time when we have the grandkids here!Nana Janet