Tailgate Sausages

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023
You’ll need just a handful of ingredients to fix these tasty sandwiches. Fully cooked sausages are placed in buns with cheese and topped with giardiniera, then wrapped in foil so they’re easy to transport and a breeze to grill. —Matthew Hass, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
Tailgate Sausages Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup giardiniera, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 brat buns or hot dog buns, split
  • 4 cooked Italian sausage links
  • Additional giardiniera, optional


  1. In a bowl, combine giardiniera and sugar; set aside.
  2. Place cheese in buns; top with sausages and giardiniera mixture. Wrap individually in a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12x10 in.). Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. If desired, serve with additional giardiniera.
Giardiniera Editor's Note
Editor's Note: Giardiniera, a pickled vegetable mixture, is available in mild and hot varieties and can be found in the Italian or pickle section of your grocery store.

Nutrition Facts

1 sausage: 584 calories, 33g fat (15g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 1401mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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