Thursday, May 29, 2014

Italian Sausage Sandwich

The Best Italian Sausage Sandwich....EVER!!!

I came up with this idea the day before we were leaving to go on a camping trip. We had been shopping and packing and preparing all day for this trip and we were hungry! I needed to make dinner for my family and it needed to be fast and simple. 

This is no ordinary sandwich.  This sandwich is the love child between a calzone and a meatball sub (my husband's words). This sandwich is so flavorful and satisfying.  My family raves about this sandwich and asks for me to make it ALL THE TIME!!

This will feed a family of 5.  You can easily adjust the serving size as needed.

Here is what you'll need:

  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bell peppers (any color)  I used red and green.
  • 1 Anaheim chili
  • 5ozs mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
Put butter and oil in pan and sliced veggies.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Cook low and slow for 30-45 mins.

This is my quick marinara sauce.  This is so simple and healthy.  If you make it yourself, you know the quality of ingredients are better.

  • 1 24 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • onion and garlic to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon of Italian seasonings
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil 
Place oil in pan and sweat onion and garlic (about 2 mins). Then add rest of ingredients and simmer for 30 mins.  Keep stirring or it will stick to bottom of pot.

Now to make the sandwich!!
  • 5 hot Italian sausages (use your favorite brand)
  • 5 hoagie rolls or your favorite bread
  • mozzarella cheese
Brown sausage in pan with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Cook thoroughly until thermometer reads 160 degrees.

Slice bread, add sausage, add peppers and onion mixture, scoop on marinara sauce then sprinkle cheese on top.....lots of cheese!!

Remove from oven and enjoy!

Please, leave a comment and tell me what you think!


  1. Yum! That looks awesome and I'm definitely going to try it out! Pinning!

  2. I'm excited to know if your family enjoys it as much as mine does!

  3. Even the God Father himself would kill to eat your Italian Sausage Sandwich.

  4. Ha! Just read Lance's funny! Ok, so obviously I didn't make these yet since I didn't even know what kind of sausages you were talking about! Need to do this!!!

    1. That's funny! He's so crazy! In my opinion hot Italian sausage is the best!