Italian Sausage Sandwich

June 26, 2019thetipsyhousewife
A picture of a sausage sandwich with tri colored peppers
A great sandwich with sweet and spicy peppers.

It is FINALLY Summer here in the Midwest and in my house it wouldn’t be Summer without a great Italian Sausage Sandwich from the grill. Except of course when you can’t figure out how to put on the new propane tank. I make these sandwiches every year on my grill and wouldn’t you know it, the day I decide to make them, Mister Tipsy isn’t home and I cant figure out how to attach the propane tank. The good news is I was still able to make this Italian Sausage Sandwich on the stove, in my cast iron skillet and they were just as good! You may be asking yourself, “What’s so special about an Italian Sausage Sandwich?” My answer is simple, my recipe for the pepper topping! This is what takes your typical Italian sausage sandwich from good, to great!

The other things you need to make the sandwich extra special:

  • Great Italian Sausage, I buy the one by Buona Beef that they sell at Aldi.
  • Great Bread, I love the Turano French Rolls they sell everywhere in Chicago.
  • A great Marinara Sauce, my favorites are the original one from Aldi or Ragu Meat.
  • My Pepper Mixture

I am going to give the direction for making the Italian Sausage Sandwich indoors, but if you want to grill the sausage you can easily modify this recipe to make the sausage on the grill and heat the sauce separately. It tastes just as good.

This sandwich is so hearty that you don’t really need to serve this with anything else. But if you wanted to serve this with a side of some sort, I have three salad recipes on my blog that would go perfectly with this Italian Sausage Sandwich.

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad with Mazola Corn Oil

Simple Salad With An Easy Creamy Italian Dressing

A Salad For Everyone

This recipe for the Italian Sausage Sandwich, makes 5 sandwiches and costs about $13 to make after I purchased all the ingredients but the olive oil and hot honey from Aldi.

Let’s gather your ingredients to make this sandwich. You will need:

  • One package, 5 Links, Italian Sausage
  • One of each, Red Pepper, Yellow Pepper, Orange Pepper
  • 3 T of Olive Oil
  • 2 T of Mike’s Hot Honey
    • I had this on hand from another recipe, it is expensive. You can substitute plain honey with some hot sauce, honey on it’s own or your sugar or sugar substitute of choice.
  • 1 Jar of your favorite Pasta Sauce
  • 1 Package of Rolls, I love the Turano Bread French Rolls from Aldi
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 C of Water

For this recipe I use the Mild Italian Sausage but if you like spice feel free to use the spicy one!

For this recipe you will need:

  • Skillet, I used my cast iron
  • Bowl
  • Tongs
  • Spoon
  • Sharp Knife

The steps are so super simple, but there is one small trick to this recipe, you have to dice the peppers super small. This step is what makes the recipe great so take some time to dice them up. If you are not good at this, you can buy diced peppers on most salad bars in the grocery store. This step is key, as the recipe won’t come out as good if the peppers are cut any other way.

Picture of three colors of peppers diced small.
Dicing your peppers is key.

Let’s get started making this easy recipe!

  1. Dice your peppers super small. Heat your cast iron skillet and add your olive oil.
  2. When your skillet is hot, add your peppers, give it a good stir, the spread them out across the pan.
  3. You only need to cook these peppers for a few minutes, you just want them slightly soft but still with some crunch to them. On my stove this took about 7 minutes or less.
  4. When your peppers are soft, add your honey to the hot pan, bring to a simmer while stirring, let simmer for 2 minutes, remove the peppers from the pan.
  5. Add a little bit more oil to the pan, heat it again and add your sausages and sear on all sides.
  6. When all sides are seared off, add your jar of sauce and 1/2 C of water, bring to a simmer, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. When the sausage is done cooking, build your sandwich by adding sauce to the bread, then your sausage, more sauce and then your peppers. I like to add a good amount of peppers to the top.
    1. Sometimes I buy marinated mini fresh mozzarella balls and I add a little of the oil to the top of the peppers and a few of the balls to the sandwich.

 

As you can see this is a super simple recipe. The peppers are what makes this sandwich extra special and with just a few easy  cuts you can make these delicious peppers. This is a recipe that Mister Tipsy asks for over and over. It is also a great make ahead meal as you can leave it in the fridge to take for lunches. If you are trying to cut some carbs you can eliminate the bread, use a reduced sugar sauce and use a sugar substitute of your choice.

Some other toppings for this Italian Sausage Sandwich are:

  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Melted Mozzarella
  • Peppers
  • Giardiniera

*You can highlight these steps and print for a more printer friendly option.

Open faced sausage sadnwich with colorful peppers and marinara sauce.
The peppers are what makes it special.

Italian Sausage Sandwich

Ingredients

  • One package, 5 Links, Italian Sausage
  • One of each, Red Pepper, Yellow Pepper, Orange Pepper
  • 3 T of Olive Oil
  • 2 T of Mike’s Hot Honey
    • I had this on hand from another recipe, it is expensive. You can substitute plain honey with some hot sauce, honey on it’s own or your sugar or sugar substitute of choice.
  • 1 Jar of your favorite Pasta Sauce
  • 1 Package of Rolls, I love the Turano Bread French Rolls from Aldi
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 C of Water

Steps

  1. Dice your peppers super small. Heat your cast iron skillet and add your olive oil.
  2. When your skillet is hot, add your peppers, give it a good stir, the spread them out across the pan.
  3. You only need to cook these peppers for a few minutes, you just want them slightly soft but still with some crunch to them. On my stove this took about 7 minutes or less.
  4. When your peppers are soft, add your honey to the hot pan, bring to a simmer while stirring, let simmer for 2 minutes, remove the peppers from the pan.
  5. Add a little bit more oil to the pan, heat it again and add your sausages and sear on all sides.
  6. When all sides are seared off, add your jar of sauce and 1/2 C of water, bring to a simmer, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. When the sausage is done cooking, build your sandwich by adding sauce to the bread, then your sausage, more sauce and then your peppers. I like to add a good amount of peppers to the top.
    1. Sometimes I buy marinated mini fresh mozzarella balls and I add a little of the oil to the top of the peppers and a few of the balls to the sandwich.

 

I hope that you love this recipe as much as we do. Until next time, Happy Eating!

Love,

Tipsy

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