This is the first time I’ve had two of the almost-same dishes on my go-to list. I’ve made my original sandwiches for years. They’re crazy good, gooey, and messy – all criteria for good eating at game-time. My Italian sausage sandwiches version 2.0 are very similar to my original version, but they use my Italian meat sauce recipe instead.
Like I said, these sandwiches are messy, so you know they are good. The more napkins you need, the better it is, I always say. The meat sauce is fantastic. I could eat it all day on anything. I make an extra big batch of the sauce and freeze it in portion-sized containers so I can easily defrost some for a quick sandwich. It’s also great over hamburger buns for an Italian Sloppy Joe.
Also try my other version of Italian sausage sandwiches, all fantastic: version 1.0 and version 3.0. My slow cooker Creole sausage sandwiches are insanely good too.
Italian Sausage Sandwiches Version 2.0
My Italian sausage sandwiches version 2.0 are very similar to my original version, but they use my Italian meat sauce recipe instead.
- 8 Hoagie buns or sub buns
- 1 batch Italian meat sauce
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese or a bit more, shredded
Brown buns as desired.
Top buns with loads of the sauce.
Sprinkle with cheese and brown under a broiler until the cheese is melted.
Serve with lots of napkins.
Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 11mg
Nutritional values are approximate.
These Italian sausage sandwiches are my go-to, big event, messy, eat-too-much-of-them sandwiches. I’ve always made them on-the-fly. I’d grab a little of this. And I’d grab a little of that and throw it all into the pot. This year I decided to finally write them down. Because they rock.
Eating these sandwiches requires paper towels. And maybe even bibs. I’ve always said that the messier the sandwich, the better. Same philosophy goes for burgers and hot dogs. If there’s not something dripping down your arms, in your lap or on your shirt, it’s not messy enough.
Also try my other version of Italian sausage sandwich. Oh, and yeah, I use Johnsonville brand sausages on my sammies!
Italian Sausage Sandwiches
These Italian sausage sandwiches are my go-to, big event, messy, eat-too-much-of-them sandwiches.
- Vegetable oil
- 10 sweet Italian sausages in casings
- 2 medium red bell peppers cut in strips
- 2 medium green bell peppers cut in strips
- 1 large sweet onion cut in strips
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 12 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 48 ounces tomato sauce
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- Hot sauce to taste
- 10 Hoagie buns
- 2 cups Italian cheese shredded
Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat.
Add the sausages and brown on all sides. Remove to a plate.
Add in the peppers and onion and saute for 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook another minute.
Add the mushrooms and cook until just starting to get tender.
Add the tomato sauce and paste, Stir well. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
Add in the sugar, Italian seasoning, and hot sauce, to taste. Stir well.
Add the sausages and any juices back to the pot. Cook, simmering for at least an hour.
Lightly toast the buns. Serve sausages in buns topped with plenty of sauce, topped with cheese. Place under the broiler for a minute or two to brown.
Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1198mg | Potassium: 873mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1691IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 13mg
Nutritional values are approximate.