This hot and toasty Italian sausage sandwich is bursting with flavor. Spicy peppers and sausage mingle with savory Italian spices and sweet balsamic vinegar for the best lunch or quick dinner.
A sausage sandwich with a grilled deli bun is sure to have your family running to the table. Finding something everyone will like can be a struggle, but these familiar flavors combined in a new way will delight both kids and adults.
- canola oil
- yellow onion
- garlic cloves
- oregano – dried and fresh
- balsamic vinegar
- red bell pepper
- canned diced tomatoes
- tomato paste
- salt and pepper
- Italian sausages – hot or mild
- Hoagie rolls or brat buns
If your table is mostly adults, don’t be afraid to pick up the spicy sausage. A little kick pairs nicely with the bitingly sweet balsamic vinegar.
What Goes with Italian Sausage Sandwiches?
Pair with chips or fruit for a filling lunch or serve with grilled potatoes and a salad for an easy and tasty full dinner.
The only thing that could make this flavorful sub any better is if you have some mozzarella on hand. Stuffing in some melty cheese will bring this sandwich to the next level. However, if you’re sensitive to dairy, leave off the cheese and enjoy the sautéed peppers and onions.
Storage & Tips
If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, just pop the sausage, vegetables, and sauce into the microwave and toast up a fresh bun. Cooked sausage can last up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge.
Toasting the rolls is a must for this recipe. We want to avoid a soggy sandwich from the saucy filling and it adds a nice crispiness to the meal.
Satisfying meals don’t have to be hard! Who will you share your Italian sausage sandwiches with?
Italian Sausage Sandwich
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- ½ yellow onion - sliced
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 red bell pepper - sliced
- 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 Italian sausages - hot or mild
- 4 hoagie rolls or brat buns
- Fresh oregano leaves - optional
- In a medium non-stick saucepan, heat canola oil to medium heat and sauté onion and garlic until onion is translucent, about 7 minutes.2 tablespoons canola oil, ½ yellow onion, 2 cloves garlic
- Add dried oregano, balsamic vinegar, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and salt and pepper.1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 red bell pepper, 1 cup canned diced tomatoes, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Cook for about 15 minutes, until the sauce thickens. Add salt, to taste (if needed) and reserve.
- Cut sausages lengthwise and grill them on a hot grill. Cook for about 2 minutes per side, until cooked through.8 Italian sausages
- Open the deli buns and grill them on the open side until lightly toasted.4 hoagie rolls or brat buns
- Assemble the sandwiches with the sausages, pepper sauce and fresh oregano (optional).
- Slice and serve.
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
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