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Best Italian Sausage Sandwiches

While the rich tomato sauce simmers away in the slow cooker, the afternoon is all yours. Before game time, just grill the Italian sausages and these saucy sandwiches are ready to eat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) pasta sauce
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 2 packages (20 ounces each) Italian turkey sausage links
  • 10 hoagie buns, split

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 5 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until vegetables are tender, about 4 hours.
  • Grill sausages according to package directions. Serve on buns with sauce.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 454 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 1716mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.

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