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Best Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

10 servings

Need a different type of sandwich? This rich tomato sauce simmers all afternoon in the slow cooker, getting ready to top freshly grilled Italian sausages. It's an amazing combination with lots of crowd appeal! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Best Italian Sausage Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 5 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until vegetables are tender, about 4 hours.
  2. 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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