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Hearty Sausage Sandwich

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

6 servings

With its creamy stroganoff-style filling, this flavorful sandwich seems like something special. But at 98¢ a serving, it's an easy and economical choice for a casual weeknight meal. —Jillene Brown, Buckeye, Arizona
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced Italian bread
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Add the cream cheese, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, water and oregano. Cook and stir until cheese is melted.
  2. Cut bread in half horizontally; hollow out top and bottom, leaving a 3/4-in. shell (save removed bread for another use).
  3. Place bread bottom on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella cheese; top with sausage mixture and remaining cheese. Replace bread top. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 562 calories, 31g fat (16g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 1093mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.

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