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Italian Sausage Hoagies

Simple 20-minute Italian sausage and veggie hoagies with marinara and mozzarella.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 large hoagies
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 4 hoagie buns
  • 3 (about 10 ounces) Johnsonville Hot (or mild) Italian sausages
  • 1/2 of 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 of 1 large red pepper, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 of 1 large green pepper, very thinly sliced (or use just 1 bell pepper)
  • 1 cup chunky marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • heaping 1/2 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler to high. In a skillet, add in the olive oil and butter. Melt and then stir in the garlic and Italian seasoning. Remove from heat and brush this mixture generously over the hoagie buns - inside and out. Place the hoagie buns on a sheet pan and broil for 1-2 minutes on high until very lightly golden brown (you'll add them back later).
  • Begin the sausages cooking. Remove the casing and follow package directions to grill the sausages. If you don't have the sausage grill, remove casings, slice the sausages into 1-inch thick pieces and add to a skillet (same one you used earlier for the butter) over medium heat. Cook for about 2 minutes stirring occasionally and then add in the onion and garlic. Cook for another minute.
  • Add in the bell peppers, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 5-6 minutes or until the peppers are crisp tender.
  • Separate the mixture evenly among the hoagie buns and sprinkle generously with cheese.
  • Return the hoagies to the oven and broil for another 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melty.
  • Top with fresh basil or parsley if desired and enjoy immediately.