Italian Sausage Hoagies

Today I have a super easy weeknight dinner recipe from Cooking Light to share with you.

I say “weeknight dinner” because that is when I made this recipe (twice), but you could also eat it for a weekend lunch if you want. Or a midnight snack. I won’t judge.

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First, crumble and brown a 1/2 pound of turkey Italian sausage. Spicy or sweet sausage: your choice.

I was feeling spicy on this particular day.

Once the sausage is lightly browned, add chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté for 1 minute.

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Next, to the pan add 1 cup of marinara sauce. I tried the Whole Foods 365 brand marinara and found it to be quite delicious.

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Then add one sliced red bell pepper and freshly ground black pepper.

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Simmer for six minutes. This will cause the sauce to reduce and thicken, and allow everything to heat through.

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Meanwhile, slice four hoagie rolls in half, and hollow out the top half. Then, toast the hoagie rolls on a baking sheet under the broiler for a couple minutes, until lightly toasted. Place one-fourth of the sausage and bell pepper mixtures in each of the four hoagie rolls.

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Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese, and place the sandwiches under the broiler for just a couple minutes, until the cheese has melted.

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When you pop ‘em outta the oven, they’ll look something like this!

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This dinner comes together so quickly.

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Try ‘em out.

Italian Sausage Hoagies

Recipe from Cooking Light

Ingredients
  • 4 (2-ounce) hoagie rolls, halved lengthwise
  • 9 ounces sweet turkey Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch-thick pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Preparation
  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Hollow out top halves of rolls. Arrange rolls, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 1 1/2 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add onion and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add marinara, bell pepper, and black pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until bell pepper is crisp-tender.
  4. Arrange about 3/4 cup sausage mixture over bottom half of each roll; sprinkle each serving with about 2 tablespoons cheese. Place on a baking sheet; broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with top halves of rolls.

My rating: 7.5/10

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