Saturday, February 27, 2021

Italian Turkey Sausage Subs

Hearty sub sandwiches get a pop of flavor from the Italian turkey sausage.  They are and topped with gooey cheese are hard to resist!

Italian Turkey Sausage Subs

Let's talk lunch.  I love a good sandwich during lunchtime.  It's a staple in our house and this particular sandwich is meaty and hearty, with flavors that pop in your mouth.  Filled with Italian turkey sausage for a lighter calorie count these sandwiches also sneak in some veggies as well.  Onion and bell pepper lend nutrients, fiber, and flavor to the dish.  Seasonings like Italian seasoning mix, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes give this sandwich that quintessential Italian flavor.  

Perfect for a weekend lunch, light dinner, game day, party or potluck.  These easy to make sandwiches will fill your tummy and warm your soul.

What Ingredients do I need?

  • turkey Italian sausage 
  • green bell pepper
  • yellow onion
  • garlic
  • can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • Italian seasoning
  • balsamic vinegar
  • red pepper flakes
  • French-style sub rolls
  • mozzarella cheese, shredded

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use hot or sweet Italian sausage
  • cook in a slow cooker for 2 hours on high - adding to the cooker after the meat, onions, and bell pepper is cooked
  • cook in a pressure cooker - cook for 4 minutes, rapid pressure release
  • double the recipe for a crowd

Kitchen Tips and Notes

  • Toast the sub rolls for extra crunch
  • remove sausage from casings before cooking if using links
  • Make sure to simmer over the lowest flame to ensure the meat stays saucy
  • Leave out the red pepper flakes for a kid friendly version
  • Add red pepper flakes to satisfy your heat tolerance and liking

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Italian Turkey Sausage Subs

serves 6

1 lb. turkey Italian sausage 
3/4 cup green bell pepper strips
1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, crushed
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
pinch crushed red pepper flakes
6 French-style sub rolls
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

In a large skillet cook sausage, bell pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is browned; drain off fat.  Add in the tomatoes, Italian seasoning, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes.  Stir to combine.

Cover with a lid and turn the fire down to low.  Simmer covered for 20 minutes.  Toast sub rolls if desired.  Fill with meat filling and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.

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