Use canned fire-roasted tomatoes to rev up this classic Italian sausage sandwich recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Place sausage links in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. For sauce, stir in undrained diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, vinegar, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, crushed red pepper, and black pepper.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

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  • To serve, preheat broiler. Place the sausage links on roll bottoms, reserving sauce in cooker. Place a half-slice of cheese on top of each sausage link and a half-slice of cheese on the cut side of each roll top. Place roll bottoms with sausage on a baking sheet. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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  • To serve, add roasted peppers and roll tops. Serve reserved sauce in individual serving bowls for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

859 calories; 39 g total fat; 17 g saturated fat; 5 g polyunsaturated fat; 18 g monounsaturated fat; 96 mg cholesterol; 2305 mg sodium. 771 mg potassium; 81 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 37 g protein; 1118 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 10 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 173 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 414 mg calcium; 7 mg iron;

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easy, and tasty, this is a great meal but I think I'll use the sweet italian sausage over the spicy next time even though I'm generally a fan of spice.  I used leftover sauce (after all the sausages were gone) to add as a spaghetti sauce to pasta so it wouldn't go to waste.