Spicy Italian Sausage Sandwich
- Split bread loaf in half horizontally. Hollow out bottom half of the loaf, leaving about 1-inch shell. (If using individual rolls, hollow them out slightly.) Set aside. (Reserve the bread pieces from inside of the loaf for another use, such as bread crumbs.)
- In a large skillet cook pork or beef, mushrooms, onion, sweet pepper, and garlic until no pink remains in pork. Drain well. Stir in the red chili peppers, paprika, thyme, fennel seed, salt, and black pepper. Stir in the tomato sauce. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
- Spoon meat mixture into the bottom half of the bread loaf or rolls. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the meat mixture; cover with loaf or roll top(s). Place sandwich in a shallow baking pan or on a baking sheet. cover tightly with foil and bake in a 375 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese melts and sandwich is hot. (For smaller sandwiches, wrap each in foil and place on a baking sheet or in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 300 degree F oven for 10 minutes to warm.)
- To serve the large sandwich, use a serrated knife to slice the loaf crosswise into 6 portions. Makes 6 main-dish servings.
From the Test Kitchen
By using this low-sodium product instead of regular tomato sauce, you reduce the sodium in an individual serving by about 225 milligrams.
Nutrition Facts (Spicy Italian Sausage Sandwich)
- Per serving:
- 410 kcal ,
- 13 g fat
- (5 g sat. fat ,
- 59 mg chol. ,
- 724 mg sodium ,
- 45 g carb. ,
- 1 g fiber ,
- 26 g pro.