Pressure Cooker Italian Grinder Sandwiches

Yep, you can use your Instant Pot to make these loaded Italian sandwiches! A mix of Italian sausage and ground turkey makes these sandwiches definitely worth the 15 minutes they'll spend in your pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooker Italian Grinder Sandwiches
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
7 cups filling


  • 1 ½ pound bulk sweet or hot Italian sausage

  • 8 ounce lean ground turkey

  • 2 cup sliced fresh cremini or button mushrooms

  • 2 15 ounce cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained

  • 1 medium green or red sweet pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 6 ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed

  • 8 Italian hoagie rolls, split

  • 1 8 ounce pkg. shredded Italian blend cheeses


  1. For a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker, use the saute setting to cook and stir sausage, turkey, and mushrooms until meat is no longer pink. Drain off fat. For a stove-top cooker, cook directly in pot over medium heat. Stir tomatoes, sweet pepper, onion, garlic, tomato paste, and dried oreganox (if using) into meat mixture in cooker. Set electric cooker on high pressure to cook 15 minutes. For stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 15 minutes to release pressure naturally. Release any remaining pressure. Open lid carefully.

  2. Stir in fresh oregano (if using). Preheat broiler. Line an extra- large baking sheet with foil. Place roll tops, cut sides up, on prepared pan. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until tops are lightly toasted. Remove roll tops from pan; set aside. Repeat with roll bottoms. Spoon meat mixture roll bottoms. Top with cheese. Broil 2 to 3 minutes more or until cheese is melted and just starting to brown; add roll tops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

508 Calories
18g Fat
50g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 508
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 1337mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 41.5mg 208%
Calcium 358mg 28%
Iron 4.6mg 26%
Potassium 580mg 12%
Folate, total 97.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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