Italian Sausage and Peppers Subs

Italian Sausage and Peppers Subs are a classic Italian-American dish that is loved for its bold flavors and hearty ingredients. This delicious sandwich is packed with savory Italian sausage, sweet bell peppers, and onions, all cooked together to create a mouthwatering filling. Whether you’re hosting a game day party or simply craving a satisfying meal, these subs are sure to hit the spot.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Italian sausages
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 bell peppers (red, green, or a mix), thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 sub rolls
  • Optional toppings: melted cheese, marinara sauce, or hot giardiniera

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook until browned on all sides. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Once cooked, remove the sausages from the skillet and set them aside.

3. In the same skillet, add the sliced onions and bell peppers. Sauté them until they become soft and slightly caramelized, which should take around 8-10 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

4. While the onions and peppers are cooking, slice the sausages into bite-sized pieces. Once the onions and peppers are ready, add the sliced sausages back into the skillet. Stir in the minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

5. Cut the sub rolls in half lengthwise, leaving one side attached to create a hinge. Place them on a baking sheet and toast them in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes, or until they become slightly crispy.

6. Remove the toasted sub rolls from the oven and fill them generously with the sausage and pepper mixture. If desired, top with melted cheese, marinara sauce, or hot giardiniera for an extra kick of flavor.

7. Serve the Italian Sausage and Peppers Subs hot and enjoy!

These subs are perfect for a casual weeknight dinner or a crowd-pleasing party dish. The combination of juicy Italian sausage, sweet bell peppers, and aromatic spices creates a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to indulge in this delicious Italian-American classic!

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