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Sausage Pepper Onion Hoagies are a delicious, hearty 30-minute meal! Italian sausage, onions, peppers, tomato sauce, and lots of mozzarella make this sandwich a family favorite. It’s great for busy weeknights and game days! 

For parties and potlucks, you can easily double or triple this recipe.

Sausage Pepper Onion Hoagies


This recipe couldn’t be simpler. After sauteing the sausage and vegetables in a pan, stuff the hoagie rolls with cheese and top them with it. Pop it in the oven long enough to melt the cheese, and you have a delicious fast meal that you don’t have to leave the house for!

  • Marinara. You can use homemade or store-bought marinara. I usually get a basic, organic marinara like this.
  • Sausage. I used an un-cased Italian sausage and broke it up as I cooked it. You can use sausage in a casing if you prefer.
  • Peppers and onions. Furthermore, I’m not a fan of green bell peppers, so I use red and orange bell peppers. You can use green if you like them. The most important tip is to cut them the same size so that they cook at the same rate.
  • Bread. I use hoagie rolls. A hoagie roll is a long flat dense bread loaf. In contrast, With a sub, the bread is a softer roll cut all the way through and the top is separated from the bottom of the roll. With a hoagie, a harder roll is preferred and the roll is split and the contents are stuffed into the roll and folded closed at the completion.

What to Serve with Sausage Pepper Onion Hoagies

First, start with a hearty dip like Sausage Cheese Dip and a nice drink, Spiked Pineapple Lemonade.

These are delectable sides that perfectly complement this Italian-inspired sandwich. 

  1. Stovetop “Baked Beans”
  2. Slow Cooker Pinto Beans
  3. Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes
  4. Tangy Slaw
  5. Rotel Cheese Grits
  6. Avocado and Pine Nut Roasted Broccoli Salad
  7. Bacon Ranch Twice Baked Potato Salad 

Of course, you need a nice dessert to end your meal. Tiramisu Pound Cake is the ideal blend of Italian and Southern dessert!

Sausage Pepper Onion Hoagies

How to Cut Onions for Pizza Hoagies

Place the onion on a cutting board and hold your chef knife with your non-dominate hand. Cut the roots off and peel the skin off. Slice the onion crosswise. Now, slice thin, even slices.

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Sausage Pepper Onion Hoagies

Sausage Pepper Onion Hoagies

Italian sausage, bell peppers and onions are cooked, piled on hoagie rolls, and smothered with lots of mozzarella for a quick and delicious 30-minute meal.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, add sausage. Cook, stirring to break up the sausage (or you can leave it in the casing and cook through). Saute for 4 to 5 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Add peppers and onions. Cook 4 to 5 or until tender-crisp.
  • Add garlic, pepper, oregano, and marinara sauce to skillet. Stir to combine. Turn heat to low and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • While that is simmering, toast the hoagie rolls.
  • Spoon the sausage and pepper mixture onto the hoagie rolls and top with mozzarella. The mixture is usually hot enough to melt the cheese. If it's not, place them in the oven under the broiler until the cheese melts.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 861kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1709mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2984IU | Vitamin C: 112mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 26mg
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