These were fabulous! Teenager, kids and adults loved them and they were so easy to make. I could only find sweet Italian chicken sausage but it was great! I think the chunks of sausage were a little big, but that could have been operator error. Will definitely make these again!
Italian Sausage Hoagies
mgk3ohio Posted: 09/28/12
MrsDana Posted: 09/15/12
One word for these fun sandwiches--YUM! Perfect food while watching college football on tv. I used a spicy marina which was good but the regular kind would be nice, too.
baj4791 Posted: 09/20/12
These were fantastic!! Super easy to make too. I couldn't find the low salt marinara so I used Prego. Tasted just fine. I was skeptical that it could serve 4, but it definitely can. Will be making these again.
stacey4808 Posted: 09/30/12
These tasted great but 9 ounces of meat is not enough for 4 hoagies. Fortunately I thought about this before making it and I actually used 12 ounces to make 3 hoagies which was perfect. If you try to make 4 hoagies out of 9 ounces of meat, your sandwiches will be mostly hoagie roll. I also added some crushed red pepper which gave it some nice zip. Will definitely make this again.
karen0920 Posted: 09/28/12
Quick and as easy as advertised. Didn't feel like we were being "healthy"! Hubby and my teenager agreed we'll be having these again. I used Prego 'smart' which worked well, but i'd like to try a spicier version.
lizardstew Posted: 09/30/12
Omigoodness, these are good. I used chicken sausage because that's what they had at the market where I shopped. I also bought pretzel buns which were sooooo good with this! Made home-made sweet potato fries as a side dish.
Semiresponsive Posted: 10/28/12
I made this simply to use up some of the sweet turkey sausage I'd purchased for another recipe and was surprised to really enjoy it. I thought the bell peppers were a fantastic addition to the recipe, I'd just wish for more sauce. I agree with another reviewer that the sausage pieces were a little large. I think next time I'll remove the casings and crumble the sausage and get a more even distribution throughout the mixture. The vegetables are really the stars of this recipe (and what make it a "light" recipe). I think I'll also double up on the veggies next time. It's a great start but it's a recipe that's likely better tweaked for each person's tastes.
JillyBurke Posted: 10/23/12
Tasted good. I couldn't find lower sodium marinara either. Had problems with the broiler burning the rolls and cheese even though I used the low broil setting.
cherylou Posted: 09/20/12
Wow these were so good and it only took me like 20 minutes to make em. A healthier meatball sub. They have so much flavor and the cheese is a great add. Will make again and again.
Whygal Posted: 02/13/13
I have made these sandwiches twice and we love them. I use spicy chicken sausage from Trader Joe's. I always add more onion and red peppers to the mixture. I heat some extra sauce as I like them a bit saucier than my husband. Last night I made the Spinach and Mozzarella Salad (CL March 2012) for the side dish.
jennday1 Posted: 10/11/12
Loved this recipe! It was super quick and easy. The 2 year old and 8 year old loved it to. We used venison Italian sausage and I added a jar of drained mushrooms.
daneanp Posted: 01/21/14
Really good, family friendly (though my daughter prefers no peppers) and very filling. Easy for a weeknight meal. We had a fruit salad along side.
bakingamie Posted: 01/25/14
This is one of my favorite weeknight recipes. It is quick, easy, and flavorful. I use pre-cooked sausages to make the recipe even easier.