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Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 4 hrs

8 Servings

This recipe is great for all those gorgeous bell peppers you see around this time of year but have no idea what to do with. It’s also an easy lunch that everyone will enjoy.


  • The stew:
  • 3 medium bell peppers, trimmed and sliced into thick strips
  • 2 Spanish onions or extra-large sweet onions, such as Vidalia, sliced
  • 2 pounds fresh chicken sausage
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes with roasted garlic
  • 1 (8 oz.) can plain tomato sauce
  • The sandwiches:
  • 1 (1 lb.) loaf semolina Italian bread, cut in 16 diagonal slices
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 to 2 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, for serving
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving

Nutrition Information

  • calories 510
  • fat 25 g
  • satfat 7 g
  • protein 29 g
  • carbohydrate 41 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 92 mg
  • sodium 722 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place pepper strips and onion in bottom of slow-cooker. Arrange chicken sausage on top and then pour diced tomatoes and tomato sauce on top. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

  2. Transfer warm sausage to a board and slice into 1/4-inch strips. Return sausage to pot and stir to mix; keep warm.

  3. Brush a grill pan with oil and place over medium heat. Brush bread slices on both sides with olive oil, then toast in batches, turning, until crisp and golden. Rub each slice lightly with garlic.

  4. Place 1 slice of toast on each plate. Spoon sausage mixture on top and sprinkle with basil and cheese. Top with second slice of toast.