Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Sandwich

by Lana Stuart on August 19, 2011 · 21 comments

Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Sandwich

Gardening has always been such a great pleasure for me. Planting those little seedlings in the Spring with high hopes for a bountiful crop. Some years it works out and some years…well. This year the tomatoes just fizzled before they ever really got started. We grew some monster tomato vines but the temperatures didn’t cooperate with them setting fruit. That’s just the way it goes sometimes. Even though the tomatoes weren’t anything to brag about, the herb garden and peppers are going strong. This year I planted a few different varieties of pepper that I hadn’t grown before including a cubanelle. The cubanelle is a lovely pepper. Sweet and mild with its own unique flavor. So, when those cubanelles all started getting ready at once, I needed to figure out some really tasty way to use them. Thanks to a suggestion from my friend Vi, I settled on roasting them and pairing them with Italian sausage in one delicious sandwich. Really hope you enjoy this one!

Veggies for Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Sandwich

The measurements for this are not precise just like most of my cooking without a recipe. You’ll want 4 or 5 nice, large cubanelle peppers, a couple of green or red bell peppers, 5 or 6 cloves of garlic, a large sweet onion and a handful of thyme.

Veggies for Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Sandwich

Cut the peppers, slice the onion and peel the garlic.

Veggies for Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Sandwich

Put it all on a baking sheet and drizzle it with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss a few thyme springs on top.

Veggies for Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Sandwich

Cook for about 25-35 minutes or until the veggies are tender and just beginning to turn a little brown. Like in the photo.

In the meantime, cook the Italian sausage. Spray a skillet lightly with cooking spray and place it over medium-high heat. Add the sausages and cook, turning frequently, until browned and cooked through.

While the sausages are cooking, prepare the ciabatta rolls according to the package directions.To assemble the sandwiches, split each roll in half and cut the sausages on a diagonal. Add a generous amount of roasted veggies to the bottom of each roll and top with sliced Italian sausage.

Note: We enjoyed these sandwiches with just the roasted veggies and sausage. They would also be great with a little oil and vinegar dressing added to the cut sides of the rolls.

Enjoy!

Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Sandwich

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Sandwich

A mix of roasted cubanelle, bell peppers, onions and garlic combine with sweet Italian sausage in delightful sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 Cubanelle peppers
  • 1-2 green bell peppers
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1-2 tblsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3-4 links sweet Italian sausage
  • Cooking spray
  • Ciabatta rolls

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut up the peppers and slice the onion. Peel the garlic.
  3. Place the vegetables on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Using your hands, toss the veggies and oil together so that everything is coated well.
  5. Toss a few thyme sprigs on top.
  6. Place in the oven and cook for about 25-30 minutes or until peppers and onions are wilted and just beginning to brown.
  7. In the meantime, cook the Italian sausage.
  8. Spray a skillet lightly with cooking spray and place it over medium-high heat.
  9. Add the sausages and cook, turning frequently, until browned and cooked through.
  10. While the sausage is cooking, prepare the ciabatta rolls according to the package directions.
  11. To assemble the sandwiches, split each roll in half. Cut the sausages on a diagonal. Add a generous amount of roasted veggies to the bottom of each roll and top with sliced Italian sausage.

Notes

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nelly Rodriguez August 19, 2011 at 9:09 pm

We buy a ton of cubanelle peppers, but somehow I am not a fan. I will definitely try roasting them (normally just do a quick saute). Your sandwich looks gorgeous!

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2 Lana August 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Nelly, they do have quite a different taste roasted. Maybe you’ll like them better :-)

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3 Cookin' Canuck August 19, 2011 at 9:12 pm

What a great way to use your crop of cubanelles. This looks like a sandwich I would be happy to wrap my mouth around.

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4 Lana August 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Thanks, Dara. We really enjoyed these, too.

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5 claudia lamascolo August 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Fantastic I love it looks so good!

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6 Shelby August 20, 2011 at 6:13 am

We love sausage and pepper sandwiches, looks yummy!

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7 Alison @ ingredients, Inc. August 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

sounds like a great combination!

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8 Drick August 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm

funny, I too can grow monster tomato vines but gave the space over to annuals this year… I grew these a few years back, don’t think mine were as prolific as yours, those are a beaut… know they made a great sandwich, love sausage and pepper/onion grillin’s and fixin’s along with a little spicy mustard… hey, know what I’m having for lunch soon..

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9 Tres Delicious August 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm

That sausage looks so delectably inviting. The looks as a whole makes it even enticing.

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10 Bobbi August 20, 2011 at 10:33 pm

You had me at hello with just the picture!!! I have GOT to make these! I came over from my kaotic kitchen and am so glad I did!

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11 feastonthecheap August 21, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Oh- YUM! That looks absolutely delicious. I love sausage and peppers – a bit of melted cheese is a nice addition, but then I seem to be loading on the extra calories these days! Nice pics, too, Lana.

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12 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective August 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

Awesome, Lana. My hubby would go nut over this. :)

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13 Lana August 22, 2011 at 10:40 am

Thanks, Sommer. And, of course, you can use as hot or mild a sausage as you like. Depends on your “spicy perspective” :-)

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14 Deeba Rajpal (@vindee) August 22, 2011 at 10:44 am

I’m HUNGRY Lana. Love the idea of roasted veggies {home grown YES!!}. Makes food taste so much better! Your sandwich sounds delicious.

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15 DessertForTwo August 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I’ve got a few cubanelles in the garden-great timing!

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16 megan @ whatmegansmaking August 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm

This sounds so good! I’d love to have this for lunch right now!

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17 Chris August 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Here via the BBQ Grail. Peppers and italian sausage, can’t go wrong with that!

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18 Marie October 9, 2011 at 2:14 am

Italian sausage is something I grew up on, it’s that type of sausage we use around “T” day to stuff the bird with, having this in a sandwich, I’m salivating already.

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19 megan October 25, 2011 at 9:31 am

It’s early in the AM and now I’m craving this sandwich. Love me some peppers and onions with my sausage. This might just have to be my dinner tonight. :)

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