Easy Italian Sausage & Peppers Sandwiches
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 8
  • 8 Italian sausage links (2 pounds)
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) of your favorite meatless Ragu spaghetti sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 large green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 8 brat or hoagie buns, split
  • Topping:
  • Additional Parmesan cheese or your favorite shredded cheese variety, optional
  1. Place sausages in a large skillet; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes; drain well OR if you like your sausage links browned, saute over medium low heat for approximately 10 minutes. You may also brown your peppers and onions with your sausage if you prefer.
  2. While your sausages are cooking, in a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine Ragu spaghetti sauce, water, tomato paste, green pepper, onion, cheese and parsley. Add sausages. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Increase temperature to high and cook another hour longer.
  3. Serve in thicker style buns such as brat or hoagie buns. (Traditional hot dog buns will not hold up) Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.
Recipe by Finding Zest at https://www.findingzest.com/ragu-moms-the-word-on-dinner-how-do-you-spice-up-your-pasta-recipe/