Since we live in Atlanta and it was Monday night, it was a big football night in the home full of all males and testosterone. I thought ITALIAN SAUSAGE HOAGIES would be the perfect thing for the Monday Night Fooball Falcons game. I was right. This one was a BIG HIT and will be served again.
(I’m taking the recipe straight from the magazine. I had to tweak it to feed a hungry crowd)
Italian Sausage Hoagies
4 (2 oz) hoagie rolls, halved, lengthwise
9 oz sweet turkey Italian sausage, cut into 1 inch thick pieces (I used Italian hot sausage)
1/2 Cup prechopped onion
1 Cup low sodium marinara sauce
1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2.25 oz shredded part skim mozzarella cheese (about 1/2 Cup)
1. Preheat broiler to high
2. Hollow out top halves of rolls. Arrange rolls, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 1 1/2 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add onion and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add marinara, bell pepper, and black pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 6 minutes or until bell pepper is crisp-tender.
4. Arrange about 3/4 Cup sausage mixture over bottom half of each roll; sprinkle each serving with about 2 Tablespoons cheese. Place on a baking sheet; broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with top halves of rolls.
Calories: 309; Fat 7 g; Protein 20.7 g; Carb 28.5 g; Fiber 2.5 g; Chol 51 mg; Iron 1.8 mg; Sodium 588 mg; Calc 182 mg
This was really a good, easy dinner. My boys were thrilled which always makes me happy. I served the hoagies with carrots and sauteed kale and spinach. I am doing a “no bread” thing so I had some of the sausage marinara and will say it was good. There you have it – something for dinner! You’re welcome.
Another one coming tonight . . .