Chicken Sausage Subs

(from kylerhea’s recipe box)

Source: Elly says Opa!

Categories: April2012, Chicken, Italian, Sausage


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 links (12 oz.) spicy Italian chicken sausage, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced or 1.25 cups frozen bell pepper strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes (I use fire-roasted)
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 long sandwich rolls
  • 4 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded or thinly sliced (fresh mozzarella would be fabulous also)


  1. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and add the oil. Place the sausage slices in the hot oil and brown on one side. Flip and brown another minute. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms and garlic and cook for another 3 minutes, until mushrooms start to release their juices.

  2. Add the diced tomatoes, crushed red pepper, oregano, and salt to taste. Scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pan, and then simmer for about 5 minutes to combine flavors.

  3. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Place open buns onto a broiler-safe pan. Broil for just a minute (or less, depending on your broiler and how close you are to the flame), until they start to get slightly crispy and golden. Top each bun with 1/4 of the sausage mixture and 1 oz. of cheese. Place back under the broiler for a minute until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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