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Sheet Pan Italian Sausage Heros with Honey Mustard

  • Serves: 5
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Calories: 733
Sheet pan Italian sausage héros with honey mustard

Juicy Italian sausages and peppers are roasted together on a sheet pan—yay for easy clean up—and stuffed into classic hoagie rolls for an Italian sausage sandwich that’s delicious anytime of day.

Sausage Hoagies: Easy Dinner or THE Easiest Dinner Ever? An Investigation.

Cooking entire meals on sheet pans—we’re not sure about you, but we’re getting to be real pros. Once we realized that the sheet pan can do so much more than just bake cookies and roast veggies, well, the flood gates were open. Today we’re sharing one of the most exciting sheet pan dinner revelations we’ve ever had—you can make Italian sausage and peppers on a sheet pan! And then use those deliciously herby sausages and tender roasted peppers and onions to make the very easiest, best sausage sandwiches ever! Some people call them Italian sausage heroes, some people call them sausage hoagies—you can call this delightfully overloaded meal-on-a-roll whatever you’d like to. As for us, we just call it DINNER.

ingredients for sheet pan Italian sausage heron hoagie rolls, bell peppers, onions, honey mustard sauce
honey mustard sauce for sausage hoagie sandwiches

Italian Sausage Sandwiches: It’s Kinda All About the Sauce

The complete and total deliciousness of this Italian sausage hero comes at you from a lot of directions—the juicy roasted sausage, peppers and onions, the lightly-toasted hoagie rolls, and maybe most of all the creamy, lightly sharp sauce that coats everything. What makes the best Italian sausage sandwich sauce ever? Just four simple ingredients are all you need:

  • Mayonnaise. Of course! What’s a meaty sausage sandwich without mayo?
  • Whole grain mustard. We like both the look, texture and flavor of whole grain mustard—the kind that has visible mustard seeds in it.
  • Honey. A hint of sweet is always a good call. It’ll bring out the natural sweetness of the bell peppers and onions.
  • Soy sauce. Just a little bit for an umami burst.
raw Italian sausage on a rimmed baking sheet with sliced onions and bell peppers
raw Italian sausage on a rimmed baking sheet with sliced onions and bell peppers

How To Make The Best Ever Sheet Pan Sausage Sandwich

You know the drill, right? It’s a busy weeknight and you’ve got to get dinner on the table. Enter your trusty sheet pan and a few basic ingredients. Dump it all on a sheet pan and go! The brilliant thing about breaking out your sheet pan to make italian sausage sandwiches with peppers is that it makes it so easy to make Italian hoagies for a crowd! Gather the hungry masses and let the feeding begin. Here’s how to whip up a whole bunch of sausage sandwiches (without making much of a mess):

  1. Toss peppers and onions with olive oil and salt on a sheet pan.
  2. Nestle your Italian sausages—pork, chicken or turkey sausages are all fine—into the yummy bed of peppers and onions.
  3. Roast! 425°F, 30 minutes.
  4. While it roasts, lightly toast your hoagie rolls.
  5. Also while the sausage and peppers roast, whisk together the sauce ingredients.
  6. Toss the roasted sausages, peppers and onions with the hoagie sauce.
  7. Assemble! Stuff the peppers and onions into the rolls, and put a sausage in the middle. Scarf up!
Italian sausage heroes on a rimmed baking sheet with sliced onions and bell peppers with a bowl of honey mustard sauce
Italian hero sandwiches on a plater with honey mustard

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Sandwiches For Dinner!

Never forget—sandwiches for dinner are always, always a great idea. They don’t even have to be hot sandwiches! We’d wager that serving sandwiches for dinner is basically a sure-fire way to please every hungry stomach in your home, just about any night of the week. You can always add a simple green salad if you’d like to feel a little virtuous. Here are four sandwich recipes we make for dinner all the time:

Italian hero sandwiches on a plater with honey mustard
Italian hero sandwiches on a plater with honey mustard

Work That Sheet Pan

Never trust anyone with a shiny, pristine sheet pan. Actually, scratch that. It’s OK to trust them, but you might want to tell them about sheet pan dinners because they’re clearly out of the loop. If your sheet pan looks like it’s seen a thing or two in its lifetime, you’re our kind of people. We hope you and your workhorse of a sheet pan love this Italian sausage sandwich recipe as much as we do! If you try it out, let us know! Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

Sheet Pan Italian Sausage Heros with Honey Mustard

  • Serves: 5
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Calories: 733

Ingredients

  • 1 (20 oz) package Mild italian sausage (turkey, chicken or pork) normally contains 5 sausages
  • 1 Green bell pepper, cored, 3/4" sliced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, cored, 3/4" sliced
  • ½ Onion, 3/4" sliced
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 5 Hoagie rolls, toasted

Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Whole grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce

Method

  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place the bell peppers and onion on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, toss to coat.
  3. Nestle the sausages in between the veggies and roast for 30 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl mix the mayonnaise, whole grain mustard, honey and soy sauce.
  5. Remove the sausage and veggies from the oven and toss with the sauce or drizzle on top once in the hoagie roll.
  6. Serve sausage and veggies on toasted hoagie rolls smothered in the sauce.