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Sheet Pan Italian Sausage Heros 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.


Sheet pan Italian sausage héros with honey mustard

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

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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: 589


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories589
  • Protein23 g
  • Carbohydrates45 g
  • Total Fat35 g
  • Dietary Fiber3 g
  • Cholesterol70 mg
  • sodium1239 mg
  • Total Sugars9 g

Sheet Pan Italian Sausage Heros with Honey Mustard

Questions & Reviews

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  • Ardith

    Greetings. I love your unique and creative recipes. Unfortunately I don't do Pinterest or social media. I send recipes I like to myself then search for them when I need them. Is there an option for emailing your recipes? I don't have the money or the time to print or write out the recipes. Thank you!

    There isn't an email button, we would recommend just copy & pasting the linking into an email. We are happy you like our recipes, thanks so much!

  • Marlo

    What brand of sausage did you use?

    You can use any mild Italian sausage (turkey, chicken or pork) .

  • Ashley

    Hi! I always love your recipes! Can the sauce be made ahead of time?

    Thank you! Yes, absolutely you can make the sauce ahead of time.

  • Cass

    Should we rotate the sausages during the 30 minutes?

    Hi Cass, there is no need to rotate but if you prefer it to have the color uniform on both sides feel free!

  • Lesley

    OMGosh so easy and a huge hit!! After working late, pulled it together easily and served it for dinner to a bunch of 20 year olds. I looked like a gourmand and even my husband told me this recipe is a keeper. Thank you so much!

    Oh that's just the best thing to hear! We're thrilled to hear it.

  • Pinkdog

    This was so stupid easy and just so good! That honey mustard is delish!

    Thanks! glad you loved it.

  • Beth

    So easy and delicious!

    Yay! Glad you loved it!

  • Gretta

    Really delicious and so easy to throw together! I added black pepper before cooking and it was great. We are going to try this recipe again with hot Italian sausage too.
    Thank you for sharing!

    Thanks Gretta, we are so glad that you loved it!

  • Squid

    Delicious and easy. I would recommend doubling the onions and peppers just because the ratio of veggies to sausage is a little off if made as directed.

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Erin

    This was an AMAZING sandwich! I'm vegan so I used Beyond Meat hot Italian sausages, vegan mayo and agave syrup for the honey. I also mixed up the sauce and combined it with half a bag of pre-cut cole slaw cabbage and made a slaw out of it. Put the slaw on the sandwich too. Using the sheet pan made everything quick and easy, with minimal clean-up. This will be my go-to hoagie recipe from now on!

    Thanks Erin, that is so great to hear! Glad you loved it and were able to make it vegan, nice job!