20-Minute Recipe: Italian Sausage Hoagies

Italian Sausage Hoagies

The hearty filling garnered rave reviews from our kid panel, and Evan, who usually avoids vegetables, didn't even notice the sliced bell pepper.

Italian Sausage Hoagies

4 (2-ounce) hoagie rolls, halved lengthwise
9 ounces sweet turkey Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch-thick pieces
1/2 cup prechopped onion
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as Amy's)
1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2.25 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 1/2 cup)

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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.

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