Sausage Hoagies with Peppers, Onions and Cheese

These yummy hot sandwiches make the most of your budget while delivering big on flavor and fun!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
hoagie buns
9
oz smoked sausage, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick planks
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
2
cups sliced (1/4 inch) onions
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
red bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
1
cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)

  • 1 Line cookie sheet with foil. Cut buns in half horizontally, cutting almost but not completely through; place opened on cookie sheet. Set aside.
  • 2 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté sausage 3 to 5 minutes or until browned and thoroughly heated. Transfer sausages to small bowl; cover and set aside.
  • 3 Add oil to skillet; heat over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onions, salt and pepper; sauté 4 to 6 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add bell pepper; sauté 3 to 5 minutes or until softened and browned on edges.
  • 4 Set oven control to broil. Position oven rack 8 inches from broiling element. Top each bun with sausage. Divide onion mixture evenly over sausage. Top each with cheese. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Some like it hot! If that's you, try an andouille or other fully-cooked spicy sausage in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
680
(
Calories from Fat
330),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
36g
36%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1470mg
1470%;
Total Carbohydrate
64g
64%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.