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Sausage, pepper and onion hero sandwich

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
32 min
12 min
20 min
Get ready for a game day party or just a really hungry crowd with this hearty hero, perfect for satisfying any sandwich cravings. Ready in only 30 minutes, the Italian-inspired filling of sausage and onions will hit the spot every time. Cut into smaller portions to feed a crowd or pair with a quick green salad for an easy lunch or casual weekday dinner. Make extra filling to enjoy over whole wheat couscous, brown rice or layered on baked potato. Increase your veggie intake by quickly wilting some spinach to layer into the hero. Make this super family friendly sandwich a little spicier with a pinch of red pepper flakes to taste.


Olive oil cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Uncooked turkey sausage(s)

8 oz, red bell pepper and basil variety, cut into 1/2-inch slices

Olive oil

1 tsp

Minced garlic

1 Tbsp, or to taste

Uncooked vidalia onion(s)

1 medium, thinly sliced

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, thinly sliced

Green pepper(s)

1 medium, thinly sliced

Balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp

Italian bread

8 oz, about 1 medium loaf


  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat. Sauté sausage until browned, about 5 minutes; remove to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  2. Add oil to same skillet and heat for about 45 seconds; add garlic and sauté until golden, about 30 seconds. Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes. Add peppers and sauté until vegetables are softened, about 6 to 8 minutes more.
  3. Stir in vinegar and then return sausage to skillet; toss to combine.
  4. Split bread lengthwise—almost, but not all the way through; fill with sausage mixture. Cut into 4 equal pieces and serve. Yields 1/4 of hero per serving.