Slow Cooker

Game Day Sandwiches with Slow Cooker Italian Sausage

slow cooker meal

Prep & Cook Time: 60+ min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 6)

  • Info
    6 French Rolls
  • 6 oz. Sliced Red Bell Pepper
  • 12 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • Info
    4½ oz. Mozzarella Slices
  • 4 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning Blend
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Info
    4 Tbsp. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
  • 24 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    676
  • Carbohydrates
    67g
  • Fat
    30g
  • Protein
    34g
  • Sodium
    1894mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Slow Cooker

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Make the Dish

    Place slow cooker liner in slow cooker, if desired. If using an electric pressure cooker, fold top edges in before putting on lid. Combine tomato paste, ¼ cup water, marinara, red pepper pesto, and seasoning blend in slow cooker. Top with sausages. Turn slow cooker on to high heat. Cover, and cook until sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 3½ hours.

  2. 2

    Add the Peppers

    After 3½ hours, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add peppers to slow cooker. Cover, and cook until peppers are softened, 30 minutes.

  3. 3

    Bake the Rolls

    Halve cheese diagonally. Open rolls slightly, leaving hinge attached. Place rolls cut side up on prepared baking sheet. Top with cheese. Bake in hot oven until cheese is melted, 4-5 minutes.

  4. 4

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping rolls with sausage and sauce. Garnish with red pepper flakes (to taste). Halve sandwiches to serve, if desired. Bon appétit!

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