Italian Sausage Parmesan on Garlic Toasted Rolls, Two Ways
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Serves: 5-7
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage, preferably spicy
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 14-16 ounces of your favorite marinara sauce, either from the jar or homemade
  • 1 to 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1-2 ounces of parmesan reggiano cheese, sliced with a vegetable peeler
  • ¼ - ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • If making the second method, you will need to add
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยบ.
  2. In a skillet, brown the sausage in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Once the meat has been browned and cooked most of the way through, place in a small baking dish with the marinara sauce and bake for about 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes, top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheese and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the cheese has completely melted and started to toast on the top.
  5. While the sausages are in the oven, mix the garlic and butter together and spread evenly over the buns.
  6. Take the finished sausages out of the oven and throw the garlic buns under the broiler for a few minutes until lightly toasted.
  7. Serve.
  8. OR
  9. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage in 1 tablespoon of olive oil along side the chopped peppers and onions.
  10. Once the sausages are just about browned, slice and continue to cook for even browning on the meat. The onions and peppers should soften slightly, but not become mushy.
  11. Place the browned meat and vegetables in a small baking dish with the marinara sauce and bake for about 20 minutes.
  12. After 20 minutes, top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheese and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the cheese has completely melted and started to toast on the top.
  13. While the sausages are in the oven, mix the garlic and butter together and spread evenly over the buns.
  14. Take the finished sausages out of the oven and throw the garlic buns under the broiler for a few minutes until lightly toasted.
  15. Serve.
Recipe by sarah sprague at http://sarahsprague.com/2011/11/09/italian-sausage-parmesan-on-garlic-toasted-rolls-two-ways-football-foodie-quick-hit/