Our Italian Sloppy Joe sandwich recipe switches some of the ingredients in the standard version of this classic American sandwich with Italian-style favorites.
The filling is made with a sautéed combination of crumbled Italian sausage, sweet bell peppers, onions and marinara or spaghetti sauce. A bit of balsamic vinegar pulls all the flavors together by adding that sweet-and-savory quality that's a signature flavor of traditional Sloppy Joes.
To finish the sandwiches, we load this flavorful filling into oregano-dusted torpedo rolls, top each with shredded mozzarella cheese and pop them in the oven just long enough to give the outside of the rolls a light toasting and melt the cheese.
The result is a delicious hot sub with zesty Italian flavors and all the gooey goodness of a traditional Sloppy Joe.
PrintItalian Sloppy Joes
Soft torpedo rolls filled with crumbled Italian sausage, sweet bell peppers, onions, marinara sauce and melted mozzarella are the simple ingredients that make these Italian Sloppy Joes a delicious twist on the classic American version of this iconic sandwich.
Author: Lynne Webb
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 1 lb sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1/2 red bell pepper, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 3/4 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese