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Sausage and Bell Pepper Hoagies
with Cajun broccoli

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

These simple sandwiches feel like something you'd buy out at a deli, but they come together fast to make a great weeknight meal. The hoagies got great reviews when we featured them in 2018 but this time we're serving spicy Cajun broccoli (instead of zucchini) on the side.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Cajun Broccoli Saute:
  • Broccoli - 1 lb, florets chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 2 tsp
  • Cajun seasoning - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Sausage and Bell Pepper Hoagies:
  • Bell peppers, any color - 2, sliced
  • Onions, medium red - 1, sliced
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Sausage, Italian pre-cooked or smoked - 4 links, sliced
  • Hoagie rolls - 4
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cheese, provolone - 4 slices (sub Swiss)

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Prep

  1. Broccoli / Bell peppers / Onions / Garlic / Sausage - Prep as directed. Combine bell peppers and onions in one container. Store broccoli, garlic, and sausage in their own containers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Turn on the oven’s broiler (use the low setting if available). Place an oven rack about 6” / 15 cm below the broiler.
  2. Slice open hoagie rolls and place cut-side up on a sheet pan. Soften butter in microwave and combine with garlic and Italian seasoning. Brush seasoned butter over tops of hoagie rolls. Broil hoagie rolls until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Heat a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add oil (portion for hoagies) and then sausage, peppers, and onions.
  4. Saute until sausage is starting to brown and vegetables are tender, ~6 minutes.
  5. Divide sausage and vegetables between hoagie rolls. Top with cheese.
  6. Return skillet / wok to heat and add oil (portion for broccoli). Saute broccoli for 2 minutes. Add water and then cover with a lid. Steam broccoli until tender, ~2 minutes more. Add Cajun seasoning and some salt. Saute for 1 minute more. Squeeze lemon juice over top.
  7. Just before serving, broil sandwiches until cheese is melted and bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes (watch closely to prevent burning).
  8. Serve sandwiches with broccoli on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

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Paleo (10)
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21 reviews

Good fast meal. Definitely needs the butter/garlic/seasoning on the bread. Made the whole sandwich. Skipped the broccoli

By: Sara
Posted: Nov 21, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super easy and the kids loved it. I skipped the bread and served it fajita style. I made it even easier by using canned roasted bell peppers.

By: Talia
Posted: May 10, 2019
Diet: Original
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Was very filling. Had enough filling for leftovers but not enough bread to make it a sandwich, so just ate that as a bowl meal. And it was every bit as tasty. Would probably make it as a bowl meal or maybe a fajita style to avoid all the extra hoagie roll related calories. Broccoli was fine - not our favorite way to make it.

By: Jennifer
Posted: May 03, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious! I love the hoagies and I even love the broccoli.

By: Chelsea
Posted: May 02, 2019
Diet: Original
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Really delicious - the garlic butter was such a nice touch. I used chicken sausage to lighten this up a bit, and ended up getting rolls that were more like hamburger buns than hoagie rolls because they were way lower in calories.

By: Melissa
Posted: May 01, 2019
Diet: Original
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So delicious! Really most of this could be made ahead. Everyone liked it. We grilled fresh sausage ahead and subbed zucchini for the broccoli. Cajun seasoning was a little spicy. Maybe use Old Bay for the young kids next time.

By: Erin
Posted: Apr 27, 2019
Diet: Original
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