Sheet Pan Italian Sausage Sandwiches

So, how are you all doing? I seem to be on edge lately Anxious, scared, concerned, one moment, and then hopeful, and forward looking the next moment. Normally, I would say perimenopause but right now I blame the election, covid-19, and school being a concerning area for us. Since my son has been quarantined they have doubled the amount of people quarantining. He is to go back to school on Friday so we will see.

In addition to lots of comfort food we want easy meals. How much easier can a sheet pan meal be? Place it all on the pan drizzle with oil, salt and black pepper. Bake for 20 minutes then drizzle with balsamic vinegar and bake for another 20 minutes. I make a bit of balsamic reduction to put over the top of the sandwich too.

Verdict: These sandwiches are simple and yummy! My kids love vinegar and I make a simple balsamic reduction to add more balsamic flavor to the sandwiches. If you want to change the cheese or rolls go ahead! Make it how you will like it.

I serve these with a simple side salad to complete the meal.

Sheet Pan Italian Sausage Sandwiches

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2+ cup balsamic vinegar, best you can buy
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 lbs. Italian Sausage, links
  • 1-2 red pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1-2 sweet onion, sliced thinly
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6-8 rolls, ciabatta, sub, or other good quality roll
  • 6-8 slices provolone cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the Italian sausage, peppers and onions on the baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over the dish and stir to combine.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over top of the ingredients and stir to coat.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the sheet pan from oven.  Drizzle the pan sausage and peppers with balsamic vinegar.  Toss to coat. Place back in the oven. Cook for another 20 to 25 minutes. Stir once or twice during the baking.
  6. Items are done when they start to brown and the vinegar is thickened. Remove pan from oven.
  7. Serve on toasted rolls with provolone cheese if desired.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a nice recipe, Marci. C-19 stress and anxiety is real and I have had issues lately too. There are a lot of people getting sick. Hang in there. Everything passes.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      So, very true! Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. syl65 says:

    There is definitely a lot going on in the world at the moment, hang in there, Marci and hopefully this stressful atmosphere will clear out soon 🤗 I love italian sausage 😋

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much, Sylvester!


      1. syl65 says:

        You’re very welcome always, Marci!

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  3. Yummy in my tummy. 😍🌿

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    1. koolaidmoms says:


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  4. Carol anne says:

    I love seeing what types of new recipes you’ll come up with! Some of these I’ve never had as they seem to only be made in the states! xo


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