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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Football Favorites: Pizza Sammies

If you want your husband or boyfriend's friends to idolize you and tell your husband/boyfriend how awesome you are, make these. Pizza deliciousness in the form of a sandwich! Use any pizza topping you like.

Makes 6 sandwiches, and can easily be adapted to make more or less
3 or 4 links hot Italian sausage, casings removed. I sometimes trick Mr. Foodie and use turkey sausage.
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 small white onion, diced
1 small package white button mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
Mozzarella or Italian blend shredded cheese
Your favorite pizza sauce
Italian seasoning or oregano, to taste
Crushed red pepper, to taste
6 french rolls
Aluminum foil

Brown sausage and set aside to drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.
Add small amount of olive oil to a large skillet set on medium-high heat. Let heat, then add onion and green pepper.
Saute for 3 minutes, until veggies start to soften.
Add mushrooms and cook until mushroom just start to soften.
Turn heat to low and add sausage.
Add pizza sauce - enough to hold the ingredients together, but not so much that it is runny.
Add seasonings, to taste.
Add a handful of shredded cheese and mix well.

Split French rolls if they are not already split. Wrap aluminum foil around each roll to create a boat.
Stuff rolls with pizza mixture.
Top with additional cheese.
Bake at 400 until heated through and cheese is melty and browned.

These can be assembled ahead of time for a party. Simply take them out of the fridge when company arrives, let them come up to room temp and throw them in the oven at the start of the second quarter - they should be warm and toasty and delicious by halftime.

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