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Open-Faced Pizza Sandwiches

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 8 hr 25 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Enjoy these flavorful open-faced pork sausage sandwiches – a great slow cooked lunch or casual supper!

1 1/2
lb. bulk Italian pork sausage
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
(4.5-oz.) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1
(6-oz.) can tomato paste
1
(15-oz.) can pizza sauce
1
(9.5-oz.) pkg. frozen herb or cheese Texas toast
3
oz. (3/4 cup) finely shredded mozzarella cheese

Steps

  • 1 In large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • 2 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine cooked sausage and onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and tomato paste; mix well. Top with pizza sauce.
  • 3 Cover; cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours.
  • 4 About 10 minutes before serving, heat toast as directed on package. Stir sausage mixture. Spoon about 3/4 cup sausage mixture onto each warm toast slice. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese.
  • 1 In large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • 2 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine cooked sausage and onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and tomato paste; mix well. Top with pizza sauce.
  • 3 Cover; cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours.
  • 4 About 10 minutes before serving, heat toast as directed on package. Stir sausage mixture. Spoon about 3/4 cup sausage mixture onto each warm toast slice. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese.

Expert Tips

Texas toast is thick slices of French bread that are coated with garlic butter. You'll usually find it in the freezer case of your supermarket. If it's not available, you can use sliced French bread spread with garlic butter.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
550
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
49%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
1510mg
63%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Protein
29g
29%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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