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Caprese Sausage Sandwich

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In the blink of an eye, and in only the time takes to cook Italian sausages you can have a deliciously easy Caprese Sausage Sandwich for dinner tonight!

Three caprese sausage sandwiches on a platter with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil pesto.

Using homemade (or store-bought) basil pesto, summer’s finest tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and a sweet drizzle of balsamic vinegar makes a Caprese Sausage Sandwich the perfect meal for any busy day when time is tight, and you don’t feel much like cooking.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwich is available near the end of this post. OR click on “Jump to recipe” (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.


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The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

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Midwestern sausage lovers!

Since we live in the Midwest, my husband and I are all about sausages. He’s partial to Italian sausage, and I’m partial to bratwurst.

This Caprese Sausage Sandwich is one my hubby gave a hearty two thumbs up to, and it’s one he loved taking to work the next day for lunch.

Gotta love leftovers!! 🙂

What’s the best way to cook Italian sausage?

We like grilling them best, but that’s not always an option.

Italian sausage can also be cooked in a skillet by browning them well on both sides over medium heat.

My new favorite piece of outdoor cooking equipment is a flattop grill. The flattop grill is a great way to brown and cook sausages. It will work similar to a skillet, only on a larger scale, and outdoors.

Once browned, lower the heat, add about ¼ cup of water, cover the pan and cook until the sausages are no longer pink in the center.

Or, you can also place the Italian sausage on a baking sheet and cook them in a preheated 350-degree oven for approximately 30 minutes (turning once), until the sausages are no longer pink in the center.

Is a Caprese sausage sandwich low-carb?

No. Not with the bun.

However, there are plenty of good low-carb bun options, OR you may want to skip the bun entirely and eat the sausage with the tomatoes, cheese, pesto, and balsamic alone.

With or without the carbs, you’re going to love the flavors of this delicious summertime meal!

Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwich with Basil, Tomato and Mozzarella

Homemade or store-bought pesto?

I did not make my own basil pesto for these Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwiches. I used store-bought. I did try and grow basil this summer out on our back deck but it didn’t do well for me.

If you’re lucky enough to have fresh basil to turn into pesto and you don’t have your own recipe for it, there are tons of great recipes on the web.

A favorite basil pesto recipe I’ve used in the past is from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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For more delicious sausage recipes, please click on the following:

*Beer Braised Bratwurst with Horseradish and Dill (pictured below)

Beer-braised bratwurst with horseradish and dill is a super flavorful and easy to make recipe. The bold ingredient flavors pair nicely with this popular German sausage.

*Comforting Creamed Cabbage with Sausage (pictured below)

With only a handful of ingredients and 30 minutes to spare, you can please the entire family with this delicious and Comforting Caraway Creamed Cabbage with Sausage.

Caraway Creamed Cabbage with Sausage

*One Pan Italian Sausage and Fennel Dinner (pictured below)

“This one pan Italian sausage, fennel & potato recipe is a simply delicious, no-fuss dinner! You can cook it on the grill, or in the oven. Your call. Either way, you decide to make it, you’re going to love the easy cleanup and the perfect combination of flavors!”

*Caprese Sausage Sandwich (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the specific nutritional information for today’s easy Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwich.

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Caprese Sausage Sandwich

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
In the blink of an eye and in only the time takes to pan cook Italian sausages you can have a deliciously easy Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwich for dinner tonight!
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Sandwich
Cuisine Italian
Servings 5
Calories 789 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 Italian Sausages
  • 5 sausage buns
  • prepared pesto approximately ½ cup
  • 10 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 10 slices fresh tomato
  • salt and pepper
  • balsamic vinegar approximately 1 teaspoon per sandwich


  • Add the oil to a large skillet and heat over medium/high heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the sausage to the skillet and brown on all sides.
  • Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to medium and cook the sausage turning occasionally until the sausages are cooked through and are no longer pink. Approximately 15 minutes.
  • Place each sausage on a bun, add pesto, mozzarella and tomato slices and drizzle each with approximately 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar.
  • Season sparingly with salt and pepper and serve.



Tools and equipment:
large skillet with cover, tongs for turning sausages, spoons


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 789kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 36gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 1532mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7g
Keyword Caprese Italian sausage sandwich, Caprese sausage sandwich, Italian sausage sandwich
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I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed this Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwich recipe as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you.

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Recipe Rating


Monday 11th of May 2020

This is fabulous! I could eat this all Summer long!


Tuesday 12th of May 2020

Me too, Beth. I know what you mean!

Claudia Lamascolo

Monday 11th of May 2020

These look fantastic and I love the addition of balsamic! The buns look so delicious and I am going to make this tonight! thanks for a marvelous recipe!


Monday 11th of May 2020

Glad you like the recipe, Claudia! Enjoy!!


Thursday 25th of July 2019

Loving the sound of this delicious sandwich. With grilling season in full swing, this is just the kind of meal I need to feed a hungry crowd.


Saturday 27th of July 2019

It's one of the best and easiest grilling recipes. Thanks, Gloria!


Wednesday 24th of July 2019

Made these for dinner last night - my hubby was wary of the pesto, but we agreed it was a game changer. Popped them in the toaster oven with the cheese to melt it just a touch - absolutely mouthwatering!


Saturday 27th of July 2019

The pesto elevates the sausages to another level. Glad your hubby was pleased! Thanks, Erica!

Richard Tunner

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

I love this idea! Totally a creative and summery way to serve up some fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and Italian sausage.


Saturday 27th of July 2019

Thanks so much, Richard!!