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!
Using homemade (or store bought) basil pesto and the last of summer’s fresh tomatoes makes these Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwiches the perfect easy weeknight or weekend dinner when time is tight, and you don’t feel like cooking.
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. I can easily eat a sausage without a bun to keep the carb level low, but he’s all about a bread and meat combo.
This Italian sausage Caprese 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. He’s one lucky guy, that’s for sure!
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 really didn’t do well for me this year. The same goes for the tomatoes I tried to grow this summer. No luck. The plants I had in deck planters bared hardly any fruit, and what they did supply stayed small and virtually tasteless. Very dismal indeed.
All I can say is thank goodness to our local farmers and farmer’s market for the quality produce, and the wonderful selection of sweet and juicy late season tomatoes.
If you’re lucky enough to have fresh basil to turn into pesto, there are tons of basil pesto recipes on the web. A favorite of mine I’ve used in the past is from Sally’s Baking Addiction, How to Make Homemade Basil Pesto.
I’ve made you a quick video so you can see the process of making of an Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwich from beginning to end. It really is this easy. I promise.
Since we’re talking sausage, here are a few other sausage recipes I’ve shared over the years that I think you’ll also enjoy. They’re some of my absolute favorites!
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And now, without further ado, here’s the printable recipe for Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwich you’ve been waiting for…
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 5 Italian Sausages
- 5 hero 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 and cover
tongs for turning sausages
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!