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!
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.
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The ingredient list:
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- Italian Sausage
- Sausage Buns
- Basil Pesto (homemade or store-bought)
- Fresh Mozzarella
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Olive Oil
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. Once browned, lower the heat, 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!
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, there are tons of basil pesto recipes on the web. A favorite of mine that I’ve used in the past is from Sally’s Baking Addiction, How to Make Homemade Basil Pesto.
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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwich.
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- 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
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