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Caprese Sausage Sandwich

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.
In less than 30 minutes you can be sitting down to an incredible Caprese Sausage Sandwich!

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. 

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The ingredient list:

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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!

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, 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.

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, and are anxious to give it a try, I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give this recipe some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post, OR in the recipe card feature itself.  🙂

5 from 4 votes
Overhead photo of 4 Caprese Sausage Sandwiches on a platter with a red and white checkered napkin.
Caprese Sausage Sandwich
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
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!
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Caprese Italian sausage sandwich, Caprese sausage sandwich, Italian sausage sandwich
Servings: 5
Calories: 789 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 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
  1. Add the oil to a large skillet and heat over medium/high heat for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add the sausage to the skillet and brown on all sides.
  3. 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.
  4. Place each sausage on a bun, add pesto, mozzarella and tomato slices and drizzle each with approximately 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar.
  5. Season sparingly with salt and pepper and serve.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

large skillet with cover, tongs for turning sausages, spoons

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Sausage Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 789 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 1532mg67%
Potassium 545mg16%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 833IU17%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 435mg44%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    Ok, this is the perfect Summer dish – quick, easy, flavorful, and if you grill it, won’t heat up my house!!

  2. 5 stars
    We are always looking for ways to switch up our sausage nights, and this was amazing! So fresh and delicious!

  3. I love this idea! Totally a creative and summery way to serve up some fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and Italian sausage. PLUS this is another of those super simple fast meals.

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

  5. 5 stars
    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!

  6. 5 stars
    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.

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