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Spaghetti Sandwich
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5 from 3 votes


What do you get when you combine two tasty family favorites into one fantastically fun dinner? Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread, that's what!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Italian Main Course, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian Cuisine
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 509kcal


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage or removed from the casings
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) fire-roasted tomatoes, including their liquid
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce tomato sauce
  • 1 pound spaghetti cooked and drained
  • 1 round loaf crusty artisanal bread
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • tablespoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil leaves for garnish optional


  • Cook the sausage and onions in a large skillet over medium/high heat, breaking up the sausage as it cooks.
  • Stir in the garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, add the cooked and drained spaghetti into the skillet, and toss with the sauce to coat.
  • Use a serrated knife to cut the top off the crusty bread. Use your fingers, hollow out the top and bottom of the bread to form a bowl, making sure to leave enough of the outer crust to keep the bread sturdy. (Reserve the bread insides for another use. They may be frozen if needed)
  • Slather the softened butter on the insides of both the top and bottom of the bread bowl, and sprinkle both sides with the garlic powder and the grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Use tongs to pile the spaghetti high inside the bread bowl. Place the top of the bread on the pile of spaghetti and press gently.
  • Wrap the spaghetti sandwich in aluminum foil and either refrigerate it until ready to bake or bake immediately in a preheated 425-degree Fahrenheit oven for 40 minutes.
  • *Note - if baking after refrigeration, allow the spaghetti sandwich to come to room temperature (approximately 30 minutes) before baking, and bake for 40 minutes in a preheated 425-degree Fahrenheit oven.
  • Unwrap the sandwich and slice using a serrated knife.


Serving: -3 | Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 835mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg