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Easy Italian Sloppy Joes

Easy Italian Sloppy Joes is the best sloppy joe recipe. Loaded with Italian sausage, bell peppers and provolone cheese. Quick and easy for weeknights!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 987 kcal



  • 1 pound ground mild Italian Sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeds removed, diced
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 pub buns or hamburger buns
  • 4 slices smoked provolone


  • Cook Italian sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until browned. Drain any grease.
  • In the same pan add olive oil. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper. Cook just until garlic is fragrant 30 seconds -1 minute. Return sausage to the pan. Pour in diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Add in oregano, fennel and sugar. Mix well. Bring to a bowl and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for 20 minutes or until sauce is reduced and thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • To make a sandwich, spoon mixture on top of bottom bun. Place provolone on top. Place under the broiler and broil just until cheese melts. Repeat with remaining ingredients until four sandwiches are made. Serve.


Nutrition facts are estimations only.


Calories: 987kcalCarbohydrates: 37.9gProtein: 53.6gFat: 65.9gSaturated Fat: 23.5gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 2654mgFiber: 4.2gSugar: 14.4g
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Keywords: sausage, sloppy joes