Italian Sausage Sloppy Joes – 15 Minute Meal


Italian Sausage Sloppy Joes


I created this sandwich a few weeks ago on a night when I was in a hurry.  I’ve fallen into a bad habit of working in the afternoon.  That’s not the bad part.  The bad part comes in when I finally look up at the clock and realize it’s already 5:30 and I haven’t started dinner.

I forget which meal this Italian sausage was meant for, but it worked perfectly in these sloppy joes.  And the good thing is, you probably have all the other ingredients in your pantry.

They also can be made in about 15 minutes.  Perfect!

This Italian spin on the traditional sloppy joe tastes a lot like pizza.  Which meant that my family loved them.  So did I.  They reminded me a lot of the flavor of Pizza Potpie.

I don’t have an ingredient photo this time, because I was creating in a huge hurry.  But, like I said, you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.  With the exception of the Italian sausage, they are all very common ingredients.  

Italian Sausage Sloppy Joes – 15 Minute Meal

Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sandwich buns
  • mozzarella or provolone slices


  1. Brown the sausage and onion together in a pan.
  2. Drain and rinse the meat with hot water to remove grease.
  3. Return to pan and add tomato sauce and seasonings.
  4. Heat thoroughly.
  5. Broil buns to toast.
  6. Top with meat and cheese.
  7. Broil to melt cheese.
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  1. My daugher save this her approval which means a lot coming from a picky six year old.

  2. These sound delicious! I just bought some yummy Italian sausages from Costco that would be perfect for this. Can’t wait to try it out.

  3. Omg this italian sausage sloppy joe is really good.
    being a student eating whatever’s in my pantry I replaced the basil and oregano with dried thyme, the tomato sauce with ketchup and just good old processed cheese instead of mozza. But it still turned out wonderful :’)

    thank you for this recipe 🙂

  4. An even quicker step is to keep pre cooked Italian sausage in the freezer. My kind of quick & dirty meal. Yum!


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