sausage and pepper patty melt

Sausage and Pepper Patty Melt

September 17, 2022 2 Comments

The short cut for this sausage and pepper patty melt will save you so much time and is absolutely delicious.

Sausage and Pepper Patty Melt

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

This sausage and pepper patty melt is so delicious and easy to make, too.

I used to make sausage and pepper sandwiches and it would take me forever.

sausage and pepper patty melt cover

Those sausage links are so good but can really take a while to cook.

Not to mentions that once they’re sliced it’s super hard to eat the actual sandwich.

They’re slipping and sliding all over the place and everything is falling apart.

sausage and pepper sandwich

It can be a complete sloppy mess.

Once I switched from sausage links to patties my whole sandwich game changed.

Why the heck didn’t I think of this earlier?!?!

open faced sausage and pepper sandwich

This small switch make the biggest difference.

This way is much easier to eat and takes much less time to prepare, too.

This dinner recipe is a winner!

These sandwiches are a great idea for lunch, too.

I know if you try this one you’re going to love it, too.

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What sauce should I use?

I cut a corner here and used jarred Raoes Homemade marinara sauce.

jarred raoes sauce

If you’d like to make your own that’s great!

I have an awesome recipe for homemade tomato sauce if you’d like one, too.

simple Italian Tomato sauce cover

Do I have to use the flat sausage patties?

No you don’t technically have to use the flat patties for this recipe.

If you’d prefer to use the traditional sausage links you can!

sausage patty melt

Just be sure to cook them all the way through.

What rolls should I use?

This depends on you!

kaiser rolls

Use whatever rolls are your favorite.

I prefer the Kaiser rolls because they’re big and can handle all this filling.

sliced open kaiser rolls

So use whatever you’d like. This is even good by less and a nice low carb or keto recipe.

What to serve with Sausage and pepper patty melts

There’s not much you need to serve along side these sandwiches.

They’ve got the carbs, protein and vegetables covered!

garlic parmesan fries

If you are looking to add something here a nice simple salad would be a good choice.

Garlic Parmesan French fries, green beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts or maybe even some pasta would be wonderful, too!

roasted frozen green beans

Other Sausage Recipes:

Here are some other really easy and delicious recipes that use sausage also.

stuffed sausage and peppers
sheet pan breakfast pizza


two sausage and pepper sandwiches
  • Kaiser Rolls
  • Tomato sauce
  • Sausage Patties
  • Bell pepper, sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Onion, sliced
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Olive oil

Sausage and Pepper Patty Melt Instructions

First, in a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium high heat and add the peppers and onions.

seasoned peppers and onions in skillet

Sauté them for about 5 minutes until they are soft and all the salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

sautéed peppers and onions

Next add the tomato sauce and stir it into the sausage and peppers.

sauce in peppers and onions on skillet

Set the peppers and onions in the sauce aside and keep them warm.

peppers and onions in a bowl kept warm

Now add the sausage patties to a skillet over medium high heat and brown them on both sides until they’re cooked completely through. This should take about 4 minutes on each side.

sausage patty links browning

Then add a slice of mozzarella cheese to the top of each sausage patty.

mozzarella cheese on sausage patties

I like to carefully add a little water to the pan and lid it. The water creates steam and melts the cheese perfectly.

cheese melting

Then cut the roll in half horizontally and add some of the peppers and onions.

peppers and onions on kaiser rolls

Now top it with the sausage patty with cheese. I sprinkled a little dry basil on top but that’s totally optional.

melted cheese on sausage

Finally close the sandwich with the top roll and you’re done!

sausage and pepper sandwich

Serve warm and enjoy.

Sausage and Pepper Patty Melt Recipe Video

Sausage and Pepper Patty Melt

Using flat patties was a total game changer for this sausage and pepper patty melt
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: patty melt, sausage and pepper sandwich, sausage patty melt


  • 4 Kaiser Rolls
  • 4 Sausage Patties
  • 4 slices Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 large Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 large Onion, sliced
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
  • Dried Basil (optional)


  • In a large skillet, heat the 1/2 of the olive oil over medium high heat and add the sliced peppers and onions. Season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  • Now add the tomato sauce and stir everything together. Set it aside and keep it warm.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat add the rest of the olive oil and the sausage patties. Brown them on both sides until they're cooked all the way through.
  • Then add a slice of mozzarella cheese to the top of each patty. I like to melt the cheese by carefully adding a little bit of water to the hot skillet and placing a lid on top. The steam will melt the cheese perfectly. I like to add a little dried basil but that's optional.
  • Now slice open the rolls and evenly distribute the peppers and onions on the bottom of each roll. Top with the sausage patty and cheese and close the sandwich with the top of the roll.
  • Serve warm and enjoy
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • Nicole September 20, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    What kind of sausage do you use? This recipe looks really good. Thank you for sharing it!

    • Al Dente Diva September 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm

      Hi! Just a patty melt from Premio 😊

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