Saucy Italian Turkey Sausage Sub

Saucy Italian Turkey Sausage Sub

With a Recipe Makeover, here's a leaner sandwich fit for Oktoberfest, game night, tailgate party, or Super Bowl party!

Per serving: 413 calories, 9g fat and 0.7g sat fat.

Saves: 431 calories, 34g fat and 16.3g sat fat!


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins

Yield: 6 x 6-inch sub sandwiches

High-Fiber Recipe High-Calcium Recipe

About this Recipe Makeover

Sausage subs are generally high in calories and high in fat. These made-over subs drop the higher fat ingredients by switching regular pork sausage to lean turkey sausage, and whole milk Mozzarella to nonfat. A shorter French roll completes the calorie trade-off. Also lower in sodium, this tasty sub still passes the flavor test!

Ingredients Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 1 lb lean hot Italian turkey sausage links, cut into 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick rounds
  • 12 oz pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup cubed green pepper (1/2 inch cubes)
  • 6 French-style rolls, 6-inch, split lengthwise
  • 6 Tbsp shredded nonfat Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 lb Italian pork sausage
  • 1 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 6 French rolls, 8-inch, split
  • 6 slices Mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

In a medium skillet, over medium heat, cook turkey sausage 10 to 12 minutes or until the internal temperature registers 165ºF. Remove from heat. Stir in pizza sauce and peppers.

Spoon 1/2 cup turkey mixture into bottom half of each roll and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of cheese. Cover each roll with top half and wrap in foil.

Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the subs are hot.

Thanks to National Turkey Federation - Adapted by CalorieKing

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 413 cals
Kilojoules 1,729 kJ
Fat 9.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 1,200 mg
Carbohydrates 58.5 g
Fiber 3.0 g
Total Sugars 3.5 g
Protein 25.0 g
Calcium 150.0 mg
CALORIES 844 cals
Kilojoules 3,533 kJ
Fat 43.0 g
Saturated Fat 17.0 g
Cholesterol 109 mg
Sodium 2,094 mg
Carbohydrates 79.5 g
Fiber 3.0 g
Total Sugars 8.8 g
Protein 34.5 g
Calcium 234.0 mg
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