Papa Felico's Garlic Sausage Bread

    25 mins

    This delicious garlic and sausage bread is good for an old-fashioned, Italian family sit-down.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g bulk hot Italian sausage
    • 1 loaf Italian bread, cut in half lengthwise
    • 1 large tomato, sliced
    • 1 cup roasted red capsicum strips
    • 1 (230g) package mozzarella cheese, sliced
    • 1/4 cup sliced green olives
    • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 tablespoon dried Italian basil
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
    • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F).
    2. Crumble the sausage into a saucepan over low heat; cover and cook until sausage is completely browned, stirring every 30 seconds; drain.
    3. Place the bread on a baking tray with the crust sides down. Arrange the cooked sausage evenly over both halves of bread. Top each with tomato slices, red capsicum strips, mozzarella slices, green olives, and black olives.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
    5. Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, onion, and garlic in a bowl. Drizzle over baked bread halves.
    6. Bake another 5 minutes. Cut into 5cm slices to serve.

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    This was AWESOME.... A few reviewerssaid that they couldn't keep the toppings on the bread... I bought the wider italian bread, and scooped out some of the bread to make room for the fillings.. It was SOOOOooooo good... Pleased even the toughest palates.. And the Hot Sausage.. Not a big deal.. I bought the premio links, and decased them.. and just fried it up like chop meat.. YUM!!  -  30 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Oh my goodness, this is amazingly good!!! i'm giving this five stars despite the fact that i made a couple of changes, but it's just because i'm sure it would be delicious as it is stated. I first broiled the bread for 2-3 minutes. Ok, i know this totally modifies the recipe, but i had to use hot dogs instead of hot italian sausage 'cause that's what i had on hand, but next time i'm using the hot sausage. Forgot about the black olives and increased the amount of dried oregano to 1/2 teaspoon. Also omitted the olive oil 'cause i wanted to reduce the fats, and i'll tell you i didn't miss it. We had this for dinner yesterday night and we're still raving..... Thank you thank you thank you Diane, your papa is a genius!  -  24 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We used sweet italian sausage with the casing removed instead of the hot bulk pork and it was wonderful!  -  19 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)