Today we’re sharing two of our favorite Italian party food recipes, Italian Sausage & Peppers Sangwich and Pesto Pasta Salad, both of which appear in our new party-food cookbook, Party on the Prairie.
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The classic Italian Sausage & Peppers “Sangwich” (this is how Tony grew up saying “sandwich”) is the star of our Super Bowl feature today, and once you make it you’ll understand why this old standard has become a game day favorite for us.
This recipe is ideal for game day, and especially for tailgating because it’s simple to prepare, hearty, delicious, and most importantly, portable. And, you can eat it with your hands. What’s not to love?
The sausages can be cooked right on the grill, and you can sauté the peppers and onions on the side burner, or even prepare them in advance and warm them up just before serving.
Just before serving, we toss the sauteed peppers and onions in a light coating of warm tomato sauce over medium-high heat for about a minute. We’ve usually make our easy tomato sauce from scratch, but you can also use your favorite from a jar.
If this sandwich is going to meet Tony’s “sangwich” test, then it has to have great bread surrounding it. Great bread is easy to find in his hometown, Toronto, but our local selection is a *bit* more limited. In our area (ND/MN), we recommend using something good and crusty like a French baguette, Mexican bolillo rolls, or Italian ciabatta.
We love to serve these “sangwiches” with our Pesto Pasta Salad, which is easy to make yet big on flavor, and always a hit with our crowd. Even better, it can be made a day or so in advance, or just before serving.
For more great recipes, check out our features from earlier this week, and then head over to our Party Dips Page, featuring over 50 recipes from our 2013 Perfect Party Dip Contest.
Monday - Rough Cut Guac
Tuesday - Cincinnati-Style Chili
Wednesday – Hot Ham & Cheese Sliders
Thursday - Clipper Chipper Cookies
Friday - Sicilian Arancini Balls
Saturday – Italian Sauage & Peppers “Sangwich” and Pesto Pasta Salad
Baked Ziti Casserole
Comforting Mac n’ Cheese
Baja Fish Tacos
Blackened Sirloin with Horseradish Sauce
GooGoo’s Baked Ham
Horseradish Encrusted Beef Tenderloin Roast
Tomato Anchovy Bruschetta
Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini
Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
Tuscan Bean Salad
Caprese Orzo Salad
Easy Potato Salad
Honey Gorgonzola Hearts Salad
Apple Cheddar Bread Pudding
Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake
We’ve been featuring our favorite Super Bowl recipes all week long, and we hope you’ll let us know if you find a new favorite (or two) to make this Sunday!