Italian Sausage Stuffed Hero Sandwich


  • 1 Round loaf of Italian bread unsliced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Large onion – I like sweet onions best
  • 3 Cloves of fresh minced garlic
  • 1 Green bell pepper
  • I Red bell pepper – Seed and dice peppers
  • 1 Cup tomato sauce>
  • 1 Cup sliced black olives
  • 3 Lbs (6 cups) Italian Country Style Sausage from The Live Butcher – Don’t try it with anything else!
  • 1 Tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ Cups shredded Mozzarella cheese – I like to use Stella brand whole milk mozzarella


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Slice off the top of the loaf of bread so you can expose the soft inside of the bread.
  3. Carefully take out the inner bread leaving about an inch thick shell
  4. Heat Olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. I like to use my mother’s cast iron skillet.
  5. Add the onion, garlic and bell peppers and sauté for 5-6 minutes stirring occasionally
  6. Add tomato sauce, olives, Italian Country Style Sausage and Italian seasoning. Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the shredded Mozzarella
  8. Carefully spoon the mixture into the hollowed out bread shell.
  9. Replace the top of the loaf onto the bread
  10. Wrap the whole loaf in heavy duty foil
  11. Place wrapped loaf into preheated oven
  12. When the time is up, remove from oven and unwrap the loaf
  13. Remove the top and separately slice the loaf and the top into wedges
  14. Replace tops and serve