Italian-American Sausage Patty Melts

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Rachael Ray

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over med-high heat.
  2. Add in 1 tablespoon olive oil and the sausage patties.
  3. Cook the patties 4 minutes on each side; then remove from the pan.
  4. Add another tablespoon olive oil to the pan; then add the bell peppers, onions, salt, pepper, and pepper flakes.
  5. Cook about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender but still have a bite to them.
  6. Pile the veggies on the patties and return pan to the stove.
  7. Add butter to the pan; let butter melt.
  8. Add 2 slices bread, top each with a slice of cheese, a sausage patty, some peppers and onions, another slice of cheese, then the remaining slices of bread.
  9. Press and cook patty melts 2 or 3 minutes on each side.
  10. Warm a cup of marinara sauce, pizza sauce, or tomato sauce in the microwave (1 ½ minutes on HIGH).
  11. Cut sandwiches corner to corner and serve with sauce for dipping.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was amazingly good! I only had regular pork sausage patties (I can't wait to try it with the Italian sausge!), but I followed the directions exactly and it was absolutely excellent. Everyone (ages 12 to 56) who had one raved about it! I will definately make these again and again! Thanks for the great, easy recipe!

5 5

These were so tasty and quick. The cheese makes them so much better than the usual pepper and sausage sandwich.

5 5

EXCELLENT. Absolutely amazing tastes. I used 2 half-pound packages of sweet/mild Italian sausage, and 1 half-pound package of the hot. I'm a big fan of the "traditional" Italian sausage and peppers sandwich, and this is just an improvement on a good thing. I really enjoyed the addition of the cheese and the toasted bread. The only challenge I encountered was because I used a narrow loaf of bread, so I had to creatively put together the sandwich, and I also made larger patties, so flipping the sandwich in the pan was a bit tricky. NO LEFTOVERS around here!