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Pizza Sloppy Joes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

Crumbles of Italian sausage, marinara, sauteed mushrooms, onions, and green peppers, pepperoni slices, and melty mozzarella cheese all served up on a toasted bun. It's pizza but Sloppy Joe style!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Pizza Sloppy Joes
Servings: 4
Calories: 591.36 kcal
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage - bulk or removed from casings
  • 16 ounces Marinara or Red Sauce approx 2 cups
  • 1/2 cup onion - diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper - diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms - white or cremini sliced
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni - quartered
  • 4 buns - hamburger, bakery, deli, or sliders style
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese shredded cheese may be substituted
  1. Preheat oven to broil.

  2. On the stove top, cook ground Italian bulk sausage in a large skillet on a medium heat for 6-8 minutes.

  3. When sausage is almost cooked through, add diced onion, green pepper, and sliced mushrooms.

  4. Continue cooking until sausage begins to brown (165 degrees) and vegetables are tender-crisp, about another 5 minutes.

  5. Drain any excess drippings if necessary.

  6. Add Red Sauce or Marinara, stir to combine, and continue to cook until the sauce is heated through.

  7. Place open bun halves, interior facing up, on a large baking sheet.

  8. Place pizza sloppy joe mixture on the open bun bottoms and top with the cheese.

  9. Broil for 2-4 minutes until cheese is melted and bun top is toasted.

  10. Assemble Pizza Sloppy Joe sandwich and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe is very easy to double.  If doing so, use 2 pounds of Italian sausage for a standard 28 oz jar of marinara.

Homemade Red Sauce Link

Nutrition is approximate and does not include bun of choice.


Nutrition Facts
Pizza Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 591.36 Calories from Fat 436
% Daily Value*
Fat 48.41g74%
Saturated Fat 18.66g117%
Cholesterol 123.4mg41%
Sodium 1852.1mg81%
Potassium 861.3mg25%
Carbohydrates 10.97g4%
Fiber 2.6g11%
Sugar 6.88g8%
Protein 28.26g57%
Vitamin A 751.46IU15%
Vitamin C 27.16mg33%
Calcium 185.95mg19%
Iron 3.03mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.