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Pizza Sloppy Joes

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Pizza Sloppy Joes
Servings: 4
Calories: 591.36kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • On the stove top, cook ground Italian bulk sausage in a large skillet on a medium heat for 6-8 minutes.
  • When sausage is almost cooked through, add diced onion, green pepper, and sliced mushrooms.
  • Continue cooking until sausage begins to brown (165 degrees) and vegetables are tender-crisp, about another 5 minutes.
  • Drain any excess drippings if necessary.
  • Add Red Sauce or Marinara, stir to combine, and continue to cook until the sauce is heated through.
  • Place open bun halves, interior facing up, on a large baking sheet.
  • Place pizza sloppy joe mixture on the open bun bottoms and top with the cheese.
  • Broil for 2-4 minutes until cheese is melted and bun top is toasted.
  • Assemble Pizza Sloppy Joe sandwich and enjoy!


This recipe is very easy to double.  If doing so, use 2 pounds of Italian sausage for a standard 28 oz jar of marinara.
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Nutrition is approximate and does not include bun of choice.


Calories: 591.36kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.97g | Protein: 28.26g | Fat: 48.41g | Saturated Fat: 18.66g | Cholesterol: 123.4mg | Sodium: 1852.1mg | Potassium: 861.3mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 6.88g | Vitamin A: 751.46IU | Vitamin C: 27.16mg | Calcium: 185.95mg | Iron: 3.03mg