Simple Smoked Sausage Sandwich

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Smoked Sausage Sandwiches with Peppers and Onions are a super easy way to entertain a crowd. They come together in no time and are a great game day snack!

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If there is anything we have learned when hosting a party at our place for a football game on TV, special event, playoff season, or party, it is to keep things simple yet delicious. I mean, it’s not like you can wait for commercials during a game to run into the kitchen to prep and cook the food.

And in this case, it doesn’t get any simpler than a smoked sausage sandwich on a baguette. Pair with a crisp beer? Oh yeah.

I’m going to assume you are firing up the grill or smoker for game day (why wouldn’t you?) and likely have plans to throw on a few specialties (like these wings perhaps?). So while other foods are smoking along, throw some sausages on and make these mini-sandwiches to offer your guests.

Think of these like sausage sliders; hearty enough for a substantial snack, but not as filling as a lunch portion (that way guests can enjoy all the game day spread!).

Smoked Sausage Sandwich with Peppers and Onions

First things first, you’ve got to start with good quality sausage. There are only a few ingredients in this recipe, so use the best ingredients you can find for optimum flavor. Find it from your butcher or even attempt to grind yourself (I dare you!). The key is smoking for great added flavor and incredibly juicy sausages. Add a quality baguette with a slightly crusty bite and soft interior and the then top with the onions and peppers. The final pop comes from deli style mustard. It doesn’t have to be fancy to be delicious. The smoky sausages, with crusty bread, and savory roasted peppers and onions. Yesssss.

How to make awesome smoked sausage sandwiches with peppers and onions for a Super Bowl party!

How to Make a Smoked Sausage Sandwich

  1. Smoke Sausage: on the smoker for about one hour (or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees). Let sit for about 10 minutes and cut in half.
  2. Cook Peppers and Onions: on a skillet over medium high heat cook the peppers and onions for about 8-10 minutes or until soft and slightly caramelized.
  3. Prep Baguette: cut baguette into eight pieces and then cut down the center to make a bun-like shape, but take care not to cut all the way through.
  4. Make Sandwiches: layer each sandwich some mustard, some pepper/onion mix, and top with the sausage. Repeat with each slice of baguette for eight servings.
Smoked Sausage Sandwiches with Peppers and Onions. A super easy game day appetizer for your Super Bowl party.

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Smoked Sausage Sandwich

A super easy appetizer for any game day or Super Bowl party. Smoked Sausage Sandwiches with Peppers and Onions. Make them full size for dinner, or slider size for a party.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Mini Sandwiches


  • 4 quality Italian sausages
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 French baguette, cut into 8 pieces (or 4 pieces for a full portion)
  • deli mustard, about 1 tablespoon per sandwich


  • Preheat smoker to 225 – 250 degrees, using fruit wood (like cherry).
  • Place sausages on smoker for approximately one hour and remove when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Let sit for about 10 minutes and cut in half.
  • With about 15 minutes left on the sausages, preheat a skillet to medium high heat and then add olive oil, and then add the onions and peppers. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until soft and slightly caramelized.
  • Cut baguette into eight pieces and then cut down the center to make a bun-like shape, but take care not to cut all the way through.
  • Layer the sandwich with pepper/onion, then mustard and top with the sausage. Repeat with each slice of baguette for eight servings


For Smaller Bites: Cut the baguette into smaller pieces for a great game day appetizer.
For Full Portion: Cut the baguette into 4 equal pieces, and use one full sausage per sandwich. 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Entree, Lunch
Cuisine: bbq, grilling, Super Bowl appetizer
Servings: 8 Mini Sandwiches
Keyword: sausage sandwich, smoked sausage sandwich
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  1. These sandwiches look delicious Mary – Perfect for Super Bowl, of which the best part is always (in my book) the food!

  2. Love the idea of the smoked sausages in these mini sandwiches! Usually I saute them and cut them into pieces with toothpicks, but this is a more filling way to feed!

    1. Yes, and it’s totally flexible. You can adapt it to whatever your menu calls for — full-size sandwiches, slider style, bread-less, whatever works.

  3. Let’s be honest, when it comes to the Super Bowl, I’m only in it for the food. And this sandwich is certainly something I would be in it for!

    1. No need to wait until summer. Get your grill on year-round!!!
      But yes, I’m totally missing summer. I want some sunshine and warm weather in my life right now!!!

  4. Mmm, sausage and peppers–delicious!!! I can’t eat the bread but just those two would be so savory and satisfying!

  5. Oh these look delicious! Were not doing a Super Bowl party this year, but I might still try these just for the hubs and I.

    1. That’s the great part of this dish! They’re perfect for a dinner any night of the week, or cut up in smaller sizes for parties!